R.A. Dickey has agreed to a contract extension with the Blue Jays, which means that he will be traded from the Mets to the Jays, sources tell ESPN.
The extension lasts two years and is worth $25 million. Dickey will have to pass a physical in order for the trade to officially complete, but he most likely will, so that means we’ll be seeing him in a Blue Jays uniform next season.
In exchange for trading Dickey, the Mets will receive Travis d’Arnaurd, a great prospect at catcher, as well as Noah Syndergaard, a right-handed Class A pitcher. The two teams will also swap catchers – Josh Thole is heading to the Blue Jays and John Buck is heading to the Mets. Other prospects will also be included in the trade.
Toronto will include cash in the trade to “lessen the Mets’ responsibility for Buck’s $6 million salary.”