Blue Jays acquire R.A. Dickey from Mets
The Toronto Blue Jays have continued to revamp and upgrade their roster as they have officially acquired NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey along with Josh Thole and prospect Mike Nickeas from the Mets, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The Mets will receive super prospect Travis d’Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and Wuilmer becerra.
The deal was contingent on Toronto being able to work out a contract extension with Dickey. They had until Tuesday at 1pm CST to negotiate an extension, but Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported earlier today that the sides agreed on a two-year $25mm deal. That mean that Dickey will have a three-year deal with Toronto for a total of $30mm (earns $5mm this season). Buster Olney of ESPN notes that Dickey will receive a signing bonus upfront (before he goes to Toronto). The deal also includes a $12mm option for 2016.
Dickey won the NL Cy Young this past season while going 20-6 with a 2.76 ERA with 230 punch outs. Dickey also posted career bests in wins, games started (33), closed games (5), shut outs (3), total innings (233.2), strike outs (230), batters faced (927) walks per nine innings (2.1) and strike outs per nine innings (8.9).
Tthe Blue Jays sport a rotation now of Ricky Romero, Brandon Morrow and newcomers Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and R.A. Dickey.
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