Report: Jays, Mets agree on trade for Dickey

The New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays have agreed in principle to a seven-player deal that would bring reigning NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto, as first reported by FOXSports.

The deal is contingent on Dickey signing a contract extension with the Jays.

John Avello, director of the Wynn Sportsbook in Las Vegas, is keeping the Jays' World Series futures odds at 12/1.

"There's too much competition in the American League," Avello told Covers. "I can't put them any lower...that's low enough."

The Jays are just a month removed from acquiring Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson in a blockbuster trade with the Marlins. That trade bumped Toronto's futures odds up from 40/1 to 12/1 at some Vegas books.

Although he's unwilling to move his futures odds, Avello said Dickey would have a potential impact on season win totals. He projects the Jays to win around 90 games next season with Dickey in the rotation.

"He's (Dickey) worth about four extra wins to the Jays," says Avello.

The 38-year-old knuckleballer went 20-6 with a 2.60 ERA in 33 starts last season.

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Posted by 1junkie
2 years ago

A 38 year old Knuckle Baller from the offfensively weak National League, I wouldn't put much hope into this one. As far as the juice boys at the plate, suffice to say LOL. Bet the Blow Jays don't finish one point closer than ever.
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

he Blue Jays do it again!! Now landing Cy Young winner knuckleballing RA Dickey, of all people! Now the Jays have a potentially STELLAR pitching rotation, with Mark Buehrle, RA Dickey, Josh Johnson, Brandon Morrow and if Romero can return to dominating form, look out! And Casey Jansen is pretty solid in the bullpen and perhaps that's where JA Happ will be moved to. And on the other side of the ball, we've got speedster Jose Reyes, Gose and Lawrie, and home run monsters Bautista, Encarnacion and Cabrera. And a very solid defensive infield. I even like their choice of skipper, the fiery John Gibbons ... April is looking pretty awesome right about now - let's go Jays! Time to become relevant again in the AL East :)
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

"he Blue Jays do it again!! Now landing Cy Young winner knuckleballing RA Dickey, of all people! Now the Jays have a potentially STELLAR pitching rotation, with Mark Buehrle, RA Dickey, Josh Johnson, Brandon Morrow and if Romero can return to domina..."