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.