Grading Performance of MLB's Last 5 Reigning MVPs, Cy Youngs Who Changed Teams

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Grading Performance of MLB's Last 5 Reigning MVPs, Cy Youngs Who Changed Teams
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How have the last five reigning MLB Cy Young and MVP Award winners fared after being traded from their respective clubs?

That question could now be on people's minds as on Sunday the New York Mets have agreed to trade reigning NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, along with Josh Thole (C) and Mike Nickeas (C) to the Toronto Blue Jays for Travis D’Arnaud (C), Noah Syndergaard (RHP), John Buck (C) and Wuilmer Becerra (OF), according to the NY Post. (see latest story here)

On Monday, the Blue Jays and Dickey agreed to a two-year $25 million contract extension, according to Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com.

The Blue Jays receive a knuckleballer who posted a 20-6 record with a 2.73 ERA with the Mets in 2012.

A team trading a reigning Cy Young Award winner or MVP is not uncommon. There have been five such deals  over the past two decades. Here is a review of those acquisitions and grades associated with those moves.

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