The Toronto Blue Jays have wrestled 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey away from the New York Mets.
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tells us that Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and a minor prospect will leave the Mets, while catcher John Buck, highly regarded catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, starting pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard and one other minor leaguer are headed for Queens.
The deal is dependent on Dickey and the Blue Jays being able to hammer out a contract extension. The sides have until 2 p.m. ET Tuesday to do that.
UPDATE: ESPN's Buster Olney says that is done:
Dickey just landed in FLA to undergo his physical with the Jays. Some of his 2-year, $25m extension with TOR will be a signing bonus for '13— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 17, 2012
This move will make the already tight American League East even tighter, and it gives even more breathing room for the National League East contenders.
How does this all stack up?
*Statistics via Baseball Reference