Deal: Toronto trades C John Buck, C Travis d'Arnaud, RHP Noah Syndergaard and OF Wuilmer Beccera to the New York Mets for RHP R.A. Dickey, C Josh Thole and C Mike Nickeas
The New York Mets recognized that they were not going to be able to contend in 2013, and they decided that dealing R.A. Dickey was the best move for their future.
Sandy Alderson was able to pull off a trade that puts the Mets in a fantastic position beginning in 2014. Travis D'Arnaud alone would have been a great return, but getting Noah Syndergaard in the deal makes it even better.
New York Mets Grade: A+
After making one big trade earlier this winter, the Toronto Blue Jays made another big splash by acquiring R.A. Dickey. The Blue Jays are going all out trying to win the World Series in 2013, and this deal has a big impact on that goal.
Toronto then signed Dickey to a two-year, $25 million extension (h/t Associated Press via ESPN). This is below market for a Cy Young award winner, so it is a great move for Toronto.
Toronto Blue Jays Grade: A