R.A. Dickey is a contract extension away from being a Toronto Blue Jay. (Alex Trautwig, Getty Images)
The trade of NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays is nearly complete, according to multiple reports. FOX Sports reports that the two sides have agreed on a seven-player deal that is contingent on Dickey signing a contract extension with the Blue Jays. The report states the two sides have opened a 72-hour negotiating window, meaning a deal must get done by Tuesday.
The New York Post has more details on the specifics of the deal, which would send catcher Josh Thole and an unnamed, "non-elite" prospect to the Blue Jays in addition to Dickey. In return, the Mets would receive a package of promising prospects from the Blue Jays: catcher Travis d'Arnaud, pitcher Noah Syndergaard, and another unnamed, "non-elite" young player. The Mets would also get veteran catcher John Buck in the deal.
The New York Daily News has tweeted more insight into the state of negotiations between Dickey and the Blue Jays: