Mets trade Cy Young winner Dickey to Blue Jays
Last month, the New York Mets celebrated as R.A. Dickey became the team’s first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in 27 years. But now, the 38-year-old knuckleballer is no longer a Met, traded by the team to the Toronto Blue Jays Monday in a seven-player deal. Along with Dickey, Toronto is getting catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas, while the Mets get top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud and veteran catcherJohn Buck, plus minor league right-hander Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra. Dickey is now just the fourth pitcher to win the Cy Young and be traded before the next season, joining David Cone, Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens.