Ra Dickey Trade
That figure is what Dickey was seeking from the Mets, ESPN’s Buster Olney reported. Some of the money will be paid immediately this year, along with his $5 million salary, in a signing bonus to offset the difference in taxes between the United States and Canada, Olney wrote. Just how much of the deal will be front-loaded is still being negotiated. The Toronto Sun and Fox Sports first reported the deal, which is contingent upon a physical.
The Mets will receive Travis d’Arnaud, a catching prospect, and Noah Snydergaard, a Class A right-hander. The teams will also swap catchers, with Josh Thole going to Toronto and John Buck to the Mets.
Dickey joins a Toronto rotation that includes Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle from the blockbuster trade/fire sale with the Miami Marlins, Brandon Morrow and Ricky Romero. Dickey is only the fourth reigning Cy Young winner to be traded before the beginning of the following season.