The Mets remain in serious talks to complete a deal that would send 2012 NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, reports CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman. The clubs are hoping to finalize a deal very soon. The difference in where things stand Saturday as opposed to Friday night is that the two clubs have settled on the major part of the return for Dickey. The Blue Jays are believed to have originally offered catcher J.P. Arencibia and outfielder Anthony Gose, but the Mets rejected that offer and instead focused on highly-touted catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud. As things stand now, the two clubs are believed to have agreed that the centerpieces of the deal can be Dickey and d'Arnaud, reports Heyman, but the Blue Jays are going to want a prospect with Dickey, due to how coveted d'Arnaud is. Gose will not be part of the deal. Also, Dickey is willing to talk extension with the Blue Jays once the deal is agreed upon. He had been looking for at least $26 million in a two-year deal from the Mets. Dickey, 38, was 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 230 strikeouts in 233 2/3 innings last season, also adding five complete games and three shutouts. He made his first All-Star appearance and took home the first Cy Young award in history for a knuckleballer.
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CBS Sports | Dec 15