Dickey's value rises with Blue Jays

Keep eye on catchers in trade; also impact on Dempster, Sanchez deals

Updated: December 17, 2012, 5:03 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

The New York Mets squeezed maximum value out of R.A. Dickey the past three seasons -- and especially this past season -- on the field.

Now they've done it off the field, by trading their most marketable chip at the peak of his value, swapping the 38-year-old knuckleballer in exchange for two top prospects who brighten the team's future considerably.

During the weekend the Mets reportedly agreed to trade Dickey and catcher Josh Thole to the Toronto Blue Jays in ...

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