Jays close to acquiring R.A. Dickey from Mets

R.A. Dickey white polaroidThe following reports indicate the Blue Jays and Mets are close to a trade that could send R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, however it doesn’t appear a deal will be announced Friday night.

Dickey clearly became the next best available starting pitcher once Anibal Sanchez inked a deal with Detroit yesterday.

The Mets fielded calls on Friday from a variety of teams interested in the NL CY Young Award winner, but by mid-afternoon it seems the list got narrowed down to the Blue Jays, Rangers, Orioles and Angels.

The Orioles couldn’t find a fit, the Rangers say they dropped out, and the Angels aren’t yet a perfect match, leaving an overwhelming number of reports pointing to Toronto.

J.P. Arencibia, as well as prospects Travis d’Arnaud and Anthony Gose, have all been rumored to be involved in a possible deal that could end up involving multiple players from both sides, but no one report or scenario has been confirmed.