R A Dickey finished 2012 with a 20-6 record, a 2.73 ERA, 230 strikeouts, and the Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in baseball. In 10 seasons, it was his only year that was “above average”.
The Mets traded Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays. Even though Dickey was 39 years old and only had one good year in his ten years of pitching, the Blue Jays signed Dickey to a contract that would pay him $42 million over 4 years. The Mets received minor leaguer Noah Syndegaard.
In his four years his record was record was 49-52. His best ERA was 3.71.