Friday at 1 p.m. ET was the deadline for eligible players to avoid the need to exchange arbitration figures with their current ballclub, so there was an unbelievable mass of signings that took place. The biggest payday went to Hunter Pence of the Giants, as he agreed to a one-year, $13.8-million deal.
The drawn-out process is finally concluded. R.A. Dickey has passed his physical and agreed to a contract extension with the Blue Jays, the club announced Monday. This finalizes a trade that had been extremely visable in the media since Friday afternoon.
The extension is for three years and $29 million, with a $12 million club option for 2016.
CBSSport.com's Jon Heyman has confirmed that the Blue Jays and R.A. Dickey have agreed to a two-year contract extension, which means that the final hurdle to the blockbuster trade with the Mets is the knuckleballer's physical.