After a weekend filled with rumours, the Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly set to acquire R.A. Dickey from the New York Mets. The Blue Jays have been granted a 72-hour window to negotiate an extension with Dickey, which would effectively complete the transaction, Ken Rosenthal reports.

Straight from the horses’ finger tips:

So, this is really happening, assuming AA and Paul Beeston get the go ahead to open the vault for Dickey.

The Dickey, he don’t come cheap. The pieces reportedly moving in this reported deal, which Drew laid out last night, will clean the Blue Jays out of two of their top prospects. You pay the cost to be the boss, as a noted rapper once said. You can count on the details of the Blue Jays’ efforts to extend the knuckleballer to remain secret until there’s something concrete, unlike the uncharacteristically public shakedown of Alex Anthopoulos and Sandy Alderson’s back-and-forth over the weekend.

It’s nice haul for the Mets, one that could pay huge dividends in a few years if Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard develop as projected. Again, this is working off of what multiple outlets were reporting late Saturday. There’s still potential for Anthony Gose and/or J.P. Arencibia to be involved in this trade.

For the Blue Jays, this is what it looks like when you go all in. It’s essentially playoffs or bust for Toronto.

This post is brought to you by my mother in law’s notebook, which is the size of a ham sandwich.