NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- ESPN.com's Jayson Stark writes on Twitter: Sources say the Mets have gotten "serious" about trading R.A. Dickey as soon as this week. The Rangers and Royals are seen as the most logical fits.
Trading a reigning Cy Young Award winner that offseason would not be unprecedented, but it would be unusual. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only six previous Cy Young Award winners have opened the following season with another team -- regardless of reason.
Cy Young Award winners to start the next season with another team:
• Roger Clemens: 1998 Blue Jays, 1999 Yankees