How have the last five reigning MLB Cy Young and MVP Award winners fared after being traded from their respective clubs?

That question may be on people’s minds if the proposed R.A. Dickey trade to the Blue Jays is finalized. (See latest details here, courtesy of Richard Griffin of the Toronto Sun.)

If the deal goes through, the Blue Jays will receive a knuckleballer who posted a 20-6 record with a 2.73 ERA with the Mets in 2012.

A team trading a reigning Cy Young Award winner or MVP is not uncommon. There have been five such deals  over the past two decades. Here is a review of those acquisitions and grades associated with those moves.

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