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• In Monday Night Football action, the Tennessee Titans defeated the (pitiful) New York Jets 14-10.

• And, R.A. Dickey, the knuckleball pitcher for the New York Mets who won 20 games and the National League Cy Young Award this year, providing fans with a rare bright spot in an otherwise generally dismal baseball season, was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Dickey, along with catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas, were dealt to the Blue Jays in exchange for catchers Travis d'Arnaud and John Buck, righthanded pitcher Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra.
KC's View:
I am depressed. Dickey has been my favorite player on the Mets, and I am not happy about the fact that he has been traded.

We've been having a big debate about the deal in my house. My son, Brian, who knows far more about this stuff than I do, argues that it is a potentially great business move by the Mets - especially because d'Arnaud was ranked by as the 11th-best prospect in all of baseball and the best catching prospect this past September, and that he is strong both on offense and defense.

But I think that the Mets may be making a mistake, because Dickey, while a little old for a pitcher, was someone of great character who could be both a positive role model (for other players and fans) and a strong performer. For me, he was someone I would go out of my way to watch ... and there weren't a lot of people like that on the Mets in recent seasons. I'm going to miss him.

Maybe it'll be a good deal when everything shakes out. But as far as I'm concerned, d'Arnaud better be freakin' Johnny Bench.