I was about to embark on my own obligatory RA Dickey trade post, but as per usual Brad Bortone has done it for me. The link below is to Brad's synopsis of what you want to hear vs. what is really happening. As per usual, he does it with his own wit and humorous style.
This is a long term move that you hope turns out as planned. Alderson has a pretty decent record on this topic so I think he's earned the right to trust him on this. It's tough losing a fan favorite like Dickey. It's tough losing a Cy Young winner. But sometimes you need to think with your brain and not your hear.