Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/30/12
R. A. Dickey is the best starting pitcher on the Mets staff. How many people can honestly say they thought that would ever come out of their mouths? I can’t say I was one of them, and I‘m sure nether can you. As Mets fans we started to build an affection for the knuckleballer that came out of nowhere back in 2010 when he burst onto the scene. Dickey’s multifaceted personality has quickly endeared him to the Mets fan base. He has become a fan favorite for his hard work, determination and perseverance, as well as his outstanding performance on the field. This season he has been all over the place from his book tour and interviews on WFAN to his off-season trek of Mt. Kilimanjaro. His 12 wins rank him first in all of Baseball ahead of the AL’s David Price and Matt Harrison who both have 11. He is 3rd in the NL with a 2.15 ERA behind Brandon Beachy who is out for the season and will not qualify for enough starts and Ryan Dempster. Prior to this season R. A. had 1 career game of 10 strik...
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