Originally written on Feelin' Kinda Blue  |  Last updated 11/19/14
It isn't too often a Cy Young award winner is traded less than a month after winning the award, but the Mets are trying to do just that with R.A. Dickey. The Dodgers have interest in the 38-year-old knuckleballer after having checked in with the Mets today at the Winter Meetings. Normally, going after a Cy Young award winner would be a no-brainer, but there are a lot of things to consider when thinking about acquiring Dickey. Age/performance Dickey is no spring chicken at 38. He began his career with the Rangers and made his debut as a 26-year-old. He was downright awful with the Rangers (five seasons), Mariners (one season) and Twins (one season): 5.43 ERA 1.57 WHIP 10.6 H/9 1.4 HR/9 Something to keep an eye on is his strikeout rate. Prior to his joining the Mets, it was 5.5 per nine innings. In his first two seasons with them, it was 5.6. In 2012, it was 8.9 -- by far a career-high. He also led the National League in strikeouts (230). I don't think that'...
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