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Lost in the improbable and rather infatuating season from R.A. Dickey and yet another commanding performance by Clayton Kershaw sits Gio Gonzalez and his measly 5.4 WAR season. Gonzalez went 21-8 for the Washington Nationals with a 2.89 ERA, 2.82 FIP, and 25.2% strikeout rate and yet garnered onl...
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Adam LaRoche played in 154 games for the Washington Nationals in 2012. It was the most games he's ever played in one season in his career. And it's been a long career. LaRoche battled through injuries 2011 and only played in 43 games, so 2012 was a breath of fresh air. So much so that LaRoche is looking for more of a long-term deal.
According to Bill Ladson of...
First baseman Adam LaRoche is one of Boston’s reported targets.
But the Nationals want to prevent that from happening and hope to re-sign LaRoche, who enjoyed the best season of his career last season. According to MLB.com, the negotiations between the team and their first baseman are moving slowly.
After hitting .271 with 33 home runs and 100 RBIs, LaRoche is reportedly looking...
Most baseball fans know of three generational baseball families. There is the Boone family and the Hairston family, for example. Perhaps fewer know that Jayson Werth is a third generation baseball player. His grandfather is John Richard (Dick) "Ducky" Schofield who played nineteen years in the majors from 1953 to 1971. Schofield's son, Dick Schofield, was a very good...
In other Washington Nationals Hot Stove news, Stephen Strasburg posed for a picture with Rickey Henderson and Dave Winfield at the 45th Annual Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Convention on Sunday in Chicago. Photo via @stras37 himself. Here's to hoping Rickey convinced Stephen to begin referring to himself exclusively in the third person in all future interviews. This photo should...
Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that the Mets want a ‘monster package’ for R.A. Dickey, which is likely a few high-end prospects, major leaguers, outfielders and catching help.
He cites a high-ranking MLB executive, that “if the Mets don’t get this level return, they’re probably not going to trade him.”
Wow, talk about too pricey… Incredible…
Honestly, I don’t...
There has been TOO much talk about the Mets keeping/trading R.A. Dickey without any real discussion over what they think they could realistically get for a 37-year old Cy Young. It’s great that he throws a pitch that’s easy on the arm and has shown remarkably good health but age is always a concern and just as the Mets are more eager to trade Dickey than David Wright because...
Jayson Stark of ESPN is hearing from several clubs who are telling him they don’t believe that R.A. Dickey is really on the market — yet.
The Mets have listened to offers on him since the GM meetings. But teams that kicked those tires came away with the impression the Mets still prefer to sign him, and are just lining up trade options in case those talks fall apart.
R.A. Dickey will deservedly be accepting the Cy Young Award at the BBWAA’s annual awards dinner this January. The 38-year-old knuckleballer for the Mets, found a fitting epilogue to his storybook season tonight, when he was named winner of the 2012 National League Cy Young Award.
Dickey earned 27 of 32 first-place votes, finishing ahead of Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers...
At least they are talking.
Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon said there’s dialogue between the team and David Wright and R.A. Dickey, then added he’s optimistic about keeping them.
What else is he going to say? “No, I think they’ll both leave.’’ Yeah, that will sell a lot of tickets.
You have to be skeptical whenever any side in a negotiation says something on the record, as much...
Jeff Wilpon responded to a report in the New York Post and told reporters that he is more optimistic now than a month ago that the Mets can get new deals done with David Wright and R.A. Dickey.
He is encouraged more and more as the process moves along because there’s been back and forth conversations, reports Marc Carig.
Wilpon also added that he could see a scenario where both...
This weeks crowning of R.A. Dickey
as National League Cy Young award winner sets the Tennessee native near the top of another rather
select list of major leaguers…those who succeeded despite physical
deformities. These men didn’t overcome
bad knees, a la Mickey
Mantle, or end a dominant career with a bone on bone elbow like Sandy Koufax….
No these men had actual missing...
If you were to search Stub Hub for 2013 Opening Day baseball tickets what would you expect to pay for the Mets opener? For the worst seat in the house, about $30 would sound appropriate and one would only pay that much because it is opening day.
Early on Monday, the Mets placed single-game tickets on sale for the 2013 season for games through May 26. The minimum price for the...
Characterizing himself as “more optimistic” than he was two months ago, Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said Tuesday that trading either David Wright or R.A. Dickey would be a last resort for the team. Speaking in Far Rockaway, Queens, where he and pitcher Matt Harvey served meals to Hurricane Sandy victims, Wilpon said his first priority is still to ink Wright and Dickey...
Me and Steve discuss the rude discourse between the BBWAA and sabermetricians over the American League MVP. What does the future of R.A. Dickey now that he’s a Cy Young Award winner? Steve shares his experience at the Barclays Center and his chance meeting with Celtics’ GM Danny Ainge. We round out the show discussing the Marlins fire sale and the fake Mike Francesa Twitter...