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Fantasy Baseball Stock Watch – R.A. Dickey, Tommy Milone and Yovani Gallardo
Welcome back to another edition of Fantasy Baseball Stock Watch. This week I am featuring three starting pitchers who have had varying levels of success in this 2012 year. I want to prefix by making note that I currently do not own any of these three, but I wish I did for the reasons below. On with the stock watch!
R.A. Dickey – SP, New York Mets
#2 on ESPNs 5×5 Player Rater for SPs
R.A. (Robert Allen, in case you were wondering) has been one of the most surprising and intriguing stories of the year thus far. With an ADP of 298, he has been your waiver-wire goldmine to date. His WAR ranks 5th of SPs at 3.4, t-1st for wins with 13, ERA of 2.84 for 10th and a WHIP of 1.01 for 5th overall. Needless to say, he has been stellar thus far.
On the flip side, his season K/9 of 8.91 is considerably higher than his career average of 6.01 which indicates he is playing with house money at this point. His last 34 1/3 IP...
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Before Saturday afternoon's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that he might start using R.A. Dickey in relief, allowing the soft-throwing junk-ball ace to take some pressure off the Mets' overworked bullpen.
The early returns on Collins' decision are in, and if they're any indication of what's to come, he may...
With their once-promising season quickly slipping away, the New York Mets needed R.A. Dickey to stop the slide Tuesday night.
Instead, it was Dickey's winning streak that came to an end.
Adam LaRoche hit a tiebreaking homer and the Washington Nationals handed the knuckleballer his first loss in three months, beating the sinking Mets 5-2 behind Gio Gonzalez's seven crisp...
Gotham’s White Knight, R.A. Dickey
Coming off yet another extra inning loss, the Mets will send stopper R.A. Dickey to the mound tonight looking to stop a four-game skid against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field, where New York hasn’t won since July 7th. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game can be seen on SNY or heard, as always, on WFAN 660AM. Join the...
Can Dickey stop the Mets freefall in a rematch with Gio?
Andres Torres – CF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Scott Hairston – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Jason Bay – LF
Ronny Cedeno – SS
Mike Nickeas – C
R.A. Dickey – RHP
The Mets will try again to pull themselves together after yesterday’s loss. The Mets were able to tie up yesterday’s game and...
Oh no, not another Joe D. game recap…
Embrace the horror my friends. Nothing we do now will change anything. The time to strike was when the Mets were winning and they needed a general manager who could sustain that glorious run when the Mets never spent a day under ,500 and staked a solid claim on the National League Wild Card. You snooze, you lose. Sandman fell asleep at the...
NEW YORK-As the first-place and third-place teams in the National League East, the Washington Nationals and New York Mets are not technically at opposite ends of the spectrum. But the two teams continued going in completely different directions Tuesday. Adam LaRoche's two-run homer -- the third of five straight two-out hits off R.A. Dickey -- broke a tie and started a four...
Adam LaRoche and the Washington Nationals handed R.A. Dickey his first loss in three months, beating the sinking New York Mets 5-2 Tuesday night behind Gio Gonzalez's seven crisp innings.
LaRoche hit a tiebreaking homer and Gonzalez (13-5) gave up only two singles in a rematch of All-Star pitchers, five days after New York hit him hard to back Dickey during his 13th win. This...
Nationals 5, Mets 2: Ho-hum, just another series win for the Nats. Gio Gonzalez makes up for last time out against R.A. Dickey, dominates Mets. Sorry, Mr. Met.
Gio's line: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 87 pitches, 53 strikes.
Oh deer! Adam LaRoche hits a bomb into the upper deck. Video here.
Bryce Harper: 0-4, 3 K vs. Dickey...
(Screencap of Mr. Met via @JWerthsBeard...
The Mets needed Batista to give some innings today and he was unable to do that.
Today the Mets lost to the Dodgers by a score of 8 to 5. The Mets alarmingly fell back to exactly .500 on the season, at 47-47. Overall, the Mets have won only 1 game since returning from the All Star break.
Miguel Batista started the game and struggled and only went 3 innings giving up 4 runs. It took...
Just like last week, the Washington Nationals (55-39) are gearing up to face the New York Mets (47-48) after finishing a four-game series split against a division rival to hang on to first place. And just like last week, the Mets are still in third place and in the midst of a terrible losing streak that has gotten even worse.
The Mets are on a serious downward spiral, and have...
Can the Mets score first? Can they keep the game going to extra-innings? Will Terry Collins ask Manny Acosta to go multiple innings his first time back? Find out these answers and more in this episode of Mets Soap! R.A. Dickey toes the rubber for the 7:10 start.
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