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So if you had not heard by now, RA Dickey took the time to write a farewell message to the Mets fanbase recently. Being a humble and classy man, he was met with emotional goodbyes and people wishing him well. You would be hard pressed to find any fan out there had a negative opinion of Dickey. I have had some time to think about the whole thing…and I have come to a conclusion on what to say on the matter: Forget you, RA Dickey.
Yes, I said forget you, RA Dickey. Forget your Cy Young award and your 20-win season. Forget your impressive vocabulary and your chuckle-worthy last name. Never mind that for the first time in years, since Mike Piazza, I found myself cheering for the name on the back of the jersey as much as the one on the front. And never mind that your farewell message found a way to make me feel like I was actually part of the reason you were successful in New York City because I was a fan.
See, I know better. I know that all baseball players are only in it for the money a...
BEST OF MAXIM
Reigning Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey was recently traded to the Blue Jays, so he wrote a farewell message to Mets fans.
Professional baseball may be nothing more than a business to certain players, coaches and ownership groups, but it seems safe to say it means a bit more to NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. The knuckleballer bounced around from team to team during his nine-year MLB career, but the New York Mets were the first one to give him a chance to prove himself as a full-time starter. It’s...
FAR OUT, MAN
Are you kidding me? No wonder this ball is so tough to hit and he won the NL Cy Young this year. Good god, that pitch is a great way to get the batter’s knees to buckle.Looks like the Toronto Blue Jays have made a sound investment trading for Dickey and giving him a 2-year $25 Million extension.
R.A. Dickey pens bittersweet farewell to the team and city that gave him a 'chance'
R.A. Dickey has spent the last couple years with the Mets, and was recently traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. Last year he recorded a record of 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA. Not to shabby huh?? All of his success can be attributed to the deadly knuckle ball that he throws. As far as I know he is the only guy throwing it in the MLB right now and the first since Tim Wakefield to see...
This isn’t the blockbuster deal you have become used to from the Toronto Blue Jays, but it’s one that could have a serious impact down the road.
Specialists out of the bullpen are not very highly regarded by the press or the fans but to a team in contention they are as valuable as anyone in the clubhouse.
Tony Davis a left-handed reliever with the Quebec Capitales of...
After the trade of Cy Young Award winner RA Dickey, the New York Mets should, and are, in the market for another starting pitcher. Ideally they would want to bring in a pitcher that can accumulate a lot of innings and keep the team in most games they pitch. Additionally, they would like to keep a spot in the rotation held for phenom Zack Wheeler, who should be ready to pitch...
Now that the R.A. Dickey and David Wright questions have been answered, the Mets can move on to other business. But before we can get into specifics, let’s go back and look at one of the most fundamental questions there is as far as team building: What’s the available payroll for 2013?
After last year, when fans were lied to repeatedly over what the actual payroll was going...