Now that it’s official that R.A. Dickey has won the NL Cy Young, hopefully the trade talks surrounding him begin to subside.
It’s sad that the Mets are in such a financial bind that they can’t find the money to lock up a Cy Young award winner to a contract extension.
Sure, the arguments for trading him make sense. His value is at an all time high, and the Mets could maybe get back a few Major League ready prospects in return.
But here’s a guy who (surprisingly) actually wants to stay with the Mets because this is where he got his shot to succeed.
Dickey was 20-6 in 2012 with a 2.73 ERA and led the league in strikeouts (230), complete games (five) and innings (233.2). In those innings, he only walked 54 batters, which is extremely rare for a knuckleballer.
Let’s take a look back at baseball history to see how many Cy Young award winners started their next season for a different team the year after winning the award.
Reliever Mark Davis won the 1989 NL Cy Young for the San Diego Pa...