Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/4/13
Contrarian points of view have quickly become the norm in mainstream media. Residing on the end of the spectrum opposed to popular opinion powers the 24-hour news cycle, the sports talk radio circuit and, in this case, presents fantasy baseball pundits the opportunity to knock assumed studs off the preseason pedestal. In the case of Blue Jays' pitcher R.A. Dickey, several recent fantasy assessments were boiled down to, and I'm paraphrasing here, "Dickey will not win 20 games." ... "How far will Dickey fall?" ... "Breakout seasons don't happen in your late 30s." ... and so on. Following the first 20-win season of his career, it takes some huge marbles to predict Dickey's regression in 2013. In fact, here's a quick review of how many 20-game winners the game has produced since 2007: 2007 - one 2008 - four 2009 - zero 2010 - four 2011 - three 2012 - four My diploma from MIT remains on backorder, but some quick math suggests Dickey's chances of repeating a 20-win season are slim. Ho...
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