It comes as no surprise to most Mets fans, but the team has officially been eliminated from the NL East race. They are 22 games behind the NL East leading Washington Nationals and only have 21 games to play.
The team has little to play for the rest of the way and the majority of the team has probably started booking some off-season vacations. The one player who still has a lot to play for is RA Dickey. With a potential Cy Young Award hanging in the balance, we can only hope the Mets will put those off-season plans on the back burner, and focus on playing mistake free baseball while Dickey is on the mound.
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Dickey, with all of his success this season, still seems like an underdog to win the Cy Young this year. The reason is obvious – he is a knuckleballer.
Early Wynn won the Cy Young in 1959, and used the knuckleball as part of his arsenal, but he was never considered a knuckleballer. Famed knuckleballer Joe Niekro only finished as high as second in Cy Y...