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The Platoon Advantage:
Over the last three years, R.A. Dickey has basically been my favorite* baseball player. A couple of weeks ago, he was traded from my favorite baseball team, the New York Mets, to the Toronto Blue Jays. I could break down the trade for you from a sabermetric perspective, point out the wins and losses each team might expect to gain or lose. I could talk about the prospects involved in the trade, and why it makes sense to add an up-the-middle player on a rookie contract -- even if he might never be a star -- even if it means giving up the reigning Cy Young winner.
[ * Note: David Wright has made an astonishing comeback over the last few months.]
But I don't want to talk about that stuff. I want to talk about the things I think about when I think about R.A. Dickey.
My favorite baseball players have always been my favorites for what they do, and what they represent, not for who they are. We don't know who they really are. And yeah, even though we live in ...
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Self-proclaimed Star Wars nerd and knuckleball pitching sensation R.A. Dickey tweeted out a picture of his favorite Christmas present yesterday....
R.A. Dickey is the definition of a late bloomer. He made his first All-Star appearance and won his first Cy Young Award last season as a member of the New York Mets at age 37. That is incredibly old for a player to be enjoying his best season as a pro. Is it possible that the right-hander has discovered the Fountain of Youth?
Judging by the Star Wars onesie Dickey apparently gotâ€...
Footed pajamas for adults seem to be all the rage these days, and I guarantee none are as cool as the Star Wars themed onesie that Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey received as a Christmas gift this year. The 38-year-old Dickey tweeted out the following photo of himself clad in what he referred to as his favorite X-mas gift of the yearâ€¦
Iâ€™m not going to lie, I am insanely jealous ofÂ...
Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey is now a proud owner of a new Star Wars onesie. The recently traded knuckleballer tweeted out this picture on Christmas with the accompanying caption: "Maybe my favorite gift all year. Thank you Lucas Film."Chalk up another troop for the good side, folks. The Blue Jays appear to be landing a winner.Via Twitter.
Everybody knows the key to a good knuckleball is movement. What makes former New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey so special is that not only does his knuckleball possess crazy movement it also comes at you at 73-75mph, sometimes reaching near 80mph. Check out the movement below and take notice not only of the ballâ€™s [...]
New team, new deal, new pajamas. It was a smashing month for RA Dickey. Contract talks may have failed with the Mets, but the Toronto Blue Jays starter had a great close to the year with a Christmas gift from LucasFilms. Not really a big fan of the adult onesie, but Dickey seems to pull [...]
Here is Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie playing â€śEdward 40 Hands.â€ť The object of this drinking game is to tape a 40 oz. of beer to your hand(s) and not take them off until you are finished drinking them.
Picture and story via millerparkdrunk.com
The Blue Jays have turned over much of their team this winter, but they`re still depending on a bounceback season by Jose Bautista. Will they get it?
Shortly after trading National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson insisted that his team is still "not punting on 2013." However, the start of spring training is only six weeks away, and the Mets do not have anything even resembling a competed roster. With many top names off the market, the Mets...
The clock is winding down on 2013, which, if youâ€™re a Mets fan is a good thing because it was another fruitless season at Citi Field.
Before we kiss the year good-bye, or as Gary Cohen would say, â€śItâ€™s outta here!â€™â€™ letâ€™s go back and look at the top ten Mets stories of this very forgettable season:
1. TRADING R.A. DICKEY:Â
My argument for it being the top Mets story...
Free-agent pitcher Aaron Laffey signed a minor-league deal with the New York Mets, the team announced Thursday. The 27-year-old lefty logged 100 2/3 innings last season in 22 appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays last season, posting a 4-6 record. He started 16 games.
The Mets haveÂ announcedÂ the signing of Aaron Laffey to a minor league deal.
The 27-year old left-hander pitched to aÂ Â 4.56 ERA with 4.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 16 starts and six relief appearances for Toronto last season. He also spent time pitching in Triple-A Las Vegas, which is where the Mets are moving their Triple-AÂ affiliateÂ into in 2013. He posting a 4.52 ERA with 5.4 K...
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Ian Kinsler, how to decide when it`s time to change GMs, R.A. Dickey and the dome, and more.