Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/2/12
Tonight, Robert Allen Dickey will pitch his final game of the 2012 season. At 37 years old, Dickey is completing one of the most unlikely career turnarounds that most of us have ever witnessed in the sport.I do not need to recount the history of this man’s career, I think everybody reading this knows where he’s been and how he got to where he is today.I’m here to present the case in defense of R.A. Dickey winning the National League Cy Young.There are many find candidates for this prestigious award besides Dickey. They include Johnny Cueto, Aroldis Chapman (both of Cincinnati), Gio Gonzalez (Washington), Craig Kimbrel (Atlanta), and Matt Cain (San Francisco), and possibly Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles).Of all the candidates, Dickey stands out because his team has not been in a playoff race since August, and if Kershaw is not in contention – Dickey will be the only candidate not on a playoff team.Since 2000, only two pitchers have won the NL Cy Young while playing for an under .500 team,
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