Originally written on Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog  |  Last updated 10/27/14
The R.A. Dickey story has come full circle. Just three short years ago he was best known for a Chris Mad Dog Russo rant on YouTube. Today, he is the NL Cy Young Award winner and poised to land a multi-year deal at the age of 38. In-between there has been a couple of near no-hitters, a climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro and a personal memoir. He’s captured the heart of Mets’ fans in a way that only a few have been able to achieve. In the movies you always have a happy ending for a feel-good story like this. But this is real life, and we are talking about the Mets, so the narrative is due to take a tragic turn. Despite the attempts of the Wilpons and MLB to hide the financial fiscal cliff the team is headed towards (see the latest by Mike Salfino), the cold water of reality will hit soon. The Mets will trade Dickey for future assets, and with it, kill one of the best stories we have seen in New York history. Logically it makes sense to see what Dickey’s worth is on the market. He’s 38 years old...
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