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Why You Should Believe in Travis d’Arnaud in 2015

Mets rookie catcher Travis d’Arnaud got off to a bit of a rocky start in his first full season as the New York Mets everyday catcher. The struggles were a shock for the 25-year-old, whom the Mets acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in the R.A. Dickey deal back in 2013. d’Arnaud had been a top 100 prospect in baseball every year since before the 2010 season, and had compiled...
Via Batting Leadoff
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: R.A. Dickey Shuts Down Sox Again As Jays Avoid Sweep

BOSTON — There would be no brooms out Sunday in Boston. With a chance to close out a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays in the teams’ final meeting of the season, the Red Sox were unable to solve knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who allowed a run on six hits over seven innings in a 3-1 win for the visitors. Dickey has had Boston’s number all season, going 3-0 with a 2.49 ERA...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright Looking Forward To Studying Fellow Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (Video)

The knuckleballers were represented well at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon. With R.A. Dickey on the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays, Tim Wakefield and Steven Wright joined Tom Caron on the set of “Red Sox First Pitch.” Wright, who was called up from Triple A Pawtucket on Sept. 1 to join the Boston bullpen for the final month of the season, has been solid for the PawSox after...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings – A Hand For My Dickey

Well it's finally here, we all knew it was coming.... Today is the day all the dollars leave the baseball side of DFS and move on over to football as it's the unofficial first day of Fall with the NFL's 2014 season kicking off. It's okay, me and the other 10 guys playing daily fantasy baseball this afternoon are going to clean up! As you probably gleaned from the...
Via Razzball
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Wakefield: R.A. Dickey ‘Doing What A Knuckleballer Should Do’ (Video)

The Toronto Blue Jays gave up a ton to get R.A. Dickey, and while he hasn’t been a Cy Young-caliber pitcher, he’s certainly been solid with Toronto. Dickey will get the ball Sunday in the series finale with the Red Sox, his 30th start of the season. It marks the fourth consecutive season he’s made 30 starts, and he’s been a workhorse in two seasons with the Jays. Former Red...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey avoids major injury after ball hits him during BP

  Toronto pitcher R.A. Dickey was struck on the head by a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria during batting practice Wednesday before a game against the Rays. Dickey returned to the Blue Jays clubhouse and was not injured, club spokesman Mal Romanin said. The 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner was loosening up in left field and facing away from the plate...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey's story reportedly set to hit the big screen

R.A. Dickey’s season has already gotten off to a good start. The Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer’s autobiography Wherever I Wind Up is set to be turned into a movie.  And, now, I know what you’re thinking, isn’t that basically what the documentary “Knuckleball” was? And the short answer would be…kinda. According to Deadline…actors Ben McKenzie and Logan Marshall...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Why Alex Anthopoulos should be on the hot seat

Major League Baseball unveiled its top 10 right handed pitching prospects on Wednesday. Coming at in #3 was Noah Syndergaard from the New York Mets organization. The Mets acquired Syndergaard and catcher Travis d’Arnaud from the Toronto Blue Jays in the R.A. Dickey trade in December 2012. In a Jan. 12 Q&A with Steve Serby of the New York Post, d’Arnaud called Syndergaard...
Via isportsweb.com
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
CRAZY STUFF

R.A. Dickey's knuckleball receives GIF treatment

Drew Sheppard over at FanGraphs is a genius in the .GIF making department and his latest piece of work takes a look at three knuckleball pitches from R.A. Dickey’s 2012 campaign.  In the .GIF you can see the three pitches compared side by side and you can see how insane the pitches actually are. Drew also explained a little more than we ever wanted to know about the knuckleball...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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Dickey's knuckleball receives GIF treatment

You all know the R.A. Dickey story by now. Journeyman major leaguer reinvents himself as a knuckleball thrower in his 30s, then refines the pitch to become one of the better starting pitchers in baseball, culminating with his selection as the National League Cy Young Award winner last year. The knuckleball is always a fascinating pitch, and Dickey is a fascinating guy, so there has...
Via Fangraphs
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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