R.A. Dickey Tire Pumping Josh Thole For Personal Catcher Again

It appears that R.A. Dickey did not receive the memo from Alex Anthopoulos in regards to the Toronto Blue Jays new catcher. To My Dearest R.A.: We signed Russell Martin, He is our new leader. He is going to catch knuckle balls, spit balls and anything else you can muster across the plate. Stop tire pumping Josh Thole and regain your CY Young form. Sincerely AA Dickey took...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays interested in James Shields

James Shields is one of the top free agents remaining on the market. With just over a month before pitchers and catchers report to team camps, Shields remains unsigned. One team who may emerge to sign Shields, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, is the Toronto Blue Jays. Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays are having internal discussions centered around Shields, in an...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Have Your Opinions About Ownership Softened?

How easily can your convictions be swayed? Is it possible that you can be so incredibly passionate about a particular important issue one day, and then a week or two later you find yourself waning and teetering, and before you know it you’ve done a complete 180 and flip-flopped on your previous firmly held conviction? Are you the kind of person who is easily swayed? Or do you...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler will win 20 games in 2015

Six different pitchers have won 20 games or more for the New York Mets.  Tom Seaver did it four times, and Dwight Gooden, Jerry Koosman, David Cone, Frank Viola and R.A. Dickey each did it once.  Zack Wheeler, in his third big league season, will join them in 2015. While that might seem far-fetched to many students of the game and fans of the Mets, there is a hint of possibility...
Via Mets360.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

7 questions you always wanted to ask a Red Sox knuckleball pitcher

Steven Wright (#65)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer This is a bit of a different story than you usually encounter here, one that came together a bit by chance, a bit by luck and due to the willingness of an athlete to impart knowledge on an inquisitive fan.This story is about Steven Wright, the only knuckleball pitcher since Tim Wakefield to break into the Red Sox rotation.We...
Via RedSoxLife
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Seasons greetings from Mets360

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Mets360 to you and yours! Thanks for your support and may your days be filled with joy.       Related Posts: Happy holidays from Mets360 R.A. Dickey joins the Mets’ 20-win club 1986 Mets versus 2013 Mets: Bench How the Mets saved Christmas Game Chatter: Jacob deGrom vs. Carlos Martinez (6/16/14)
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects

End of the Season New York Mets Top 10 Prospects Noah Syndergaard - The consensus Top prospect for the Mets had a very inconsistent year. Syndergaard came to the Mets in the R.A. Dickey trade with the Toronto Blue Jays back in 2012, alongside with Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud and two other players. Syndergaard has moved through the minors, dominating every league that he was...
Via Baseball Essential
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Crucial Moves Remain For GM Alex Anthopoulos

Nowadays, any indication of a trade or free-agent signing is near impossible to keep under wraps. Whether it is a higher-up leaking information, “reports” on Twitter, or the kid running the concession stand who eavesdropped on top-secret intel; chances are the masses will hear about any transaction well before it transpires. Enter Toronto Blue Jays‘ GM, Alex Anthopoulos. One...
Via Baseball Essential
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Mets season was the best? Part IV – Tom Seaver vs R.A. Dickey

Wrapping up the first round of the “Which Mets season was the best” bracket, this matchup will feature the Cy Young seasons of both Tom Seaver, in 1969, and R.A. Dickey in 2012. Last week, there was a surprising blow out between David Wright and Darryl Strawberry, in which Wright beat Strawberry by just north of 20 votes. Wright will now face Olerud in the second round of the...
Via Mets360.com
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jays Counter Red Sox Spree With Donaldson

New Threat From The NorthHe may not be The Panda or HanRam, but Josh Donaldson is a big pick-up for AL East rival Toronto. Wedged into a lineup that includes Jose Bautista and Edward Encanarcion, Donaldson will add punch to an already potent offensive force. Amazingly, Toronto got Donaldson for peanuts (the perennially disappointing Brett Lawrie, along with two young pitchers and...
Via FenwayNation
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Character Assassinated

You know I like to keep track of the former Mets. The ones I like, and the ones I don’t. So this space is dedicated to one of the dearly departed. (Meaning he’s not a Met anymore … not that he died.) This update comes to us from the land of maple syrup and cheeseburger spring rolls, as it seems that R.A. Dickey might be pushed out of town by the Toronto Blue Jays. Now, if you...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Revisiting the R.A. Dickey Trade, Two Years Later

It has been close to two years since the New York Mets’ blockbuster trade that sent NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a package that included prospects Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard. Such deals always take years to truly measure which team came out on top and with two complete MLB seasons played since the December trade that...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wuilmer Becerra Named To Appalachian League Top 20

Wuilmer Becerra (Photo by Michael Baron) Baseball America has named Mets prospect Wuilmer Becerra, of the Kingsport Mets, the #18 best player in the Appalachian League following the 2014 season. The incredibly young outfielder might not be at the tip of anyone’s tongue, but he was the final piece we received in the R.A. Dickey deal a few years ago. In Kingsport this season he...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

After Gatorade Goodbye, Jeter Shows His Flair For The Dramatic For, Perhaps, One Last Time

It might have been the last one of his career. If so, it is right up there with all of the other great moments he has entertained his fans with throughout the years.  Thanks to R.A. Dickey's decision to throw a fastball last night, Derek Jeter showed off his flair for the dramatic for one of the last--and maybe the last time--in his career, when he connected for his fourth home...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Send off for the Captain

Derek Jeter began his final homestand in the Bronx tonight. He singled off R.A. Dickey, got caught stealing; probably trying to give the home crowd a nice memento to remember him by. And then he did something legendary. Jeter hit a home run off Dickey into the left field seats. As he rounded the bases, he had to be wondering if it was the last one he’ll hit. Unless you’re living...
Via Diamond Hoggers
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (9/18/14)

The Yankees final homestand of the season begins with Shane Greene (5-3, 3.56 ERA) taking on R.A. Dickey (13-12, 3.84 ERA) and the Blue Jays. Greene’s last start against the Orioles lasted 5 1/3 innings giving up just two runs and striking out nine, earning him his fifth Major League victory. Dickey pitched his 20th quality start of the season Saturday in a win over the Rays...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Sep 18

So, who’s the better start: Doug Fister @MIA or Felix Hernandez @LAA? That’s what the rankings are for! (They also say Fister by a hair.) R.A. Dickey @NYY scares me because of the ballpark and the long ball, but I think on average this is an appropriate ranking. Tsuyoshi Wada against the Dodgers could be an interesting start as LA struggles against LHP. Vidal Nuno at Colorado...
Via Baseball Professor
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Struggles Continue at Citi Field

In last nights win against the Nationals some very interesting stats came up during the game. The first being that in the last 18 games, Travis d’Arnaud has only struck out five times. Two of those strikeouts being last night, it is hard to undersell how impressive a turn around it has been for the Mets young catcher. He is starting to show the big league promise the Mets saw...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays game preview

R.A. Dickey is doing his best to help the Toronto Blue Jays remain a serious postseason contender. The right-hander looks to win a season-high third consecutive start Saturday against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays Dickey (12-12, 3.84 ERA) has allowed two or fewer earned runs in five of six starts, and four earned runs over 20 innings while going 2-0 in the last three. Having little...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 12, 2014  |  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...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Wright Tosses Five Stellar Innings In Relief During Loss Vs. Jays (Video)

It was a battle of the knuckleballers — for a few innings at least — Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. With R.A. Dickey on the mound for the Blue Jays, fellow knuckleballer Steven Wright relieved starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning, and promptly shut down Toronto. The right-hander pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out six, but he was...
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September 07, 2014  |  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...
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September 07, 2014  |  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 heading, I'm going...
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September 07, 2014  |  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
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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