Did Mets Wait Too Long To Trade Niese?

Andy Martino of the Daily News wonders if the Mets blew it and waited too long to trade starting pitcher Jon Niese. That there’s so little interest in him is a “striking contrast from two winters ago,” when many rivals were hotter for Niese than for the pitcher the Mets ultimately did move, R.A. Dickey, Martino writes. “This winter, the Mets would argue that a talented,...
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16 hours ago  |  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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1 day ago  |  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...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

SNY is airing a Jacob deGrom Marathon on Monday

With the Baseball Writers Association of America set to announce the 2014 Rookie of the Year Award winners on November 10, SNY is planning to air a Jacob deGrom Marathon that Monday, according to beat writers on Twitter. Beginning at 7:00 AM, the Mets’ cable home will be broadcasting a collection of deGrom’s best starts of the season, leading up to the Rookie of the Year announcement...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing Sandy Alderson’s trades with the Mets

Sandy Alderson took over for Omar Minaya as General Manager in October of 2010. Under Alderson the Mets have yet to go over .500, but he has done well to rebuild the Mets Farm system through the draft and through trades. His most notable trades were trading away RA Dickey and Carlos Beltran. One of Alderson’s best trades so far was the Beltran for Zack Wheeler trade. San Francisco...
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September 29, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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September 07, 2014  |  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...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dickey struck on head by liner during BP, unhurt

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) 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 NL Cy Young Award winner was loosening up in left field and facing away...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Reyes, Dickey lead Blue Jays over Rays 8-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Jose Reyes hit a three-run homer, R.A. Dickey gave up two hits in seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 Tuesday night. Reyes' ninth home run broke a 2-all in the fourth inning and sent the Blue Jays to their third straight win. Danny Valencia also homered off Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson (1-3). Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Take Another Game Against The Jays

The Red Sox actually won a game and hoped to be able to have two wins in a row.  The Sox had rookie Rubby De La Rosa on the mound vs. former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.  The Sox went out to an early lead, allowed the game to be tied in totally Red Sox fashion, went into extra innings and then had a monster of an 11th inning to put the game to bed.  Mike Napoli hit a 3 run homerun...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Aug 26

Tuesday’s probable pitchers are a pretty deep crop with 18 starts ranking as league average or better and some solid names/matchups from number 1 down to about 13 or 14. Facing the Yankees in Comerica, a Yankees team with the 22nd-best wOBA in baseball over the last month, I’m more bullish on Rick Porcello than the rankings indicate. He has a 3.10 ERA on the season but Steamer...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Monday: Clay Buchholz vs...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays slug their way to victory, end Brewers' win streak at 5

  The Toronto Blue Jays are heading home with a sense of relief. Outslugging one of the best teams in the National League can ease the sting of a 2-6 road trip. Jose Bautista's three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and Toronto snapped the Milwaukee Brewers' five-game winning streak with a 9-5 victory Wednesday. It's time to start chipping away again in the American...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers First Baseman J.P. Arencibia Pitches Scoreless Inning (Video)

Texas Rangers first baseman J.P. Arencibia used to catch knuckleballer R.A. Dickey during his days with the Toronto Blue Jays. Arencibia must’ve learned a thing or two from the 2012 National League CY Young Award winner because he was throwing some nasty pitches earlier this week. The Tampa Bay Rays held a commanding 10-1 lead over the Rangers in the ninth inning of Wednesday...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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