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Analyzing a new potential trading partner for the Mets: Los Angeles Angels

December 14, 2012
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Mark Trumbo

Surely all of you have heard the news of Josh Hamilton signing a lucrative five-year deal (worth approximately $125 million) with the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. It’s a move that is sending shock waves through the league.The Angels are making a strong push to make a run at the World Series while also tossing around money in a bid to compete with a their other free-spending L.A counterpart- the Dodgers. With Hamilton in tow,…

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Should the Mets think short-term or long-term when it comes to R.A. Dickey?

December 6, 2012
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MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

One of the hot-button topics at the Winter Meetings in Nashville this week is what are the Mets going to do with reigning NL Cy Young award-winner R.A. Dickey? Do the Mets shop him at his highest value while trying to land a bumper crop of prospects? Or do the Mets negotiate a reasonable two-year deal and re-sign Dickey? From the rumors and vibes coming out of Nashville, it seems the Mets are trying to…

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Trading R.A. Dickey… For whom?

November 19, 2012
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R.A. Dickey

There has been TOO much talk about the Mets keeping/trading R.A. Dickey without any real discussion over what they think they could realistically get for a 37-year old Cy Young.  It’s great that he throws a pitch that’s easy on the arm and has shown remarkably good health but age is always a concern and just as the Mets are more eager to trade Dickey than David Wright because of age… so to are teams…

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Dickey reaches mountain top with Cy Young award

November 15, 2012
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RA Dickey

Call him C.Y. Dickey! In what most thought to be a lock became a formality on Wednesday when R.A. Dickey captured the 2012 NL Cy Young award in a landslide. Dickey received 27 first-place votes en route to becoming the oldest pitcher since Dennis Eckersley in 1992—and first knuckleball pitcher—to win the prestigious honor. Dickey is the first Mets’ Cy Young Award winner since Dwight “Doc” Gooden won the award in 1985. This award caps…

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All hands on deck today for Dickey

September 27, 2012
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St Louis Cardinals v New York Mets

Today we could witness history, as R.A. Dickey attempts to become the first Mets’ pitcher to win 20 games since Frank Viola won 20 in 1990. Dickey is trying to close a chapter on a sensational season by recording the magic number for wins while also solidifying his chances to win the NL Cy Young award. It would an end a magical season in which Dickey has gone above and beyond the call of duty…

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Dickey winning the Cy Young could be the happy ending Mets’ fans need

September 8, 2012
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Dickey2

  On Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis, R.A. Dickey became the first Mets to amass 18 victories in one season since Frank Viola and Dwight Gooden both achieved the feat in 1990. With each win and with each quality outing, Dickey is solidifying his chances to become the first knuckleballer to win a Cy Young. If Dickey wins this coveted award, it could give legitimacy to a pitch that has too long been considered a…

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R.A. Dickey: One (Ace) of a kind

June 14, 2012
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Dickey

While Johan Santana and his pitching of the Mets’ first ever no-hitter rightfully captivated the area and had Mets’ fans practically worshiping him at his feet, it has been the pitching of one R.A. Dickey that is becoming the story this year for the Mets. In case you haven’t heard, Dickey has been pretty good this year. Good doesn’t even begin to describe the roll Dickey is on right now. Dickey was once again masterful…

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Sizing up potential Met All-Star candidates

June 7, 2012
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RA Dickey

In just about a month’s time (July 10 in Kansas City) the mid-summer night classic-better known as the MLB All-Star game-will commence, bringing both great fanfare and controversy along the way. Despite your feelings about the game itself, it is always an honor to be selected for the annual event. As fans of the game, it is fun to argue and debate on the merits of who belongs to be included on the All-Star roster.…

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Dickey and Santana and pray for manna

June 3, 2012
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Dickey-Santana

R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana have pitched back-to-back shutouts in the past two games for the Mets, becoming the first two pitchers to accomplish the feat since … Dickey and Santana in 2010. Both pitchers have had less than great luck in picking up Wins in their tenure with the Mets, due to poor offensive support and questionable bullpen relief. But it is becoming increasingly clear that Dickey and Santana can match up with any…

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Home runs haunt R.A. Dickey in 2012

May 1, 2012
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RA Dickey

If you ask major league hitters what is the toughest pitch to hit, undoubtedly one of the top answers would be the knuckleball. Which makes the following stat a bit tough to believe: Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is the easiest pitcher in baseball right now for batters to hit a HR once they hit the ball in the air. Dickey has an MLB-worst 33.3 HR/FB rate. Except for his start in Atlanta when the weather conditions…

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Mets Card of the Week: 2012 R.A. Dickey

February 8, 2012
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2012 R.A. Dickey

2012 TOPPS R.A. DICKEY Who needs Punxsatawney Phil? I prefer my predictive tools in pack form. So there I was in Target on February 2, gazing at all manner of configurations of the new 2012 Topps baseball cards. I grabbed a 72-card pack, a couple of racks, and a few wax packs. By my reckoning, if I unwrapped a meager selection of Mets in this first sampling, winter would continue for another six months. Hell,…

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R.A. Dickey starts climbing anyway

January 4, 2012
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Dickey

Robert Allen Dickey certainly isn’t a normal baseball player. First off, he’s a knuckleballer so that automatically makes him weird. Second, he loves Star Wars. Like, he really likes Star Wars. So when Dickey announced that he wanted to bike up Mount Kilimanjaro I thought, “yeah, that’s about right”. When the Mets front office heard about this they weren’t too excited. It’s most likely because they are paying him $4.5M for the 2012 and biking…

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