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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Dickey reaches mountain top with Cy Young award

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 [...]

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

  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. [...]

Sizing up potential Met All-Star candidates

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, [...]

Dickey and Santana and pray for manna

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 [...]

Mets Card of the Week: 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, [...]

R.A. Dickey starts climbing anyway

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 [...]