Re: Dickey to Jays almost done
I don't get RA Dickey. He is a good pitcher, has a pretty darn good knuckleball, but he is 38 years old. I firmly believe had he not pitched in NY and released a book in the off season detailing his past he doesn't win the CY Young award last year. I think he became a media darling early in the season and rode that to a CY Young. His ERA+ was behind both Cueto and Kershaw who were in playoff contention for the entire year.
I also think his contract situation was a media creation. What rebuilding franchise decides to doll out a 3-4 year contract to a 38 year old? The NY media was saying the Mets had to and Dickey smartly capitalized on that. I wish him the best going forward because he is the type of player you want to root for, but the whole situation surrounding him over the past month has had me scratching my head saying "really!?!?"