Re: R.A. Dickey
posted at 12/4/2012 1:49 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Not trying o bad mouth Dickey but he just had a career year at 37, he ain't exactly hitting his prime. Yes I know he is a knuckleballer, but we also know hey are vercoup and down. Mets are looking to sell high and the Sox would be suckers to bite.
I'm not for trading top prospects for any 1 year pitcher.
However, Dickey had 2 fine seasons before 2012. The very good to great seasons in a row is no fluke.
I agree. He just won a Cy Young.
Lots of if's with Dickey but it would depend on the cost. I am not willing to trade Bradley and Bogaerts, but 20 wins is 20 wins. His ERA in the last 3 seasons is 2.84, 3.28, and 2.73 where he pitched 27, 33, and 34 games, respectively. What did our pitchers do??? Anything close to that??? It wasn't just one year. Face it, the Mets sucked in most of those years which is why he didn't have a better record. Yeah, I realize that it is the NL, but the guy is fairly durable despite his age. Some here are considering Jackson for the same reason. Quality starts.
Knuckleballers screw with the opposing batters, and it is worth it to get the opposition out of a rhythm in a 3 game set. (Unfortunately, they screw with our catchers as well!)
Another package of Red Sox players might work. I'd give him 2/18 or 3/24. I'm sure he is looking for more. He has been a good pitcher for 3 years. 4 years by the standards of our pitchers as he had a better ERA 4 years ago than most of our guys this year.
I don't think the Mets will move him. But maybe KC picks him up.