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09/27/2012

This former Texas Rangers should win the Cy Young in New York

DickeyknuckNever easy to see a former Texas Ranger go out and kill it for a different team, especially after the original employer spent so much time and money to see it through, but it is really hard not to be happy for R.A. Dickey.

Goes to show you what a good knuckleball can do.

The New York Mets' season has once again been a stinking pile o' cat stuff, but Dickey has been fantastic as a starter. He is likely going to win the NL Cy Young award. His closest competition is going to be Gio Gonzalez of the Nationals and Johnny Cueto of the Reds.

On Thursday against the Pirates, Dickey improved to 20-6.

This season, Dickey has thrown a league-high 227.2 innings and 20-6 with a 2.69 ERA. How he won 20 games on that Mets team is amazing. The Mets are 72-84.

Dickey leads the National Leauge in innings, games started, wins and strikeouts. 

There simply is not a nicer guy in the bigs than R.A. Dickey.

 

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