Cy Young Award
The Mets haven’t had a 20-game winner in 22 years, and it’s been even longer since they’ve had a Cy Young Award winner. R.A. Dickey is making a bid to end both lengthy droughts.
“If I don’t see them pursuing David hard, I think it would be a message to everybody that they’re content to spend the next five or six years rebuilding this organization,” Dickey said.
Sandy Alderson needs to act swiftly in order to restore confidence in the eyes of the team’s fan base. With that in mind, here is what I think are the top five offseason issues he needs to address prior to the 2013 season.
Two of Dickey’s complete games and one of his shutouts have come against the Marlins. Let’s see if Dickey’s teammates can pick it up for him like he’s done for them so many times this season.
R.A. Dickey: Great year. Great story. Lousy team. We all love a good fairy tale, but the knuckler has to win 20 to have a chance — though it shouldn’t be that way.
R.A. Dickey’s next pitch is for kids. The New York Mets’ ace has a deal with Dial Books for Younger Readers for three books, the publisher announced on Thursday.
The numbers jump off the page. 158 hits allowed in 198 innings. 195 strikeouts and only 45 walks. A WHIP of 1.03. Put it all together and it spells Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.
R.A. Dickey became the first pitcher in the Majors to win 18 games this season and Ike Davis hit a three-run homer as the Mets topped the Cardinals, 6-2, on Wednesday.
Both Atlanta and the Mets are currently in the midst of employing six-man rotations. The Braves for the right reasons, the Mets for the right intentions, but not necessarily to the benefit of all those involved.
Santana was pulled after three innings and fell to 0-3 with a 13.50 ERA in his last three starts, the worst three-game stretch of his stellar career.
Major League Baseball could start in-season testing for human growth hormone next year.
Prior to the opener of the second round of the Subway Series on Friday night, the four-time All-Star was presented with a key to New York City by Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Citi Field.
Brian McNamee testified Tuesday that he saved medical waste after injecting Roger Clemens with steroids because his wife complained that McNamee was going to be the fall guy.
Roger Clemens’ lawyer Rusty Hardin told the judge in the former baseball pitcher’s perjury trial on Wednesday that the defense has additional questions it wants to ask Kirk Radomski when it makes its case to the jurors.
Kirk Radomski, who provided performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of Major League Baseball players, injected some much-needed energy into a plodding prosecution case at Roger Clemens’ perjury trial.
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