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RA Dickey to the Jays?

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Imo, this is a bad move for the Jays - but I like the initiative.

Knuckleballers are violatile.

Still, I see what the Jays are thinking here.

They are starting pitching away from making a move in the AL East, and they don't need a total revamp, just a couple of guys.

If they get similar production out of him in '13, they will have committed a short term coup - but if D'Arnaud works out, they make have their next franchise player.

On the other hand, this is the type of move the Mets need to make.

The perpetual losing and poor development system should make this team desperate to get younger.

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I love it, good luck having him duplicate last year in the AL East...The Blue Jays will be the biggest dissapointment in baseball this year, book it!! Reyes and JJ are overrated and always hurt...And Buerhle will get torched in the East! God i just wish the Os would get a cleanup hitter!!!!!!!!!!

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Now that the details have been sorted....

overall, this isn't a horrible deal for the Mets, but it's a lot less than you would expect.

They also had to give up players with Dickey, which is kind of a surprise.

 

Toronto now has a surplus of pitching.

JJ, Dickey, Buerhle, Morrow, Drabek, Alvarez...and whomever else.

Who is their no 1? Who is their no 2?

I'm of the thought that it will be Dickey, Buerhle, JJ, Morrow, and Alvarez, unless Morrow and Drabek make pushes for up in the rotation and to get in it.

The big hole they have now is at closer, and I think they'll be able to figure out something.

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I think the Mets got a great haul for Dickey if the reports are accurate.

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Dickey is a flash in the pan in my opinion.

 

I hope you're right. He embarrassed the Orioles last year.

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I saw an article that mentioned the deal is contingent on him signing an extension with the Jays.

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Dickey is a flash in the pan in my opinion.

 

I thought this also, until he continued to destroy every team later in the season. And thing with knuckleballers is he'll pitch till he is 45.

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I thought this also, until he continued to destroy every team later in the season. And thing with knuckleballers is he'll pitch till he is 45.

 

Ben McDonald had a good season once. If he does what he did last season again, then I'll be convinced. Especially in the AL East

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Ben McDonald had a good season once. If he does what he did last season again, then I'll be convinced. Especially in the AL East

 

I haven't looked at his stats, but I hard he's had 2 or 3 good seasons in a row. obviously last year was his best. but you're right, the ALe is much tougher than the NLe.

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I haven't looked at his stats, but I hard he's had 2 or 3 good seasons in a row. obviously last year was his best. but you're right, the ALe is much tougher than the NLe.

 

8-13 in 2011, 3.28.

11-9 the year before with a 2.84 both years with the Mets

His lowest AL era was 4.62 with the Twins(AL Central), I wish him luck he's going to need it

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8-13 in 2011, 3.28.

11-9 the year before with a 2.84 both years with the Mets

His lowest AL era was 4.62 with the Twins(AL Central), I wish him luck he's going to need it

 

I looked at his stats. 2009 was the first season he threw the knuckler. he tinkered with it in a few previous seasons, but '09 was the first season he started and finished as a knuckle ball thrower. and that's the year he started seeing amazingly better numbers and success. then he went to the Mets where he's continued to get better.

 

again, I think the ALe will be a bigger challenge for him, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him have continued success, especially if he's moved to the #3 slot in the rotation.

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I think he's going to get hammered

 

I'm all for that. :D

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8-13 in 2011, 3.28.

11-9 the year before with a 2.84 both years with the Mets

His lowest AL era was 4.62 with the Twins(AL Central), I wish him luck he's going to need it

 

Sounds pretty consistent, and he was on bad teams, which probably accounts for the record.

 

He threw 69 percent of his pitches for strikes - that's Cliff Lee level.

 

Also, he had a 1.71 with 4 wins in 6 games against other teams in the AL East.

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Although he'll never come close to another Cy Young, the only way he gets lit up is if he loses the ability to throw his knuckler for strikes. Transferring to the AL with the DH will add .5 to .75 to the ERA and so he should be around 4.00 ERA. He will be a very useful number 2 or 3 starter for about three years before he fades away into Tim Wakefield Land (TWL).

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I think he's going to get hammered

 

you have no evidence to base that on. He developed knuckle ball and started getting everyone out. You can't compare stats before he developed knuckle ball.

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you have no evidence to base that on. He developed knuckle ball and started getting everyone out. .

 

In the NL e

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In the NL e

 

dickey had no problem shutting down the orioles. it is not like he had a 4 run era. You can be a great pitcher and still pitch in the national league.

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Dickey is a flash in the pan in my opinion.

 

Flash in pan? I guess ESPN showed much foresight when they did an extensive preseason story on him huh? Oh wait. They did story based on the guy's success in 2010 and 2011.

 

Please look at the guy's performance and you will see his success has grown perhaps but his ERA, and overall stats for an abysmal team were stellar over the last 3 yrs. You may not follow the NL but Dickey will be a pain in the O's $#% this year proving you wrong IMO.

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Flash in pan? I guess ESPN showed much foresight when they did an extensive preseason story on him huh? Oh wait. They did story based on the guy's success in 2010 and 2011.

 

Please look at the guy's performance and you will see his success has grown perhaps but his ERA, and overall stats for an abysmal team were stellar over the last 3 yrs. You may not follow the NL but Dickey will be a pain in the O's $#% this year proving you wrong IMO.

 

Funny, if the O’s would have signed him these same people who are saying that he was a “Flash in a pan” or that it was a “Bad Deal” for the Jays would be fitting him for his second straight Cy Young award. Another team in the division signs him and all of a sudden he is garbage, too funny!! LOL

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Funny, if the O’s would have signed him these same people who are saying that he was a “Flash in a pan” or that it was a “Bad Deal” for the Jays would be fitting him for his second straight Cy Young award. Another team in the division signs him and all of a sudden he is garbage, too funny!! LOL

 

One person on here says it is bad - all the rest think it's a good idea.

Before you go throwing an entire fanbase under the bus, read the thread.

 

Most of the O's fanbase right now is frustrated with the lack of activity by the FO. They aren't sure of what their team is going to do next year, and they are hoping for a move or two.

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