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R.A. Dickey makes history, but could he be a former Met soon?

By November 14, 2012

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While Miami Marlins fans are in an understandable uproar over trading away just about all of their talented, marketable players, some New York Mets fans are of a different mind.

(Quote of the day, from Miami radio talk show host Jeff DeForrest: "The next move obviously is to have Fidel Castro throw out the first pitch next year. That's the only way they could alienate the fans more than they have.")

Meanwhile some Mets fans would like to examine the possibility of trading R.A. Dickey, who on Wednesday became the first knuckleball pitcher to win the Cy Young Award.

That's taking the sell high-buy low philosophy to heart like a true Wall Street mogul.

The Mets have Dickey under contract for a relative bargain $5 million in 2013 and they say they're trying to get him locked up long-term. He turned 38 last month, but knuckleballers like Dickey can be productive well into their 40s. But the Mets need a lot more than just one starter.

Writes Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, who lauds the team for believing in Dickey and making the most of a modest investment in him:

"So give the Mets their moment. And then, if you're a Mets fan, hope the team learns from these examples and continues to hit big on Dickey moving forward.

"That means being proactive and operating without emotion.

"It means trading Dickey if the return is attractive enough."

Yes, it's a cold, cold business.

In the AL, David Price of the Rays won the Cy Young, beating out Justin Verlander in the closest voting since a weighted system was implemented in 1970. On Thursday, the MVPs will be announced.


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