I'll try anyways
Dickey is not a Fly ball pitcher even though he throws the knuckler
he has a 55% GB rate, that is an extreme ground ball pitcher.
As for his age, the guy throws his power knuckler in the high 70's...are we really worrying he's going to lose velocity throwing in the high 70's? I find it ironic a Boston fan having watched a decade of Tim Wakefield could think that age is a factor. You do know Wakefield was better pitching at age 41-42 then he was at 32-33?Wakefield had his second best season ever pitched at age 38..the same year Dickey's going into.
As for switching in a hitter's league...the guy did better across the board in interleague play then he did playing in the NL.
The second part of that sentence you were right when you said he wasn't even the same pitcher..that's because except for 1 start he wasn't even a knuckleballer the last time he was a starting pitcher in the AL. If Jose Bautista got traded to the NL, is he suddenly going to morph back into a bench player just because he was that (and pretty bad at it) the last time he was in the NL?
Finally he's been replicating his success for 3 years now.
R.A. Dickey, 2010–2012: 91 starts, 617 IP, 2.95 ERA, 468 Ks, 150 walks
Zack Greinke, 2010–2012: 95 starts, 604 IP, 3.83 ERA, 582 Ks, 154 walks
Personally I'd rather go with the guy making on average 11 mill a year over the next 4 (with the club option) than the guy making 25 mill a year over the next 7.
I'm also pretty sure that Twitchy voted for the Rays in the poll so I think you're mistaken when you call him butthurt even though he's a Jays Fan. On a sidenote I think he's wrong and yes as it stands today on paper I think the Jays would win the division in a landslide