I don't want Bradley Jr. from the Sox. I'd rather have Brentz and Barnes. Unless Bogaerets is used to get another good young OF
Last edited by metswon69; 12-03-2012 at 06:21 PM.
I'm tired of people saying Dickey just had a career year acting like he was mediocre in 2011 and 2010.
He's a great pitcher, he's affordable, and is willing to sign a short-term extension for a reasonable price.
interesting scenario - though unlikely:
rangers sign greinke AND trade for dickey
If I wanted Dickey on the Cardinals, I doubt I give up more than a fringe top 75 prospect for him. He is just too old to really want that badly.
We know how good he is. It's when will his decline settle in? He may never even pitch like he did in 10 and 11 again, let alone like in 12. He is a question simply because of his age. Not because of his skills.
He's a very unique pitcher because how many times do you see a pitcher win a Cy Young at 38 years old? (With a guy who just got a consistent starting pitching job 3 years ago no less)
It's difficult to judge how long he will remain effective because he is such a different knuckleballer than many of his predecessors. He throws it harder, with more control, and was arguably one of the best pitchers in MLB with it last year.
He could legitimately have very similar success next year and in 2014 as well.
Last edited by metswon69; 12-03-2012 at 06:52 PM.
Dickey may be 38, but he was the best pitcher in the NL in 2012. You want him, you have to pay up. Don't get me wrong, any other time I would laugh until I died at some of these offers but Dickey can pitch until he is 42-44 years old (doubt he chooses to go that long), is the reigning CY young winner, and does it all with one pitch. The knuckler he throws is unlike any other.
He may be 38, but if they do trade him, it will sting the other team a bit.
New York Yankees
FC Bayern Munchen
Bundesliga: Wins- 25 / Draw- 3 / Loss- 2
DFB-Pokal-Wins- 5 / Loss- 0 Finals vs Borussia Dortmund
Champions League- Semi-Finals vs. Real Madrid.
1st Leg- April 23rd in Madrid.
2nd Leg- April 29th in Munich.
Dickey took the next step this season, because he mastered how to throw the high knuckleball. Hitters cannot lay off the pitch and they swing through it so frequently.
His SwStr% spiked to 12.2% from 7.8% in 2011 and 8.4% in 2010. The sacrifice has been less grounders and few more homers, but way more strikeouts.
It was still a career, even if he was good in 10-11. Career year dont have to mean they was **** before.
the issue is not his skills. It's his age. He is going to decline, we don't know when though, but he is going to decline, and likely want at least 10 million a year on his next contract. Neise is price controlled and young.
Dickey is clear good, the issue is not his effectiveness, but rather his age and when his decline will set in.