Paul is a freelance writer, blogger, and broadcast technology professional residing in Denver. A New Jersey native, he is a long-suffering Mets fan, a recently-happy Giants fan, and bewildered Islanders fan. He's also a fair-weather Avalanche and Rockies supporter. In his spare time, he enjoys the three Gs: Golf, Guitars, and Games.
  1. frank fox November 15, 2012 at 12:46 am
    Way to go R. A. and aren’t we glad you are a Met. Your a gentleman and scholar and genuine nice person. Couldn’t have happened to better person.
  2. Micalpalyn November 15, 2012 at 2:44 am
    congratulations RA!!

    An absolutly wonderfull achievement.

  3. Dan B November 15, 2012 at 8:56 am
    Imagine if Mike Baxter won the MVP. That is like Dickey winning the Cy Young. Actually, at least the Mets considered Baxter to be a MLB player. Omar signed Dickey because he thought Dickey might make a good minor league coach. Lost in the story of the knuckleball and the rags to riches is the idea that Dickey is a great all around baseball player. He never hurts himself with the bat or on the bases. He is a good fielder. He might have the best right handed pickoff move in the NL. Despite being a knuckleballer, only a handful ever tried stealing off of him, let alone was successful. And he appears to be a great teammate and he is great with the media. I know people worry abut how long he can pitch his 80 plus mph knuckler, but I think he can figure out how to succeed even if he loses 8 to 10 mph on it. Congrats RA!
    • Joe November 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm
      Yes, and a sign of re-inventing oneself — as he said, a few years ago, he was being booed in TX. Now, he is being cheered in NY. Cheers!

      Does anyone really trust he will get his worth in exchange? Ha. Stick with him & while the Mets struggle on, be sure to have someone to cheer for. Keep the philosopher.

  4. argonbunnies November 16, 2012 at 2:25 am
    WOOHOO!!! After Buster Olney mentioned that some NL Cy voters had switched from Dickey to Kershaw after Kershaw’s last few starts, I really didn’t think R.A. was going to win it. Voters love a great story, but voters also sometimes love taking a stand and not doing what they’re expected to do (see 1995-1999 AL MVPs). I was THRILLED when I saw Dickey had won it.

    R.A. certainly isn’t done clearing hurdles — for example, the Mets don’t seem to be offering him half the money he’s worth — but no matter what else happens in his baseball career, the Cy Young ledger will forever read:
    2010 – Roy Halladay
    2011 – Clayton Kershaw
    2012 – R.A. Dickey

    And that’s pretty darn cool.