Mets Trade Cy Young Winner Dickey: Report

Knuckleball specialist dealt to Toronto Blue Jays.

Well, it was fun while it lasted.

The New York Mets dealt newly-minted Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey over the weekend, according to a report on MLB.com.

The Mets will reportedly receive two young catchers and a pitching prospect for Dickey and catcher Josh Thole, pending approval of the deal.

Dickey had a dominant season for the Mets in 2012, baffling opposing batters with his selection of junk pitches that were downright unhittable. 

Last month, Dickey became the first knuckleball-thrower to win a Cy Young award, which is given every year to the best pitcher in each league.

There was much speculation in the off-season as to whether or not the Mets would keep Dickey or try and capitalize on his success this season. 

The Mets chose to keep All-star third baseman David Wright with a huge contract extension. 

Do you think the Mets made the right decision? Let us know in the comments. 

Metfan 1983 December 17, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I do not agree with this decision by the Mets brass. When you have something special like Dickey you don't let that go. So we are supposed to obtain a top prospect catcher, John Buck an average at best catcher, and a pitching prospect? You know what you have now but you don't know what those guys are going to do here? But the Mets signed Pelfrey!!! Oh yeah, he will save you right? I am sick of the way this team is handled. That is why life long hardcore Mets fans like me will stay home again this year until the brass and the Wilpons wake up from running this team into not matching the Love, Heart, and investment the fans have made into this organization from 1962 to our present day. The most significant signing by the Mets should not be Sany Alderson and 2 Assistant General managers, but players who work hard like Dickey and win for you. Dickey 20 & 6 on a losing team is not someone you trade away on a 2 year contract. He is an old school player and the league does not have too many of those guys left. Shame on the Mets brass beacause they have no relationship at all with the real boss, the Met fan.
Stacey W December 17, 2012 at 07:54 PM
R.A. is a such class act. He wins the Cy Young Award for us and the Mets dump him. What ingrates. It is *#!!* being a Met fan. Stacey W.
Eunice LaSpisa December 18, 2012 at 12:03 AM
I am disgusted with the way this team is being handled. I will not attend any games any more until they put a winning the field. They are going to have an empty stadium. What a bunch a--holes are running this team.


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