R. A. Dickey has mastered the knuckle ball late in his once unremarkable career. It has made him one of the best starting pitchers in the game and earned him the 2012 Cy Young Award. Now, the team that originally drafted him is looking to bring him back.
The Texas Rangers are interested in bringing National League Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey back to his first home in professional baseball. The 37 year old knuckleballer has one year left on his contract with the New York Mets and extension talks are ongoing, but, sources tell MLB Pro Blogs’ T.R. Sullivan that the Rangers will be discussing Dickey with the Mets at the Winter Meetings.
Dickey was originally drafted by
He stuck with the pitch through four seasons bouncing between AAA and the major leagues with three different teams to emerge as a dominant starter with the Mets over the past three seasons. He went 20-6 in 33 starts for
Dickey is owed $5M for 2013 and the Mets are eager to work out new deal for their ace, but failing that, they could easily decide to trade him.