Originally Posted by eyemissgilmour
Talk about selling your soul to the devil! Up until about age 34, Dickey wasn't even a regular starter. I don't even know if you'd call him a mediocre pitcher. His numbers sucked. Then, suddenly he drops his era below 3 consistently and wins a Cy young at 38.
Who DOES that? Guy suddenly becomes a stud in his mid thirties. I've never seen a stat sheet like that. In any sport.
As much as I want more pitching depth, I would not make this trade. Not for the names that are being mentioned. No way.
If you have a chance to read it, SI has a good article on R.A. concerning his childhood where he had 2 separate incidents of sexual abuse. Once he came to terms of his past he became a better pitcher or more mentally focused on the mound. Really a sad but good read. Kinda gives you a good insight of how far he has come to get to where he is today. May show you how he came from out of nowhere to put up a season like that ...
However I think the Jays are giving quite a bit in this deal. Like Metaldude said, depth at key positions is important going forward
Edit: couldn't find the link to the article but here is a link with the cover and a brief description of the article.
16 TM H2H DYNASTY G A +- PIM PPG PPA SHP FW SOG
Hits Blks GS W SV GAA SV% SHO
3C, 3RW, 3LW,2F,6D,1Util,2G,5BN,5IR
25 Player Farm
C- Malkin, Crosby,J Thornton, Turris, Johansen, Cullen
LW- Hall, Nash, D Brown, Cooke,
RW- Gaborik, Wheeler, Clutterback, Tarasenko, Dorsett
D-Letang, Goligoski, Salo, Girardi, Faulk, Zanon
G- MAF, Rinne, Gustavsson
Farm - Grimaldi, Faska, JT Brown, Clifford, Rinaldo, Morin, Beach, Tangradi, Pulkinnen, Spooner, Miele, C Conacher, Welsh, Komorov, Rattie, Orlov, Dehann, Klefbom, Clendening, Thrower, Irving, Kuemper, Rynnas, Hovinen
Last edited by NikW71; 12-16-2012 at 11:59 AM.