In a post to CBS Sportsline.com, MLB reporter Jon Heyman lists who he believes should bring home some hardware for their 2012 campaigns. When speaking about the should-be winner of the National League Cy Young Award, Heyman stated the following about New York Mets starter, R.A. Dickey:
“[R.A. Dickey] led the league in strikeouts, but most impressively managed to go 20-6 for the pretty awful Mets. Should win [the NL Cy Young Award].”
RAdiculious finished his 2012 campaign tied for second in MLB with 20 wins — becoming the first Mets pitcher since Frank Viola to accomplish the feat since 1990 — while leading the National League in strikeouts (230), innings pitched (233 2/3), complete games (5), and shut-outs (3). His 2.73 earned run average was second-lowest in the National League and led the Majors with 27 quality starts.
This should be a no-brainer. Especially when you factor in age, his repertoire, incredible story, the fact he won 20 games on a lousy team, and his awesome beard.
If you are as intrigued in the Mike Trout/Miguel Cabrera AL MVP debate as I am, I highly recommend reading Heyman’s take by clicking here.
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