Earlier this evening the Baseball Writers Association of America announced both the American League and National Cy Young winners, and with 27 first place votes, New York Mets starter, R.A. Dickey was crowned the 2012 National League Cy Young.  Dickey joins Tom Seaver (1969, 1973 and 1975) and Dwight Gooden (1985) as the only players in franchise history to win the award.  Following the announcement, Dickey stated the following during SNY Hot Stove:

“I love the Mets. And that hasn’t changed from the first opportunity I got against the Washington Nationals in 2010. There’s a part of me that really wants to be loyal to that. I think [Sandy Alderson] has a great plan for the future of the New York Mets. I’m sure it’s going to require a little vision, I’m sure it’s going to require a lot of hard work. But anything worth having – that’s what’s required. I’m on board, and I want to be part of the solution here. I love the fan base, my family loves being a New York Met, being in New York and all the stuff it has to offer outside of baseball. It’s given me the platform to do things that far transcend the game. Whether it’s pouring myself into a charity I am really passionate about, or writing a memoir that I feel like needed to be written. All these things, I don’t know if I could’ve done them if it weren’t for New York and being a New York Mets. I am aware of that, and I am appreciative of that. Because of that, I like being a Met, and I wouldn’t mind finishing my career as a Met.”

R.A.  finished tied for second in the majors with 20 wins, led the NL in strikeouts (230) and was second in the NL in ERA (2.73). Dickey recorded 27 quality starts to lead the majors and became the sixth 20-game winner in team history. He was also named to his first All-Star team.

As my Yankee friend buddy text me this evening:

“Finally,” he said via text. “A vote that went the right way.  I am really happy R.A. won the Cy-Young.”

Yes. A Yankee fan.  That is how easy it is to root for Mr. #RAdiculous. It was not only nice to see the overall support from Mets fans on Twitter, but his teammates as well:

Congrats to Mr @ on the Cy Young award. Great season!
Tim Byrdak

Congratulations to @ on his latest achievement! What a way to cap off a spectacular year!
Jon Rauch

@ congrats on winning the Cy Young! Well done! you deserve it!
El Gocho believe it!

From everyone here at MetsZilla, congratulations R.A. and Thank You! It was an absolute pleasure to watch you pitch every fifth day…

To mets nation: we did it!!!!! How fun to celebrate this with you guys.
R.A. Dickey








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