More importantly, Dickey is a massive bargain for his pricetag; although some may have been skeptical of Dickey repeating his breakout 2010, Sandy Alderson took a small gamble and gave him 2 guaranteed years for less than $8M total with a 3rd year club option for $5M. With money tight and the team in need of starting pitching, this looks fantastic right about now.
I really hope Dickey's career revitalization continues and he remains a Met for years to come, when the team is actually a contender. He may be 37, and his high-level performance over the last 2 years may decline, but it seems as if his career is just beginning. If you told me Dickey would be one of my favorite Mets two years ago after he was brought on board on a minor league deal, I would have rolled on the floor laughing... but yet here we are heading into 2012 and Dickey is in fact one my favorite Met players. Maybe not of all time, but if he keeps it up, he probably will be. His coming-out-of-thin-air story, and the fact he's very interactive with fans on Twitter helps his case too I suppose.
He also has a book coming out next spring, definitely a must buy for me: http://www.amazon.co...22846323&sr=8-1
Edited by nmigliore, 02 December 2011 - 12:29 PM.