Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The RA Dickey Experiment
Last year was a magical ride for RA Dickey. He was a Cinderella story that shocked Mets nation.
I had hoped he was more than a one hit wonder, but it appears he just might be that. Dickey has shown a lack of control over his knuckleball this season and it doesnt have the same movement as it did last year. I had hoped it was just the first month of warming up, but in his first start of May, it appears to be more of the same.
Last year a 3 run lead with Dickey was an automatic W, but Tuesday Dickey blew a 3 run lead early en route to giving up 5 runs.
I like Dickey. I am not saying the Mets should get rid of him and he is a nice arm to have in the rotation who can eat up innings. But we mistakenly pegged him as an unofficial ace because of last season where honestly he should be a #4 or #5 starter.
The problem for the Mets is they have no #1 starter and so we look down the depth chart in hopes of finding an answer. Instead we just find disappointment.