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12-18-2012, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
Dickey's last stint in the AL he had an era of 4.62, and his last stint as a starter in the AL he had an era above 5. Admittedly I don't know enough about Dickey's career progression to really say for certain that he will be a flop, but I'm not as confident as I would be if we re-acquired Halladay or another long-time established ace. Still though, even if he regresses to a 3.50era 1.20whip 150k pitcher he is still a solid number 2/3 pitcher and a major major upgrade on what we had last season.
Dickey's last stint in the AL was as a conventional pitcher, with below average velocity.

All we know is that since becoming a knuckleballer, he is 7-0 against the american league. Not much to go on, but like you said, even if his play drops he's still a better option than Carlos Villaneuva and Aaron Laffey.

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