The year began with Dickey climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity, releasing his memoir: Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball, pitching back-to-back one hitters in June, going 32.2 innings without giving up a run and 44.2 innings before giving up an earned run, starring in a documentary about the knuckleball, being picked for the All Star game, and finally winning The Cy.
Dickey, who has always handled himself with the utmost class and professionalism, was quick to thank Mike Nickeas and Josh Thole for the job they did in handling his knuckleball. Can't say I agree with the Dickster regarding Thole, but as usual, he handled the attention by deflecting his accomplishments in thanking his teammates and fans who were all part of making this historic season possible.
The next question from reporters was about his status and the trade rumors surrounding a possible trade. Dickey said he wants to end his career as a NY Met, and said:
":I've loved nothing more in my career than being a NY Met."
Now it's up to the Mets to make sure Dickey remains a Mets player for the next few years.
As for those who believe Kershaw or Gonzales should have won the award, chew on this:
Dickey led in: strikeouts, innings, complete games and shutouts, and ranked second in wins and ERA.
All this while pitching for a sub .500 team.
Said Kershaw via twitter:
Maybe the voting sums it up better:
Other Sources: mets.com