R.A. Dickey RUMORS & NEWS

  • R.A. Dickey knows pitching is at heart of Jays’ hopes in 2014

    Toronto Star "When Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos flew to Nashville in December of 2012 to get up close and personal with R.A. Dickey, he convinced the Cy Young Award winner over dinner to accept a trade to Toronto, and an extension, based on the team’s willingness to do what was necessary to win a..." March 04

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    Gibbons says RA Dickey will start opening day. 2-5 TBD. No. 5 will start home opener vs NYY, will factor in order

  • Blue Jays R.A. Dickey wants dome closed Friday night for his last start

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey will make his final start of the season Friday night at the Rogers Centre and he hopes the powers that be keep the Rogers Centre roof closed. “I don’t know if they will” Dickey said Thursday in Baltimore. “I hope they will so it’ll give us one more measurement before the year’s..." September 27

  • Blue Jays blank Yankees 2-0 behind dominating Dickey

    Toronto Star "The list of Blue Jays whose seasons will end on the disabled list continued to grow Tuesday with slugger Edwin Encarnacion and all-star reliever Brett Cecil added to the infirmary. But one player who looked destined to join them Colby Rasmus continues to swing the hottest bat in the Jays’..." September 18

  • R.A. Dickey can't get knuckler to do same dance for Blue Jays

    Newark Star-Ledger "Alone in the visitors dugout another defeat latched to his ledger R.A. Dickey stared out toward an empty diamond on Wednesday night. His team’s season is lost. His star has dimmed. Just minutes before Alfonso Soriano had vaporized a lackluster knuckleball in the eighth inning to lift the..." August 23

  • Blue Jays R.A. Dickey dominant as Jays shutout Tampa Bay Rays in Jose Reyes' return

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey has said all along that he has faith in the process. That despite his roller-coaster tenure with the Blue Jays thus far, he trusts his numbers will even out as the season goes on. Dickey took another step in the right direction on Wednesday, throwing a two-hit shutout—his first..." June 27

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    R.A. Dickey moved to Saturday and Josh Johnson bumped to Sunday to give blister on right middle finger an extra day.

  • Blue Jays blank Giants 4-0, R.A. Dickey near perfect

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey and the Jays were waiting for a day like this. It wasn’t the brilliant sunshine and an early afternoon game at lovely AT&T Park. It wasn’t the sellout crowd or the superb baseball atmosphere here. Dickey was making his 13th start of the season and he was waiting for his 2012 success..." June 06

  • R.A. Dickey has a ‘heart for the vulnerable’

    The Globe and Mail "He grew up on the self-described wrong side of the tracks, found God, became a multisport high-school star, found English literature, became a pro, struggled, mastered the knuckleball, became a wealthy pro, and by consequence of all the above, today his preteen daughters are growing up on the..." May 11

  • R.A. Dickey MRI reveals only minor inflammation

    Toronto Star "Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is scheduled to start Saturday’s game against the Seattle Mariners after an MRI exam revealed only minor inflammation in his neck and back. The 38-year-old right-hander has been bothered by soreness in the area during his past four starts. Manager John..." May 02

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    RA Dickey MRI comes back clean, just inflammation in neck/back. Plan is still to start Saturday. #BlueJays

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    RA Dickey says he pitched with pain similar to last three starts. Says an MRI is planned to so treatment can be more targetted

  • Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey optimistic he'll be OK

    Toronto Sun "Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey is optimistic that there will be no residual effects of the lower back discomfort that forced him to leave his last assignment when he throws Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles. Dickey gave up zero runs on two hits and a walk over six innings against..." April 23

  • Dickey expects to make Tuesday start for Blue Jays

    The Globe and Mail "Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is on track to take his start in Baltimore, after leaving the prior outing due to back spasms. Having responded positively to treatment, he feels optimistic going into Tuesday's outing than he did in advance last Thursday's appearance against the..." April 22

  • Injury Concern for R.A. Dickey in Blue Jays win against White Sox

    Toronto Sun "It was his best performance of the season, but for R.A. Dickey it was still a pain in the neck. Literally. The Jays used his soft touch on the mound, and speed on the bases, Thursday to burn the White Sox 3-1. Dickey allowed two singles, shutting the Chisox out for six innings. But it..." April 19

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    Mark Gonzales @MDGonzales

    Dickey back and neck tightness.removed as a precaution.

  • Broken nail won't stop Blue Jays pitcher Dickey

    Toronto Sun "In his last start, Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey was lit up by the Boston Red Sox for five runs in the first inning en route to a 13-0 pasting. In 4.2 innings, Dickey gave up eight runs on 10 hits and after two starts is 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA. It turns out that in the Boston outing,..." April 11

  • Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey takes step forward

    Toronto Star "It was a tough day for New York Yankees’ farmhands over at the Blue Jays’ minor-league complex on Tuesday as the Bombers’ Class-A youngsters had to face a trio of big-league starters: R.A. Dickey, Darren Oliver and Josh Johnson. Dickey, the Jays’ knuckleballing ace, drew a large crowd of..." March 20

  • R.A. Dickey and J.P. Arencibia return from WBC

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey and J.P. Arencibia returned to the Blue Jays’ camp Saturday, a day after Team USA was knocked out of the World Baseball Classic by Puerto Rico. Both men said it was “bittersweet” to be returning to their home club after the loss. “It was heartbreaking to lose, it really was,” Dickey..." March 17

  • United States Can’t Recover After Dickey Struggles Early

    New York Times "R. A. Dickey pitched for the United States at the 1996 Olympics, winning both his starts. Yet he left with a bronze medal and a lingering sense of what could have been. “It was really bittersweet in the sense that I was hoping to play Cuba and beat Cuba for a gold medal, and we never even got..." March 09

  • Dickey to start USA's opener against Mexico

    MLB.com "Team USA will begin play in the 2013 World Baseball Classic on Friday when the first pitch flutters and floats its way toward the plate. U.S. manager Joe Torre announced Monday that knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will start the team's opener on Friday at 9 p.m. ET against Mexico at Chase Field in..." March 04

  • Blue Jays knuckler Dickey exercises patience

    Toronto Sun "You can’t help thinking how a guy like R.A. Dickey, with his legacy of failure and fractured expectations, must revel in being a made-man at spring training, existing in that fantasyland where process trumps results. In this superstar phase of a baseball career that has also plumbed the depths..." March 03

  • R.A. Dickey debut rocky vs. Red Sox

    Toronto Star "It was a long anticipated debut for Jays fans, but the first start by the new staff ace R.A. Dickey proved to be less than spectacular in a 3-2 loss to the Red Sox at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. With a hard wind blowing in from right-centre field, the NL Cy Young winning knuckleballer..." February 26

  • Dickey to Debut Against Red Sox

    TSN.ca "The Boston Red Sox can't help but be better this season under John Farrell, if they can just stay healthy. Last season capped a terrible run of injuries that contributed mightily to their last place finish in the AL East. The Bosox had 27 players hit the disabled list last season, who missed a..." February 25

  • Dickey Casting Unique Shadow at Jays Camp

    Sportsnet.ca "After throwing live batting practice, R.A. Dickey makes a point of shaking the hand of not only his catcher but the batters he faced. The 38-year-old Cy Young Award winner knows the knuckleball is no fun to hit, especially at the beginning of spring training when hitters are only beginning to..." February 25

  • R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball ties hitters in knots

    Toronto Star "The first patsy up was Adam Lind and the ball went whaha-whoops-whee past him. Brett Lawrie stood in for his cuts: way behind on the swing, way ahead on the swing, then — completely discombobulating — a fat fastball that froze the hitter. “It went straight down the pipe!” Mark DeRosa, who’s had..." February 18

  • Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey living in spotlight but never wants to feel entitled

    Toronto Sun "The crew from 60 Minutes has come and gone. The whirlwind of interviews has started to subside. Through it all, R.A. Dickey seems unfazed. “It doesn’t feel irregular,” he said Thursday. “It’s not more than I can manage. Coming from New York certainly prepares you for that aspect of the job...." February 15

  • Blue Jays' Arencibia aims to be Dickey’s main battery partner

    Toronto Sun "J.P. Arencibia isn’t about to concede, without a fight, the catching duties to anyone else when R.A. Dickey is on the mound. When Alex Anthopoulos made the deal to get Dickey from the Mets, he made sure he had catching insurance in the form of Josh Thole, who has plenty of experience receiving..." February 12

  • R.A. Dickey makes first throws as a Jay

    Toronto Sun "R.A. Dickey was ready to make his first throws in a Blue Jays uniform. Just a game of catch. A bit of long-toss on the grass in the outfield. But, amazingly, catchers had become suspiciously scarce. Weren’t there a couple of the young receivers hanging around just a minute ago? Somebody?..." February 12

  • R.A. Dickey tells story of his journey to rescue India's youth

    New York Daily News "I am walking down a street called Lane 14 in a city the world used to know as Bombay, and my senses are under assault. I sidestep human feces on my left, and a puddle of vomit on my right. Garbage is strewn everywhere, and so are people of all ages, many of them deformed, enough human beings to..." February 10

  • New Met Marcum not looking to fill R.A.'s shoes

    New York Post "Shaun Marcum isn't headed to spring training under the illusion he is filling R.A. Dickey's rotation spot for the Mets. "That will be tough to fill, having one person do it," Marcum said yesterday, after his one-year contract worth $4 million with the Mets became official. "If all five starters..." January 31

  • Wright, Dickey rejoin forces in the Classic

    New York Post "A David Wright-R.A. Dickey reunion did not take long. Wright, the face of the Mets' franchise, and Dickey, the Mets' Cy Young Award winner before being traded to the Blue Jays, Thursday were named to Team USA for the World Baseball Classic. Neither selection was surprising. "When you think..." January 18

  • Blue Jays ace R.A. Dickey to pitch for Team USA

    Toronto Star "Reigning NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey will pitch for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, according to MLB.com. The 38-year-old knuckleballer, acquired by the Blue Jays this offseason, will join a U.S. staff that includes San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong and veteran lefty Andy Pettite, the..." January 14

  • New Blue Jays hurler R.A. Dickey a genuine baseball renaissance man

    Toronto Star "Leo Tolstoy said there are only two types of stories: a man goes on a journey, and a stranger comes to town. R.A. Dickey spent the first 38 years of his life playing out the narrative of the former. He began the latter on Tuesday. Dickey didn't choose Toronto. The New York Mets chose it for..." January 09

  • Is Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey really the most interesting man in sports?

    Toronto Star "Is new Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey the most interesting man in sports? Judging from his riveting news conference on Tuesday, he may be. Introduced to the Toronto media, the 38-year-old former New York Met and Cy Young Award winner last season, Dickey held reporters in thrall. This deep..." January 09

  • Dickey thankful Mets traded him

    New York Post "R.A. Dickey said Tuesday he is thankful the Mets did not meet his contract demands and he is thrilled to join the Blue Jays, a team he said that is "all in" to win the World Series. The Blue Jays formally introduced the 38-year-old knuckleballer at Rogers Centre after acquiring the NL Cy Young..." January 09

  • Toronto Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey has come a long way

    Toronto Sun "R.A. Dickey seems like a pretty likeable guy. The 38-year-old Cy Young winning knuckleballer was unveiled in the flesh late Tuesday afternoon to a large media throng. He spoke at length about his late-blooming career with the Mets and the knuckleball that saved him weeks ago upon the..." January 09

  • Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey brings his knuckleball, and intellect, to Toronto

    Toronto Star "New Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey may not be on the same level as Ross Ohlendorf when it comes to matters of pure academic brilliance but he's written his own masterpiece. Ross who, did you say? Ohlendorf established himself in 2009 with a 95 m.p.h. sinker for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but..." December 27

  • R.A. Dickey bids farewell to New York with column

    Hardball Talk "Instead of buying an ad in a paper to say his goodbye to Mets fans, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey penned an entire column. Here's a snippet from the New York Daily News: I may not pitch for the home team anymore (a friend told me I now have to start calling myself a Canuckleball pitcher ) but..." December 23

  • NY Mets leave Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey out of 2012 team highlights video

    New York Daily News "Cy who? In a video posted this week on the Mets official website, and emailed to fans, the team sent along holiday wishes, and presented a brief montage of highlights from the 2012 season. It was all there, from Johan Santana's June 1 no-hitter, to Ike Davis' career-high 32 home runs, to..." December 21

  • Profiling R.A. Dickey, Cy Young winner

    Bluebird Banter "You probably know the story, at least partially. The short version is this: R.A. Dickey was a first-round draft pick by the Rangers in 1996, but he got only a minimal offer after the Rangers' medical staff found out Dickey did not have an ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Dickey's..." December 19

  • R.A. regrets contract talk during Citi party

    New York Post "R.A. Dickey is sorry he turned the Mets' holiday party for Hurricane Sandy's young victims into his own contract pity party. "At the Christmas party I'd like to admit to you that I was unprepared for that informal press conference, if you will," the ex-Met said during a conference call..." December 19

  • R.A. Dickey joining Toronto Blue Jays makes Yankees manager Joe Girardi's job tougher

    New York Daily News "Joe Girardi's job got a little tougher this week — and he knows it. The Blue Jays continued their busy winter, trading four players to the Mets in exchange for R.A. Dickey, the National League's reigning Cy Young Award winner. Dickey joins a rotation that had already bulked up with the..." December 18

  • Dickey passes physical in Toronto, deal that sends Cy Young winner to Blue Jays is official

    New York Daily News "After months of speculation and days of intense negotiation, one of the most dramatic trades in Mets history is official: Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays, and signed a contract extension with his new team. The Daily News was first to report that the deal was..." December 18

  • Ken Davidoff answers his critics in the wake of his R.A. Dickey column

    Hardball Talk "Over the weekend, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post wrote a column in which he criticized departing New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, calling him a "handful," saying he was not well-liked by his teammates and generally painting a picture of a self-absorbed self promoter. It was surprising for..." December 17

  • Blue Jays, Mets finalize seven-player R.A. Dickey trade

    Hardball Talk "R.A. Dickey passed his physical, clearing the final hurdle for his trade to Toronto. Here's the official transaction: Blue Jays acquire RHP R.A. Dickey, C Josh Thole and C Mike Nickeas from the Mets for C Travis d'Arnaud, C John Buck, RHP Noah Syndergaard and OF Wuilmer Becerra. The final..." December 17

  • Dickey deal official as Blue Jays acquire ace

    MLB.com "The long-rumored deal that would send 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets to Toronto is finally complete. Toronto officially acquired Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and Minor League catcher Mike Nickeas in the seven-player trade that was announced Monday evening...." December 17

  • Mets land top prospects from Jays in Dickey deal

    MLB.com "In one of the most significant gambles in recent franchise history, the Mets traded National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays in a seven-player deal on Monday. The Mets reached agreement Sunday on a trade of Dickey, and he and the Jays quickly negotiated a three-year,..." December 17

  • Report: Dickey agrees to extension with Blue Jays

    TSN.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a contract extension with National League Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. The extension, which reportedly is worth $25 million over two years means the trade with his former team, the New York Mets will now be made..." December 17

  • Mets agree to trade R.A. Dickey to Toronto; pitcher has until Tuesday to negotiate deal with Blue Jays

    Newark Star-Ledger "The latest step in Sandy Alderson's plan to rebuild the Mets hinges on contract talks between R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays. The two sides entered into a 72-hour negotiating window this afternoon, according to a Fox Sports report. Once Dickey agrees to an extension with the Blue Jays,..." December 17