Jays close to acquiring R.A. Dickey
I just arrived at my hotel for the night in Punta Gorda, Florida and I had to update you guys on this.
For those of you that think he's a one year wonder, I can tell you that's not the case.
Check out Dickey's stats the in last three years of his career.
2010: 27 GS, 11 W, 174.1 IP, 2.84 ERA, 104 K, 1.19 WHIP
2011: 32 GS, 8 W, 208.2 IP, 3.28 ERA, 134 K, 1.23 WHIP
2012: 33 GS, 20 W, 233.2 IP, 2.73 ERA, 192 K, 1.05 WHIP
Check out these stats via FanGraphs.
Fastball- 14.0% (83.4 MPH average velocity),
Knuckleball- 85.4% (77.1 MPH average velocity)
Changeup- 0.6% (75.3 MPH average velocity)
Considering the Jays are loaded in the outfield and still have D.J. Davis in the system, Gose is expendable IMO. One of the catchers can go too and I'm sure they'll get another player in the deal.
Alex Anthopoulos will get a good deal done here, I'm a fan of this if it happens.