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Would I be crazy not to keep Dickey?

Postby sixersfan105 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:54 am

How often does one NOT keep the reigning NL Cy Young? Granted he's getting up there in years, last year was by far the best year of his career, and he's now in the AL East. But then I look at what he did against Tampa and Baltimore in Interleague last June in back to back starts (2 CGs, no ERs, 25 k's combined)...

Taking all of that into account, I need to decide between keeping Dickey or Kris Medlen. Very tough call. I'm already keeping Verlander and Strasburg. I am in "win now" mode, but also always have an eye on the future...Please help!
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Re: Would I be crazy not to keep Dickey?

Postby HOOTIE » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:56 am

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Re: Would I be crazy not to keep Dickey?

Postby SecretAgentMan » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:01 am

I have my doubts about Dickey, but it is hardly like Medlen is a sure thing either. Dickey on paper carries the most value so I think you have to go that route or cut a deal to trade up.
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Re: Would I be crazy not to keep Dickey?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:02 am

I prefer Dickey for this year, Medlen long-term.
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Re: Would I be crazy not to keep Dickey?

Postby plamb23 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:08 am

I think you go with Dickey. He is getting stronger and his team is better, and the AL East is not what it was.
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Re: Would I be crazy not to keep Dickey?

Postby dannahann » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:14 am

You are in win now mode so I say Dickey is the keep.
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Re: Would I be crazy not to keep Dickey?

Postby Crazed98 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:03 am

I have some doubts about Dickey this year but, I would stick with him over Medlen.

BTW thanks for help with mine.
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Re: Would I be crazy not to keep Dickey?

Postby fsbarren » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:34 am

It really is a bit of a toss up. Dickey's numbers are projected to be solid, Medlen's are projected to be a bit better on ERA and WHIP. That being said, Dickey is projected at more than a few wins above Medlen.

Verlander and Strasburg should really set you well in ERA/WHIP/Ks, and I think Dickey gives you a chance at a knockout 1-2-3 staff. Medlen could be great, but Dickey's season last year (on the METS) I think give him an deserved edge.
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Re: Would I be crazy not to keep Dickey?

Postby chargerss24 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:20 pm

sixersfan105 wrote:I am in "win now" mode, but also always have an eye on the future...Please help!


I don't know what your league settings are, but you got a strong 1-2 punch already in your rotation. Can you shop Dickey for a bat and keep Medlen for the long-term?

That said, to answer your question, you're in "win now" mode, so keep Dickey.
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