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Postby daveblotto » Sun May 02, 2004 9:50 pm

I was just checking this game out and see that he's pitching pretty darn good, and Has so far. Is he worth a look? I'm dying for some SP help as guys like Padilla(0-4) Livan are killing me!
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Postby BostonBK7 » Sun May 02, 2004 10:06 pm

I don't know but its embarrasing that he's completely shutting down the red sox.
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Postby mikethegreen » Sun May 02, 2004 10:20 pm

This is a very impressive outing. I didn't think we'd see any Texas starters worth owning in a fantasy league this year. If he keeps throwing like this there will be one.
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Postby INKcogKNEEdough » Sun May 02, 2004 10:46 pm

was tempted to pick him up today but decided on mike maroth instead.


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Postby EK711 » Sun May 02, 2004 10:47 pm

Isn't Dickey the guy without some ligament in his elbow?
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Postby John Bonzo » Sun May 02, 2004 10:51 pm

EK711 wrote:Isn't Dickey the guy without some ligament in his elbow?


Yup, thats him. He's like 29 years old, is missing a ligament in his arm, and doctors didnt think he'd ever pitch again. He pitched some last year with mixed results, but has looked really good in 4 of his 5 starts this year.
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Postby EK711 » Sun May 02, 2004 10:55 pm

espn.com wrote:2003 Season
For the first six years of his pro career, the most significant fact about R.A. Dickey may have been that he was born without a ligament in his right elbow. But the former first-round pick created a new reputation in 2003, that of a hard-working overachiever. His nine wins tied for second among AL rookies, and John Thomson was the only Rangers starter who was more effective.

Despite the lack of the ligament, Dickey has built his fastball up to the 90-91 MPH range. But what really makes him effective is "The Thing," a hybrid knuckle-curve/splitter that he can make move like a slider. He thinks pitching sequences through, pays attention to runners and is in the right place when things are going on around him. He is an excellent fielder, who can help himself with defense.


:-? "Knuckle-curve/splitter that moves like a slider" :-?
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Postby yankeesrule2004 » Sun May 02, 2004 11:05 pm

I dunno about you guys but i need some SP and im taking a chance on the guy. I took a look at his games his year, he won twice against anaheim, once against kc, and tonite against boston. Anaheim and boston can both hit pretty well and he's only allowed 4 er in five outings if you take out the 9 ER massacre against Oak. I watched the game and he looked pretty good. I would take a chance on him if you need pitching. I am! B-)
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Postby bost0n » Sun May 02, 2004 11:06 pm

Watched every game and cried after every lost. damn Rangers.
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Postby Pedantic » Sun May 02, 2004 11:12 pm

EK711 wrote:
espn.com wrote:2003 Season
For the first six years of his pro career, the most significant fact about R.A. Dickey may have been that he was born without a ligament in his right elbow. But the former first-round pick created a new reputation in 2003, that of a hard-working overachiever. His nine wins tied for second among AL rookies, and John Thomson was the only Rangers starter who was more effective.

Despite the lack of the ligament, Dickey has built his fastball up to the 90-91 MPH range. But what really makes him effective is "The Thing," a hybrid knuckle-curve/splitter that he can make move like a slider. He thinks pitching sequences through, pays attention to runners and is in the right place when things are going on around him. He is an excellent fielder, who can help himself with defense.


:-? "Knuckle-curve/splitter that moves like a slider" :-?


I guess it's a good thing he doesn't have that ligament. God knows what that pitch would do to it. :-D
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