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R.A. Dickey has been a flat-out stud all season long. The knuckleballer has shocked the entire league with his ability to control his pitches as they dance to the plate.
Despite Dickey's stellar performance, Johan Santana finding his old form, and Jonathon Niese providing quality outings, the rest of the Mets starting pitching is still a major question mark.
After Dillon Gee's recent injury, the New York Mets find themselves in need of another starting pitcher to help solidify a mediocre rotation. The options are out there with big-name players like Cole Hamels, Matt Garza, Wandy Rodriguez and Ryan Dempster all floating around the market. The Mets would be foolish not to make a move for an arm.
Offensively, David Wright has led the attack all season long hitting .345 with 59 RBI and a .438 on-base percentage. Infielders Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy have provided some support from the plate as well, but the Mets' outfield is severely lacking in depth and production.
Currently, the outfield consists of Scott Hairston in left (hitting .253), Kirk Nieuwenhuis in center (.263) and Lucas Duda in right (.246).
In a perfect world, the Mets would send some prospects to the Diamondbacks for slugger Justin Upton and make a run at the playoffs. With the inevitable return of Jason Bay, however, the team may be hesitant to make such a move.
Let's hope the management is wise enough to bring in some talent to keep the team in the hunt.