New York Mets: Comparing RA Dickey and Zack Wheeler

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New York Mets: Comparing RA Dickey and Zack Wheeler
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Not unlike the team's past, the New York Mets' present and future success is dependent on their pitching.

Their 2012 season has proven to be a losing one, but ace R.A. Dickey currently boasts the most wins in the majors with 18, and is looking to become the first Met since Frank Viola in 1990 to win 20 games.

The present is in the hands of Dickey, but the future's success is up to top prospect Zack Wheeler. On the surface, the two seem to have little in common. After a little thinking, however, you'll realize the pair of hurlers are a lot more similar than they seem.

Let's look into what unites the two Metropolitan gems, along with some details that separate them.

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