This one can definitely be filed into ‘no duh’ folder, but I found it amusing nonetheless. Dan Martin of the New York Post mentioned in his column today (click here for full story) that the Mets GM, Omar Minaya, had this to say regarding the success of the team’s knuckle balling superstar:
I wish I could say we were that smart. We weren’t. We liked him, but we did get a little lucky on that one.”
We believe you Omar…..we believe you. Nobody has accused Minaya of being smart this season, but I’m a firm believer that luck is the result of opportunity meeting preparation. The front office saw something and had the resources to make it happen, so there’s no way to completely discount what has turned out to be an absolutely tremendous signing. With regards to the possibility that R.A. is having a ‘fluke’ season, Minaya had this to say:
I would like to think that when a player has done it for this long, that’s what the pitcher is”
Eloquently put my dear Omar, but if by ‘this long’ you mean 3/4 a season, I think there are more than a few examples that would prove him wrong. Still, as we pointed out in our post ‘Can the Love Fest Last: A Saber Look at R.A. Dickey‘, there are some positive statistics pointing to this season being much more than just a flash in the pan.
As for the 35-year-old hurler, who is arbitration eligible at season’s end, he will take on the Marlins and Josh Johnson tonight at 7:10 in Citi Field. Dickey is looking for his 9th victory while Johnson, who is a legitimate Cy Young contender, goes...TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST HEAD TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: