Mets Testing R.A. Dickey’s Value

Whether R.A. Dickey wins, places or shows Wednesday night, as we learn the identities of the National League and American League Cy Young Award winners, the Mets should take this moment to celebrate themselves and their baseball savvy.

It was Omar Minaya, a scout at heart, who took a flier on Dickey in December 2009, offering him a minor-league contract at a time when the right-hander and his fledgling knuckeball had worn out four organizations in four seasons.

It was general manager Sandy Alderson, hired to evaluate talent through an emotion-free lens, who — having analyzed Dickey’s impressive Mets debut in 2010 — decided the guy was no fluke and committed to what turned out to be an incredibly team-friendly, three-year, $12-million contract.

So give the Mets their moment. And then, if you’re a Mets fan, hope the team learns from these examples and continues to hit big on Dickey moving forward.

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