Dickey To Have Surgery For Abdominal Tear, Plus What Ojeda Said

An article by posted on October 3, 2012

After their 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins, the Mets announced that R.A. Dickey will have surgery on October 18 in Philadelphia, to repair a torn abdominal muscle that he tore back in April.

Apparently he has been pitching with discomfort all season long, but during his start it was the worst pain he’s had and that’s why his outing was cut short.

“The pain was fairly significant from time to time,” Dickey said. “We just did a good job of managing that. Whether it was backing off in the bullpen in between starts or getting the treatment that I needed or whatever else I needed to help with that pain, we were able to do it in a way that I was able to perform and not worry about it.”

The procedure is non-invasive and he expects to be ready for Spring Training.

Dickey took a no-decision in his final start and ends his remarkable season with a 20-6 record and a 2.73 ERA and 230 strikeouts.

I can’t believe he’s been pitching with this tear all season long. I wonder if the Mets make an issue of it as Dickey seems to think he’ll be talking about a contract extension after this season.

Whatever the case ends up being, I do wish R.A. luck with the procedure and a speedy recovery. As for the Cy Young Award? It’s now in the hands of the voters.

By the way, what was the deal on the Mets post game show on SNY regarding Dickey?

I thought it was strange to hear Bobby Ojeda saying he thinks it would be a bad idea to give Dickey an extension after the season.

“I wouldn’t do it. Dickey signed a contract that he liked and looked good for him at the time, and now that it looks bad he wants an extension? Too bad, you signed the contract with a team option, it looks like it worked out for the team, now you have to live with that decision. I’f I’m the Mets there’s no way I give him an extension. By the time the Mets are relevant again, he may be a poor or odd fit.”

Lot’s of strange things being said within the world of SNY in the last 2-3 months. Dickey’s team option is for $5 million, but he gave them a $20 million dollar season. What a kick in the pants…

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