"Yeah but he's 38 and his control is always somewhat suspect."
Lol...Dickey's control is "suspect?" That's a joke right?
Umm, what? Who are you and where did you come from? You're not a Mets fan, are you? Boston fan?
Mets fans can tell you Dickey is incredible. He is an ace that MLB just doesn't understand because he doesn't fit the flamethrowing mold. If he were to regress, he'd be at worst a #3 pitcher. And that would be a big regression.
Also, pinpoint control? Who has that? Not a knuckleballer. Dickey aims two baseballs above the catcher's mask. He has an idea of where it may end up, but barely. Batters have no clue. Rewatch the O's and Rays' game when he threw 1hitters. He was topping 83 on the stadium gun, i was there.
"It's hard to duplicate that type of control again over a full season"
I just really don't understand what you even mean. He has pitched 2 full seasons, and just won a Cy Young while pitching since April with a torn ab muscle. Did you even look at the stats before coming here to spout your opinion? I just don't understand.