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Monday, October 25, 2010
Dickey runner-up for Comeback Player

By Adam Rubin

R.A. Dickey's revival allowed him to finish in the top three in player balloting for the National League Comeback Player of the Year. But Dickey was topped by Atlanta's Tim Hudson for the award, the players association announced Monday. The other finalist was San Francisco's Aubrey Huff.

Dickey, who turns 36 on Friday, went 11-9 with a 2.84 ERA in 27 appearances (26 starts) for the Mets after a call-up from Triple-A Buffalo. In '09, he was 1-1 with a 4.62 ERA in 35 appearances (one start) for the Minnesota Twins.

Dickey is arbitration-eligible and remains under the Mets' control for the 2011 season, after which he would be eligible for free agency. It's believed Dickey would entertain a multi-year deal with a low base salary next season to add security while providing the Mets wiggle room given the existing 2011 payroll commitments.