Acquired by the Blue Jays from the New York Mets during the 2012/2013 offseason, R.A. Dickey was coming off a strong campaign that saw him earn the NL Cy Young Award, with the Jays sending a couple of top prospects in Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard to the Mets.
Dickey was healthy and made 130 starts for the Jays through four seasons, earning a 4.05 ERA with a 6.6 K/9 and just a 2.9 BB/9. While he posted alright numbers for the Jays during the regular season, the knuckleballer pitched to mixed results during the 2015 playoffs, his lone appearance in meaningful October baseball over his career.
His lone start against Texas was solid, yielding only one earned through 4.2 innings in the do-or-die game when the Rangers were up 2-1 in the series. Price would follow Dickey and while the right-hander did not earn the win, he was able to limit the five hits to just one earned run while not giving up a walk, helping send the series back to Toronto.
The ALCS was a different story, as Dickey was unable to get out of the second inning in his lone start against the Royals, giving up two home runs and only striking out one batter versus two walks.
Dickey would only play one more season in Toronto, pitching to a 4.46 ERA through 30 appearances and did not pitch in the postseason that year. He became free agent eligible following the 2016 campaign and signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves with a club option for a second season.
After posting a 4.26 ERA through 31 starts and 190.0 innings with the Braves, the club decided to not pick up his option and he retired shortly after.