R.A. Dickey, one of the oldest – and certainly wisest – players in MLB, could be on the verge of adding another special chapter to his already uncommon story. This will be Dickey's 19th season in professional baseball, a journey with so many twists and turns its been compared over and over to the pitch that gave him a new lease on life on the mound, the knuckleball. His rise to the top is well documented . He cracked 20-plus starts for the first time in 2010, a decade and a half after he was picked in the first round , and finally had his shining moment in 2012 at 37, winning the NL Cy Young with the New York Mets. After that season the rebuilding Mets cashed in, sending Dickey to Toronto for a package that included two premium prospects . Dickey's two years with the Blue Jays have been respectable, but he hasn't come close to replicating his Cy Young dominance. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball: Sign up and join a league today! ] Can 2015 be that year? A more relaxed approach this offseason has the 40-year-old right-hander in the right frame of mind and in strong physical shape heading into the regular season. In fact, he feels like he’s primed for his best season in Toronto. " I have changed up [my routine] a little bit in the sense that I’m taking it a bit slower and trying to peak at the right time," Dickey told Big League Stew in an interview on behalf of Head and Shoulders' Season of the #Whiff campaign . " I feel like my innings have been built up, my pitch counts have been built up and I’m feeling confident that I’ll be ready when we break camp ."
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