Dickey to fans: ‘You guys deserve better’

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey joins Prime Time Sports to recap a disappointing season and how he will use the experience to fuel himself going forward.

R.A. Dickey says Toronto Blue Jays fans deserve better.

The knuckleballer took to Twitter Wednesday, apologizing for the Blue Jays’ disappointing 2013 season.

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Dickey recovered from a slow start this year, but the same cannot be said for the Blue Jays, who enter play Wednesday with a 72-85 record after beginning the season as World Series favourites.

Acquired in a seven-player trade with the New York Mets, Dickey arrived in Toronto as the defending National League Cy Young winner. After 33 starts spanning 217.1 innings, he has a 4.27 ERA with 174 strikeouts in 2013.

Dickey remains under contract for two more seasons, and will earn $12 million per year in 2014-15. Before the apology, he had not commented on Twitter since August 7.