Suggested links for Tuesday, August 14

PolaroidThe fact that a knuckleballer is in the NL Cy Young conversation is a testament to the amazing season R.A. Dickey  has put together, Benjamin Hoffman writes in the New York Times.

In the Wall Street Journal, Jared Diamond wonders if the Mets should shut down Johan Santana.

Mike Baxter has gone through his share of frustrations this season, but through it all, he’s remained patient, according to Ethan Asofsky of MLB.com.

Ike Davis told Roderick Boone of Newsday he is starting to feel more comfortable at the plate saying, “I wouldn’t say that I’m steaming hot right now. But I definitely feel more comfortable.”

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, there is little reason not to summon C.J. Nitkowski, who has not allowed an earned run in 8.2 innings between Double-A and Triple-A.

Mike Kerwick of the Bergan Record asks the questions, Is Santana hurt? What are the Mets doing with Jason Bay? And, are David Wright and R.A. Dickey pricing their way out of town?