“It’s been a really rough second half, and we’re really disappointed in it, certainly. But, as we sit back and look over the season, you look at the job R.A. has done, the no-hitter Johan had, there are so many positives. To know [Dickey] the way I know him, to know all about his personality, to know everything it takes to be great, he’s done it. He’s willing to sacrifice everything to be great. And today, he got his 20th win. And if there’s greatness in pitching, it’s winning 20.”

— Terry Collins on R.A. Dickey, positive moments in 2012