The MLB forum is talking about a potential blockbuster trade involving 4 teams including the Royals and Rangers. Now they're saying Meyers and Olt may be part of it. Not sure how much is truth, but hmm.
From the Jays Forum
Could end up being the best deal the mets get if the Royals and Rangers get their pitchersQuote:
Take it with a grain of salt but :
@KennedyMLB: Bob Elliott saying: "Am told" JP Arencibia and Gose gets the Jays Dickey, "but Mets still looking for better offers."
Meija in rotation is Dickey is delt... Interesting
Gose did have 34 steals in AAA last year with 21 doubles and 10 triples, but 101 K's in 420 Ab's is not gonna cut it. He can't be the center piece. If you get him and d'Arnaud, ill be pleased. 16 homers and 21 doubles to go with good D behind the plate? :drool:
I don't think Arencibia is that good. He has like a .700 OPS and hits ~.230.
Dickey has also thrown many fewer innings than other 37 year old starters. That's less wear on his arm. Add that to the fact that the main pitch he throws, which he uses probably around 85% of the time, is a pitch which puts much less stress on his arm than say, a slider or curveball.
Even if you ignore all of those facts, look at the example set by the Mets when they traded an elder Carlos Beltran, who would not have netted a pick, for Giants' #2 or 3 prospect Zack Wheeler. Things happen on the open market. It all depends on the demand.
I mention on the MLB forum that J.P. is not much better than Thole, hell they have put similar production in their short careers. Now the one thing he give you is pop and I would not mind him and Thole as a tandem.
I like Gose a lot because of his plus speed, plus arm and plus defense and I think he will be an average offensive center fielder, but because of the other tools he should be a very productive player.
...but those 2 guys alone for Dickey is not enough for me, they have to add a pitcher. I want one of Sanchez or Syndergaard, but I would take Nolin as well.
Lets just extend Dickey unless we get a great deal...and by great deal I mean a top 20 prospect.
Thats my stance.