I think Dickey will be a Ranger by Friday, and Olt and Martin will be Mets. Just a hunch ;)
Olt and Martin would give us 3 huge needs. A top of the order bat, a middle of the order bat, and an outfield. With the Royals GROSSLY over paying for Shields and Davis, Martin and Olt will look like a steal for Texas. It's either Dickey or over pay Sanchez. Do the right thing JD!
I'd keep Thole in AAA and use Recker as the back-up then. JP will not be a Met if we deal with Texas. We don't really have anything to offer.
Olt is already 24, so I think it's time for him to show what he's got in the big leagues. He did very well in AA Round Rock and hitting in Vagas proves nothing. I'd take Hairston back for the right price, but I'd want Ross as well.
True. But assuming they don't get Dickey, I think they's deal Arencibia for Gee straight up. Might even do it for Familia or Mejia and a lower level prospect.Quote:
Originally Posted by YoungStuna28
If we can make a satisfactory deal with Texas, I'd love to see Alderson offer a good package to Toronto and get Arncibia along with Emilio Bonifacio.
Bonifacio - LF (S)
Murphy - 2B (L)
Wright - 3B (R)
Davis - 1B (L)
Hairston - RF (R) platoon with Nieuwenhuis (L)
Martin - CF (L)
Arencibia - C (R)
Tejada - SS (R)
If Martin takes off and shows he is ready to hit major league pitching well, move him into the leadoff spot.
Honestly, if the best we are gonna get for Dickey is Olt, then I would rather just keep him. Im not up for trading a legit star for a role player. We should trade role players for role players if thats what we plan on doing. We missed our chance by not trading Reyes or Wright for the kind of future stud bat impact player.
Trade Gee and Flores for the best fielders we can possibly get with them.
Dickey and Niese are now the best pitchers in the market. So they will need to overpay for either. Great news!
Olt, a role player? He has an inpact power bat and a very good arm. He could become a role player because no prospect is a guarentee, but that is why I want Martin as well.
But I dunno I just don't feel like this is a gotta do it can't miss trade. His defense and how it will be in outfield is just too big of a questionmark to be really excited about it. If we get another promising player along with him that plays a great outfield and has a good bat ill probably warm up to it.