Number 1, no way in the world you get Myers for Syndergaard, Wilmer, Mejia, and Nimmo... You're offering him 3 a-ball or lower guys and one guy who hits at double-a but has no position for the number 3 prospect in baseball. Another reason, the Red Sox just got him. You'd have to offer them a no-brainer deal for them to consider moving an outfielder who could be one of if not THE face of the franchise in the near future. Myers is less attainable than Upton. The Sox are going to wait and see with him before they do ANYTHING unless it's a no-brainer.
Also, the Beltran deal just happened to take place mid-season when he was finally showing production because he was finally healthy for some period of time. He was marketed as the best bat available and he really was. Dickey, while being 38, it was a give and take situation. Yeah he's 38, but he's a knuckleballer with no ucl with 3 years of data showing he's a front-line pitcher, last year being the pinnacle of his career, so far... And because he's 38 and a knuckleballer, he also gets paid peanuts compared to what other aces make.
So you're able to have an ace getting paid middle of the rotation money on a short-term deal... that's a rare situation to be in. Imagine that trade for Johan ended in us signing him to a 2-year extension... the flexibility we'd have would be amazing. Plus Dickey will be pitching in a dome most of his time there with much improved defense over what we were fielding. AA is no dummy. You want Any of those guys mentioned, get ready to deal 2 of Niese, D'arnaud, Harvey, and Wheeler along with someone like Syndergaard or Fulmer and a b-level prospect like Tovar.
Sandy is playing it perfectly for now. Get stop-gaps on extremely short term-deals, preferably 1-year types, while waiting for your moment to strike. No need to rush. We have Johan's money coming off next year and already have something to play with but nothing of real worth out there to use it on. Wait it out till next year... this isn't the first or last year big-time guys are available. Happens every year.
There's no need to rush and we'd be selling low to sell off guys who's value have a realistic chance of skyrocketing in a year.
I still just do not know if Sandy is willing to ever give a guy 5 year plus and 125 or more as a free agent.
Wright was a special case.
By Sandy do you really mean Fred and Jeff?
Originally Posted by Sick Of It All
Anyway, if true its sad. I feel like we need to sign at least one high impact outfielder to a long term contract within the next couple of offseasons...someone who can join the young core we currently have and can stabilize our OF.
A name like Corey Hart comes to mind or Sin Shoo Choo.
You are probably right though. I don't see us signing someone like that. We will probably sign someone like Jason Kubel, Martin Prado, or even Coco Crisp lol. (I wouldn't necessarily mind Martin Prado though).