Two trades that could make a difference:
Dickey to the Twins for Josh Willingham, Aaron Hicks and Jose Berrios.
Replace Dickey in the rotation with Rays Jeremy Hellickson for Duda, Familia, and Ceciliani
Willingham gives us a formidable RH hitting power threat to protect Ike in the 5 hole.
Hicks, a speedy, switch hitting, high OBP center fielder could give Kirk and den Dekker some stiff competition for the starting CF job in 2014. He could be an ideal leadoff hitter.
The Twins may be unwilling to part with Berrios, who in his first pro season in rookie ball had a 1.17 ERA and .062 WHIP. In that case, I'd take B.J. Hermsen
Hellickson is a good mid-rotation pitcher now, who could develop into an ace. And he is under team control until 2017.
Former B'klyn Dodger fan. Mets Maniac since 1962.