Yes but the cumulative results Niese will give us at 25 will probably be better going forward than a 38 year old Dickey.
Under normal circumstances, i don't advocate dealing either but if the market is hot on pitching then Dickey is at his highest value coming off the Cy Young.
Niese is one of the cornerstone pieces moving forward, whereas i don't see Dickey being nearly as valuable 3 years down the road. I think Niese took steps towards being a number 2 starter last year and will continue that trend next year.
His overall numbers were very good, i think sometimes he doesn't get the credit he deserves.
I think Niese is a nice pitcher, that has incredibly trade-value.
“Ninety percent I’ll spend on good times, women, and Irish whiskey. The other ten percent I’ll probably waste.”
- Tug McGraw, on his plans for his $75,000 salary