If you can get Dickey cheap.. you go for it..
If both he and the team are doing well, then you keep him even without a contract extension. If the team is out of contention, then you flip him at the deadline and probably get the same value you payed of him back from a desperate team
R.A. Dickey seams like a good pickup. I would give up a top prospect(s) for him. Cus unlike regular pitchers you dont have the high snapping motion. Its more of a shot put. Thats why knuckleballers last longer. I can see Dickey pitching another 5 years
Last edited by nithanyo; 11-13-2012 at 04:07 AM.
There is never a 5 year guaranty on anything, however, his quality of Pitching allows him to be a solid #2 and just think when you go from a Power Pitcher of Morrow to the knuckleballer of Dickey and than back to Ricky Romero, how messed up the opposition batters will be in a series.
I wouldn't call any of those seasons MVP spoke of as crappy. And keep in mind his ERA was usually better than his FIP, so his WAR doesn't credit him as much as it should.
Vic Mackey: You better figure out how much you hate me. And how you're going to deal with that. 'Cause I'm not going anywhere.
This sums up every sports interview, ever.
The problem with all the talk I hear about trading or Dickey or signing Hamilton or Greinke is as follows
Say we trade for Dickey. Awesome he's good and would love to have him. However, will he put us In the playoffs? No. In order for that to happen AS would need to go out and get another A/B type pitcher a #1-2 guy and a solid LF player. It will take 3-4 moves of significant players to push the jays to the playoffs. And I just don't see AA doin so. Getting Dickey would mean AA needs to make 2-3 more significant moves and I just don't see it happening. Same reason why he beer got
And same reasons why he won't get dickey, Greinke
Realistically I can see AA signing marcum and trading for McCarthy
Which wouldn't be too bad and would solve some issues. As for LF who knows. Torii Hunter?
I'd rather have at this point
That's a solid rotation that would be a successful offseason
Also I would love to package rasmus+Escobar for a 1st baseman
Two positions teams covet are the heads of infield and outfield
We can trade starting SS and CF and in return try and get someone like
Goldschmidt (.359 OBP) low salary, Arab eligible 2015, locked up to 2018 perfect AA target. Arizona is losing uptown as well they need a shortstop
Rasmus could replace upton nicely for them and Escobar would be a great fit to play beside hill (familiarity) they kill two birds with 1 stone and we can grab a young power hitting 1B
Maybe we can give them Lind as well and grab a starter or reliever from them like Ziegler or Ian Kennedy
Hech moves to SS. Gose to CF. izturis at 2B and goldschmidt at 1B
Last edited by lorneg34; 11-13-2012 at 01:06 PM.
One rumoured SP candidate is off the board, Scott Baker signed with the Cubs today. One year deal worth $5.5MM with up to $1.5MM in bonuses.
Rumor floating around some twitters that Rangers offered Olt to Atlanta , they send Simmons to Arizona and Upton goes to Rangers. Read this also on Rumor central as well, so don't know how accurate this is, but who knows with all the rumors being twittered around.