My point is that too many of us (yes, FoC too) have already penciled in Harvey as a future ace based on his two-month debut in the majors. Others have contacted Cooperstown to make sure there's a mantle space waiting for Zach Wheeler.
Originally Posted by MetsFanatic19
Young pitchers historically are exceptionally volatile. To just toss away your ace is foolish.
Maybe I'm foolish for thinking the Mets can right this ship within 5 years if they play their cards right. That means making sure the pitching is strong while you fill the other holes. No, i wouldn't trade Dickey. I just don't trust the the rest of the staff to pick up all those innings we'd be leaving open. THAT is what will have a bad domino effect on the young arms. Relying on them for more innings because you jettisoned the best innings eater in all of baseball.
Baseball is a team game that all too often looks like an individual sport to the untrained eye. Sure, it seems like a game of one-on-one, pitcher versus hitter. But it's not. How that pitcher's teammates responded before him will have a lot of bearing with how he'll pitch in the long haul.
That we're looking to groom all these young pitchers at once is the very reason RA Dickey should be kept, not dealt.
But as the Zen Master said, we'll see.
"Ain't got the call no more. Got a lot of sinful idears – but they seem kinda sensible...."