Well this is the decision. I'll be honest. I did not see the Royals getting Dickey anyway. They would have to sign him to an extension if they were giving up someone like Myers for him. I just do not see the Royals handing out that type of contract. Dickey isn't going to give anyone a break on his last deal. I never expected the Royals to be in.
The one good thing about this. It may start a small trend in the Mets favor. Teams just saw the Royals deal their best prospect for a pitcher to bolster the rotation. It's a copy-cat thing. The Mets may have just been put in the driver's seat with a Dickey trade now.
Even if this is so. The Mets would be in the situation the Rays were in. The Mets have the chip other teams want. This could domino into the Mets favor.
Well it is true in my opinion, because the Royals gave up a ton for a very good starter and a fairly average pitcher.
But yes it appears the price for high level starting pitching is very high. It appears to be a seller's market. I hope this translates into a great haul if the Mets do end up moving Dickey and/or Niese.