I'm very surprised at the number of people who think Dickey can't pitch at least 4 more years at his present level.
But he was old and stumbled around a bit and it was sad to see that. He ws more of a show than a player.
He also didn't cost a lot of $$$$.
It won't boter me if we keep Dickey. I like him. He's a great story and a likable guy. I just can't see giving him all the $$$$ that everyone seems to want to throw his way. If we can't agree on terms and we cab get a good player or two, I think you have to do it.
I'd be surprised if he Pedros on us in a year or two.
Now the Zen master says, "We'll see."
Has anyone not named Jeter ever received a $45 million contract at Dickey's age????
And again, I am not against signing Dickey at 3/30. I'm not looking to get rid of him.
For 3/30 I'd sign him. For 3/45 I'd rather have a blue chip OFer.
First of all we are talking about prospects. There is no guarantee that they will become blue chip OFers.
Secondly, if you are talking about blue chip prospect OFers, then Wil Myers certainly fits that description. Having said that, I don't think anyone here is disagreeing with the idea of trading Dickey or even Niese for Wil Myers. Hell, I'd throw in some extra prospects to get Myers.
However, if you are referring to Mike Olt as a blue chip OF prospect, I would respectfully disagree. First of all, he doesn't have much experience playing the OF. He is a natural 3B. That doesn't mean he won't be good in the OF, but to expect him to be a stud out there is a bit of a reach right now. And, from a pure hitting perspective, he has power and gets on base at a nice rate...but he also strikes out a ton and can be a bit streaky. He isn't the Wil Myers type of prospect that hits the ball to all fields and hits with great contact. Olt has a chance to be a great right handed power hitter, but he could also be a guy who never develops the consistency at the plate to be a true difference maker. I would compare his potential to that of a right handed Ike Davis as a hitter.
Now, would I accept Olt in a deal for Dickey? Yes, I would. But, I would like to see if the Mets could get a little extra something else in the deal from the Rangers. I think thats what the Mets are trying to do right now.
Either way, you won't see me complaining if we bring back Dickey (so long as we extend him). I absolutely love to watch him pitch and he is a truly one of a kind pitcher, so you never know truly how good he can be, and how long he can pitch at the highest of levels.
Last edited by Wrigheyes4MVP; 12-09-2012 at 08:50 PM.
Olt, Perez and Alfaro.