If we're able to work the Dickey deal with Texas and get Olt and Martin, or even Martin, Sardinas and Joey Gallo, I'd come back to Toronto with a deal for JPA. Maybe Familia and Den Dekker would be fair.
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jpa is no buster posey lets just say that...
Dickey trew complete games and a shut out againts O's, Rays and Yanks. If the jays get him we might have to give up a lot of prospects.
So taking a closer look at leonys martin I dont understand why olt is the better ranked prospect. Both are 24 and olts #s remind me of Ike. Big power but swings and misses a lot. Martin seems like a much more disciplined hitter with some pop and speed. His 2012 numbers project to a full season of. 350 avg, 80+ runs, 80+ rbi, 25 hr, and 20 sb. Both are mlb ready but if it netted a better complimentary player(s) then I'd be pretty happy with Martin as the centerpiece.
....unless he's only 24 in Cuban years. That's like 32 in real years.
His value might be similar to one of our 4th outfielder types, like Baxter or Nieuwenhuis. Even Andres Torres last year was worth over 1 win according to both Fangraphs and B-Ref.
So yes, there's a place for a guy like this on our roster. I just think we should be realistic about his true value. I haven't seen a guy get so over-rated since Frenchy.
What makes you think that the Wilpons even if their payroll is in the $70 million area would spend on free agents some of whom would want long term contracts ?
Plus who knows what free agents will be available.
All this thinking that 2014 will be THE YEAR for the Mets might just be deceiving themselves.
Mets have offered dickey a 3 year 25 million dollar deal, still exploring trading him.
Per RosenthalA trade for New York Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey is unlikely, sources say, and the Rangers might simply aim lower, seeking a fifth starter who would be an upgrade over lefty Martin Perez — say, someone like Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Chris Capuano.
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