If TDA is involved then it will be another big trade. I can't see a Dickey for TDA deal straight up more like TDA-Gose/Rasmus for Ike Davis and Dickey something along the lines of that maybe some other low level spec's being swap in the mix.
Not major league ready, but Snydergaard and Sanchez are about 2 years away and they're considered to be top of the rotation arms. Not that I'm pencilling them in for 2014 or 2015, but since you asked those would be the 2 I point too.Do you have high ceiling pitching prospects that are basically MLB ready? I actually don't know. Bauer is like 21 with crazy stuff and has already pitched in the MLB. What it took to get him was a bum ss spec, a bum 1B spec, and a reliever that is bum as well.
Sure, they have comparable offensive numbers. But pointing out Reyes D is laughable when Cabrera was -9, -11.8 and -7.2 the past 3 years. Not to mention the base running and speed edge that Reyes has.Cabrera is younger and has a better contract than Reyes, and has comparable offensive numbers to Reyes, which means something when Reyes's D has been declining.
It's not even close.
Yes, Upton is better than Cabrera if he hits to his ceiling. No guarantee that happens. And as I pointed out last time, that you conveniently ignored, Upton would cost a lot more in prospects and guaranteed salary. All Cabrera cost was 16M. Given the resources it would take to acquire Upton, both in prospects and $$, Cabrera was a no brainer upgrade.Justin Upton is much better than Melky and is still very young
He must have been fluking it from age 35-37 then, cause as I said he's been dominant for a while now. As for Cabrera, he doesn't need to hit like he did last year or even 2011. A 100 wRC+ would justify the contract, and if he hits better than that I'm happy.What if it was a simple fluke at age 37? Melky, what if coming off of the HGH makes him go back to normal? Edwin regresses?
We can argue about EE all day. I'd lean towards a slight regression, sure. But nothing really stands out to say it's a fluke. The K% dropped compared to his career, the BB% was crazy high, the power was outstanding, and as recently as 2010 he had a 237 ISO (277 in 2012). I'm not disputing your argument on the volatility here (or on Cabrera), I'd just lean towards it being a breakout seeing as no one stat looks like it's a fluke or luck.
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.
Mets: Need power, need position players, need to get younger, can't spend a lot of money
Ike Davis: Cheap, young, under contract, 30 HR hitter, gold glove caliber fielder.
C'mon stop being ridiculous.
Brad Holt for JDA?
Besides Dickey and TDA