Originally Posted by FloridaRob
Met fan here and I know there has been a lot of speculation about the Rangers and Mets getting together with a trade. While Dickey is 38, I can tell you he has been as good as it gets as a pitcher the last three years and culminating with his Cy Young last year. The Mets are being Stupid in negotiations with him. This guy is well worth 10 million dollars this year but only have to pay him five. And they are not offering anything over 10 million a year for a two year extension. Horrible managment by the Mets but most Met fans figure the owners are broke after the Madoff scandal and while they act like they want to resign him they are offering him a contract he can easily refuse. Good for Dickey.
[View Full Quote]If a trade comes to pass I would prefer a deal with Toronto if they make one of their catchers available. Not sure how I feel about Ott who most say is the chip TExas is dangling. . They have no need for hte guy unless they can flip him somewhere else. The Mets have enough slugs in the outfield that hit the long ball but cant catch a fly ball unless it is hit directly at them.
Dickey would be a great pitcher for anyone for the next three years. I am hopng the Mets wake up and pay him because there is not a "can't miss" prospect out there and with Dickey you know you are getting a guy who most games is going to match the other teams Ace inning by inning.
Even if Daniels was to offer one of his young infielders I know I would still prefer to keep Dickey. And if Daniels is not giving one of them up for Upton who to me is just an ok outfielder then he is not giving them up for a 38 year old knuckleballer. People like to say yea but Dickey is no Sabathia or Halladay I can tell you that whenever he takes the mound he is just as effectiYve.
Anyway, unless the Mets managment wakes up it looks like Dickey is going to be dealt. Hope it is with Toronto but if it is for Ott, I guess he will fit right in wtih the other slow footed outfielders the Mets have that occassionaly connect for the long ball.
Well good sir Mike Olt is a third baseman and a damn fine one at that. I firmly believe he will be a solid player for years to come. Just need to get that experience which he won't get in Texas because of Beltre.
As for Dickey I would like to have him but without giving too much up for him. I think the Mets are just being cheap in their negotiations with him.
But anyway mainly wanted to say Olt is a third baseman.