"Jackson is a proven MLB guy who is young so I doubt Detroit will let him go"
And this is exactly my point. If they aren't willing to pay the price of acquiring Dickey, we don't match up well with the Tigers as trade partners.
>>>"saw where many AL teams have made Mets offer for Dickey but Mets want two top prospects and Sandy's being picky. "<<<
It is his job to be "picky" and to get the most he can.
that dodger deal was awful....la fans are PRAYING that they trade dee gordon...id rather have tejada truthfully
the dodger system may actually be the worst farm system in baseball....its barren....zach lee is pretty overrated as he put up mid 4 eras in A+ and AA as a 21 year old...if he did that in the mets system a) hed fall off the top 100 list entirely and b) every one on this board would declare that he is a complete bust and should be released
if they were going to make a deal, it would have to start w/ both lee and puig and even that isnt a very good deal
I don't blame Sandy for holding firm. It might come back to bite him in the @ss, but it's the right play at the moment.
With Shields traded and Greinke signed, Alderson holds the highest trump card. No point in playing it until he has to.
The Dodger deal could make sense if you beieve the noise that there are clubs interested in Gordon. If he could be flipped for a useful now piece as well as Lee that's not bad. Dodgers rushed Lee last year trying to build up trade value, that obviously backfired but I don't think he's a useless piece. Just no longer projected an ace.
Detriot could piece something together with the kid everyone is talking about, maybe a Boecsh and a mid level prospect.
I also think the Red Sox with either Bradley or Brentz as the starting point, Sands and a pitcher.
I like getting a Boecsh or Sands who don't have futures on those teams but are likely better than what we have as an OF. They buy some time for the prospect that comes with them to develop. Sands for instance hasn't had a real shot yet in the majors but has big minor league numbers. Maybe he's AAAA, maybe he can be more. But our OF is more AA, so still an improvement.