We traded the best pitcher in BB in his prime for a possition player who's a backup on just about every team.
Nah...he's in his prime....I expect him to remain extremely dominate for 3-4 year, (which should be long enought to fit into the plan for the "future")....he will be serviceable for at east 6-7
And course their is always the all important intangibles.
Throwing the hardest knuckle ball is like being the tallest midget in the band.
Yeah sure verlander could win 20 on the 2012 mets...okay
Hahaha like thats even possible for a mortal man....
"We traded the best pitcher in BB in his prime for a possition player who's a backup on just about every team."
You truly believe john buck was the centerpeice for this trade?
Let. It. Go. The Mets just made one of the boldest moves in recent memory...trading an incumbent CY for a major league ready stud catcher and an ace in the making...AND THEY TOOK THOLE AND NICKEAS!!!! I would have traded RA straight up for John Buck if it meant Thole and Nickeas were extradited to Canada.
Face it: A personal attachment to the legend that is RA Dickey is pushing any rational feeling you have on this BRILLIANT coup by the Mets. This deal is a slam dunk for the Mets, Blue Jays, but most of all for RA.
The Mets FINALLY admit that they're rebuilding. They traded a player whose value skyrocketed higher than anyone anticipated. RA arguably went from the most underrated pitcher in baseball in 2010 and 2011 to one of the most recognizable faces in the game, nearly overnight.
If we love RA so much, we have to let him go. He's not getting any younger. He has a limited window to win, and wake up, it's not happening in Queens right now. RA's rise as a Met has been one of the few bright spots in recent memory, but honestly, we've probably seen the best of him. He's ended his Mets tenure on a perfect note, notching the ultimate pitching achievement. Maybe a ring is on its way too. You are free to watch him embarrass the Yankees anytime, you know.
It's an epic and extraordinary baseball trade. Get over it.
Fine but the guy just won the CY and you guys act like he's a broken down old mule who has one foot out of BB.....it's just silly.
RA is a BEAST end of story see 2012 (last year)....we'll see exactly when that changes....hes got lots left.