He is a great pitcher, just won a Cy Young award, and he maybe great next year.
But here's WHY we need to trade him, looking at our roster, our minor league system and the financial troubles Mets are experiencing it is clear that over the next two years we will not contend. So Dickeys Cy Young will not help us in any way, we will still miss the playoffs.
But if we give him to a team that is in a win now mode we can get 2-3 good prospects that will help us 2-3 years from now when all the big money contracts will expire, when Nimmo and Den Dekker will arrive, when Wheeler and Harvey will be ready to be our #1 and #2 starters. That's when we will start seeing the benefits of the trade because players that we will get will be some of the best prospects in our system.
Say we trade Dickey to O's and get Bundy and a good 1B, right there we can solve two problems down the road.
Right now Mets consist of player who would not be starting players on other teams, we can not win anything without a bullpen, also we have two players who played full time who were hitting just a tad over .200. Also looking at minor league rankings Mets have some of the worst players. That is the reason we can not dip into the system and call anyone who can contribute.
If we know that we will not compete for the next two years, why not prepare for 2015 and after that and get players who will be at their best in those years.
Doesn't have to be him.
You have to understand that O's have been so bad for so long and they were finally ready to contend for the first time in years. The GM and the coach would have guaranteed themselves huge deals by getting a Cy Young type of a pitcher who would have helped them to defeat Yankees.
We have done something like that ourselves, remember Scott Kamir and how hyped he was, Isringhousen?
GMs are willing to give up young guys if they know they can get someone who will take them to the next level and i honestly thing R.A. would have been enough to take care of Yankees.
This is one of those things where you have to take a chance. Again i keep pointing out that R.A.'s greatness is useless right now, we have no bullpen, no first baseman so his success will does nothing for a championship run.
If we can get something that will be of value 2 years later once Wilpons will fix their financial situation and once Santana is off the books....................suddenly we have all that money and quality prospects.
I don't think there is any reason to think that if the Mets can get a better performance out of their BP and fill even some of the holes in the OF and C, that the Mets can't at least contend for the second WC especially with the Strong starting pitching.
Remember Houston is moving to the AL, so that means that the NL Central teams don't get to pad their records against them any longer, so 2nd WC spot could only take at 83-87 wins.