Is this really a possibility? If so, I hope Alderson laughs and walks away. I can't see how this would benefit the Mets. They're depleted in so many areas looking towards the future, the only deals that could be beneficial would be trading ML talent, like Dickey.
Do these Wheeler rumors hold water, or are they just Kansas City's side talking?
If Wheeler is being discussed, the ONLY way where it would make sense is if it is an even swap...Dickey not included. If it is Dickey+Wheeler, the STARTING return package would be Myers, Bubba, and Odorizzi....then add from there
KEEP WHEELER IN OTHER WORDS...
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, multiple sources say the club is still pursuing Kansas City Royals outfield prospect Wil Myers.
The 21-year-old outfielder hit .314/.387/.600 with 37 homers, 109 RBI and 98 runs in 134 minor-league games last season (35 in Double-A, 99 in Triple-A).
The Royals have been very tepid on R.A. Dickey and have been notably rumored in swapping Myers for either Red Sox lefty Jon Lester or Rays right-hander James Shields.
It might take Jon Niese to get into the conversation for Myers or Zack Wheeler.
The Royals are already rich with young hitting talent at the big-league level with Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas manning the corner infield spots for the foreseeable future. Their weakness is pitching staff, and Mets' prospect Zach Wheeler could be an enticing piece for Kansas City going forward. Though nothing has been mentioned, be certain Kansas City is going to put a premium on their young stud.
NO IT DOESN"T!
Keep Wheeler at ALL cost
"For Myers? I don't know."
That deal makes no sense. I don't care if Myers is a better prospect than Wheeler.
"That deal makes no sense. I don't care if Myers is a better prospect than Wheeler."
Why doesn't it make sense. We have a good rotation and pitching prospects in the minors. We need an outfielder. It makes sense when you look at it objectively.