He's terrible. What is going on?
Welcome to the new free agency. Times they are a changin.
And more expensive. We keep hearing R.A. wants 2/$30 million and the Mets are offering 2/$20 million.
Realistically, why in the world would R.A. accept less than $15 million when Joe fricking Blanton gets $7.5 million?
Blanton is awful. Even worse than Pelfrey...
Could pelfrey make over 10 million in this FA market? Is that even possible?
"Realistically, why in the world would R.A. accept less than $15 million when Joe fricking Blanton gets $7.5 million?"
Because he is not a free agent and could lose it all if he gets hurt.
He could fall down the stairs tonight too, but he still isn't signing that contract.
It's ironic, when we get in these debates about his trade value most people here argue it's off the charts even though he's 38 years-old, yet we expect him to sign a laughable contract because he might get hurt.
"He could fall down the stairs tonight too, but he still isn't signing that contract. "
Much better chance that he gets hurt in the course o pitching and practicing during a 200+ day baseball season, then of him falling down the stairs. In 2011 he tore his plant fascia last year he tore a muscle in his abdomen, he was able to play through those but I am sure it he is very weary that the next injury he gets he might not be able to play through.
So the object for the Mets has now become to <screw> him out of what he's worth because of a slight possibility he could get hurt?
If I'm Dickey I take my chances.
So a Cy Young winner is worth 2.5 more than Joe Blanton?
Is this Bizarro universe?
Irrelevant comparison, as he is not nearing FA status.
Dickey, as of right now, will be an FA in 2013. Big difference.