They cannot sign Greinke or trade for Shields.
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Source says Rangers would trade Mike Olt, player the Mets really want for Dickey, if they lose out on Grienke and can't trade for Shields. "
eh...would prefer Olt+...if Olt was purely an OFer I may think differently. Isn't he a 3b that just happens to have some experience in the OF? I have a feeling a player like Olt would bust...
Of course I have no basis for that argument, just a feeling. If they threw in Cody Buckel, I'd say that would be a good haul. Maybe we would get creative and then flip Olt for Myers in some way? Aren't the Rangers using Olt as trade bait for Upton though?
Olt has played a grand total of 3 games in the OF in the minors....
i don't see the wisdom of dealing a Cy Young winner for a prospect then playing that prospect out of position.....
Olt made sense if we were thinking of dealing David (or Ike) but not now
i know Olt is highly ranked and proposed a trade including him for Dickey as far back as August when i also thought it would be better if we dealt Wright
i'm not going to say i know more than a professional scout but for Dickey we better be darn sure he can run around out there