NO!!!!! ..... no pitcher in rotation nor Wheeler, nor Harvey should be traded for a position player. We need to maintain our area of strength which is pitching, and keep it deep. Gomez would be a tremendous asset defensively, and on the bases, but, not at the expense of a sttrength we already have.
We must extend DickeySO we have:1) Dickey RHP, ace2) Niese LHP3) Santana LHP4) Gee RHP5) Harvey RHP? or is he a lefty?---------------------------Mejia Vegas/ call upFamilia Vegas/ call upWheeler AA/ call up
Gee is coming off TJ surgery, so we do not know if he will be 100%Harvey should be solid, but still unprovenSantana should be fine, but still coming off a non-existent second half... a ? at this pointIf we trade Dickey, we would have only ONE proven pitcher in contract, Niese!! and a seriously compromised pitching staff.. we are not as deep as fans seem to perceive.
WE can not afford to trade ANY of our pitchers!
Does anyone need a 2nd baseman with a good bat in exchange for an outfielder with defense and speed? (Murphy for ? and prospect?) I think that's the trade we should be looking at. Flores could then be promoted to play second.
we shouldn't look at this team with a one year horizon as our benchmark,we're really not competing next season and shouldn't be looking at '13 as "our" year
with that in mind Gee (who is NOT coming off TJ surgery) while a good candidate as a #5 should not be considered untouchable especially for a starting CFer with speed AND some power to boot
i would deal Dickey and Gee in the right deals for younger players
the Brewers would be crazy to deal Gomez for Gee
yes,i would,but the Brewers won't make that deal...Gomez is their starting centerfielder and as i'm sure you've seen had a bit of a breakout year last year and he's STILL relatively young<
I would do it . I think Gomez still has some up side left. And he also is fast and can steal bases.
Fair enough! Do you think we should just take Dickey off the "trading block" and offer him 25 mil/ 2 years? My thinking is that the front office needs to converge on a decision. This would positively affect the relationship of the front office with the players. Sure they understand the business aspect, but Dickey is an ace as things stand today, so why not extend him a contract? We can fill the roster spots from our own system, and what's to prevent us from improving on that in the future?
The message I would send Dickey and the team would be this: "we want you on the team, lets agree on contract terms and get it done".
i agree on holding until Dickey is finally either traded or signed
Would I move Gee? YES Gee is a nice pitcher but he is a back of the rotation pitcher
For me the future rotation (if everything works out right - which this is the Mets so take that anyway you want)
Wheeler and Harvey top of rotation
Niese Number 3 and a lefty with years pitching in the Majors to help the young top righties
I think Fulmer will be #4 if he is not moved in a trade
and #5 can be anyone from a long list (even a trade or FA) ---------------------------------------------------------------------
Gomez would help with his speed in the big OF of Citi
Gomez has the speed to be a leadoff guy (CAN he have the OBP????)
If we get Gomez and has a nice year and leaves FA (if he is in his last year) Mets COULD get a pick for him ---- Then Gee who was a 20th 21st round pick turns into High draft pick (not a really bad move even if Gomez is here for 1 year) --- and with that I DO NOT SEE many teams looking to throw a big deal to a Gomez type player