It seems that the Met fans here that want to trade Dickey seem more like Yankee fans then Met fans. We should be happy that Dickey has emerged into this amazing talent, and try to make a run in 2013... I'm tired of hearing about trades. With Harvey coming into his own, we have Dickey, Harvey, and Niese at the top of the rotation which is a great starting three.
If his name was Tom Seaver, would everyone be still asking for a trade? Did he not just win the most coveted baseball award on a really sub-par team??? What's with you guys??!!
LETS GO METS!!!
Thank you for your thoughtful reply, even if your name does end in 666!!!
I guess I'm a 44 year old kid at heart. When you have a pitcher that can dominate every 5th day, while going against the other team's ace, then I say you look for moderate priced free agents that can fill the gaps while allowing your farm hands to develop instead of trading him and hoping that you'll be something later down the road.
We are fans of a team that has poor management. This was proven last year when we allowed Jason Bay to eat up at bats, while guys like Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Lucas Duda should have been developing at the major league level all year. That nonsense last year that Kirk Nieuwenhuis couldn't hit lefties was not an excuse to not allow him to practice hitting them! He had very few at bats to even judge him properly.
I believe in magic in a bottle, and Mr. Dickey would add mega good things to this young team. You couldn's ask for a better player/dude. We are NOT WORTHY to have a guy like that, but you never never know!!!
I was going to reply, but this says it all... Well said.
It has nothing to do with not being a fan- I'm a huge fan of the team. I just want to see them actually win something in the next decade. Keeping Dickey isn't going to help accomplish that goal in the slightest.
Having potentially the best pitcher in baseball on your team which would also bring intangibles (namely leadership) doesn't help your club in the 'slightest'? You're losing me quickly...
When having said player led to a 4th place finish, 24 games out of the division lead, and 14 games out of the Wild Card- Yeah it's not very hard to make that argument.
And that's assuming he can repeat a Cy Young season.
When having the same management that ran to hide when the young Metsies were only a few games out of first place around the break, then who's to say trading your best player is the answer??
If we were REALLY going to act like Yankee fans, we would say to re-sign Dickey AND fill all of the other holes through free agency. That would actually be the best solution.
But with a low max set on payroll, we're just trying to be creative in filling those other holes. A trade seems to be the best way to do that.
I think that amazing things can happen when you have the right people/chemistry. We truly had something special happening in the first half last year, that was extinguished due to poor leadership in management. The only true area that I feel that we're lacking is at the catching position. I believe in the underdog and have been a Mets fan since I was a kid in the early 70's. If any team can make a miracle happen, it would be the Mets! Harvey looked amazing last year, and Niese I feel could continue to improve, so the top 3 in the rotation of Dickey, Harvey, and Niese could really provide a huge 1,2,3 punch. Is Wheeler close to making the team? How incredible would that be if he came up and was as strong as Harvey showed us?
The bullpen isn't as bad as everyone says, and I'm sure it's more of a coaching problem, then a player problem. I've watched many players that were good come to the Mets, only to stub their toes and then pick their careers back up only after they've departed.
I personally don't think we need too many additional pieces to make this puzzle complete!
So, in summary, I hope we keep Mr. Dickey, and maybe bring in a couple new faces.
I understand what you're saying, but didn't we learn anything from trading Tom Seaver? We still talk about that... Dickey is an amazing dude...
It's a crazy way to do business which is considered normal, so I understand where you're coming from. I'm old school. Dude did something amazing, so you should want to reward said dude, and help other dudes on team be more like said dude. Maybe bring in one additional cool dude to compliment rest of said dudes.
Sorry for the dude rant...
I hear you, and the rest of the people on here saying the same thing...but you guys are saying that like it's a business, and I'm saying what I'm saying because I'm a kid at heart....I really hate what money has done to this game. Know what I mean?
I admire your optimism.
Also, I want to add that the first half of last year was a statistical anomaly in terms of hitting with RISP and 2 outs- When the team failed to to that the second half last season the record plummeted.
I like Dickey too, a lot actually... One of my favorite players. But he isn't the long term solution, and that's what the team needs right now.
Whatever happened to a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush? Dickey is a great bird...!!!
I appreciate the conversation...but I'm going to stick with my original statement which is I hope we do NOT trade Mr. Dickey, and that some of the kids on the farm play out of their minds, and we make a miraculous run in 2013...
LETS GO METS!!!Dreaming in 2013!