Royals more interested in Niese anyway. What if we traded Dickey to Texas for Olt and then traded Niese and Flores for Myers + 1?
The outfield would be very good at the corners for a while. It would deplete our current pitching, but we do have reinforcements that will be ready by 2014.
So rotation after this:
Would never happen, and we probably shouldn't anyway, would kill our rotation for next year.
the way this whole thing should have evolved was when Tampa Bay was starving for offense and a first baseman,Davis should have been offered along with Murphy for Hellickson (or Moore if the deal could be expanded) and maybe a younger pitching prospect like Archer or even further down like Guerreri
Wright could have been dealt as well,to the Angels or to the D-backs or to the O's and others (Angels CJ Cron and Cowart for eg,D-Backs for Skaggs,Davidson; O's inquiring about Bundy)
THEN Dickey could have been sent to the Rangers for Olt and maybe a Font
now you've picked up 2 or 3 more starters in deals as well as a couple of young position prospects and you can package Niese,Gee,and Familia for Myers plus a lesser prospect,for example,and still have enough depth at SP to not be hurt and in fact have a stellar young rotation for years to come:
HarveyWheelerHellicksonSkaggs or Archer or Bundy or Font etc
at least we would have had some flexibility
at this point making an isolated deal for Olt would hurt our pitching and certainly not be enough of an impact move to be anything other than a single move when we need multiple moves to re-build the depth of this franchise
>>>"Royals wouldn't do Niese and Flores for Myers"<<<
Neither would the Mets. But that is not what the OP suggested anyway. He said, Neise and Flores, for "Myers+1".
The Mets would absolutely do that in a second.
Again, I like Niese... But he's not an ace. Myers would anchor the lineup for years. Flores and Niese for Myers would get done in a second.
Here's a crazy idea. Ike Davis to Tampa for Shields, Dickey to Texas for Andrus, Andrus to Arizona for Upton, Shields to KC for Myers. Play Duda at first while Flores converts to first at AAA.
Can Flores play OF?
Royals are pretty full at 3B, 1B and DH through 2015 (Moustakas, Hosmer, Butler).