"John Harper ?@NYDNHarper
Was told at WMeetings that Mets want Leonys Martin, 24-year old OF, as well as Olt for Dickey. If Rangers now sign Hamilton or Bourne... "
And Judging by how much the Royals gave up to get Shields they might just get it.
which is pretty obvious...they just wanted Shields...THAT'S IT....and they were willing to take a HUGE hit in their farm in order to get him. I don't get it...Shields is good be he is not an ace...though he had an ace season 2 years ago. He is a solid #2. Dickey>>>>>>>>>>>Shields but it's clear that Dickey's age scared KC too much. What about Niese? If you look at the whole package between Niese and Shields, Niese is just as good or even a better pickup. Niese is 5 years YOUNGER. He is much CHEAPER. He is under contract TWICE as long. He is a LH pitcher. Shields has more time in the ML and therefore has a few more good seasons but if you look at what they both did at the same age, Niese has been just as good or better.
Well, KC got burned in this trade due to their Shields fetish and I will laugh when Myers and Odorizzi become AS players that DESTROY KC when they play them....pathetic.
From what's been reported the Rangers walked away from Olt + and never made a counter offer. I'm not a fan of Davidoff, but read his column in today's Post.
He also makes another snide reference to Dickey as the Mets "chatty knuckleballer". That's the third reference by Davidoff to Dickey inferring he is an attention seeker and it makes me wonder if the organization is whispering in his ear.