im waiting to see.im hearing that,yes,he is bringing in who could possibly be the next posey and gose and thats cool.but im also hearing we have to send other ppl aswell.dickey and some prospects we never heard of (byw i also heard a rumor of ike davis is included,no proof thats true though) ..so........
dickey plus one or two b or c level for prospects for gose,d'arnaud, and other guys (who?) ok. dickey and ike for d'arnaud and gose and other lower level prospects.fire him,we just got scr#wed in a deal involving a cy young award winner. dickey,flores,parnel, and another top prospect,for d'arnaud,gose and other ppl ,congrats you just traded a cy young award winner and our top prospect for a top propsect and whatever gose is..
so im waiting to see what happens.
NOW that being said.if dickeys traded for prospects.thats 5 million more dollars off the book. NO REASON we cant sign a free agent .NONE. I still think ,even though wed have gose,they should sign bourn aswell. gose in left,bourn in center,capt kirk in right,d'arnaud behind the plate. i like it.next year,we make a play for lincecum.
Only if it gets done.. Besides removing the ominous cloud of "doing nothing during the offseason" that kills a fan-bases enthusiasm and optimism, it gives us a sense of organizational direction.
We will know what the plan is more or less.
But why should it? or i guess how could it not.
I think it is very easy to trade a proven pitcher. Not only did Dickey win the Cy Young last year he also has been very consistent the last 3 years. If he played on winning team?
What have we seen Sandy do so far?
Angel Pagan trade? lossFixing the most important thing, the bullpen? lossLet Jose Reyes walk? loss. Look what the mets got for Beltran as a rental, what would Jose been worth?
Trade Beltran? Win
Easy to trade a great player for a prospect or two. That doesnt make you a good gm.
props for what?
For trading a cy young award winner for prospects? Big deal. Who couldnt do that?
I bet the guy in Toronto got props for trading Holladay, of course most of the players he got would now be traded to the Mets for Dickey and drabeck who has been operated on twice
If he can pry a top prospect in a position where everyone is terrible, then he's a genius.
To answer your question: If he pulls this off I'll be singing his praise from a mountain top.
'For trading a cy young award winner for prospects? Big deal. Who couldnt do that?'
I don't know... Let's try Kansas City, who wouldn't give up a top OF prospect for Dickey.
Most of the GMs in baseball would NEVER make a trade like this- It's almost too good to be true. How many catchers are out there that can actually hit? It's mind-boggling that AA is even considering this.
Didnt they just give up top prospects for Shields?
For Shields, yes.
Alderson offered Dickey- They said no.
Was that a one for one trade?
You think its hard to trade a cy young pitcher who is owed 5 million next year? really?
Sandy, convinced them to do it?
Yes. He offered Dickey, the Royals declined.
Pretty sure they discussed bigger packages too, but they wanted no part of R.A.
Cy Young or not, he's still 38. People are weary of his durability over the next few years... Fair or unfair.
You do know Dickey is a knuckle ball pitcher right? Where did you here about anyone saying durability when talking about Dickey?
Who were the other players they discussed? Or are you just guessing?