Who is Synde...and why does he need to be Gaarded?
He's just another guy who throws hard and has no command of his pitches. The minors are full of them. They're a dime a dozen. We have pleanty of our own already. Two of them pitched for us last year. Mejia and Familia. Both Stink. So does this guy.
"While losing a pitching prospect is always a bummer, this is how teams operate that are contending for October baseball. You should be thankful the Jays are in such a position."
I'm not arguing that Dickey isn't a brilliant pitcher. He's amazing. It's our two best prospects though who have 12 years of service time at a team-friendly salary.
That's about 8 cheap years (arbitration) vs 1 cheap and 2 moderately expensive ones.
"But he knows how to pitch, has done it almost all his life and has command."
When did he start throwing 100 mph with pinpoint accuracy? 3 yrs old? Almost all his life=HAHAHA. He is in A ball and has a long way to go. Another thread suggested that he's dropping his curveball and trying to incorporate a slider. He's yrs away from the Majors. As much talent and potential as he may have, let's not over-hype him. I don't see him as an impact player for the next 3-4 yrs.