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    • Crazy Idea: What if we got Olt and Myers?
  • 12/9/12
  • TheFriNgE
They would, assuming the R's need a good starter! Niese is "message board garbage" among a very few foolish people. Niese is a young serviceable lefty with considerable value. Meyers is a top prospect with a high ceiling, but still yet unproven.
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  • 12/9/12
  • edmet
we shouldnt trade niese, but we could sign lannan if we do.
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  • 12/9/12
  • Kranesback
So a rotation of 3 question marks and 2 pieces of trash.
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  • 12/9/12
  • stearnsy12

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:

Harvey
Wheeler
Hellickson
Skaggs 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

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  • 12/9/12
  • 86kid

>>>"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".


Edited 12/9/12   by  86kid
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  • 12/9/12
  • JamesHetfi3ld

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.

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  • 12/9/12
  • murphstates

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.

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  • 12/9/12
  • JamesHetfi3ld
One word: Championship.
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  • 12/9/12
  • reid_82

Can Flores play OF?

Royals are pretty full at 3B, 1B and DH through 2015 (Moustakas, Hosmer, Butler).

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  • 12/9/12
  • kinerskrnr
You clearly didn't read what I wrote, because I was comparing Myers with Wright when Wright was a prospect and he was basically untouchable.
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  • 12/9/12
  • DFAB
I really don't see the point of trading Ike and I'm completely against it...but that trade proposal is interesting....I think we can get a lot more for Davis though than just Shields.
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