My personal favorite is how our team of "non-stars" suddenly turns into a team of in high demand trade bait that will get us "great prospects".
As if teams are just dying to dump their top prospects and empty their farms for Murphy or anyone else on this team.
You have to? The 2010-11 Mets say hello.
I personally could not care less about having the team be a 78 win team as opposed to a 71 win team if I know it could make the Mets much, much better for the following 10 years. It's really quite simple
I'm specifically referring to a team that needs another quality arm for a playoff push during this season.
The giants gave up Zach Wheeler (!!!) because they hoped Beltran would help them towards the playoffs.
Dickey is extremely valuable to one of these teams. More valuable than he is to the Mets, most likely.
If we can get the offensive version of Zach Wheeler, I don't know how we could say no.
1. Absolutely. There's no way to assume that Dickey will pitch well into his 40s just because he's a knuckleballer. Not to mention the fact that he's only been a very good pitcher for a couple of years, and he's about 36 now.
2. I'm assuming you're referring to my statement about the Red Sox? I'm not making assumptions they would take anyone we want to get rid of. This is ludicrous. I just threw Boston out as an example because they may need pitching. But there will be plenty of teams that can use a solid arm. Just about every team.
"dickey and neise need to stay.."
Why, so we can "make sure" we win 78 games again next year?
A good strategist always thinks long term. That's what i trust the front office will do. Niese is 25 years old and locked up for a reasonable rate. He's not even in his prime yet. Dickey is into his late 30s, and could become over-valued to a desperate team.
How many people are honestly going out of their way to make it to the ballpark to see RA Dickey?
"1: Dickey will not yield an offensive version of zach wheeler so scratch that off"
Well, since you said it (whoever you are), it must be true. Well, i guess i can move on now. Thanks for clearing that up.
No one could have possibly imagined we would get a prospect of Wheeler's caliber last year, and they pulled it off. A team because desperate. The Giants felt they were desperate for a bat. And Beltran was an aging bat.
Dickey has been a stud for us. If a team needs that extra push, and feels that it could be their year, they may pull the trigger.
Oh wait, maybe not, since you said to scratch it off. Disregard what I just said, sir (or ma'am).
"2: how do you EVER expect to build a winner if you dont keep any good players"
Okay, when do you honestly think the Mets are ready to be a consistent winner? I say 2014 at the earliest. And that is fairly optimistic. Dickey turns 40 in 2014. 41 in 2015, etc etc. you get the picture. The ONLY good players I want to keep around are the ones that can not only help us win in 2014, but also at least through 2016 potentially. Dickey just doesn't fit the profile. Sooooooo, if we can get a future STAR that can potentially help us through 2022, you'd be stupid not to.