some people rate him arguably the best minor league hitter. Not only is he a young stud be he fills a need as an OF and Right handed power bat.
At some point you have to take a risk and make a play for someone how has the potential to put this team where it needs to go.
If we continue to make no changes we will be the exact same team like the last few years. Mediocre!
We have to assume Harvey and Wheeler will be front of the rotation pitchers...if not Niese or no Niese this team is going to be bad. Our Future depends on those 2 starters.
And please enough with the Stanton...he isn't on the block (not making any money). And we wouldn't have nearly the package to net someone like Stanton. Your talking about Profar type prospects needed to nab him if he was even available and we don't have that. Niese is not on Profars level, I know you love the mets and so do I but be a little realistic about Niese's value.
Kansas City has a wealth of young OF's. They are dealing from a strength. They not only have Alex Gordan, Lorenzo Cain...they have Bubba Starling in the minors as well.
There problem is they don't have an ace. And the central can be had if they upgrade there pitching staff. They have some quality bats in that lineup. If they feel they are ready to compete then you start to trade from strengths to fill your other needs.
fair enough...i guess I am was just putting out different scenerios if they don't want Dickey
the one thing we absolutely cannot do is go into the 2013 season with the exact same mediocre team we ended 2012 with. Sorry that is not an option.
YEAH, WELL YOU'RE NOT GETTING THE 2012 CYA WINNNER FOR A FUKCING PROSPECT.
see, it goes both ways.
Two extreme scenarios-
1. Myers becomes a Hall of Fame type player and leads the Mets to glory.
2. Myers becomes a bust and leads us to last place and a top draft choice.
A win / win situation.
"fair enough...i guess I am was just putting out different scenerios if they don't want Dickey"
All the teams Sandy is negotiating with came to him to inquire about RA Dickey not the other way around, so they all obviously want R A Dickey, now it is a matter of how badly they want him.
"Why is everyone ga-ga over this guy Myers?"
Because he's a top three prospect in baseball and he could make an immediate impact in 2013.
"What about every other cant miss prospect that turned into a HOF?"
Ok, please show me a COMPLETE list if every top prospect who made it into the HOF vs who did NOT....I bet the NOT list is a bit longer....
"i like myers BUT he is still a prospect so trading a proven good pitcher plus others things is verey very risky"
Why do I keep hearing this? It's also a risk if you sign him for 3-yrs, $45M. Also, Myers isn't really considered a prospect anymore. He has really nothing to prove in the minors.
You overpay on PROVEN talent...not trading multiple pieces for ONE prospect.
"And please enough with the Stanton...he isn't on the block (not making any money)."
Did I say Stanton SPECIFICALLY, or did I say "someone LIKE Stanton?"
Either way, the point is if you are trading someone like Niese...it has to be for a PROVEN MLB player. If you are trading for prospects, you better get a TON of talent in return...and not just ONE prospect.
What part of 'top 5 prospect in the game' coincides with Kirk? I don't see it.
He's on the level of Trout and Harper.
These types of players rarely, if ever, flame out.
Will he be in the HOF? That's debatable... But it would be shocking if he was anything less than a yearly AS OF.