With regards to Tejada, I don't have a problem with moving a shortstop over to 2nd base, but Murphy was an absolute failure in the outfield, however we are lucky that he was able to play 2nd as well as he has (which is still average).
Valdespin is terrible wherever he is, but can handle an outfield spot better than Duda, which unfortunately isn't saying a whole lot.
I'd like to think the Mets have smartened up to the fact that its better to get a guy who actually knows how to field the position they are supposed to play.
A 24 year old B+ prospect for a Cy Young winner signed at 10 million less than he's worth for next year is not a good trade to make. Especially when he doesn't play the position you want him to, has a high strikeout rate, lacks speed and is unproven on the major league level.
BUST written in big bold letters here.
You need a A prospect, can't miss guy to justify the deal. 20 game winners are hard to find.
From the Mets standpoint however, Dickey must be traded because they can't win with him and they can't win without him so they need to build for the future and get a top shelf prospect or resign him and then trade him when you can OR trade another pitcher.
A Double A player who plays the position of Wright who has contact issues ? Not impressed !
So what do you all think of Olt?
He cant be any worse then Kirk. I see Kirk Olt and Duda in the Outfield
I don't think Butch was ever ranked a Top 15 propsect in the game like Olt.