12/13/12

Mack Stuff - Francisco Pena, Brandon League, Trevor Bauer, RA Dickey

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Dominican Winter League All Stars beat the Venezuela Winter League All Stars 8-2 tonight. C Francisco Pena has the game's only Home Run.

I’ve been pretty rough on Frankie over the years, but the Mets painted a wide angle picture of this kid the minute they signed him. I sort of remember the bonus being around $800K, which was big money in 2007. They sent him directly to Savannah and I remember entering the clubhouse that first day. They wedged him into the locker surrounded by players angled on both sides almost as if he was being protected by his Latin brethren. Stupid me went down there are talked to him in pigeon English, not doing the research and realizing he spoke perfect English after growing up most of his life in NYC.
Pena was just a 6-3 mound of play dough at that point and his time spent in Savannah (over three seasons) was just a mess. I ran into him in St. Lucie in 2011 and the body has definitely turned to muscle now, but he still has been a major disappointment throughout his Mets career.

I’m not exactly sure what to do with him in 2013. On paper, Juan Centeno and Mike Nickeas look like they are Las Vegas bound. That leaves Blake Forsythe, Kai Gronauer, and Pena to split time in Binghamton. My guess right now is Gronauer will return home to Germany and the Mets will have to decide who gets the most starts, a past prospect or a past international bonus baby.


Brandon League got more money in his deal, $22.5 million, than what the Mets have offered Dickey

Year Team Lg Level Unif Org Age Rk W L ERA G GS CG SH GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WP Bk WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 BB/SO GB/FB
2001 Medicine Hat Pio Rk tor 18 - 2 2 4.66 9 9 0 0 0 0 38.2 36 23 20 3 11 38 2 0 1.22 8.38 0.70 2.56 8.84 0.29 --
2002 Auburn NYPL A- tor 19 4 7 2 3.15 16 16 0 0 0 0 85.2 80 42 30 2 23 72 6 0 1.20 8.40 0.21 2.42 7.56 0.32 --
2003 Charleston (Wv) SAL A tor 20 - 2 3 1.91 12 12 0 0 0 0 70.2 58 15 15 1 18 61 3 0 1.08 7.39 0.13 2.29 7.77 0.30 --
Dunedin FSL A+ - tor 20 - 4 3 4.75 13 12 0 0 0 0 66.1 76 40 35 3 20 34 8 1 1.45 10.31 0.41 2.71 4.61 0.59 --
2004 New Hampshire East AA tor 21 - 6 4 3.38 41 10 0 0 6 2 104.0 92 44 39 3 41 90 8 1.28 7.96 0.26 3.55 7.79 0.46 --
Toronto AL MLB 35 tor 21 - 1 0 -- 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0.86 5.79 0.00 1.93 3.86 0.50 2.75
2005 Syracuse IL AAA - tor 22 - 4 4 5.71 19 10 0 0 1 0 63.0 78 44 40 7 18 35 5 0 1.52 11.14 1.00 2.57 5.00 0.51 --
Toronto AL MLB 22 tor 22 - 1 0 6.56 20 0 0 0 4 0 35.2 42 27 26 8 20 17 5 0 1.74 10.60 2.02 5.05 4.29 1.18 1.32
2006 Syracuse IL AAA - tor 23 - 3 2 2.14 31 1 0 0 14 8 54.2 57 19 13 0 15 43 2 0 1.32 9.38 0.00 2.47 7.08 0.35 --
Toronto AL MLB 22 tor 23 - 1 2 2.53 33 0 0 0 8 1 42.2 34 17 12 3 9 29 0 0 1.01 7.17 0.63 1.90 6.12 0.31 3.26
2007 GCL Blue Jays GCL Rk - tor 24 - 0 0 -- 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -- 9.00 0.00 -- 9.00 0.00 --
Dunedin FSL A+ - tor 24 - 0 0 4.50 4 0 0 0 1 0 6.0 5 3 3 1 2 6 0 0 1.17 7.50 1.50 3.00 9.00 0.33 --
New Hampshire East AA - tor 24 - 1 1 3.52 6 0 0 0 1 0 7.2 5 3 3 0 7 7 2 0 1.57 5.87 0.00 8.22 8.22 1.00 --
Syracuse IL AAA - tor 24 - 0 0 3.00 11 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 12 9 4 0 6 10 3 0 1.50 9.00 0.00 4.50 7.50 0.60 --
Toronto AL MLB 22 tor 24 - 0 0 6.17 14 0 0 0 2 0 11.2 19 8 8 1 7 7 3 0 2.23 14.66 0.77 5.40 5.40 1.00 1.44
2008 Syracuse IL AAA 43 tor 25 - 2 3 3.93 20 0 0 0 8 2 34.1 36 19 15 2 10 32 7 0 1.34 9.44 0.52 2.62 8.39 0.31 --
Toronto AL MLB 22 tor 25 - 1 2 2.18 31 0 0 0 8 1 33.0 28 9 8 2 15 23 2 0 1.30 7.64 0.55 4.09 6.27 0.65 2.23
2009 Toronto AL MLB 22 tor 26 - 3 6 4.58 67 0 0 0 18 0 74.2 72 40 38 8 21 76 9 0 1.25 8.68 0.96 2.53 9.16 0.28 1.30
2010 Seattle AL MLB 43 sea 27 58 9 7 3.42 70 0 0 0 30 6 79.0 67 38 30 7 27 56 7 0 1.19 7.63 0.80 3.08 6.38 0.48 1.71
2011 Seattle AL MLB 43 sea 28 32 1 5 2.79 65 0 0 0 60 37 61.1 56 25 19 3 10 45 4 0 1.08 8.22 0.44 1.47 6.60 0.22 1.41
2012 Seattle AL MLB 43 sea 29 76 0 5 3.63 46 0 0 0 24 9 44.2 48 20 18 1 19 27 3 0 1.50 9.67 0.20 3.83 5.44 0.70 0.93
LA Dodgers NL MLB 31 lad 29 - 2 1 2.30 28 0 0 0 15 6 27.1 17 7 7 0 14 27 1 0 1.13 5.60 0.00 4.61 8.89 0.52 1.48



Michael Scannell  to me  - First the Rays kill the KC farm system and now AZ trades Bauer and gets almost nothing back.  Our FO needs to raid someone else's farm system - I thought that's why they're here. I'd be really happy with Olt and Martin for Dickey.

Forget all the names in this trade. What this really comes down to is a trade of prospect SP Trevor Bauer for Shin-Soo Choo. I take it that a Bauer-for-Dickey trade was not an option for Arizona. I always liked Bauer. He would be a perfect SP3 behind Wheeler and Harvey

Bauer:
2005-Present:
YearTeamLeagueWLERAGGSCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOGO/AOAVG
2011VISCAL013.00330009.073314171.75.200
2011MOBSOU117.564400016.220141428261.00.286
2011Minors125.967700025.2271717312431.19.257
2012MOBSOU711.688800048.133129126601.05.192
2012RENPCL512.85141410082.0742826835971.35.241
2012Minors1222.422222100130.110740359611571.23.223
2012Majors126.064400016.1141311213171.29.230


             Choo:
              
Year Team Lg Level Unif Org Age Pos Rk G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS GS GS% TB PA outs RC RC/G babip
2001 Azl Mariners Ariz Rk sea 18 of 1 51 199 51 60 10 10 4 35 12 4 34 49 9 2 0 3 1 .302 .420 .513 933 - - 102 245 147 48 8.9 .376
Wisconsin Midw A - sea 18 of - 3 13 1 6 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 .462 .533 .462 995 - - 6 15 7 3 13.4 .600
2002 Wisconsin Midw A 17 sea 19 of 7 119 420 69 127 24 8 6 48 34 21 70 98 13 5 3 1 2 .302 .417 .440 857 - - 185 507 320 83 7.0 .382
San Bernardino Calif A+ - sea 19 of - 11 39 14 12 5 1 1 9 3 0 9 9 2 1 1 0 0 .308 .460 .564 1024 - - 22 51 28 12 11.6 .379
2003 Inland Empire Calif A+ sea 20 of 22 110 412 62 118 18 13 9 55 18 10 44 84 9 1 2 4 8 .286 .365 .459 823 - - 189 471 318 73 6.2 .337
2004 San Antonio Tex AA - sea 21 of 3 132 517 89 163 17 7 15 84 40 8 56 97 2 4 1 3 8 .315 .382 .462 845 - - 239 579 374 98 7.1 .363
2005 Seattle AL MLB 22 sea 22 cf - 10 18 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .056 .190 .056 246 5 50 1 21 17 -1 -1.0 .071
2006 Tacoma PCL AAA 17 sea 23 of 61 94 375 71 121 21 3 13 48 26 4 45 73 2 3 1 4 1 .323 .394 .499 893 - - 187 427 264 82 8.4 .369
Seattle AL MLB 17 sea 23 cf - 4 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 .091 .167 .182 348 4 100 2 12 11 0 -1.1 .143
Cleveland AL MLB 16 cle 23 rf-lf - 45 146 23 43 11 3 3 22 5 3 18 46 1 2 1 1 2 .295 .373 .473 846 38 84 69 167 110 26 6.3 .408
2007 GCL Indians GCL Rk - cle 24 of - 2 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .400 733 - - 2 6 4 1 6.0 .250
Buffalo IL AAA cle 24 of 96 59 208 34 54 11 2 3 26 10 3 21 40 3 0 0 6 6 .260 .328 .375 703 - - 78 238 169 28 4.4 .298
Cleveland AL MLB 17 cle 24 lf-rf - 6 17 5 5 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 .294 .350 .294 644 4 67 5 20 14 1 2.5 .385
2008 Buffalo IL AAA - cle 25 of - 12 42 1 11 2 0 1 3 1 3 5 14 2 0 0 0 0 .262 .367 .381 748 - - 16 49 34 5 4.0 .370
Cleveland AL MLB 17 cle 25 rf-lf - 94 317 68 98 28 3 14 66 4 3 44 78 5 4 0 4 5 .309 .397 .549 946 81 86 174 370 231 72 8.5 .367
2009 Cleveland AL MLB 17 cle 26 rf 18 156 583 87 175 38 6 20 86 21 2 78 151 17 5 0 7 9 .300 .394 .489 883 153 98 285 685 426 121 7.7 .370
2010 Akron East AA 23 cle 27 rf - 3 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .091 182 - - 1 11 11 -- -- .125
Cleveland AL MLB 17 cle 27 rf 18 144 550 81 165 31 2 22 90 22 7 83 118 11 11 0 2 11 .300 .401 .484 885 144 100 266 646 405 113 7.5 .347
2011 Lake County Midw A - cle 28 rf - 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 - - 0 8 8 -- -- .000
Cleveland AL MLB 17 cle 28 rf - 85 313 37 81 11 3 8 36 12 5 36 78 6 3 0 3 7 .259 .344 .390 733 84 99 122 358 247 42 4.6 .317
2012 Cleveland AL MLB 17 cle 29 18 155 598 88 169 43 2 16 67 21 7 73 150 14 0 0 1 10 .283 .373 .441 815 - - 264 686 447 104 6.3 .353



NYP - R.A. Dickey used a Mets holiday function yesterday to unload his frustration with the pace of his extension negotiations. And the organization was, according to one official, “not happy” with Dickey’s message and his use of a Citi Field forum to express his criticism.

I don’t agree with much that comes out of the Mets front office these days, but I’m on their side on this one. First of all, whoever were the reporters that asked the questions about contract negotiations are classless. And, responding them put Dickey in the same classless corner. He must be very disappointed to have done this, but he also chose to play elf at the party and could have easily chosen to stay home while the talks continued. No one would have held that against him.

I’ve said this before. If someone wanted Dickey, they would be knocking on this very inexpensive door.

Fans need to recognize that at least half of Dickey’s frustration comes from the fact that no one is negotiating for HIM. The only action is the Mets negotiating to TRADE HIM. 

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