Mack Stuff – LAD, Michael Olt, Wil Myers, Silver Lining


****IMPORTANT**** - Driving to Ormand Beach tomorrow for a critical operation on my wife's 83-year old mother. (drugs have kicked in... excuse the spelling...).

I'm going to let Soto Rey rip apart to toe Myers trading...

Soto... make sure his pertinent stuff get up...

Zack Greinke from 2010 to 2012: 604 IP, 3.83 ERA, 106 ERA+, 3.78 K/BB.
R.A. Dickey, 2010 to 2012: 616.3 IP, 2.95 ERA, 129 ERA+, 3.12 K/BB.

Puerto Rico League All-Star Game:
                LF Luis Rivera – 2-3, 1-R, 2-RBI, .667

LF Jordany Valdespin –  3-3, 1-RBI, .309
RF Juan Lagares – 0-0, .258
C Francisco Pena – 0-4, .248
P Armando Rodriguez – 0.0-IP, 2-R, 2.28
P Elvin Ramirez – 0.0-IP, 2-ER, 5.93

Dodgers sign Korean LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu. $36M for 6 yrs. In the 7 months since LAD's new ownership was approved, it has added about $650 million in contracts

                This is, like, exactly opposite of everything we are going through this year as Mets fans. OOut team can’t seem to sign anyone and the Dodgers don’t seem to have any long range fiscal plan. If all this spending translates into a profitable business, why isn’t everyone doing this. Yeah, I know, it’s LA, but don’t we root for a team in a larger city?

S2S - Finding themselves on the losing end of Zach Greinke’s free agent decision and unsure of which potentially available pitcher to target, the Texas Rangers appear to have expressed a willingness to the New York Mets to include third base prospect Mike Olt in a potential trade for R.A. Dickey. Despite this, a deal between the two sides appears unlikely as the Rangers would need to include additional players in order to entice the Mets, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News…

                I’m not sure you’re going to get more than this. Olt is a big-time prospect who hit 28 home runs and knocked in 82 runs last year at the AA level. He will play next season at 24 and he’s one of the top 10 prospects right now in baseball. All of this after less than three professional seasons (1st round, 49th overall – 2010 – Connecticut). C Jorge Alfaro wouldn’t hurt, but I think you may have got the most Texas will offer here.

Me? I do the deal, because I also know I’m going to get at least three more phone calls from teams that want Olt (that didn’t want Dickey). Take a chance, Sandy.

The Royals have traded top hitting prospect Wil Myers to the Rays for starting pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com

                So, I guess the Royals played Sandy pretty good here, talking about a possible Dickey to Myers trade while, at the same time, getting another team to up the deal with another player. It’s done every time and it’s why I called for Wilmer Flores to be included in this deal. Oh, well, back to Mike Olt

Grienke, Shields, and Myers are off the board.... less quality players still out there... a Dickey deal is comng (probably involving Olt, ina possible three-way)... stay tuned.

                        One final thought before I sign off: Talked to a bunch of scouts/FO folks tonight.                          Every last one of them said the Rays came out way ahead.)


Justin M. said...

Leonys Martin mentioned by a few of the beat writers as a potential return from Texas along with Olt. Would solve a lot of our offensive issues to have these two guys in our OF. Martin Murph Wright Davis Olt Duda Tejada Thole. Not terrible. Still a bit left handed though.

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