MLBTR - A trade for R.A. Dickey is also unlikely at this point.
This came in around 3am and was a part of a composite post on a bunch of players the Rangers were looking at. The report also said the team was looking at ‘low cost starters’. Go figure. I thought Dickey was in that category. They did go on an mention Chris Capuano (LAD - 12-12, 3.72, 1.22). I’m afraid the Mets might have overexposed Dickey in the winter meetings. I still like my new idea of signing him through 2015, and revisiting the trading market during the season a la Carlos Beltran.
Ben Badler @BenBadler - Matt Harvey RT @WexlerRules If you had to guess... Better career Harvey or Wheeler?
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/12/latest-on-the-rangers-upton-pierzynski-dickey.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter I love Twitter questions like this one. When was the last time that the Mets ‘suffered’ under the luxury of having two SP1 candidates in their future rotation? Both these guys are going to serve up on of the top rotations for 5+ years beginning in 2014. As of today, the rest of that rotation would be Jon Niese, RA Dickey, and Dillon Gee and, if Rafael Montero is everything he looks like he is, this is going to be some kind of talented group of young men.
I happen to think that Wheeler will be more successful (more talented?) from 2014-2019, but I also don’t expect him around past that. Unconventional mechanics lead to shortened careers.
One of the great minor league managers passed yesterday. P.J. Carey managed for 22-years, mostly in the Colorado Rockies system (1993-2006) at the rookie and Class A level. He then joined the Dodgers and finished a 40-year baseball career as a Dodgers senior advisor for player development. He also managed for Seattle, Cincinnati, and Philadelphia. Carey earned Arizona Rookie League manager of the year honors in 1998 and 2000, was South Atlantic League manager of the year in 1996. Carey was 59 years old.
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN - Mets have pushed their offer to 2 years/$20 million for Dickey. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/mets-throw-curve-knuckler-2-year-20m-extension-offer-article-1.1217382 … His request of 2/26 is very fair, in current market.
Why do team like the Mets feel they have to go through this verbal tennis game. Olney is correct. Two more years at $13mil per is nothing compared to what some of these guys are signing for. Obviously, there is no rush for the Mets since they already own Dickey for 2013. Another reason for a delay could be a deal is in the wind but I don’t expect one. Why would I when nothing has happened in the past.