Mack Stuff – RA Dickey Update, J.P. Arencibia, Scott Hairston, Jackie Bradley Jr.


C-1B Mike Napoli signs 3-yr., $39mil deal with Boston

                Napoli in 2012: .227 BA, 30% K rate, 24 HR, 56 RBI
Saltalamacchia in 2012: .222 BA, 31% K rate, 25 HR, 59 RBI

Toronto claims their 4th catcher, Eli Whiteside
The Nats resign LHRP Zach Duke
OF Angel Pagan agrees to stay in San Francisco, 4-yrs, $40mil

OF Cesar Puello – 1-2, 2-R, , 2B, .125
C Francisco Pena – 1-1, 1-R, 2B, 2-RBI, .253
LF-2B Jordany Valdespin – 0-3, .255

Regarding RA Dickey, Monday was pretty much a posturing day for Sandy Alderson. Multiple reports had him receiving some initial offers, which are always low-end. Thin what the Democrats and Repulicans are putting on the table right now. That final bill will never look like the original offers. Alderson needs to show patience here, while, at the same time, not sign an extension too early. Pitchers like Zack Greinke, and Anibal Sanchez need to get their deals done which will make Dickey one of the few premier pitchers still on the market. Sean McAdam ‏of Red Sox Talk reports:  “The Mets are more than willing to listen on R.A. Dickey, but to date, according to a source, the Red Sox have shown no interest.”

 (Ted Berg):

J.P. Arencibia, frequently linked to the Mets in early trade rumors, is merely a mild upgrade. He hits for way more power, but his production is mitigated by his inability to get on base with any frequency. His 88 career OPS+ is only a tick higher than Josh Thole’s 85, and his .275 career on-base percentage is about exactly the same as Thole’s post-injury mark in 2012. And he’s not much of a defender.
            Ted makes a good point and strengthens my earlier posts where I suggest that Thole be given another year to turn around a horrible 2012. He simply can’t hit that bad again because this is a kid that has worked so hard to become a major league hitter. It has to be concussion related.

In a report for ESPN New York, Adam Rubin says the Giants, Cardinals, Indians and Tigers have shown “real interest’ in Scott Hairston. Hairston told Rubin it was still “probable” he could return to the Mets, although it remains to be seen whether or not they offer market value for his services.
            This would solve a bunch of things if the Mets could pull this off at a decent amount of money/years, especially if they could still pull off a deal for a full time outfielder for Dickey. You’re not going to find a better platoon player than Hairston. Give him two years plus a third option.

“The Red Sox met with Mets to talk about a possible trade for R.A. Dickey, according to a baseball source,” ESPN Boston reporter Joey MacDonald tweeted today. MacDonald says the Mets had interest Red Sox SS prospect Xander Bogaerts and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.
             A SHORTSTOP? What’s with all these fucking shortstops? Ruben Tejada, Phillip Evans, Gavin Cecchini… now. JBJ is Alderson’s kind of player and finished hot last season in AA. He’s at least a year away but he’d fit in perfect into the 2014 plan. I’d do it for Bradley and Salty.


Anonymous said...

Does Bradley hit for ower? His numbers in the minors jump jump off the page and have you drooling? I'd prefer the first two prospects instead of Salty and the prospects.

The Sox have cash to spend, I don't see them dealing those pospects.

Mack Ade said...

I live in South Carolina and have followed him for years... we're twitter friends until he closed down his account... has always hit for average but projects with power...

SERIOUS outgoing personality a la Reyes... team leader... he was available when we picked Cicchini

There is no way they will trade that SS

Craig said...

I believe I read somewhere that Boegarts won't stay at SS, and is a 3B long term...Not sure why they would ask about him.

Hobie said...

When I saw "another SS" I immediately thought the Met angle was to flip him in an Upton trade. Does an OF of Duda (Kirk?)/Hairston--Bradley--Upton make sense?

Mack Ade said...


That would be a great outfield considering what the team has now.

Bradley is a year away.

Building a new one around Upton would be super.

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