Detachable bosom…all the rage.
The only real question is whether the Mets would be better off trading Dickey or Jon Niese. And at the moment, the Mets seem more inclined to trade Dickey.
One team executive said they believe Niese would net a higher return in a trade, because of his age (26), performance (3.40 ERA this year) and the fact that his contract will keep him under team control at least through 2016.
But the Mets also believe Niese will be more valuable to them than Dickey over the long term. And they have doubts as to whether a team would offer enough to justify trading Niese—a concern they don’t appear to have in Dickey’s case.
“What can we get in relation to the value we think that pitcher represents?” Alderson said. “It’s all about leveraging the value.”
At age 38 and coming off a spectacular season, Dickey’s value will likely never be higher. He’s only under contract through 2013, but he’s due just $5 million next year, a bargain that will no doubt entice other teams.
Trading him would mark a sad end to his remarkable rise with the organization. But it’s not as bad as keeping him and Wright, only to find themselves unable to build a contender around them.
Posted: November 09, 2012 at 06:48 AM | 37 comment(s)
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