Re: R.A. Dickey
posted at 12/2/2012 2:45 PM EST
In response to notin's comment:
In response to parhunter55's comment:
And yet, he is in the last season of his contract. The Mets cannot expect too much. Salty and Nava or Lin, or Linares or Hassan. If the Sox had not non-tendered Sweeney, then maybe Sweeney. An established ML catcher with power and a 4th OFer is all I think the Mets should really get for a 39 year old pitcher in the last year of his contract and who is not willing, apparently, to sign for what the Mets want to offer.
As for the Sox, I would love to see Dickey pitch for the Sox. We, of all teams, know that knuckleballers do not pose an arm injury risk and can pitch well into their 40s. But I would not want to see Brentz, and certainly not Bradley, traded for him. Not even Kalish, who I am hopeful is finally healthy and ready to re-establish himself as the superior OFer to Josh Reddick.
Not every prospect will turn out to be good, and really it comes down to rolling the dice ad seeing who will be a washout elsewhere. If the Sox traded Kalish or Brentz for Dickey, it will probably help the team more than hinder it.
Plus it would be fun to watch Schumpeter's Ghost have an apoplectic attack...
Schump's avatar shows up at 1:12 of this Ramones cartoon video I was just watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1r__BB7xs8