Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/13/12
Mike Olt Just in case you haven’t noticed, the Mets signed David Wright to an eight-year contract extension. Also a friendly reminder, David Wright is a third baseman. The Mets also have a guy named Ike Davis, who despite a slow start in 2012 managed to club 32 home runs. Davis plays first base and is just 25 years old just so you know. Of course, as Mets fan, you know all this information through and through. But the real question is why the Mets would even remotely consider trading R.A. Dickey to the Rangers for a package centered around prospect Mike Olt. Olt is a power hitting third base prospect who is also a solid defender at the hot corner. He’s played 212 games at third since being drafted by the Rangers in the first round in 2010, and he’s only made 32 errors – not bad at all. Though he’s said to strikeout a lot, he’s displayed a good power bat from the right side, which the Mets desperately need. Sounds like a good prospect to get back for Dickey, right? Wrong, in so many ...
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