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Now that David Wright will be our third baseman until 2020, what is the future of third base prospect Wilmer Flores? Do you think he’ll be moved to the outfield, or will he be traded?
Sean Kenny replies:
First – Wilmer Flores and outfield should not be mentioned in the same sentence unless it is at the end of the statement “Wilmer Flores with a hard hit into”. Flores does not possess the foot speed to even foresee being anything but a below average fielder, which would require his bat be that much more potent and powerful.
Second, Flores could be traded but I don’t see a world where the Mets cannot find a place for Flores’ bat. He has taken reps at every infield position, and that can add to his value. Many hypothetical scenarios have been thrown around, making Wilmer a super-utility guy for 400+ AB a season, making him the full-time second baseman (despite lack of experience and slow feet), or platooning him with Ike Davis at first base.
Flores is all speculation at the...
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Let’s assume for a moment – and this isn’t much of a reach – the Mets don’t do anything for the remainder of the winter. How then, can the Mets be competitive if another assumption that R.A. Dickey won’t be back?
A lot of things must happen, beginning with David Wright regaining his power stroke. If he does...
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Ken Davidoff sums it all up like this:
As we leave R.A. Dickey’s hometown, let’s rank his list of admirers, from big fans down to skeptics.
1. R.A. Dickey
2. The New York Mets
3. The 29 other Major League Baseball teams.
That’s where things appeared to stand as the Mets and the rest of baseball packed up their laptops, slide projectors and blazers and...
New York Yankees beat writer Sweeny Murti of WFAN is reporting on some of the Mets buzz he is hearing at the Winter Meetings in Nashville.
The Mets are asking for too much, one GM said here, in regard to R.A. Dickey and trade possibilities, the Mets are targeting the top prospect in nearly every organization they speak with. The Royals don’t appear eager to trade Wil Myers for...
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Jeff Wilpon told reporters today that R.A. Dickey and the Mets are still far apart on the overall value of a possible contract extension, and it’s possible they could go into next season with no new agreement.
Dickey later told ESPN.com that he is hopeful a new deal can be worked out, but he understands that Sandy Alderson is paid to make the Mets better...
Does the $138 million dollar Wright contract change your opinion on the Mets financial situation? Is it a sign that things are better than what is being reported?
Ed Leyro – Things might be better, but until I see the Mets sign a big-time free agent instead of giving their money to players who were already here, I will have a modicum of doubt.
XtreemIcon - No, that remains unchanged...
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If GM Sandy Alderson spent as much energy trying to sign R. A. Dickey as he has trying to trade him, the contract would be done by now.
Alderson told reporters in Nashville he’s seeking a “difference maker,” for Dickey, which means a power-hitting outfielder, preferably from the right side. A difference maker, by definition, would mean a proven commodity, as Alderson said he’s...
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Dave Kingman is as much 1977 to me as Rumours, Rocky, the Ramones, and R2-D2.
He brought to the mid ’70s Mets something that they had rarely seen before. The franchise– weaned on essential ineptitude, and brought to maturity by the finesse of a well-pitched game– now had at its disposal raw, dumb power.
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The Mets are sitting on a number of potential trades for Dickey, tweets David Lennon of Newsday. He says that if a team caves and adds a necessary piece, a deal could be done quickly. The Mets are also working on a trade for an outfielder that does not involve Dickey.
Dickey is seeking a two-year deal worth roughly $30MM, writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, while...
The Seattle Mariners and free-agent outfielder Jason Bay have agreed to a one-year deal worth more than $1 million, according to sources.
Bay and the New York Mets ended their unproductive relationship after three disappointing seasons when they agreed on Nov. 7 to terminate the outfielder's contract with one guaranteed season remaining.
After signing a $66 million, four-year...
Valdespin tweeted that picture via his twitter handle. He tends to post weird pictures of himself on his Facebook account and twitter account.
But this is just going WAY too far… A Miami Marlins hat? Jordany, come on… I want to root for you, but you just make stupid decisions, and you’re immature.
According to John Harper of the Daily News, the Texas Rangers would trade top hitting prospect Mike Olt for R.A. Dickey, but only if they first lose out on free-agent Zack Greinke AND are unable to trade for James Shields who is their top preference if they have to make a swap.
Meanwhile the Royals and Blue Jays are not that interested in Dickey and and prefer the Mets young...
GM Sandy Alderson now believes the most likely scenario involves the Mets keeping Dickey without an extension, tweets Bob Nightengale of the USA Today. However, that's not the team's preferred option.
Speaking to the media, Jeff Wilpon reiterated that Dickey could return to the Mets for 2013 without an extension, and made that option sound more ...
The Seattle Mariners have signed outfielder Jason Bay, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports. The deal is for around $1mm, Greg Johns of MLB.com adds.
Bay still had one year left on his four-year $66mm deal he signed with the Mets. The parties however agreed to part ways which allowed Bay to sign with his home town Mariners.
During his time in New York, he not only battled...