The Dodgers’ reported deal with free agent righty Zack Greinke could have a ripple effect that impacts the trade market for the Mets’ R.A. Dickey, writes Anthony McCarron of the Daily News.
With Greinke headed to Los Angeles — he reportedly agreed to a six-year deal worth $147 million Saturday night — the Texas Rangers, a spurned Greinke suitor, may become more aggressive in pursuit of a trade for Dickey.
The Rangers and Mets have had discussions about Dickey, but were not able to come to any agreement. The Rangers had been willing to trade third baseman Mike Olt to get a starting pitcher, but after trading third baseman Michael Young on Saturday to open up an everyday slot for Olt, that may no longer be the case.
Even so, Olt would have been obviously blocked at third base by David Wright with the Mets anyway, but McCarron spoke to scouts who believe he could handle playing the outfield.
Additionally, the Texas Rangers are involved in other trade discussions with other teams and ma...