A baseball executive who may or may not know anything about the inner workings of the Mets claims the team wants a “monster package” for R.A. Dickey (don’t we all want a monster package?!).
The Daily News says this unnamed mysterious “high-ranking major league executive” recently spoke with the Mets, quoting him as saying the Mets “would want a monster package for Dickey, and if they don’t get it, probably would not trade him.”
Who knows if this is true or not, but this is the way it should be. Unless the Mets can get at least two young, major league ready players, they should absolutely hold onto their Cy Young Award winner. There is no reason to trade him just for the sake of trading him, getting only prospects in return.
R.A. Dickey is signed for $5 million for 2013 — one of the best bargains in baseball. There is nothing wrong with having him in the rotation with the hope that solid pitching can propel the Mets into contention. If not, and he is pitching well, he can easily be traded at the deadline to a team desperate for a front-line starter. The price would be even higher then.