Reports out of the Winter Meetings in Nashville are that the Mets asking price for R.A. Dickey is “sky high.” Good!
Listen, the Mets do not have to trade Dickey. In a worst case scenario, the Mets are not able to work out an extension and he pitches for them in 2013. That is not a terrible thing. So Sandy Alderson is right to ask for the world and see if anyone gives it to him.
ESPNNewYork.com reported on Tuesday that the Mets are still pushing for Kansas City super prospect Wil Myers. If the Mets could somehow pry him lose for R.A. Dickey, or Jonathon Niese for that matter, the Mets should do it in a heartbeat. Myers is apparently the next Mike Trout. Myers hit .314 with 37 home runs and 109 RBIs combined in Double-A and Triple-A in 2012. He is said to be ready for the big leagues in 2013 and could be the “difference maker” for whom Alderson is looking.
So far the Royals have not indicated that they are willing to move Myers. If Myers is all that they say he is, the team would be crazy to trade him for anyone, let alone a 38-year-old pitcher or a young pitcher who while is very good, will likely never be an ace.
Alderson is playing this one correctly — finally he is showing some smarts.