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The Mets talked to the Red Sox about R.A. Dickey

Dec 3, 2012, 4:59 PM EDT

The hottest potential trade chit in the game is R.A. Dickey, and his current team spoke to the Red Sox about him reports Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston:

That would be prospects Xander Bogaerts, a shortstop who is probably going to wind up as a third baseman or an outfielder, and Jackie Bradley, Jr., and outfielder. There’s no sense if the talks are serious.

It is worth nothing, however, that Sandy Alderson told reporters earlier today that he is talking about a Dickey trade with various teams, that he wants “a difference maker” and that he has yet to talk to Dickey’s agent about a contract extension since everyone got to Nashville yesterday.

  1. aceshigh11 - Dec 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Would love to have Dickey on the Red Sox…but honestly, he deserves much better than the Sox as currently constructed.


  2. eric174 - Dec 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Yes, the Red Sox should trade 2 of the best prospects in baseball for a 38 year old.
    Sign me up.

    Sure the Mets have to shoot for the moon-they are one of the worst franchises in all of professional sports after all-but, cmon.

    • thebadguyswon - Dec 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM

      Enough with the hyperbole. Jesus… people can’t stray from the narrative for a minute.

      • hammyofdoom - Dec 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

        Ok I think he went over the top with the “Mets are one of the worst franchises blah blah blah” But he’s absolutely right about the Red Sox not giving up a potential perennial all-star 3B-Lf-SS in Bogaerts and their starting center fielder in the future in Bradly Jr. For a very good pitcher who is 38 years old with one damn year on his contract. If the Red Sox made this move I don’t even know what I’d do…I’d be extremely pissed to say the least

  3. edelmanfanclub - Dec 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    GTFO!! Bogarets Bradley and Barnes are untouchable. The Red Sox need to use 2013 as a bridge year for 2014. They aren’t competing the East until 2014 or 2015. Don’t make it 2017 by trading your farm for Dickey then finishing in 4th. Although it would help the rotation. We have more holes to fill..

  4. soxfan1966 - Dec 3, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh … No.

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  5. proudlycanadian - Dec 3, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    It appears that the Red Sox do not have many high end prospects and the fans and brass are reluctant to see them traded. As with Reyes and Johnson, the Red Sox let it be known that they were interested but were unwilling to pay the price.

    • rjostewart - Dec 3, 2012 at 6:12 PM

      Xander Bogaerts is a consensus top-ten prospect. Can’t imagine any team other than the Phillies or Giants who’d be willing to give him up for anything less than a cost-controlled star under age 30.

    • paperlions - Dec 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

      They just didn’t want to pay twice (prospects and $$), whereas Toronto didn’t mind…yeah, probably in part because their system is so much deeper than that of the RS.

      • hammyofdoom - Dec 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

        Well seeing how the Blue Jays just traded away 4 of their top 10 prospects I doubt they’ll be giving up an equal amount as Bogaerts and Bradly Jr. Seriously, they’d be giving up 6 of their top 10… for one year of Dickey. If I were the Jays I’d just laugh and keep on walking

      • paperlions - Dec 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM

        This comment and my response aren’t about Dickey, they are about the fact that the RS were in dicussions for Reyes and Johnson and the Marlins wanted Bogaerts and Bradley for them and the RS said “no thanks”, whereas the Blue Jays were willing to give up some decent prospects as well as to pick up just about the entire tab (including taking on Buck).

      • proudlycanadian - Dec 3, 2012 at 8:27 PM

        Minor correction Hammy. The Jays gave up 3 of their top prospects to the Marlins rather than 4. The Jays did keep their top prospects (D’Arnaud, Gose, Sanchez and Snydergard).

      • hammyofdoom - Dec 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

        Thanks to the two guys who corrected me: to paperlions for letting me know I misread what he said and the neighbor from the north on the number of top prospects that got sent to Toronto. That makes this reported deal look even MORE stupid! The Red Sox number 1 and number 2 prospects for DIckey, yet the Jays didnt even give their top 1-2-3 guys for a boat load of talent.

      • hammyofdoom - Dec 3, 2012 at 9:02 PM

        Oh for the love of… sent FROM toronto

  6. tfbuckfutter - Dec 3, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Importing a pitcher who was practically out of baseball until moving to the NL?

    Sounds like the standard Red Sox decision. How about just bring back Jeff Suppan?

  7. redsoxchamp11 - Dec 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    So when do we move Will to 1b?

  8. brandedthefirst - Dec 3, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    You mean the sox still have top prospects?

    • soxfan1966 - Dec 4, 2012 at 12:47 AM

      Actually, the Red Sox farm system isn’t in too bad shape. Most of the top prospects are a little further down in the system and won’t be major-league ready for another year or two. But there is plenty of great talent at the High A and AA level. This was a consequence of Boston drafting more high school players rather than from the college pool.

  9. zer0s1gnal - Dec 3, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Why do the Sox keep peeing in my Cherios? Let’s get younger and more athletic. Chalk up the 2013 RS as a building year. Give the coaches a chance to see what they can get out of this team.

  10. brent05cards - Dec 3, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    No chance this happens! Mets are crazy to think R.A. would bring in that haul! probably the stupidest thing I’ve read all day.

  11. brockw82 - Dec 3, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Bogaerts is not a top ten prospect – at least not on any lists I have seen.

    • bigleagues - Dec 4, 2012 at 9:44 AM

      Not sure what lists your working from, but after this past season Bogaerts is a Top 5 prospect on the level of Machado/Profar. Perhaps holding him back is that he is still growing and the Red Sox aren’t sure what position to track him for. He could be ML ready this year at age 20.

      Year   Age         Tm   Lev Aff   G   PA   R   H 2B HR RBI BB  SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS  TB
      2010    17     RedSox   FRk BOS  63  280  39  75  7  3  42 30  37 .314 .396 .423 .819 101
      2011    18 Greenville     A BOS  72  296  38  69 14 16  45 25  71 .260 .324 .509 .834 135
      2012    19    2 Teams A+-AA BOS 127  532  71 146 37 20  81 44 106 .307 .373 .523 .896 249
      2012    19      Salem    A+ BOS 104  435  59 116 27 15  64 43  85 .302 .378 .505 .883 194
      2012    19   Portland    AA BOS  23   97  12  30 10  5  17  1  21 .326 .351 .598 .948  55
      3 Seasons                       262 1108 148 290 58 39 168 99 214 .296 .366 .495 .861 485

      Provided by View Original TableGenerated 12/4/2012.

  12. rc33 - Dec 4, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Bogaerts is a Top Ten prospect according to Perfect Game and another minor league list I saw. He was the youngest player in his AA league last season and won’t turn 21 ’til Nov. of 2013. Tremendous bat speed and generates a ton of power for a kid that’s not even filled out.
    I’m not reluctant to trade good players from the farm system but there’s zero chance I’d trade a prospect with his upside for a 38 year-old pitcher…much less throw in Jackie Bradley Jr.

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