Posted December 10, 2012

Rangers seek trade for R.A. Dickey, according to report

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The Texas Rangers floated top prospect Mike Olt in trade talks with the New York Mets for pitcher R.A. Dickey, the New York Daily News’ Andy Martino reported Sunday via Twitter. But the Mets are looking for more than Olt in a deal for Dickey, the 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner.

Olt, a third-base/first-base prospect, was ranked the Rangers’ No. 2 prospect by Baseball America heading into the 2013 season. With the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders in 2012, Olt hit .288 with a .977 OPS and 28 homers.

Dickey, the 38-year-old knuckleballer, went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. He also led the National League with 230 strikeouts in 233 2/3 innings pitched.

The Daily News’ Anthony McCarron reported Sunday that the Rangers might push harder for a deal with the Mets after losing out on Zack Greinke, who signed the second-largest contract ever for a pitcher with the Dodgers on Saturday.


4 comments
JerryBelle
JerryBelle

Does it really matter whom the Mets take or don't take?  They'll never be the best team in New York.....

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

I wouldn't ask for the sky, Mets, c'mon, Olt will be decent for 5, 6 years at least. : P

Mikey A
Mikey A

 @JerryBelle and you'll never be anything more than your mother's mistake.