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.
Sources: Texas expressed willingness to Mets to move Olt for Dickey. BUT I’m told it will take more than just Olt for Mets to move Dickey.
— Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) December 9, 2012
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.