I have trouble trusting Dickey. He is 38 years old. And yes, knuckleballers can pitch into their 40's.....but they have also been known to suddenly just lose their stuff as they get older. Dickey should be successful this year, but I don't trust him going forward. So I consider those next two years on the contract as almost meaningless.
In general, I like Harper a little more than Posey. Considering the pounding catchers take, i fully expect Posey to regress a bit from last years numbers (I think he will put up 3rd or 4th round numbers.....not 2nd round numbers). And when you consider that you would have Harper for next year, too......while you would lose Posey at the end of this season.....I like Harper a lot more than Posey for the sake of this trade.
Harper is the best and safest player in the trade. It looks to me like the other guy is trying to trade away 2 guys that scare him a little bit and is trying to get a sure thing in return.
I wouldn't do it. As good as Posey is, you're losing him after this season. You've got Bryce for another year and I'd hold onto him. Dickey is old and it's too risky to trust a knuckleballer, even one as good as him, for years to come
ackley 9 this year, 11 next ellsbury 28 this year, 30 next harper 11 this year, 13 next mccutchen 23 this year reddick 6 this year, 9 next year, 11 year after pagan 8 this year, 11 next, 13 year after
strasburg 9 this year, 11 year after scherzer 24 this year cj wilson 14 this year, 16 year after
i can keep 4-8 players def keeping harper, mccutchen, reddick, strasburg maybe keeping ackley and ellsbury prob not keeping pagan or scherzer def not keeping cj wilson
for next year i only really have reddick to keep as of now so i dont like losing harper but i do like having strasburg and dickey for the next 2 years and dickey for another and posey at catcher gives a nice advantage at a weak position