06 Nov 2018 06:16:35
COL: SP Jon Gray

TB: 2B Joey Wendle

1.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 13:28:00
1. this is terrible, it would take more from the Rays to get Jon Gray.
2. Why would the Rockies trade Gray?

2.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 13:35:59
Jon Gray still has thee years of team control and is only 27. Not to mention, he's pitched very well for Coors Field.

It's going to take significantly more than this to pry him away.

3.) 09 Nov 2018
09 Nov 2018 06:48:11
I fail to see the disconnect.

Last year, in his rookie season, Wendle was worth 3.7 WAR with a 116 wRC+ (7th highest for 2B in MLB), was the 8th best defender at 2B (according to fWAR), and is under control for 5 more seasons.

Meanwhile, Gray was worth 2.7 fWAR and only 1.7 bWAR (Fangraphs uses FIP which favors Gray), has a career 4.56 ERA (3.68 FIP), and only 3 years of control.

Gray clearly has higher potential upside than he has shown thus far, but Wendle arguably has a much higher floor and is under control for an extra 2 years. Just because you know of Gray, more so than Wendle, does not inherently inflate his perceived value.

4.) 12 Nov 2018
11 Nov 2018 23:14:09
No, Joey Wendle does not.

He's an (almost) 29-year-old, late-blooming infielder who has one good season under his belt. You can find those guys in literally every organization in baseball. Team control is not as big when you're talking hitters, and especially worthless when you're talking hitters whose rookie season is when most guys hit free agency.

You're suggesting he's moved for a 25-year-old starter with three seasons of team-control, who is also very, very good pitcher.

It's not a good trade, at all, for Colorado.