07 Oct 2019 02:49:41
Tigers trade: LHP Matthew Boyd
Cardinals trade: OF Tyler O'Neill, 1B/OF Jose Martinez, 3B Nolan Gorman

1.) 09 Oct 2019
09 Oct 2019 03:27:35
The Cardinals system isn't very deep, and Gorman is the best they've got (I'd accept an argument for Dylan Carlson) .

I just can't see them giving up either of them at this point.

2.) 09 Oct 2019
09 Oct 2019 13:53:41
For what it's worth, I don't think it's a crazy ask for Boyd. And I think there'll be a team that overpays for him this winter, but I don't see the Cardinals being that team.

3.) 10 Oct 2019
09 Oct 2019 23:51:47
I can’t see why Boyd gets so much attention. Is it that he has so many years of club control or his high SO rate? Honestly he didn’t do anything that tells me you need to give up any top prospects for him. I could see a major league piece and a mid level prospect and that’s about it.

4.) 10 Oct 2019
10 Oct 2019 13:44:39
It's the years of control, plus his peripherals. His xFIP was quite a bit better than his ERA. He had a .307 BABIP against him, and most think that's going to come down quite a bit.

He's an extremely good pitcher and he improved in almost every area they wanted him to improve last year (huge spikes in K-rates, swing and miss rate, ground ball rate) . I'd look to the Tigers getting a pretty legit haul for him.