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10 Feb 2017 03:52:30
Indians/Mets:

Indians get: Wilmer Flores UTIL, Chris Flexen RHP (Mets #29)

Mets get: Logan Ice C (Indians #22)Shane Bieber RHP (Indians #26)

The only real need the Indians have on paper is infield depth. Flores gives them a solid utility guy. The Mets have a logjam of position players, so they should instead cash in on Flores with a couple top-of-the-system type prospects.

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1.) 10 Feb 2017 14:17:25
Reports are that the Tribe is going after Utley as a utility player.


2.) 11 Feb 2017 05:42:45
facts are he resigned with the dodgers.


3.) 11 Feb 2017 07:12:34
Not worth it for the Mets. Flores only gets 2 mil and does way more than asked.


4.) 12 Feb 2017 15:54:35
They should try to get Rojas from the Marlins. It shouldn't cost that much either.


 

 

23 Jan 2017 04:32:14
Rangers get: Shelby Miller, Phil Gosselin

Diamondbacks get: Jurickson Profar

High risk, high reward on both ends of the deal. Miller was very valuable last offseason. Besides 2016, he has been a solid mid-rotation starter the rest of his career. After a miserable season, the Dbacks look to get something in return for him.

The Rangers gamble that 2016 was a fluke and that he will bounce back to help their rotation. Profar isn't near as valuable now either after not delivering during his short time in the majors. The Dbacks gamble that Profar will wind up being the player people thought he'd be when he was a top prospect and help fill Segura's void.

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1.) 23 Jan 2017 11:48:34
Arizona gives Miller a chance to erase last year's ugliness. Rangers just signed Tyson Ross, anyways.


2.) 23 Jan 2017 16:41:54
You can't write off Shelby just yet it's only been one bad season in his carreer.


3.) 23 Jan 2017 19:36:26
Jet, I'm not writing him off at all. I think Profar is a pretty good get for him. Profar is still only 23, it's not like he is a total bust yet.


4.) 23 Jan 2017 19:41:32
Red Sox, I can somewhat see your point with the Ross signing. But by all signs, he won't be ready to pitch until close to June. The Rangers are also counting on Andrew Cashner to be their #4, and he hasn't done anything the last 2 years in a pitcher friendly Petco.


5.) 23 Jan 2017 20:48:26
Profar is the definition of bust, missed 2 whole years due to injuries, and hadn't been close to productive since.


6.) 23 Jan 2017 23:26:18
He's had less than 600 MLB AB's and is only 23. Most prospects would just be getting ready for their first crack in the MLB.


7.) 24 Jan 2017 01:43:55
Profar for Miller is fair. Both are young, and the stock for both is down.

Ross will be ready at some point this summer, we hope.

I don't think Texas does this right now because they will be counting on Profar. He is actually penciled in as the starter at 1B. They'll likely sign Napoli, but Profar will still get ABs this year, or be dealt later on.


 

 

19 Jan 2017 05:29:34
The Orioles probably do not have a roster to finish in the top 2-3 in the AL East this year. They have one of the worst farm systems in baseball (25th) so they also do not have the pieces to be able to make a trade in July. They would be wise to start thinking about the possibility of trading Britton to rebuild the system. Their biggest system needs are quality future rotation pieces and outfielders.
If the Nationals could acquire Britton, I think it puts them over the top and makes them the favorite to win the NL. They've already shown to be all-in this offseason.

Nationals get: Zach Britton LHP

Orioles get: Joe Ross RHP, Victor Robles OF (Nats #1, MLB #10), Erick Fedde RHP (Nats #2, MLB #75), Nick Banks OF (Nats #8)

CubbiesFan27

1.) 19 Jan 2017 11:45:37
Too much for a closer, IMO.


2.) 19 Jan 2017 12:59:39
The Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller trades say otherwise, as does the Kimbrel trade, something you should know about Red Sox guy.


3.) 19 Jan 2017 13:05:45
You must hate the Nats


4.) 19 Jan 2017 14:29:13
the Nats just overpaid for Eaton I do not see them giving up this much and completely ruining their farm system. I see them going after a cheap reliable guy like Greg Holland who is a FA or maybe even someone like Steve Ceshick or Brad Boxburger. They would not cost a top prospect and can get the job done. Yes I understand that people would much rather have a supper star on their team but the cost is too much I am someone who prefers to get someone cheaper who can get the job done and be able to keep my prospects. Robles is going to be very useful for the Nats very soon, either when Werth retires and or Harper leaves they are going to need him to step up and fill that role. that's my thinking behind all of this and it is my thinking behind the Dodgers second base search as well.


5.) 19 Jan 2017 14:43:54
Jeez I wouldn't think the Nats would have to give up Ross AND Robles. I could see a deal revolving around one of them, but jeez not both.


6.) 19 Jan 2017 17:26:52
As we've seen with the Miller and Chapman trade, it will take a lot to get a premium closer. Especially one coming off arguably the best season in the last decade. The Cubs gave up their top prospect, a swing man, and 2 other prospects towards the top of their system for a half season of Chapman. You get multiple years of Britton, therefore requiring giving up much more. You could maybe tweak the Banks for a lower prospect, but it takes near this much IMO.


7.) 20 Jan 2017 03:20:36
I agree that it would take a lot to get a top closer. And I didn't say that it was unfair. I am saying, from the Nationals' perspective, that is too much to give up.


8.) 20 Jan 2017 14:48:33
Don't have the roster to finish 2-3 in the AL East are you joking? They're basically the same team as last year, the only team in the East that improved was the Red Sox! Toronto is aging and doubtful their rotation can produce similar results, Yankees while they added Chapman have huge question marks in rotation, also when the had Chapman last year they weren't that competitive now they don't have Miller so even less so. This is a team that's been told for years that they won't do well yet they've exceeded expectations, I very much expect this team to be a 85-90 win team challenging the Sox for the AL East title


9.) 20 Jan 2017 16:58:23
They could very well make the playoffs as a wild card. However, what can they do in the playoffs? They don't have an ace. They've shown that they won't advance past the ALDS. If they want to stay where they are at, fine don't trade anyone. But they will regret that come a few years from now when they are still only a slightly above average team and have no quality prospects. The Chris Davis contract will hurt them for years to come. If they want to resign Machado also when he eligible for free agency, they will practically have no money to build a roster around him.


10.) 20 Jan 2017 17:40:01
If they wouldn't do that for McCutchen they wouldn't do it for Britton


11.) 20 Jan 2017 22:23:38
Tillman is very much an ace he's underrated and has been one of the best pitchers in the AL East for the past 5 seasons. IMO last year the O's could've very well made the ALCS if they pitched Britton in the wildcard, they were a better team than Texas for sure. They have 2 years left to contend, they have a Chance to be title contenders


12.) 21 Jan 2017 15:18:33
When I think ace, I don't think Tillman.

Washington would be better off signing Holland and keeping those prospects for a future move.


13.) 22 Jan 2017 18:20:00
Well then this gives the Nats the worst Farm in the majors. Britton is a special player, but I think Robles has a good chance to become REALLY good.


 

 

12 Jan 2017 05:45:19
Mets get: Jose Abreu 1B

White Sox get: Robert Gsellman RHP, Dominic Smith 1B (Mets #2, MLB #55), Desmond Lindsey OF (Mets #6)

Mets need a first basemen badly. White Sox continue to add to their plethora of prospects they've acquired this offseason. They also get Gsellman, a young starter with 6 years of control who showed great promise in his run in New York this past season.

CubbiesFan27

1.) 12 Jan 2017 11:46:35
What would the Mets then do with Lucas Duda? He's pretty solid.

The Mets already have a crowd in the OF with Cespedes, Grandy, Bruce, Conforto and Lagares. I guess you think they need more guys on the bench?


2.) 12 Jan 2017 12:35:30
The Mets have their next first basemen on their team already but he just haven't made the move yet. Watch David Wright move over to 1B due to his on going back issues. If not this year then next year. He definitely can't keep throwing from 3B with that back problem he has.


3.) 12 Jan 2017 16:03:32
Red Sox, I'd say Duda is about average right now. Him and Matt Adams are very similar in my mind. Bruce and Granderson will be gone at season's end, if not earlier. So that clears some room in the outfield jam. The team they have right now doesn't beat the Nationals.


4.) 12 Jan 2017 16:05:43
It's nearly a guarantee that Wright will never play over 100 games in a season the rest of his career.


5.) 12 Jan 2017 18:11:42
The question is: are the Mets willing to pay him?

He opted out of his contract in lieu of arbitration, and is set to be compensated very well. Do the Mets want to handcuff themselves to a guy set to make $10+ million over the next 3 arbitration cycles?


6.) 12 Jan 2017 20:21:03
I think Tood Fraizer is a better fit for the Mets


7.) 13 Jan 2017 03:45:02
Solid and average - pretty much the same thing

Yes, the Mets have a glut at some positions, and a scarcity at others. This might work if they would deal Conforto in the deal for Abreu.


 

 

08 Jan 2017 19:13:02
Dodgers get: Marcell Ozuna, Martin Prado

Marlins get: Jose De Leon, Scott Kazmir, Andrew Tholes

Just thought the teams lined up well, especially with the Marlins need for young pitching and the Dodgers need for right-handed hitters. Dodgers fill 2 needs in one trade (corner outfielder and second baseman), while becoming a much better lineup against left-handed pitching. The Marlins need starting pitching, and De Leon can be developed into a future top of the rotation guy. Kazmir helps fill out the rotation this year and Tholes steps in as the Marlins left fielder.

This could only happen if the Dozier trade doesn't happen, but the Dodgers could fill two needs probably at a lesser value than Dozier.

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1.) 08 Jan 2017 19:50:57
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2.) 08 Jan 2017 20:05:28
Marlins say no without even considering it. Ozuna might be more valuable than the whole package combined.


3.) 08 Jan 2017 20:50:18
Just a year ago, the Marlins couldn't find anyone who wanted Ozuna. He was an all-star, but struggled down the stretch. De Leon is a very good MLB ready pitching prospect and Tholes looks like a decent outfielder at the worst.


4.) 08 Jan 2017 22:20:00
They are hesitant tooffer more than De Leon for DOZIER so what on earth makes you think they would do it for Ozuna and Prado?


5.) 08 Jan 2017 22:21:52
How much trade value does Toles have I wonder?

Young leadoff type. Good speed-base runner.

Jay's could use him.


6.) 09 Jan 2017 00:49:25
I don't hate this, but I am not sure the Dodgers need more OFs. I think LA will bring in Dozier, or if that falls through, make a move for Kinsler.


7.) 09 Jan 2017 15:54:26
Since the Dodgers have a great team that could win this year, giving up players that is on the market. I think they would give up prospects to the Marlins, especially since the Marlins won't do well in the next few years anyway.


8.) 10 Jan 2017 00:05:32
BuccoFan, simple: Ozuna's control years plus Prado is better than 2 years of Dozier.


 

 

 

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13 Feb 2017 19:11:18
McCutchen isn't going to bring back Stroman. The Blue Jays wouldn't even give him up for Blackmon.

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24 Jan 2017 02:29:11
I'm not arguing the value isn't fair one way or another, the O's just don't have a need for another left-handed corner outfielder. They don't like Kim against lefties and Smith is penciled in over in right field. They would go with a right-handed hitter.

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23 Jan 2017 23:26:18
He's had less than 600 MLB AB's and is only 23. Most prospects would just be getting ready for their first crack in the MLB.

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23 Jan 2017 19:44:38
The Orioles are more likely to pursue a right-handed bat to platoon with Kim/ Smith in the corner outfield spots.

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23 Jan 2017 19:41:32
Red Sox, I can somewhat see your point with the Ross signing. But by all signs, he won't be ready to pitch until close to June. The Rangers are also counting on Andrew Cashner to be their #4, and he hasn't done anything the last 2 years in a pitcher friendly Petco.

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