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29 Jul 2021 05:19:41
Brewers get: Jesus Aguilar
Marlins get: Keston Hiura, Jefferson Quero (MIL #9)

Big upgrade at first for the Brewers over Hiura and Vogelbach, and the Marlins add catching depth, which they lack, to their farm system in Jefferson Quero.


1.) 29 Jul 2021 14:52:46
I can't imagine David Stearns giving up on Hiura quite yet, at least not for a guy like Aguilar.



29 Jul 2021 04:54:44
Cubs Trades:

Yankees get: Anthony Rizzo
Cubs get: Luke Voit, Austin Wells (NYY #6), Estevan Florial (NYY #11)

Giants get: Kris Bryant, Craig Kimbrel
Cubs get: Joey Bart (SF #2), Hunter Bishop (SF #4), Gregory Santos (SF #13), Logan Webb

Mets get: Javier Baez
Cubs get: Pete Crow-Armstrong (NYM #5), JT Ginn (NYM #6), Jordan Yamamoto

What do y'all think ⁉️


1.) 29 Jul 2021 14:57:03
Unless Kris Bryant agrees to a 10-year, five million dollar extension, Zaidi would rightly deserve to be fired if he even *asked* if he should do this deal.

That price tag is way, way, way too high.

2.) 30 Jul 2021 17:53:53
Even if the Cubs trade all 4 players. These packages are just fleecing the other teams of top 10 prospects. Every other team would laugh at the Yankees, Giants and Mets.



29 May 2019 13:27:20
Here is a trade that almost certainly won't happen, but what are your thoughts on this possibility? Is it fair? Could it actually happen?

Braves-Nationals blockbuster:

Braves get:
- Max Scherzer
- Anthony Rendon

Nationals get:
- Ozzie Albies
- Christian Pache (Braves no.1)
- Kyle Wright (Braves no.2)
- Sean Newcomb
- Bryse Wilson (Braves no.7)

Why it works for Atlanta:

We have seen that the Braves have what it takes to get to the postseason, but not to have a deep run into October. Max Scherzer is a front-line ace with almost 3 years left of team control. Although he is 2-5, his team hasn't exactly helped him. His 3.26 ERA is BLOATED by 1 poor start against Miami. Him, Max Fried, and Julio Teheran would be arguably the best trio of starters in the NL. The Nationals have no business wasting the twilight of someone the caliber of Max Scherzer. PITCHING WINS IN OCTOBER.

Anthony Rendon has been absolutely RAKING. Him and Nolan Arenado are the NL's 2 best 3B's. He features an incredible eye, power, speed, and an energy to the clubhouse that make him a great addition. His defensive versatility means he can replace Albies at second, just with more offensive impact. He is a FA at the end of the season, but the Braves have an opportunity to create the best team in baseball if they can upgrade with an all-time-great starter (YES MAX SCHERZER IS AN ALL TIME GREAT), and the NL's most underrated player.

Why it works for Washington:

Ozzie Albies has been a significant part of the Braves success, and is under team control for the next 7 years after signing an extension. This and his youth (22 y/0) skyrockets his value and really makes him an attractive centerpiece, as he secures the Nationals future offensive along with Juan Soto and Victor Robles. Kyle Wright is the Braves top pitching prospect, and Sean Newcomb has been very effecient at the big league level. He has 4 years of team control left. The Nationals lack of young talent (other than Soto and Robles) mean they need a bolster to their farm system and this is a perfect opportunity to capitalize on their superstars.




11 Feb 2019 05:08:24
Hi Guys - Haven't been on here in soooo long. As Spring Training approaches, a lot of teams have needs that are still not filled. And the team who won the Commissioner's trophy in 2018 is who I will be talking about.

I think we can all agree that the Red Sox are the most complete team in the bigs, but they have a massive void to fill - the closer. Craig Kimbrel is one of the top 5 closers of the past decade, and 2018 showed you why.

Here is what I think will happen to Kimbrel: He will sign with the Braves for 5 years 80 million. This means the Red Sox will NOT HAVE Kimbrel in 2019. Personally, I think a perfect option is Raisel Igelsias of the Reds. He had a stellar 2018, and his recent seasons show no signs of regress. He was 30 for 34 in save opportunities while pitching in one of the most hitter-friendly parks in baseball.

While Cincinatti appears to be looking to contend, I think it's unrealistic at this point in the stacked NL Central. Raisel Iglesias was a big part of the limited success they had, but the Reds can replace him with Jared Hughes, who also had a great 2018.

Here is the proposed deal:

Boston gets: Raisel Iglesias

Cincinatti gets: Michael Chavis, Bryan Mata, $200k


1.) 11 Feb 2019 19:49:04
Maybe at trade deadline, I could see the Reds trading Iglesias. But there's no point in them making the moves they made to trade their very good closer right now.

2.) 12 Feb 2019 18:00:23
Reds are now trying to “compete” so there’s no way they are trading their star closer.

3.) 19 Feb 2019 14:29:42
1st, the Sox are not the most complete team in the bigs. Their bullpen is behind some of the others in MLB. I'd say the Yankees, if their rotation is healthy, and the Astros are both more well rounded. That could easily change with a Kimbrel signing. Having him in the 9th slides everyone up in the pecking order and makes them that much more efficient.

I also don't see the Reds moving Iglesias right now, but there are some good young RP out there the Sox might be able to pry away from teams who aren't going to be competing. I do think Iglesias would be a good deadline target if Cincy isn't in the thick of it.



16 Nov 2018 02:07:29
One trade and I'm addicted hahaha

I had another one in mind.

It involves a Cy Young candidate from the Indians. His name is not Corey Kluber. His name is Trevor Bauer.

The A's were without a doubt the surprise team of 2018. However, it will be hard to repeat the great run they had without Sean Manaea in their rotation. The A's have shown us that they can compete with a bunch of underrated stars, but Sean Manaea was one of the most important parts of their season. They are without him for 2019, so they need a replacement. Almost any 97-win team is a buyer that winter, at least on the trade market. They will have to give up a lot for Bauer. A 27-year-old all star with a WAR of 6.1, and an ERA of 2.21 doesn't come cheap, especially with 2 years of team control. The other thing to know is that Progressive Field, according to, is ranked the 4th most hitter-friendly park in the Majors. The Coliseum is ranked 28th. To sum this up: the A's will get a 27-year-old, right-handed, all-star flamethrower who put up a 6.1 WAR and a 2.21 ERA in the 4th-least pitcher friendly park in the majors, and will bring him to the 3rd-most pitcher-friendly park in the Majors which is the most pitcher-friendly park in the American League.

Everything we have heard (and seen) about the Indians has them selling (so far) this winter. We can't call the Luplow trade a buy. They have reportedly been in contact with a lot of teams regarding some of their stars. If they do go through with selling, they have several assets to deal. Their farm system is terrible. They need good, young, controllable talent for the long-term. They can't sustain their run for much longer anyway, and they'll come to regret it if they don't make the most of the opportunity and logical outcome to sell. Make no mistake, the White Sox are on the rise as the future of the AL Central.

To show how good Bauer is, let's compare his season to Jacob deGrom's:

11.34 K/9(Bauer) vs 11.16 K/9 (Degrom)
2.21 ERA vs 1.70. We'll move Bauer's ERA down 10% because the AL has the DH. 1.99 vs 1.70. Another 10% because deGrom pitches in Citi Field (most pitcher-friendly) and Bauer pitches in Progressive Field (4th-least pitcher-friendly).

1.80 ERA (Bauer) vs 1.70 ERA (deGrom)

DeGrom on average got 20 outs per start, Bauer on average got 19 outs per start. If Bauer had pitched a full season (he missed 6 starts), let's say he had the same amount of starts as deGrom (32). We will re-adjust Bauer's stats using the ballpark factor. We'll also give him 2 more wins and 1 more loss assuming he had 32 starts and kept going at the same rate.

Bauer - 32 GS, 14-7, 1.80 ERA, 273K, 202.2 IP 7.1 WAR --> (times by 1.18 because he missed a little bit of time.)
deGrom - 32 GS, 10-9 1.70 ERA, 268K, 217 IP 8.8 WAR

Now we can see how truly unbelievable and underrated Bauer's season was. So let's set the price incredibly high.

Without further ado:

A's get: Trevor Bauer,
Indians get: Jesus Luzardo, Sean Murphy, Matt Olson

I expect this is the VERY LEAST the Indians will CONSIDER for Bauer.


1.) 16 Nov 2018 05:06:07
If the A's dangle Luzardo's name, absolutely, I could see this.

The problem is, I don't think they'll include Olson. They like that guy way too much, and probably for good reason.

2.) 16 Nov 2018 17:13:20
Agreed, that's a high price. You have to remember that Bauer only has 2 years remaining before FA.




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28 May 2019 23:49:48
What if...

The following is a re-draft of the top 10 picks from each draft from 2005-2013. Obviously some of these picks were/would have been traded as prospects, so the possibilities are endless. These drafts feature the top 10 players from each draft, and the team they would have gone to. Assuming these players would have gone on to stardom with a different team than the one they went to, how would the big leagues look today? Where would certain teams be?


1. Andrew McCutchen to the D-Backs
2. Ryan Braun to the Royals
3. Michael Brantley to the Mariners
4. Jay Bruce to the Nationals
5. Troy Tulowitzki to the Brewers
6. Justin Upton to the Blue Jays
7. Alex Gordon to the Rockies
8. Brett Gardner to the Rays
9. Jacoby Ellsbury to the Mets
10. Jed Lowrie to the Tigers


1. Clayton Kershaw to the Royals
2. Max Scherzer to the Rockies
3. Tim Lincecum to the Rays
4. Justin Turner to the Pirates
5. Evan Longoria to the Mariners
6. Andrew Miller to the Tigers
7. Zach Britton to the Dodgers
8. Chris Davis to the Reds
9. Dellin Betances to the Orioles
10. Jeff Samardzija to the Giants


1. Madison Bumgarner to the Rays
2. Giancarlo Stanton to the Royals
3. Corey Kluber to the Cubs
4. Anthony Rizzo to the Pirates
5. Freddie Freeman to the Orioles
6. David Price to the Nationals
7. Josh Donaldson to the Brewers
8. Jake Arrieta to the Rockies
9. Zack Cozart to the Diamondbacks
10. Jordan Zimmermann to the Giants


1. Craig Kimbrel to the Rays
2. Buster Posey to the Pirates
3. Eric Hosmer to the Royals
4. Charlie Blackmon to the Orioles
5. Dee Gordon to the Giants
6. Lance Lynn to the Marlins
7. Justin Smoak to the Reds
8. Pedro Alvarez to the White Sox
9. Brandon Crawford to the Nationals
10. Wade Miley to the Astros


1. Mike Trout to the Nationals
2. Nolan Arenado to the Mariners
3. Paul Goldschmidt to the Padres
4. JD Martinez to the Pirates
5. Stephen Strasburg to the Orioles
6. Matt Carpenter to the Giants
7. Dallas Keuchel to the Braves
8. Patrick Corbin to the Reds
9. DJ Lemahieu to the Tigers
10. AJ Pollock to the Nationals


1. Christian Yelich to the Nationals
2. Bryce Harper to the Pirates
3. Chris Sale to the Orioles
4. Manny Machado to the Royals
5. Jacob deGrom to the Indians
6. Noah Syndergaard to the Diamondbacks
7. JT Realmuto to the Mets
8. Matt Harvey to the Astros
9. Yasmani Grandal to the Padres
10. James Paxton to the A's


1. Mookie Betts to the Pirates
2. Javier Baez to the Mariners
3. Francisco Lindor to the Diamondbacks
4. Gerrit Cole to the Orioles
5. Blake Snell to the Royals
6. George Springer to the Nationals
7. Jose Fernandez to the Diamondbacks
8. Sonny Gray to the Indians
9. Jackie Bradley Jr to the Cubs
10. Michael Fulmer to the Padres


1. Carlos Correa to the Astros
2. Corey Seager to the Twins
3. Josh Hader to the Mariners
4. Addison Russell to the Orioles
5. Chris Taylor to the Royals
6. Edwin Diaz to the Cubs
7. Michael Wacha to the Padres
8. Jose Berrios to the Pirates
9. Lance McCullers to the Marlins
10. Max Muncy to the Rockies


1. Kris Bryant to the Astros
2. Cody Bellinger to the Cubs
3. Aaron Judge to the Rockies
4. Corey Knebel to the Twins
5. Luke Voit to the Indians
6. Clint Frazier to the Marlins
7. Hunter Renfroe to the Red Sox
8. Sean Manaea to the Royals
9. Tim Anderson to the Pirates
10. Jon Gray to the Blue Jays


1.) 10 Jul 2019 19:24:58
How did you determine the top 10? Based on WAR alone, in 2008, Posey was the best player drafted, and it hasn't even been close. (41.7 WAR compared to 19.8 for Kimbrel) .




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28 May 2019 23:51:34
Voit is better than Abreu on his own let alone with more prospects.




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16 Nov 2018 00:41:36
I like it as far as value. It appears to be a pretty even deal. I'm just not sure there's room for Wendle on the roster though. I guess they could try and use him in a Kike Hernandez type of role. Chih-Wei Hu is a good kick-in to replace Stripling. Even though the Dodgers could potentially have some difficult roster decisions, I like the value of the deal for both teams.





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