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11 Dec 2018 00:31:10
Mazara- OF (3 years arb left)
Leclerc- RP (4 years left)

Welker- 3B (21)
Pint- RHP (21)
Vilade- SS (19)
Tapia- CF (24)

The Rockies need more offense in the outfield, and Mazara comes with 3 years still left before he hits free agency. He has been consistent, hitting 20 hr each year he has been in the league, but he has also not lived up to the standards set for him. A change of scenery to the hitters paradise in Denver should help him greatly. Leclerc is a rising top reliever and is very cheap and controllable.

He boosts the already good Rockies bullpen. The Rangers get back two very good infield prospects, which is where they need depth in their organization. They also get back Pint, a high risk high reward guy, and Tapia to use as a fourth outfielder in the present.

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11 Dec 2018 02:41:29
This package would probably get one of those guys, definitely not both.

11 Dec 2018 03:23:56
I was being pretty conservative but I wanted to add another guy. Who would you add?

11 Dec 2018 04:02:39
To get both Leclerc and Mazara (who are both under team control for several more years)?

Give the Rangers Brendan Rodgers, Colton Welker, and Riley Pint and call it a day.

09 Dec 2018 20:14:33
Simple Angels/Yankees Trade

Cozart for Gray

Change of scenery for both players.

The Angels get a starter to hopefully stabilize their rotation in a much-needed way.

The Yankees get a SS to fill in for Didi while he is out and could give top notch defense to spell Andujar at 3B when needed and his bat might turn back around playing half of his games in Yankee Stadium. I see the Yankees wanting major league talent in return for Gray instead of prospects.

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09 Dec 2018 22:59:59
Take on Albert Pujols' contract, and maybe the Yankees can get a quality big league player for Sonny Gray.

(I'm only slightly kidding, by the way)

09 Dec 2018 03:12:32
Rays are showing a willingness to spend so,
Cle trades: Kluber
TB trades: Honeywell, Jesus Sanchez, ptbnl

Cleveland gets 2 top 35 prospects
High risk high reward move for Tampa, but Snell and Kluber would arguably make the best 1-2. If they don't contend they can flip Kluber.

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09 Dec 2018 14:28:06
As a Rays fan, I think I would much rather switch out Honeywell for McKay. I think I would also rather turn Honeywell/ McKay into two lesser pieces. The Rays have a huge logjam on their 40 man roster and it's going to get just worse next offseason. They need to put together big packages. So maybe instead Sanchez, Baz and Fox, +?

09 Dec 2018 18:05:25
I see where you’re coming from, I was debating McKay or Honeywell, as well as Baz and Fox but it’s going to take 2 top 100 prospects plus another piece. Definitely wouldn’t be as much if they took on Kipnis as well but I don’t see them adding that much money.

09 Dec 2018 18:30:41
Cleveland is known to want an MLB-ready OF for their pitchers. Would Tampa Bay be willing to include Meadows?

10 Dec 2018 07:10:08
Someone had mentioned the idea of a 3 way trade with Haniger going to CLE, Bauer to TB, and prospects to SEA. 3 way trades never happen but it sounds plausible.

I really don't think TB would trade Meadows unless they were getting another outfielder in return, like Haniger for example. Who knows, they might trade him if the Mets demanded him in a trade for Syndergaard.

10 Dec 2018 13:25:21
The OF to Cleveland thing could just be journalists blowing smoke, who knows? But there's a very apparent need there and I think other teams who have the pieces to acquire Bauer also have young OF they can include (Dodgers w/ Pederson; NYY w/ Frazier; etc. )

I'm not sure what the interest would be in Kiermaier, for either side. But I just see the need for an MLB-ready OF to go back to Cleveland.

10 Dec 2018 15:48:04
Yeah makes sense. Also need to note that a Kiermaier/ Thor trade seems close in value. Maybe something there?

10 Dec 2018 17:37:09
Kiermaier plus several other pieces (notably those above)? Absolutely.

Kiermaier for Syndergaard straight up? Not a chance. The Mets have zero incentive to do that.

11 Dec 2018 01:15:46
While I do think the Rays would need to add more (due to durability concerns), don't forget that Kiermaier is signed to a very team friendly longterm deal. He still has 4YR/ 41M guaranteed and a 13M option in 2023. Last year was the first year he didn't play at a 4-5 win pace.

11 Dec 2018 04:08:20
Kiermaier is also almost 29 and has eclipsed 500 PAs in a season only once, and that was 3 seasons ago.

It obviously makes sense for Tampa Bay. It makes zero sense for the Mets.

The cost of controlled pitching is significantly higher than the cost of cheap OF, especially for guys getting beyond their prime who haven't been healthy.

11 Dec 2018 05:45:17
With the Mets and Marlins trying to work out a 3 way trade with the Yankees among other teams, saw someone float this idea for the Rays:

NYM: Realmuto, Duffy
TB: Syndergaard
MIA: Sanchez (#4), Baz (#8), Fox (#16), Linares (#17)

Rankings according to THE BOARD. That's a lot to give up from the Rays, but at the same time, it's at the expense of not having to add a second top-50 type piece in addition to Sanchez.

11 Dec 2018 05:52:05
I think this is fair for all parties.

The Mets still likely pass, as BVW has been very outspoken about wanting more than Realmuto for Syndergaard. I'm not sure Matt Duffy (despite how good he is) is going to be the missing link for him. I can't see the Rays landing Syndergaard without including an MLB ready OF.

11 Dec 2018 05:55:28
Two further thoughts:

The Mets have expressed a desire to acquire/ bring in a true centerfielder. Conforto is really not a centerfielder by trade. Lagares is the only true centerfielder they have.

Almost all of Kiermaier's injuries have been freak injuries, so it's not a specific chronic reoccurring issue. Most, however, are related to his style of aggressive play (diving in the outfield, sliding into bases, ect) .

11 Dec 2018 07:53:05
What if you replace Duffy with a back end reliever like Stanek? The Rays have a plethora of young relievers. Mets are thought to be seeking a set up man for Diaz.

11 Dec 2018 08:08:00
Then add Kiermaier to the package.

11 Dec 2018 10:01:19
Kiermaier is a centerpiece, not an add on. I know we don't see eye to eye on "surplus value", but if Kiermaier produces an average of 3 wins over the life of his contract, we are talking 50+ million surplus. Two years ago, Kiermaier was considered a top 25 asset due to his contract. At a 600 PA rate, Kiermaier has been worth an average of 4.49 wins in his career. If he plays a full season, he is a borderline MVP candidate. His injuries are not reoccurring or nagging, they are freak injuries from playing the game hard. He's one of the few players you have to watch on a daily basis to really appreciate, so I get it if you don't "see" his value.

11 Dec 2018 15:24:37
Kiermaier is still guaranteed 44M over the next 4 seasons. That doesn't seem like a lot, until you consider he's only giving you 400 PAs a year.

I don't care HOW Kiermaier gets the injuries. I'd surmise most GMs wouldn't, either. Whether it's injuries on the field or from cutting your hand while making a ham sandwich (a la Matt Cain), it still takes you off the field. At this point, we can call him injury prone. There's no way around it. A team should expect him to be on the field more.

None of this says anything about what kind of a player Kiermaier is. He's incredible. But he can't stay healthy, he's getting older, and he's getting more expensive.

For Noah Syndergaard, who is of a more desirous and valued position right now, I'd say a reasonable offer would be Kiermaier, Honeywell, and Fox. And I don't think the Mets even remotely entertain such an idea, for what it's worth.

11 Dec 2018 15:28:37
For what it's worth, you and I both like Fangraphs. We both read and appreciate it.

Kiley McDaniels, in his 2018 Trade Value piece, has Syndergaard at #29. He doesn't even have Kiermaier in the honorable mention.

Not saying he's 100% correct, but I think there'd be a fairly good consensus that Syndergaard's value is very high. I'd say if Syndergaard plays a full season, he probably ranks in the top 15. He's insanely good.

11 Dec 2018 21:04:35
Rays probably trade Arroyo instead of Duffy here.

07 Dec 2018 16:41:53
Corey Kluber

Brandon Nimmo
Andres Giminez
Anthony Kay

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07 Dec 2018 00:46:26
PIT acquires: RHP Corey Kluber
CLE acquires: OF Travis Swaggerty (A), INF Oneil Cruz (A), 1B/ DH Will Craig (AA)

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07 Dec 2018 03:09:04
It'll take more than that.

06 Dec 2018 17:03:12
Madison Bumgarner

Kyle Wright
Cristian Pache
Jasseel De La Cruz

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06 Dec 2018 19:23:59
The Giants certainly wouldn't say no. But there's zero chance the Braves even entertain such an idea. Pache is very, very good.

06 Dec 2018 20:32:14
No where near enough for Bumgarner if the Giants did decide to trade him.

07 Dec 2018 16:40:45
BATMAN, I'm not sure I can see your side there. 1 year left on Bumgarner for a team that is rebuilding would not fetch a bigger return. If anything ATL is giving up a lot more than anyone else probably would. However, given their need for a frontline starter, i could see them doing this. i'm curious why you think it would take a lot more (genuinely curious, not sarcastically)

06 Dec 2018 04:41:33
Cardinals continue making moves

Cards trade Wong, Flaherty, Hudson, Montero

Angels trade Andrelton Simmons

Carpenter, Simmons, DeJong, Goldy is pretty solid. Flaherty and Hudson would be tough to give up but there’s enough pitching in the organization and Simmons is under control for 2 more years and coming off a 6.2 WAR season

Angels could slide Cozart to SS and let Fletcher play 3B. A rotation of Heaney, Skaggs, Flaherty, Barria, Hudson would be cost controlled for many years with Canning, Suarez giving them solid depth.

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06 Dec 2018 05:16:01
The Angels say no easily. If the Angels even consider trading Simba it would be for a legit ace, and even some Angel fans wouldn't trade him for someone like Syndergaard.

06 Dec 2018 06:43:40
I wouldn't trade Flaherty straight up for Simmons, let alone Flaherty and several other good players.

06 Dec 2018 07:29:47
Too much for simmons.

06 Dec 2018 07:30:47
Too much for simmons.

06 Dec 2018 20:15:39
It's probably too much for Simmons, but he has come a LONG way since he earned his reputation as a glove only SS. He actually has a very good bat now.

05 Dec 2018 19:33:52
Yankees 2019 (Remainder) Offseason

Completed transactions:


Yankees trade:
- SP Justus Sheffield
- SP Erik Swanson
- OF Dom Thompson-Williams

Mariners trade:
- SP James Paxton

- Claimed RP Parker Bridwell




Yankees trade:
- OF Clint Frazier
- SP Jonathan Loaisiga (#2 Prospect)
- RP Jonathan Holder
- SP Glenn Otto

Indians trade:
- SP Trevor Bauer


Yankees trade:
- SP Sonny Gray

Padres trade:
- SP Jacob Nix (#14 Ranked Prospect)
- 3B Hudson Potts (#23 Ranked Prospect)


Yankees trade:
- OF Jacoby Ellsbury
- SP Nolan Martinez (#23)

Mariners trade:
- 1B Carlos Santana


- 3B/SS Manny Machado (9 years, $315M)
- RP Adam Ottavino (2 years, $22M)
- RP Zach Britton (3 years, $39M)
- INF Adeiny Hechavarria (1 year, $4M)
- OF Jon Jay (1 year, $5M)

2019 Yankees Lineup

C: Gary Sanchez
1B: Luke Voit
2B: Gleyber Torres
SS: Manny Machado
3B: Miguel Andujar
LF: Brett Gardner
CF: Aaron Hicks
RF: Aaron Judge
DH: Giancarlo Stanton

2019 Yankees Bench:
C Austin Romine
1B Carlos Santana
3B Adeiny Hechavarria
OF Jon Jay

2019 Yankees Rotation:
1. James Paxton
2. Luis Severino
3. Trevor Bauer
4. Masahiro Tanaka
5. CC Sabathia

2019 Yankees Bullpen:
Aroldis Chapman
Dellin Betances
Zach Britton
Adam Ottavino
Chad Green
Stephen Tarpley
Tommy Kahnle

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05 Dec 2018 20:28:17
The Padres might be the only team in baseball to give up such an absurd package for Sonny Gray.

05 Dec 2018 21:01:45
I would doubt the Padres would give that up. Nix would instantly be around the 5th/ 6th best prospect in their system. I would imagine Gray would be more so far something like Torrens and a guy like Avila.

05 Dec 2018 01:05:38
Yankees-Indians Trade

Indians get Estevan Florial, Clint Frazier, Jonathon Loaisiga, Luis Medina, and Everson Peireira

Yankees get Corey Kluber

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05 Dec 2018 04:22:49
This is weird that I'm saying this to a bwright post, but this is a little too much for Kluber.

05 Dec 2018 05:11:02
I agree, I was thinking that it was to much but wasn't going to say anything.

05 Dec 2018 14:29:26
I agree that it was too much but you guys always tell me not enough so I went overboard think you would think it’s about right. What would be a good change? I was thinking take out Frazier because of all of the concussion issues and add someone like Jonathan Holder. He was great for the Yankees out of the bullpen this year. He’s cheap, young, and controllable and the Indians are going to need bullpen help with Miller and Allen likely leaving. And Cleveland is looking to shed payroll so he would be very cost effective.

04 Dec 2018 19:35:00
Potential Yankees Offseason (if the previous season's goal was in fact to reset the luxury tax rate) :

Current Payroll: $180.825 M

Yankees Get: Corey Knebe l (RHP), Chad McClanahan (1B/ 3B)

Brewers Get: Sonny Gray (RHP)

Payroll After: $176.875 M


Yankees Get: Ketel Marte (SS)

Dimondbacks Get: Greg Bird (1B), Chance Adams (RHP), Glenn Otto (RHP)

Payroll: $177.775 M


Zach Britton (LHP) - 3 Years, $33 M
Neil Walker (UT) - 1 Year, $5 M

Payroll: $193.775 M

Free Agents:

Patrick Corbin (LHP) - 6 Years, $138 M
Bryce Harper (1B/ OF) - 10 Years, $320 M

Payroll: $248.775 M

Depth Chart:
C: Gary Sanchez (R), Austin Romine (R)
1B: Bryce Harper (L), Luke Voit (R)
2B: Gleyber Torres (R), Neil Walker (S)
SS: Ketel Marte (S), Tyler Wade (L)
3B: Miguel Andujar (R)
LF: Giancarlo Stanton (R)
CF: Aaron Hicks (S), Brett Gardner (L)
RF: Aaron Judge (R)

SP: Luis Severino (RHP), James Paxton (LHP), Patrick Corbin (LHP), Masahiro Tanaka (RHP), CC Sabthia (LHP)

RP: Aroldis Chapman (LHP), Delin Betances (RHP), Zach Britton (LHP), Corey Kneble (RHP), Chad Green (RHP), Jonathan Holder (RHP), Stephen Tarpley (LHP)

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04 Dec 2018 19:54:28
That Corey Knebel trade is hilarious. And this is about as fantastical as I've seen.

04 Dec 2018 20:25:46
the name is different, but this seems like a very bwright post.

05 Dec 2018 00:55:04
Not me. I promise. I organize all of my posts the same way. And they’re not like this.


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