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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Prospect Trade Analysis - Minor League Ball

John Sickels and his team break down all the deals.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 01, 2017 at 12:00 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects, trade deadline

Olney: Grading the 2017 trade deadline - Buster Olney Blog- ESPN ($)

This may be true for most teams but it’s not true for all teams. Don’t get me wrong, though, it’s not easy. Teams with the most resources (including brain power) can, and should, do both.

The other day, an evaluator talking about the landscape of the trade market cited the essential purpose for the trade deadline: Either you advance and attack your weaknesses, or you retreat strategically. As best they can within their context, teams should either work to improve their playoff hopes or they should improve their chances of winning in future seasons by trading players whose value is about to expire. This is the standard on which the following grades are based. A “C” grade is perfectly average (as I established in my college experience).

Jim Furtado Posted: August 01, 2017 at 08:37 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: trade deadline

Inside the frenzied 12 minutes that led to the Dodgers’ deal for Yu Darvish

Unique isn’t a synonym for flawed.

A few days earlier, the Rangers insisted a deal for Darvish include one of Los Angeles’ two best prospects, pitcher Walker Buehler or outfielder Alex Verdugo. The Dodgers refused to consider either, a position on which they held firm in all offers. Texas eventually softened its stance and considered a deal around Willie Calhoun, one of the most unique prospects in years.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 01, 2017 at 06:48 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, trade deadline, yu darvish

Yankees are all in and the baseball world feels right again | New York Post

If the Yankees were “all in” Yu Darvish would be pitching for them this week.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 01, 2017 at 06:47 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: trade deadline, yankees

Jim Callis on prospects traded on Deadline day | MLB.com

A prospect breakdown.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 01, 2017 at 06:40 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: trade deadline

Sunday, July 30, 2017

MLBTR: Twins, Yankees Moving Toward Jaime Garcia Trade

The Twins are sellers now? What a difference a week makes.

7:10am: Talks between the Twins and Yankees are “at the 1-yard line,” tweets ESPN’s Buster Olney. The Yankees will continue to talk to the A’s about acquiring Gray as well even after the Garcia trade is finalized.

12:53am: Yankees Double-A pitching prospect Zack Littell is part of the talks, tweets Jon Morosi of MLB Network. The Yankees scratched the righty from his start Saturday. MLB.com ranks Littell as New York’s 22nd-best prospect.

Renegade (((JE))) Posted: July 30, 2017 at 08:38 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: brian cashman, trade deadline, twins, yankees

Thursday, July 27, 2017

MLBTR: Rays To Acquire Lucas Duda

The Duda now abides in St. Pete.

Though the Rays have their own breakout offensive performer at first in Logan Morrison, the team has room for another big left-handed bat. With outfielder Colby Rasmus hanging up his spikes mid-way through the year, the Rays could utilize Corey Dickerson in the outfield to allow Duda to step in at DH.

Smith, 23, was a third-round pick in the 2015 draft. He made his way to the Rays as the player to be named later in the winter deal that sent Mikie Mahtook to the Tigers. It seems he could be a contributor in New York as soon as the present season, though the Mets likely won’t be in a rush to add him to the 40-man roster.

With a big fastball and quality curve, Smith looks as if he could turn into a steady and affordable MLB relief asset. The MLB.com prospect team ranked him 30th on the Tampa Bay farm, noting that his upside is as a setup arm. Smith threw 28 2/3 innings of 2.20 ERA ball at the High-A level upon landing with the Rays organization and recently ascended to Triple-A after a quick stop at the penultimate level of the minors.

Renegade (((JE))) Posted: July 27, 2017 at 05:59 PM | 47 comment(s)
  Beats: lucas duda, mets, rays, trade, trade deadline

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Winners? Losers? At baseball’s bonkers trade deadline, nobody really knows

2. One trading partner might be more motivated to make a deal than the other.

In the offseason, even a rebuilding team can justify keeping its players, knowing that they’ll have another chance to cash in at the trade deadline (and that they might sell some season tickets in the meantime). But the Tigers, pretty much out of contention and about to see Martinez hit free agency, had almost no choice but to move him.

They could have tried waiting to see if another buyer emerged—either because another team got hot and played itself into contention or because an established contender was hit by an injury—but they couldn’t really not trade Martinez. The only leverage they had over the Diamondbacks was to bluff; otherwise, the Diamondbacks had much more power to set the price.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 26, 2017 at 02:29 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: trade deadline

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Royals Acquire Cahill, Maurer, Buchter from Padres

I like a good “gimme all your guys” trade.

Royals send back Travis Wood, Matt Strahm, and an a-ball IF


 

 

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