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Monday, July 04, 2022

Braves Trade Touki Toussaint To Angels For Cash Considerations

The Braves have traded right-hander Touki Toussaint to the Angels for cash considerations, the Angels announced. To make room on the active roster, Jack Mayfield was designated for assignment.

The Braves had to make a move with Toussaint, whom they recently designated for assignment. Atlanta had high hopes for Toussaint, but things did not break his way and he’ll now have the opportunity for a fresh start with a perennially pitching-hungry Los Angeles organization.

Toussaint has not pitched in the Majors this season. He owns a career 5.46 ERA/5.37 FIP over 145 career innings spanning four seasons. He has pitched both out of the rotation and the bullpen for Atlanta since his debut in 2018. This season, Toussaint has a 6.26 ERA in 41 2/3 innings in Triple-A.

The Angels will see if they can get Toussaint on the right track. He made Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects list in 2015 (#71), 2016 (#90), and again in 2019 (#53). Despite the promise, Toussaint hasn’t been able to carve out a regular role on talented Braves’ teams.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 04, 2022 at 07:19 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hombre Brotani Posted: July 04, 2022 at 07:35 PM (#6085529)
On the Angels, Toussaint is instantly a rotation-quality starter.
   2. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: July 04, 2022 at 11:35 PM (#6085540)
Any word on Cash Considerations' scouting reports?
   3. Walt Davis Posted: July 04, 2022 at 11:48 PM (#6085541)
Any word on Cash Considerations' scouting reports?

Value dropping by the day.
   4. It's Spelled With a CFBF, But Not Where You Think Posted: July 05, 2022 at 01:42 AM (#6085547)
It's kind of funny -- the Braves got a lot of praise for their clever decision to essentially "buy" Toussaint as a prospect for the price of light-hitting utility infielder Phil Gosselin and taking on Bronson Arroyo's contract. Well, Toussaint has been worth -0.9 WAR in his career and Gosselin was worth 1.1 WAR for Arizona in two years.

To be clear, I literally mean "it's kind of funny." This isn't "Ha ha, you nerds got pwned" kind of thing. It ended up being a totally insignificant trade. Just found it a tiny bit amusing.
   5. bookbook Posted: July 05, 2022 at 07:18 AM (#6085550)

It’s kind of funny, but also probably the most common outcome of buying a prospect for assuming the salary of overpriced veteran type trades.prospects who can be bought that way are unlikely to be the cant-miss “Jarred Kelenic” types.
   6. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: July 05, 2022 at 12:04 PM (#6085593)
Value dropping by the day.
Wow, Putin's more powerful than even Manfred!
   7. Walt Davis Posted: July 05, 2022 at 04:37 PM (#6085645)
I was curious ... Kelenic doing well but not amazing at AAA: 289/331/545 and still just 22. I was about to write "I'm sure we'll see him in Sept" but they don't really do that anymore. The Ms might give up hope in time to make some trades but the OF is fairly young and Winker is on a 2-year deal. If Taylor Trammell is for real then Kelenic doesn't have much of a role for 2023 either. (Haniger will be FA but has been hurt all year so they can probably re-sign him pretty cheap too if they want.)

EDIT: Showing that the Mets should have signed Julio Rodriguez instead, then traded him for Cano. :-)
   8. The Honorable Ardo Posted: July 06, 2022 at 12:42 AM (#6085708)
I remember the olden days when they'd report players were "sold" for so much $. Glad that's gone.

Curious question: who were the best players in history traded for petty cash (as opposed to great players like Babe Ruth traded from poor teams to rich teams for loads of cash)?

In hockey, checking-line center Kris Draper was traded to the Red Wings for $1, played over 1,000 games in a Detroit uniform, and won four Stanley Cups.
   9. DL from MN Posted: July 06, 2022 at 01:30 PM (#6085752)
At the end of his career Dave Winfield was traded for dinner.
   10. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: July 06, 2022 at 05:43 PM (#6085804)
Well, Toussaint has been worth -0.9 WAR in his career and Gosselin was worth 1.1 WAR for Arizona in two years.

And just to tie a bow around it, Gosselin's now back here playing every other day with Ozzie on the shelf.

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