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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Top 50 Trade Candidates For The 2019 MLB Trade Deadline - MLB Trade Rumors

1. Will Smith, RP, Giants: What really is there to say? A shut-down rental closer who throws from the left side and isn’t all that expensive ($4.225MM) … yeah, that’s going to be a popular trade target. Smith would upgrade every contender’s roster and suit every payroll. Accordingly, the acquisition cost will be high. Want more on Smith?

Jim Furtado Posted: June 18, 2019 at 07:39 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. puck Posted: June 18, 2019 at 07:57 PM (#5853352)
5. Kirby Yates, RP, Padres: The Friars are putting out word they’d need to be overwhelmed to deal Yates, who is the organization’s latest ultra-successful salvage reliever


He's been untouchable this season.
   2. caspian88 Posted: June 18, 2019 at 09:54 PM (#5853412)
The Giants have five players in the top 15:

LHSP Madison Bumgarner (#2)

LHRP Will Smith (#1)
LHRP Tony Watson (#6-7)
RHRP Sam Dyson (#11-12)

1B/3B Pablo Sandoval (#15)

SP Jeff Samardzija, RP Mark Melancon, 1B Brandon Belt, and CF Kevin Pillar also on the list.
   3. snowles Posted: June 19, 2019 at 01:29 PM (#5853603)
@3 bravo if the Giants can get something useful for Pillar, because what they sent the Jays for him has been absolutely dreadful....
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 19, 2019 at 01:49 PM (#5853606)
It would be hugely impressive if the Giants got any kind of return for Pablo Sandoval. The Red Sox are paying him $18 million this year.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: June 19, 2019 at 04:57 PM (#5853756)
It's essentially a list of 20 relievers having the season of their lives (which could all go up in smoke over the next 6 weeks), 20 relievers who once had 2-3 good seasons, 7 pending FAs having mediocre seasons and 3 guys you actually want but there's no reason for their teams to trade them because they're under control for another 3-4 years. (Not an actual count but probably pretty close.)
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 19, 2019 at 05:00 PM (#5853759)
It's essentially a list of 20 relievers having the season of their lives (which could all go up in smoke over the next 6 weeks), 20 relievers who once had 2-3 good seasons,
Pretty soon the trading deadline day will be known as the Great Migration of the Relievers.
   7. Davo Posted: June 19, 2019 at 05:12 PM (#5853764)
Top 10 relievers (by bWAR):

2016
Zack Britton
Andrew Miller
Sam Dyson
Mark Melancon
Chris Devenski
Kenley Jansen
Seunghwan Oh
Addison Reed
Aroldis Chapman
Dan Otero


2017
Corey Knebel
Craig Kimbrel
Archie Bradley
Andrew Miller
Alex Claudio
Brad Hand
Kenley Jansen
Mike Minor
David Robertson
Pat Neshek
   8. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 20, 2019 at 02:29 AM (#5853915)
The Angels let Kriby Yates go after one inning in 2017. ONE INNING.

Still angry about that.
   9. Walt Davis Posted: June 20, 2019 at 03:16 AM (#5853917)
Top 10 2017-19

Treinen 6.1
Kimbrel 5.9 (and he hasn't even pitched yet this year)
Hader 5.9
Hand 5.6
Iglesias 5.4
Vazquez 5.3
Jared Hughes 5.1 (you figure it out)
Doolittle 4.9
Jeffress 4.6
Cishek 4.5

Hey, the Cubs now have two of those guys -- season over!!!!!!

Wow, even more shocking!!!! Only 102 guys have even made it to 120 innings over those 2+ years. At least unlike position bench players, relievers are not given years to be below replacement -- only 7 guys are below replacement and two of those were once good and given too much rope (Jim Johnson and Ziegler).

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