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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Trade Deadline talk: Who are buyers, sellers?

Mark Feinsand: For several weeks now, I have assumed that the Twins were going to be a big seller come July. Nothing that has happened in recent weeks has made me change my mind about that. They have some good assets with expiring contracts, such as slugger Nelson Cruz, and they can also look at people like right-hander José Berríos, outfielder Byron Buxton and left-hander Taylor Rogers, who each has one year left before free agency. Buxton’s left hand fracture will change things, of course, when it comes to him, but the general picture still remains the same.

Jon Paul Morosi: I agree with Mark on the Twins. The Pirates are the team I’m watching. Second baseman Adam Frazier fits with virtually every contender, and right-hander Richard Rodríguez could address the need for a closer on a number of clubs. Left-hander Tyler Anderson is another name from Pittsburgh who has been a little under the radar, but I believe he has value in this market as a depth starter.

Feinsand: Agreed, Jon. The Pirates are clearly in rebuilding mode, while the Twins are a club that is looking to contend again next year after winning two straight American League Central titles in 2019 and ‘20.

Morosi: The D-backs deserve some mention in this context here. I’ve always liked outfielder David Peralta’s fit with the White Sox, and Chicago manager Tony La Russa knows him from his time in Arizona.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 23, 2021 at 11:04 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: June 24, 2021 at 12:19 AM (#6026063)
The cardinals are quickly moving to selling. They’ve got:

1. Carlos Martinez (two expensive club options )
2. Andrew Miller (rental)
3. Paul Dejong (locked in contract but declining value)
4. Kwang Kim (rental )
5. Andrew Knizner (another potential Carson Kelly)
6. Matt Carpenter (ntc, rental)

There’s some nice pieces to fill gaps and none of them are key pieces for 2022 cardinals except Dejong

   2. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: June 24, 2021 at 07:24 AM (#6026072)
Two things:

1) I thought the Red Sox were designed to be sellers again this summer, but they are now too deep into the season, and way too competitive, not to at least try to pick up a few small pieces to help (Maybe an outfield bat, maybe relief help). But Chaim Bloom signed a bunch of short-term contracts with veterans who had nothing to do with long-term building (Martin Perez, Garrett Richards, Marwin Gonzalez, Kike Hernandez, Hunter Renfroe, Adam Ottavino, etc), but clearly Bloom is not going to trade pieces.

2) Being a buyer vs seller probably depends a lot, for many teams on how much you value being a wild card team. Before the WC era, winning the division meant two rounds and you were the champion. Now, you have to win a play-in game just to get to the playoffs, and it seems like luck would play a bigger role than it used to in who wins the whole thing. So does that reduce the value of making a playoff push ("Hey, the chances we'll win the whole thing are pretty low") or increase the value ("If you can make the playoffs, it doesn't matter so much if you're the #1 seed or the worst wild card - it's a crapshoot!")
   3. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2021 at 08:59 AM (#6026082)
1. Carlos Martinez -- 57 ERA+
2. Andrew Miller -- 78 ERA+
3. Paul Dejong -- 66 OPS+
4. Kwang Kim -- hey, he's having a pretty good season
5. Andrew Knizner -- career 61 OPS+ in 168 PA
6. Matt Carpenter -- 82 OPS+
   4. The Duke Posted: June 24, 2021 at 10:18 AM (#6026099)
I didn’t say we’d get much!
   5. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: June 24, 2021 at 02:13 PM (#6026141)
I didn’t say we’d get much!


:-)

The D-backs are coming to St. Louis in a few days, and may be on a 26 game road losing streak. When they then sweep the Cards, everyone will know it is time for the Cards to sell. ;-)

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