Category Archives: Free Agency and Trades

2021-2022 OFFSEASON ANALYSIS

The newest transactions are on top. I only analyzed the important ones. Boston extended Garrett Whitlock in a smart deal. Pittsburgh extended 3B Ke‘Bryan Hayes for 5 years/$70 million in a good move for them. Big trade between Minnesota and San Diego. SD add to their rotation with Chris Paddack, who slightly improved an already weak staff, but weaken their

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TRADE DEADLINE REVIEW

I will keep track of everything happening this month here. Boston smartly extended their closer at bargain prices. Matt Barnes is from New England and was willing to take a hometown discount. Pointless move by Atlanta, but a good one for the Chicago Cubs. Atlanta should just sell, but at least Chicago got something for free agent-to be Joc Pederson.

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2020-2021 OFFSEASON ANALYSIS I

I‘m focusing on the most important transactions. Weird early move by Houston. Yuli Gurriel is not worth that contract and wouldn’t even come close to it on the open market. Logical move by Boston to fire manager Ron Roenicke, as he was terrible. They never should’ve been that bad this season. The Chicago White Sox surprisingly fired manager Rick Renteria,

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BOSTON TRADE MOOKIE BETTS

Photo courtesy of BostonHerald.com. It finally happened, the Boston Red Sox traded RF Mookie Betts and SP David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Betts is a free agent after this upcoming season and already rejected at least one extension offer and wanted over $400 million to change his mind about testing the free agent market. Betts has shown repeatedly

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK

The New York Yankees got their ace. Gerrit Cole is now a New York Yankee. The Bronx Bombers are now the favorites to at least win the pennant next year. The biggest losers are the Los Angeles Angels, who failed to get starting pitching help that they needed yet again. I’m personally glad because I’ve been predicting this signing and

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OFFSEASON ANALYSIS

I’m prioritizing the more important moves and letting MLBTR tell you the details. The Chicago White Sox got a new catcher. This is a solid move, though I think that Yasmani Grandal is overpaid. They then locked up 1B Jose Abreu in a solid but risky move. Great move by Atlanta, they’ve been the most active team so far and

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ANALYZING THE CINCINNATI/CLEVELAND/SAN DIEGO BLOCKBUSTER

Cincinnati, Cleveland and San Diego just pulled off a blockbuster trade. Cleveland can actually afford to take the hit to their rotation and now suddenly have a loaded lineup. Trevor Bauer wasn’t pitching particularly great this season and would be traded in the offseason anyway. Yasiel Puig is a rental, but they get a nice long-term piece in Franmil Reyes.

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6 PLAYERS THAT SHOULD BE TRADED BUT PROBABLY WON‘T BE

The trading deadline promises to have some interesting players available to contending teams, but there are some players who will likely not be moved, but should be. 1. SP MAX SCHERZER, WASHINGTON NATIONALS The Washington Nationals aren’t going to the playoffs this year. They also clearly have significant areas to improve in a competitive division that includes the Atlanta Braves

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ANALYZING THE FREE AGENT MARKET

There’s been a lot of talk about this free agent market being unfavorable for free agents. I decided to analyze whether the top free agents have been underpaid based on expectations. I’m not including free agents who didn’t yet sign. 1. SP PATRICK CORBIN Expectation: 6 Years/$129 Million Result: 6 Years/$140 Million Corbin was clearly not affected by the free

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PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT & ROBINSON CANO TRADE IDEAS

The Seattle Mariners are actively shopping Robinson Cano and the Arizona Diamondbacks are actively shopping Paul Goldschmidt. I decided to look at possible destinations. Photo courtesy for NBCsports.com. 1. SEATTLE TRADES CANO TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES FOR OF JACOBY ELLSBURY This trade has already been considered but didn’t happen because the Bronx Bombers wanted “significant cash” as part of

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WHICH TEAM NEEDS TO SIGN BRYCE HARPER THE MOST & THOUGHTS ON THIS YEAR’S QUALIFYING OFFER RECIPIENTS

Photo courtesy of WikiMedia. Bryce Harper is “custom-made” for Yankee Stadium. He is a lefty bat and the Yankees just happen to need lefty bats. Just look at the amount of righties in their lineup: C Gary Sanchez, 1B Luke Voit, 2B Gleyber Torres, 3B Miguel Andujar, RF Aaron Judge, DH Giancarlo Stanton. He’s also great at getting on base

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RE-EXAMINING THE MARKET FOR BRYCE HARPER & MANNY MACHADO

Bryce Harper and Manny Machado entered this season with the general expectations being that they would be the recipients of record-setting contracts after the season, that hasn’t changed. What has changed however, is that Harper has been having a “down season of sorts” and Machado has the advantage of no longer being tied to draft pick compensation due to being

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TRADE DEADLINE REVIEW

This is my analysis of the trading deadline and the week leading up to it. I only covered the most important trades and in the end reveal my picks for the “winners” and “losers”. The New York Yankees acquired J.A. Happ. This is a good move for the Bronx Bombers, as they needed another solid arm in the rotation. There

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THOUGHTS ON THE RECENT TRADES

Some big trades went down recently… First, Manny Machado was traded by Baltimore to the Los Angeles Dodgers, then Brad Hand was traded by San Diego to Cleveland, and then even more trades went down… Baltimore waited too long to move Machado, they should’ve traded him last Summer, when it was already clear that they weren’t contenders and that they

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WHAT ABOUT BRYCE HARPER?

Photo courtesy of WikiMedia. With all the talk of Baltimore trading Manny Machado ahead of his potentially historic foray into free agency, Bryce Harper has been in the background. Obviously it makes sense why he is, his team is in playoff contention and he’s basically the face of the team. That said it doesn’t change the fact that Washington are

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MILWAUKEE’S BIG MOVES

Last week the Milwaukee Brewers pulled off a blockbuster trade and a major signing. I won’t discuss the Christian Yelich trade due to it being a great trade for both sides, and there not really being much to add to what was already said. Milwaukee basically replaced Lewis Brinson with Yelich and sent expendable players, while Miami deepened their farm

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