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  • #149063
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    Might be a good idea to start a thread that highlights activities of all the other teams this off season. Especially the FA signings.

    Today, the White Sox signed Adam Eaton to a 1 year deal for $7 million. Plus a 2022 team option for $8.5 million.

    Scratch one of the FA outfielders off the list.

    #149065
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    DH/1B Carlos Santana signs with the Royals. 2 years, $17 million.

    #149103
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    28 year old reliever, Matthew Robert Wisler, inks a one year $1.15 million deal with San Francisco’s Giants….. pending the always nail biting physical.

    #149135
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    The White Sox, Royals, and Angels have all been aggressive so far. Not every team is curled up in a ball hiding in the corner.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Avatargscottar.
    #149161
    stlcard25stlcard25
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    The Mets are close to signing James McCann. That’s one less suitor for Realmuto.

    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/12/mets-sign-james-mccann.html

    #149165
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    And one less suitor for Yadi.

    #149236
    jj-cf-stljj-cf-stl
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    After the Lance Lynn and Adam Eaton acquisitions, the CWS are currently at 88% of their 2020 opening day payroll.

    #149253
    stlcard25stlcard25
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    The Rule 5 draft was held today. The Cards neither took nor lost anyone in the MLB portion of the draft.

    In the minors portion, the Cards took LHP Garrett Williams from the Angels, and lost RHP Jordan Brink and Ronnie Williams to the Rays and Giants, respectively.

    https://www.mlb.com/news/2020-rule-5-draft-results

    #149269
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    So much for Nashville.

    #149275
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    Williams is a 26 year old LHP – former Oklahoma State Cowboy. Had a decent season for the AA Richmond Flying Squirrels in
    2019.

    #149293
    jj-cf-stljj-cf-stl
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    TBR trade Nate Lowe to TEX

    simulator says:

    TBR sends
    17.7 Nate Lowe
    00.2 Jake Guenther
    00.0 PTBNL
    ——
    17.9

    TEX sends
    11.0 Heriberto Hernandez
    05.4 Osleivis Basabe
    01.5 Alexander Ovalles
    —–
    17.9

    I’m starting to think this simulator is close. The Lance Lynn to CWS trade was within 0.8

    #149300
    Euro DandyEuro Dandy
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    jj, I’m intrigued. Maybe you or someone provided the context in another thread, but please point me to the “simulator” you mentioned.

    #149313
    jj-cf-stljj-cf-stl
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    Sorry I’m not savvy enough to link Euro, but you could google baseballtradevalues.com

    disclaimer: It’s just a fun toy to play around with, FWIW

    #149314
    stlcard25stlcard25
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    #149315
    stlcard25stlcard25
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    As far as that simulator goes, it doesn’t seem to do a bad job, but there are some players that it’s majorly off on. Paul Dejong, for example. They did recently bump him from 4M surplus value to 15.1, which seems absurd for a guy who’s been worth 2-4 WAR per season at shortstop. His contract is 3 years and $19.5M at this point with two options. They literally project him to be worth 4 total WAR in the next three years? Even if you tack on the two options at $27.5M that’s a 5 year, $47M deal (essentially they project 7 WAR over 5 years then) so I don’t get where their math is coming from there.

    But for prospects and players with one year left, maybe two I think it probably does a nice job.

    #149326
    jj-cf-stljj-cf-stl
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    After the Lance Lynn trade, TEX is currently at 47% of their 2020 opening day payroll (153.1mil).

    Gone from the 2020 roster are Choo, Kluber, Lynn, Minor, Danny Santana, Chavez, Mathis; and finally wore Prince Fielder (9mil) off the budget.

    #149330
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    After CIN traded Raisel Iglesias to the LAA, the Reds are currently at 80% (117.5mil) of their 2020 opening day payroll (147mil).

    After acquiring both Raisel and Jose Iglesias, the LAA are currently at 87% (160.9mil) of their 2020 opening day payroll (184mil).

    Art Moreno: Angels’ payroll “Not Going Down” in 2021 — MLBTR

    #149345
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    Thanks for the info, jj & stlcard.

    #149358
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    LAD and MIL finalize the Corey Knebel for Leo Crawford trade. Simulator has both at 0.6

    Knebel has an estimated 5.25mil final arb season salary, bringing the LAD current opening day payroll to 189.4mil, 85% of their 2020 opening day budget of 222mil

    Leo Crawford as a minor leaguer currently has no impact on the MIL budget. Brewers are currently at 74.5mil, 73% of their 2020 opening day payroll of 102.5mil

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by jj-cf-stljj-cf-stl.
    #149368
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    Dahl to the Rangers for $3 million per year.

    #149393
    stlcard25stlcard25
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    James McCann’s deal is finalized pending a physical. Looks like 4 years and just over $40M. That means Yadi is probably around a $7-8M AAV player on the market.

    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/12/mets-close-to-signing-james-mccann.html

    #149394
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    McCann’s AAV looks about right but I am a bit surprised with him getting four years.

    I agree with your assessment of Yadi’s market AAV. The question is will the Cardinals give him the ill-advised “legacy player boost” or will Yadi continue to be offended by the “ridiculous” offers coming his way.

    #149396
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    Was that statement from Yadi, or someone in his camp?

    #149397
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    I’d expect Yadi to still be in the 2/20mil range. He’ll have too many suitors. If you convert McCann to a two yr deal, like Yadi wants, his AAV is higher than the 10mil he got on four years.

    #149399
    stlcard25stlcard25
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    I’d expect Yadi to still be in the 2/20mil range. He’ll have too many suitors

    I’m not sure he’s got nearly so many suitors as some think. The Yankees aren’t going to cut Sanchez so will they offer Molina 100+ games a year? The Mets signed McCann. The Braves, maybe. People think the Angels, but are the Angels really a contender? I can’t see Yadi playing out the string on a team that wins 70-75 games. So you’ve got a handful of teams that may be willing to spend and are good enough to make the playoffs (which is why a team like the Rangers won’t work). I think you’ll see him down to the Cardinals and maybe one or two teams and will sign for <$10M per year.

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