December 8, 2020 at 4:52 pm #149063
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.December 8, 2020 at 6:17 pm #149065
DH/1B Carlos Santana signs with the Royals. 2 years, $17 million.December 9, 2020 at 6:36 am #149103PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
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.December 9, 2020 at 9:21 am #149135
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.December 9, 2020 at 12:01 pm #149161
The Mets are close to signing James McCann. That’s one less suitor for Realmuto.December 9, 2020 at 12:15 pm #149165
And one less suitor for Yadi.December 10, 2020 at 9:42 am #149236
After the Lance Lynn and Adam Eaton acquisitions, the CWS are currently at 88% of their 2020 opening day payroll.December 10, 2020 at 12:39 pm #149253
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.December 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm #149269December 10, 2020 at 2:52 pm #149275
Williams is a 26 year old LHP – former Oklahoma State Cowboy. Had a decent season for the AA Richmond Flying Squirrels in
2019.December 10, 2020 at 6:25 pm #149293
TBR trade Nate Lowe to TEX
17.7 Nate Lowe
00.2 Jake Guenther
11.0 Heriberto Hernandez
05.4 Osleivis Basabe
01.5 Alexander Ovalles
I’m starting to think this simulator is close. The Lance Lynn to CWS trade was within 0.8December 10, 2020 at 8:04 pm #149300Euro DandyParticipantFree
jj, I’m intrigued. Maybe you or someone provided the context in another thread, but please point me to the “simulator” you mentioned.December 11, 2020 at 6:52 am #149313
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, FWIWDecember 11, 2020 at 7:02 am #149314December 11, 2020 at 7:11 am #149315
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.December 11, 2020 at 8:22 am #149326
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.December 11, 2020 at 8:51 am #149330
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 — MLBTRDecember 11, 2020 at 10:36 am #149345Euro DandyParticipantFree
Thanks for the info, jj & stlcard.December 11, 2020 at 12:33 pm #149358
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 102.5milDecember 11, 2020 at 5:55 pm #149368
Dahl to the Rangers for $3 million per year.December 12, 2020 at 1:05 pm #149393
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.December 12, 2020 at 1:15 pm #149394
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.December 12, 2020 at 2:43 pm #149396
Was that statement from Yadi, or someone in his camp?December 12, 2020 at 3:10 pm #149397
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.December 12, 2020 at 6:18 pm #149399
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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