2018 TRADE REVIEWS: EQUALLY UNINSPIRING MAY EDITION

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Don’t let my adorable friend above fool you, these trades are mostly meh. WHICH I GET. Season is young, deadline is not near, everyone is mostly .500 except for the few that aren’t. I get it. But I will be DAMNED if I cover these in much detail at all. Let’s get to it….

Note for these belated “reviews”:  all stats are current-ish, so not necessarily reflective of the numbers at time of trade, but still who really gives a shit….

 

DATE / TRADE CURRENT NUMBERS / MLB COMPS NOTES / WINNER
Thu, May 31
11:14 PM 

GSW traded Dylan Bundy, Bal SP to XYZ (for MacKenzie Gore, SD SP)

Bundy:  3-7, 68.2 IP (12 starts), 4.46 ERA (4.74 FIP), 83 Ks (10.88 K/9), 7 QS 1 CG

Gore:  8 IP and 9 ER and 10 Ks across 3 A ball starts.

MLB Comp:  Cole Hamels

Bundy has games where he looks unhittable (7 QS hint at that), other times he gets rocked. Worth the gamble sure, but Gore’s eventual upside likely surpasses Bundy’s. / WARRIORS
Thu, May 31
8:19 PM 

RRF traded Jordan Hicks, StL SP (and waiver claim spot) to XYZ
XYZ traded Marcell Ozuna, StL LF to RRF

Hicks:  2-1, 29 IP, 2.48 ERA (4.19 FIP), 16 Ks (4.97 K/9), 5 Holds

MLB Comp:  Mauricio Cabrera

Ozuna:  .320 OBP, 6 2Bs, 4 HRs, 21 Rs, 24 RBIs, 3 SBs

Hicks THROWS REAL FAST but that is about all he does, doesn’t get many swings and misses and walks more than he strikes out. Ozuna can rebound, this is better than dropping him but yea. / RRF
Tue, May 15
8:40 PM 

RCBD traded Marcus Stroman*, Tor SP to LTBS
LTBS traded David Dahl*, Col CF to RCBD

Stroman:  0-5, 37.1 IP (7 starts), 7.71 ERA (4.60 FIP), 32 Ks (7.21 K/9), 1 QS

Dahl:  .309 OBP, 3 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 4 HRs, 8 Rs, 13 RBIs, 2 SBs

Hindsight has been unkind to this trade, cuz AT THE TIME I would applaud the Dudes giving up a pitcher I have always found to be mediocre for a potential 5 cat stud. Now that “stud” is out like 8 weeks and on waivers and starting to appear like he will always be out like 8 weeks. / Bad Dudes
Tue, May 8
11:37 PM 

XYZ traded A.J. Puk, Oak SP to RCBD
RCBD traded Brad Boxberger, Ari RP to XYZ

Puk:  He had TJ surgery in early April.

MLB Comp:  Andrew Miller

Boxberger:  1-2, 20 IP, 1.80 ERA (3.08 FIP), 27 Ks (12.15 K/9), 13 Saves

I do not have much faith in AJ Puk future starting pitcher, but future impact reliever might be plausible. MIGHT. Boxberger is helping out now though. / X*Rayz

 

 

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2018 TRADE REVIEWS: EQUALLY UNINSPIRING MAY EDITION

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