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
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
RRF traded Jordan Hicks, StL SP (and waiver claim spot) to XYZ
|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
RCBD traded Marcus Stroman*, Tor SP to LTBS
|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
XYZ traded A.J. Puk, Oak SP to RCBD
|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|