NEW YORK — As a mins counted down to a 2016 Major League Baseball trade deadline, a flurry of deals came drifting in. Some teams fortified their future. Some went for it in a moment.
It could take years to truly and scrupulously consider a fallout from a trade deadline, though who has time for that? Here’s an present greeting formed on buyers, sellers, value and a win-curve for any group concerned in a 2016 MLB trade deadline drama.
What a opening by general manager Brian Cashman. After over dual decades of contention, it was time for a Yankees to take a step behind and truly reconstruct a register that had unkempt in new years. After bringing behind a Cubs and Indians’ No. 1 prospects for Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, respectively, Cashman and a Yankees front bureau capped off a deadline by landing final year’s No. 4 altogether pick for dual months of Carlos Beltran. New York’s plantation complement is now one of a best in baseball.
The Mets desperately indispensable a bat. That bat is on a approach in a form of Jay Bruce. The best part? General manager Sandy Alderson landed a National League personality in RBI though surrendering possibly of a tip dual prospects in a system. Plus, Bruce isn’t a rental—assuming a Mets collect adult a reasonable group choice for subsequent year. He’ll be partial of dual streamer chances in Queens before attack giveaway group after 2017.
A good evidence could have been done to name a Rangers a American League favorite to strech a World Series—and that was before a group landed both Carlos Beltran and Jonathan Lucroy in apart trades on Monday. Texas now expected has adequate to reason off a surging Astros in a AL West and be a dangerous group in October.
No, a Phillies didn’t have to do anything on Monday. In a rebuilding year, it was excellent to lay behind and evaluate—especially when it came to how most of a return Vince Velasquez could have brought back. But holding on to Jeremy Hellickson was, well, odd. The soon-to-be giveaway representative is in a midst of a bounce-back year (3.70 ERA) after 3 true years of below-average pitching.
In a ideal world, a Phillies place a subordinate offer on him and take a first-round collect when another group signs him to a long-term deal. In a some-more expected scenario: Philadelphia overpays Hellickson on a free-agent understanding or a 29-year-old takes a one-year understanding and regresses in 2017. In a sellers market, Hellickson should have gone.
The Fish suspicion they had a span of revolution upgrades in Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea. Turns out Rea was shop-worn goods.
Padres will be trade awaiting Luis Castillo behind to a Marlins for Colin Rea, per a source. Originally perceived Castillo in that deal.
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Adding Andrew Miller and Brandon Guyer is a good transport for a Indians. But losing out on Jonathan Lucroy was a double-edged sword. Not usually did a Brewers star contend no to fasten Cleveland, though he finished adult in Texas. Get prepared for an ungainly ALCS conflict between a Rangers and Indians!