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Padres/Jays Trade

November 18, 2018 - 02:15 PM

Padres Send:

 

RP Joe Strachan - R Peoria

 

Jays Send: 

 

SS Donald Robinson - R Bluefield

 


Washington/Toronto Trade

November 18, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Toronto Sends:

 

2B Dustin Pedroia MLB (With the retention from the White Sox)

RP Tom Wilhelmsen MLB

 

Washington Sends: 

 

1B Sergio Bereda MLB

CF Joe Gray Jr.  A-

 

 

We are probably selling low on Pedroia, and was shocked with how little we were able to re-sign wilhelmsen for, But Bereda fits exactly what we were looking for in a potential DH and given the Nats 1B depth this trade was a pretty good fit. Gray Jr. is a nice throw in, as we are pretty thin at hitting prospects. I expect a nice bounce back for Dustin, and Bereda will fit in at either platoon 1B or DH depending on future moves.


Jays/White Sox Trade

November 08, 2018 - 03:18 PM

A second major Sox/Jays Trade of the offseason:

 

Jays Send:

Jesus Aguilar AAA Buffalo

Alfredo Morales AAA Buffalo

 

White Sox Send:

2B Dustin Pedroia (White Sox Retain 40% of Pedroia's salary)

SP Rob Schmitt AA

 

Morales is a nice piece, and Aguilar certainly deserves a shot at the MLB level, but we plan on utilizing Dan Price at 3B in Sprint Training to get him some reps there, and Pedroia at 60% of his contract is pretty decent value. Brian Inoa will now likely be taken out of the field most days and we improve our contact, defence and versatility with this move. That being said, the Jays aren't completely against moving Pedroia in the near future or next offseason.

 

 


Blue Jays/Athletics Trade

October 29, 2018 - 11:15 PM

Blue Jays Send;

SP Carlos Martinez MLB

SP Joe Austin AAA

OF Ronald Acuna R Dunedin 

SP Ben Landoni AA

OF Curt Franklin A- Vancouver

 

Oakland Sends:

SP Nick Robison MLB

OF Jeremy Sullivan MLB

 

This one hurts the prospect cupboards. Acuna, Franklin, and Austin were ALL recently acquired so we see this as coming out nearly net positive, but Ben Landoni was certainly the difficult player to move. However, Martinez and Austin were going to be lost in the shuffle for a rotation that will have Nicholas and McCutc knocking at the door, and Acuna and Frankling will not overtake Hampton or Brooks on the OF prospect list any time soon. We were able to pull this deal off without moving ANY of our internally deemed top 3 prospects (Nicholas, McCutc, Brooks) but the 2nd tier took a hit. Robinson is a side piece just in case of a Spring Training injury, as Nicholas is poised to take an MLB job. 

 

The real get is Jeremy Sullivan, owner of 6.6 2018 MLBPro WAR. Elite contact, power, defense and speed. Sullivan will play the OF between Liriano and Harper and likely hit in the middle of the lineup. He replaces the lefty masher role Martinez filled, at a fraction of the cost. The Jays will have plenty of $ to play with to fill their now dwindling offseason needs.


Blue Jays/Dodgers Trade

October 29, 2018 - 06:27 PM

Blue Jays send:

Eric Hosmer (Acquired from the Padres, he is being retained 30% by the Padres)

 

Dodgers send:

SP David Bogaerts - A

 

Bogaerts is no sure thing, potentially bottom of the rotation starter if everything goes right. However, there was no room for Hosmer in our organization and so we were happy to deal him out of the AL and division for a reasonable asset.