Mitchell7a

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  1. Jays Send: OF Luis Serrano MLB RP Brian Wilson MLB SP Ryan Rolison AAA SP Pete Smith A Lansing Texas Sends: OF Ryan Braun MLB - retained 20% We aren't really sure where Braun will slide in, but with the versatility of Andrew Douglas, and the inevitable injuries of a MLB season, we were happy to add Braun — a bat we have coveted for the past few seasons. He recently added the Jays to a list of teams he was willing to accept a trade to, and we pulled the trigger. Serrano is a solid 3rd/4th outfield, and Rolison and Smith both look like future bottom of the rotation arms. Wilson is aging — but can still be effective for as many years as he has left — and with Leon, Vance in AAA and Walden coming back off the IR, we could move some MLB arms. Thanks to the Rangers
  2. Jays send: 3B Juan Francisco MLB SP Trent Hinton AA SP Lester Webb R Bluefield Marlins send: 1B Miguel Cabrera MLB (injured list i believe) (30% retained by Miami.) We have had 4 really solid DHs on our roster this offseason. Esteban, Montero, Franciscio, and now Cabrera. Cabrera is the most expensive, but we really like what his bat brings to our lineup. A potential 130-140 OPS+ bat. Yes he is aging but he is still very much a middle of the order hitter who can play out his contract with us at around 20 mill a season. Thanks for your service Juan, but we had to move you to clear the $ needed. Thanks for the speedy talks Ryan
  3. Agreed. A trade with about as little consequence as there possibly could be. We exchange a guy with a remote chance of making the bigs for a guy with a slightly less remote chance, at least in our eyes.
  4. Jays send: Eddie Rosario AAA OF Ernseto Fieri AAA RP Julio Teheran AAA RP Cubs send: Rafael Vazquez 2B (INTL) We were interested in dealing Rosario, and we have slight interest in Vazquez so this deal worked out for us. Still have to acquire some RP depth now.
  5. Jays accept. With the Juan Francisco addition Smith Jr was out of a role. We see Serrano as every so slightly better than Madrid, and we see Marks, Cabrera and Smith as all very borderline potential MLBers if everything breaks right. This frees up some $ for us to put into scouting/development. Thanks Hodges
  6. Well I felt obliged to prove Soze wrong, so welcome to the Blue Jays Juan: Blue Jays send: 50K cash Mariners send: Juan Francisco DH MLB We traded Montero for Smith Jr + Nicasio, so now we're trading for basically Montero 2.0.
  7. Jays send: Jesus Montero DH MLB Red Sox send: Juan Nicasio SP MLB (35% retained) Dwight Smith Jr. DH MLB We liked what Montero brought to the middle of our lineup, but Nicasio is a solid #3/4 arm that we need behind Verlander, Velette, Wilson and Smith Jr can do admirably in the DH role himself. This allows us some lineup flexibility, and saves us from spending a bunch of money (and a draft pick) on a free agent starter. We hope Juan can be 80% of what he was last year, and we hope Montero fills the big bat need Boston is hoping for.
  8. After about 1,000 trade discussions in 2019, the Jays and Reds made a deal, just in time. Jays Send: Dustin Pedroia DFAd 2B Reds Send: Silas Porter A+ CF Pedroia was acquired as the Nats needed to clear roster and salary space. We were fine with him as a Fan Fav and platoon 2B, but we also planned on potentially moving him if any okay deal we didnt have to retain $ on appeared. Porter is nothing special, potentially a future bench OF, but this also clears up 5.4 mill in 2019 space and the rest of Pedroia's future $ for us to continue to spend.
  9. The way we see it, is Nick Pickett is very much blocked in terms of cracking our rotation long term. Vance may not be significantly better of a SP option than Pickett, but we think he has a much higher upside and current versatility. If he fails to crack our rotation he can sit beside Klaas Bongers all season and learn from him how to become one of the Leagues best high leverage innings eaters. On paper, Pedroia is a lovey platoon partner for Brian Inoa, but we will have to figure out our best 26 man roster come February. Knight is a solid future arm but with Gore, Rolison, and now Vance, we have enough young pitching depth to spare him.
  10. Jays Send: Kevin Maitan SS R -Bluefield Royals send: Bill Weaver OF WAIVERS! We like Weaver as a AAA OF option, and Maitain our scouts of given up on. Chappy's scouts have a little bit of hope in him, so its a perfect fit for both sides. Thanks
  11. Jays Send: OF Jalen Perry A SP Nate Hutcheson A SP Daulton Jefferies AAA 1B Roberto Hurtado MLB (Rule 5 pick returned to SD) Padres Send: C Luis Perez AAA Sean sniped us in free agency on Herring, we weren't even given the opportunity to counter his offer. We liked what Herring brought against RHP, to compliment Omar Silva, our new starting catcher. So instead, we got the 4th Catcher on the Padres depth chart who we see doing similar things against RHP. Perez will be given an opportunity to compete for the backup/platoon catcher role with Blake Swihart in camp, with Lance Heartgraves taking pinch hitter/3rd catcher duties for the entire season. Perry was our get for Kelvin Herrera and Jefferies is a very solid 5th/6th starter type who has many control years. This was quick and easy, as we had expressed interest in Perez even before Sean picked up Herring! Happy Holidays to all, and thanks for the Christmas Eve trade Sean Christmas Trade! * /.\ /..'\ /'.'\ /.''.'\ /.'.'.\ /'.''.'.\ ^^^[_]^^^
  12. Jays send: RF Esteban Hernandez MLB C Gary Sanchez MLB White Sox send: C Omar Silva MLB DH Jesus Montero MLB (Contract retained 40%) SP Mackenzie Gore AA 2B Nolan Jones A+ SP Cole Wilcox AA SP Daulton Jefferies AAA Well, lets start with whats leaving. Two elite hitters, no question about it. Gary Sanchez is arguably the best power hitter in MLB Pro, he dominated in the playoffs for us last year. But the contract extension is big, and the production wasn't quite there for us. No question he will be a lineup centrepiece for the Sox though. Esteban is one of the best leadoff hitters in baseball – elite contact, on base, speed – basically all you could want, but we have Nash, who is exactly that and can field his position much better. These are two amazing hitters for the White Sox, Hodges has now put together a very legit contender, and somehow still has a large base of prospects to move from. Whats coming in? Omar Silva, a solid MLB Pro catcher who we think can give us similar production to what we got from our catching position last year at a much more reasonable cost. Jesus Montero, a new DH, familiar with the organization, fine #5/6 hitter. And, now, finally, somehow, someway.... the Toronto Blue Jays have an actual farm system. Gore is a future top of rotation guy close-ish to the majors, Jones is a solid infielder, Wilcox has mid/bottom rotation potential as well. These are 3 top 100 prospects, 3 guys we can use to build future, affordable and sustainable Jays rosters. Jefferies is a nice AAAA arm who will fill in the #5/6 SP role with an injury admirably and cheaply as well. Thanks Hodges, we love this deal for the White Sox and it gives the Jays flexibility to more properly build a consistent winner.
  13. Jabs actually came to us on this one: Jays send: AAA OF Anthony Gose Cubs Send: A- OF Erik Hooper After acquiring Adalberto Madrid, we had 4 solid MLB OF. Gose would have been our first man up with an injury, but that role can now go to Yoshikawa or Castro. We also feel comfortable plugging Andrew Douglas in for a few LF games if needed. Hooper is nothing special but we will take all the prospects we can get! Got it keep pace with the prospect stockpiling Rays somehow
  14. With Velette/Verlander/Wilson starting the top of our rotation, we felt that Johnson was a luxury. Given 3/5ths of our division is tanking, we felt that acquiring 3 very solid upper minors prospects and slightly downgrading our rotation was the smart long term play. This is a weird move given our all in status, but we're going to (naturally) be aggressive and active in filling out our rotation. Thanks Hodges, AL Central is shaping up to be quite the battle
  15. The trading of our WDL players begins. walden is our cherry on top. Thanks for the patience Heinz