TBD trades away
2018 Draft Pick, Round 4 (Capital City Ironmen)
Long ball to LF (Johnnywise) trades away
2018 Draft Pick, Round 3 (Who’s Your Haddy?)
Bailey’s Championship take
Hustles Toxic $.02
First thing that stands out about this trade is that these two teams have the worst team names in the league. And that’s say something when we have a The Wilfred Brimley Fighting Diabeetuses. It’s been over 2 years and Joe/Fito haven’t bothered to come up with a team name and/or somehow think TBD is acceptable. For Long Ball, I actually like the team name, I’m just confused why “JohnnyWise” is in parentheses after. As for best team names in the league I like Who’s your Haddy and In Line for the Win.
The picks involved in this trade are pretty meaningless. It’s nice to pick earlier, but they are just wildcards at this point. I thought it was interesting that neither pick that was traded was their own.
As for Folty vs Tyler O’neil, it’s a pretty even trade. Long Ball certainly needs the hitting help more than TBD. I know Joe has coveted getting Folty for a while now, so congratulations are in order. I don’t think the price dropped off much despite a poor overall season for Folty (he did improve his k rate, but his command got worse) The Braves have a lot of arms coming up from the minors, so he’s going to need to prove himself in his age 27 season. Tyler Oneill is a guy who is pretty blocked at the moment (Pham, Fowler, Bader, Grichuk, and Ozuna all in front of him). Perhaps this is a reason Joe decided to move him. Oneill has been touted as a future 25-30 home run hitter, and can probably get there if given the shot. This trade doesn’t have a clear winner now, but I’ll lean with the major league talent.
Maybe it’s the holidays, but I’m genuinely happy for both these teams because they got a guy they like. Merry Christmas.