Beach Bumtrades away
- Schmidt, Clarke (prospect)
- Baumann, Michael (prospect)
Who’s Your Haddy? trades away
- Posey, Buster $58
Haddy has traded away here a future Hall of Famer, Buster Posey who so far in 2019 has not been very useful. Posey has been a part of our auction draft every single year because he’s always too expensive to keep. But, then in the draft enough teams realize there’s more money available than there are elite talents.
So guys like Posey get a lot of money based on name value. Not awful. Beach Bum is buying low on a potential second half bounce back. We’ve seen worse deals.
Clarke Schmidt is a 45FV prospect in the Yankees organization who is 23 years old and hasn’t gotten above A-ball. Pitchers can make large jumps and the level is less important than for hitters. So far this year he’s doing alright, but he’s probably a reliever.
Michael Baumann is a podcaster for The Ringer’s MLB Show who dabbles as a 40FV prospect in the Baltimore Orioles system. Both pitching prospects here are old for their level and have good numbers. Maybe something happens.
Posey is a waiver wire add, and the two prospects are also waiver wire adds. This trade is fine in the fact that for both teams, nobody lost anything, so there’s likely that nobody really gained anything.
Hustle’s Toxic $.02
Wow, I’m inspired by Jordan looking up prospects. Posey is having a down year and is quite an easy cut again, but he’s shown signs of life lately. Without a doubt Haddy will not regret giving away Posey, and if he does he will get him in auction for certainly less than $58. That being said, these prospects are nothing and I feel like you shop and research prospects a little better to find someone with more value. If Posey suffers a serious injury between now and the trade deadline, you get nothing. I still take the risk and do that if the price tag on him currently was nothing, which by this trade, it was.
Dan has all his draft picks right now and is currently one of the best teams in the league while using Alex Avila and Curt Casail. Does he really turn down a 2nd or 3rd round pick for Buster Posey? I would not if I were in his shoes. Those picks are easily sellable for somewhere between $3-12 if every other minor league draft is any indication. $3-12 is better than nothing, which was the return here.