Trade: Crapital Shitty Income | Long Ball to LF

Crapital Shitty Income trades away
2020 Draft Pick, Round 5 (Organized Chaos)

Long ball to LF (Johnnywise) trades away
Kershaw, Clayton ($125)

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Hustle’s Toxic $.02:¬†Well it happened. The much anticipated 1st trade of the offseason and it’s a… swing and this miss for both teams. Bailey trades for a¬† he can’t keep.¬† Leavitt acquires a worthless pick. Boredom has set in.¬† The long winter without fantasy baseball awaits us all, like death. The World Series hasn’t even happened, and we have already resorted to nonsense.¬† Lucky for everyone, trade reviews will be back for the offseason because I was once told that “nonsense is your life blood”.¬† Wise words.¬† It’s been a while since I’ve done trade reviews.¬† I’ve hibernated for months, and now I’m back. More toxic than ever.¬† Hazardous masks will be required attire before reading my reviews.¬† Again, to sum it up, terrible pointless trade other than to give me a voice to tell you both publicly. Thank you.

 

In Memorial (Day) of when we did Trade Reviews

The Evil Otters trades away
2022 Draft Pick, Round 4 (The Evil Otters

The Process trades away
Aguilar, Jes√ļs ($12)

AND

The Evil Otters trades away
Cabrera, Miguel ($53)

The Process trades away
Amaya, Miguel

 

HUSTLE’S TOXIC $.02: I guess we can look at this trade as 1 trade, or 2, it doesn’t really matter.¬† ¬†Miguel Cabrera seems like an easy cut at his contract after this season, but I probably would have shopped around harder than to settle for a catcher in A ball who doesn’t particularly have a high ceiling.¬† I’d argue a 3rd round pick might be better than Amaya.¬† Fangraphs does have Amaya at 55 hit and power, which if it comes true would certainly be an above average catcher, but this seems like years away and Amaya might need¬† a team change.¬† Not a prospect I would have targeted per Hustle Media’s Prospect Rankings‚ĄĘ. ¬†Perhaps Kyle should have put Miguel Cabrera on the #tradeblock, but then again in this league a guy over 30 with an expensive contract it’s basically implied “no interest”.¬† I like this trade a lot for Ferns because he got a guy who fits a positional need and will play almost every day, and has a chance to be better than he has shown this season, and he got him for close to free.¬† As Miguel Cabrera wasn’t going to be part of the Evil Otters following this season, it’s not like Kyle lost much. After his team’s previous owner traded a bunch of draft picks and quit the league, Kyle has been rebuilding through prospect trades and pickups, so it makes sense to get a guy at least interesting.

The second trade actually does do quite a bit to balance this in my eyes for Kyle.¬† Getting Jesus Aguilar for basically free seems like a nice gamble.¬† Aguilar was borderline elite last year and through struggles and playing time has been an afterthought.¬† It’s not a bad decision to keep him on your bench to see if he gets traded or hot (and starts games) for the price of nothing.¬† Aguilar is a potential keeper, whereas Miguel (Cabrera to be clear) has no potential keepability. For Ferns, he was in a roster crunch. I’ve been there, so I get it. Better to get something than nothing.

This was kind of too many words to talk about Miguel Amaya and Jesus Aguilar today, but I’m at work and had nothing better to do.¬† However we spend Memorial Day, let us all remember the great trades over the years in Dynasty Grinders history. Kyle may have gotten Jesus Aguilar for free after Ferns got Miguel Cabrera for free, but free players has been an institution in Dynasty Grinders since 2016 as well as trading Miguel Cabrera

Let us take a stroll back down memorial lane 3 years ago when Ferns once again acquired Miguel Cabrera.

Capital City Ironmen trades away
Gray, Sonny
Ruiz, Rio
Zunino, Mike
2017 Draft Pick, Round 3 (The Foundation)
Tropeano, Nick
Ruiz, Carlos
Lee, Zach
Cabrera, Miguel

Preseason Double Stuffs trades away
Bellinger, Cody
Presley, Alex
Phillips, Brett
2017 Draft Pick, Round 1 (Preseason Double Stuffs)
Happ, Ian
Soler, Jorge

 

Have a great Memorial Day.

IT’S BASEBALL SEASON

 

 

Value Mart Shopping

  1. The Process pays $10 and a first round pick for TBD’s Dwight Smith Jr.
  2. Organized Chaos gives a 4th round pick and 10 dollars to TBD for Josh VanMeter
  3. Organized Chaos gives 7 dollars to Capital City Income for Cal Quantil and CCI moves up a round in the draft.
  1. You are buying Dwight Smith at his highest level of performance ever. He has never hit this well in the minors over the course of a full season most of his minor league seasons looked like .265/.340./.430 while never being young for his level. He’s a corner outfielder. He was placed on waivers by the Jays who really don’t have any decent OF’s on their current roster and very little prospect depth yet the Bluejays preferred others. He is now 26 so he may be just a late bloomer and coming into his own. He also is on a team where he should get a full season of at bats even if he slumps. If he keeps up his .861 OPS pace this deal looks pretty damn good, if its just a good April and he turns into Dwight Smith Jr of previous seasons I would much rather have a 1st rounder and 10 dollars. He has always hit for a decent average so he may be someone who gets a little more boost out of the juiced ball.

2. I follow prospects fairly closely and I hadn’t even heard of this dude until about 3 weeks ago. Had Organized Chaos? He looks like he is on fire, and he is putting up numbers in the IL its no PCL mirage. MLB pipeline had him outside the top 30 prospects as of Feb 2019. I don’t like it at all for OC, guy has hit for a month with no track record. My wife likes to spend her money on a bunch of little 20-50 dollar items(thanks Amazon prime) where as I would rather not, but when I want a 7000 hot tub I will go ahead and order it.

3. Ok I actually don’t mind this purchase. Very rarely does the wife order a little lingerie, I don’t complain. Quantrill was sexy at one point and then unsexy and he looks like he may be a little bit sexy again. His stuff seemed to take a step back but I have seen reports that his velocity has returned and his secondaries are looking good. Unlike position players Quantrill can be pretty average and still be worth 7 dollars in auction net year, and I think there may be more upside. Just go look at the starters on the waiver wire, if you believe Quantrill can stick in a rotation its a good buy. Definitely not a guarantee but I like it for OC.

Trade: Capital City Income | Organized Chaos

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Organized Chaos trades away
Elías, Roenis
Gutierrez, Vladimir

$10

Capital City Ironmen trades away
James, Josh

Hustle’s Toxic $.02

$10 for Josh James?

Pretty simple. The trade really comes down to what role you think Josh James has. If James becomes a starter, this is a fine “buy low” for Chaos. If he stays a reliever (and currently he’s an awful one), then this is a bad trade for Chaos. Do you feel lucky? The Astros rotation looks pretty stacked with Forrest Whitley in the wings. Joe Musgrove comes to mind of a starter then reliever who became a good starter for another team, maybe thats James fate. First and foremost, he’s going to need to pitch better, because at the current rate he’s headed back to AAA shortly. In all honesty if he went back to AAA, that would be good for Chaos here, because he could send him down and use his active spots on good players and potential major league keepers.

As someone who held guys like Gsellsman and Peacock last year, I know the burden of having relievers on your team when you don’t want that player to be a reliever. At least those guys did well in relief when I owned them.

Bailey clearly FIGURED IT OUT, and traded away James for a nice $10 amount that will come in handy next auction. If James was a starter and in auction at the beginning of the season, he would have went for over $30 pretty easily, so this is certainly a buy low. Will it pay off? :shrug:

Trade: TBD | Organized Chaos

TBD trades away
2020 4th Round Pick
SS Garrett Hampson

Organized Chaos trades away
2020 2nd Round Pick
2020 3rd Round Pick

Garrett Hampson Anyone?

Hampson has been advertised and on the block for a while and finally found a home. It’s a good way to do business, make sure everyone knows a player is available so you don’t second guess what you received. No need to rush.

Who is Garrett Hampson

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last years triple slash lines in AA(eastern league) and AAA (PCL) respectively. To my untrained eye he looks like he should be a high obp guy with a better than average hit tool and probably speed over power. He is off to a slow start but I think he could be a quality starting guy in this league. Hampson’s slow start may have cost him an opportunity to take the 2B job as Ryan McMahon is back from the IL and Hampson has not played the last 4 games. But if you are making this trade you believe in Hampson and you have a roster where you can hopefully sit and wait for him to get traded into a starting spot or an injury opens up an opportunity. With Rodgers also getting close, Hampson may have a tough fit in Colorado.

I like this trade for Organized Chaos as he gets an mlb ready player that may just require a little patience. As for TBD he has always liked his draft picks, and if he doesn’t get an extra pick here he is spending 5-10 dollars to pick one up at draft time.