Team Hydra trades away
2019 Draft Pick, Round 2 (Team Hydra)
Lester, Jon $63
Capital City Income trades away
Godley, Zack $8
Gattis, Evan $11
Hustle’s Toxic $.02
I like this trade for both teams. The auction proved once again that most of the assets are overpriced and not that good, otherwise the players would have been kept. $63 Jon Lester has proven to be one of the better auction purchased, which says a lot about a lot. He’s a top 30ish pitcher pitching even better lately. He was keepable for close to that price, but Jordan decided to cut him.
At 3-7, Hydra has clearly thrown in the towel, not even Freddie Freeman is eligible for their lineup every day. Getting two keepable assets and betting against Lester being a keeper at that price seems reasonable. Hydra has no real catcher, and with Gattis turning the corner he’s a justifiable keep if he’s playing most days. They will have the rest of the year to decide whether or not to keep Godley, but in all honesty, $10 on even an average pitcher isn’t awful. It’s clear Bailey had become increasingly frustrated with Godley’s consistency, and perhaps used his last start as a sell high of sorts. The short lived Godley Income era is now over.
Getting two major league assets for a guy you weren’t going to keep seems fine. If anything, Hydra has proven to be able to spend big chunks of money on players in auction and be successful about it, so maybe they find next year’s Lester who helps them place/win or sell him off again. Lester was probably a better purchase than anyone I got in auction for instance.
I don’t love that they threw in a 2nd rounder, but relievers will be available later in the draft too.