Trumpa Loompas trades away
- Grandal, Yasmani C $22
- Belt, Brandon 1B $26
- 2019 Draft Pick, Round 1 (Trumpa Loompas)
Capital City Income trades away
- Stanton, Giancarlo LF/RF $78
- Solak, Nick 2B (ML)
Jordan’s thoughts: Without digging deep into this trade. I don’t like this trade for Bailey. Not one bit. Trading away Stanton for starter depth seems like the exact opposite of the type of thing you’d want to do.
I get it, Capital City has to shed salary, perhaps a lot of it. I also get it, there probably was not getting a ton of interest in Stanton. Especially since teams know that Bailey has decisions to make.
Grandal and Belt are valuable pieces. Both guys project to be in the 700-800 point range, which provides a solid starter, Grandal being a catcher is a nice find. But, Stanton is a transcendent talent. Not really overpaid. And he’s gone.
Simply put, using the Jordan Gillis projection simulator (TM) Bailey lost this trade by losing roughly 115 points and Loompas improved their team by roughly 150 points. These points are meaningless and my projection simulator isn’t worth its digital weight in gold. But, those numbers are fun.
I don’t love it for Bailey. For Chris with TL, you have to love the deal. Participating is a good start. Getting a top talent outfielder for a couple of replaceable pieces. Looks pretty great.
I’m glad this trade happens, two teams found some kind of agreement on the value of a guy that needs to be shed. Bailey didn’t lose his ass, and Chris didn’t steal a star talent. I just feel like the deal is still too light.
Hustle’s Toxic $.02: This trade seems fine for both teams.
Bailey had notoriously been shopping high contract guys due to needing to shed some salary, and he did that. The fact that he had shopped guys around for weeks tells me this was either the best deal he could have made or close. Losing Stanton will hurt, but catcher was at least a need and he fills it with one of the best. Brandon Belt struggles to stay healthy and hits in the worst stadium, but at least his Streamer projections are nice. The first round pick is a decent asset. I don’t hate the return, maybe it should have been more. I guess if I had to choose between giving up Stanton or Carrasco, I choose Carrasco, but maybe the offers weren’t strong enough to accomplish that here.
For Trumpa Loompa, adding Stanton is a giant uprgade to their offense now led by Stanton, Machado, and Steven Duggar. Finding a replacement for Grandal won’t be easy, but Stanton’s points should make up for that. Their next step should be to find a way to add some strong pitching and this team could contend for the playoffs.
Looking strictly at the big picture, these teams constructed their rosters in a way to make moves like this not only possible, but in cases like this a necessity. When we make trades in fantasy baseball, we are not only trading players, draft picks, and auction cash, but we are trading away ideas. The idea here is simple, 1) state your needs 2) find a common ground and 3) execute rational decision making. The decision making we see here in Stanton for smaller contracts and a pick is a perfect example of what we s like to call “trading”. It’s a beautiful thing.
I really had nothing. I’ll try better next time.