Who’s Your Haddy? sends: SS Willy Adames (minors), 2019 1st Round Pick
In Shorter Line 4 the Win sends: SP Drew Pomeranz ($7), 2018 4th Round Pick
Andrew’s thoughts: I like this for both sides given the context of the two teams. For IL4W, they’re basically calling it a season already, so cashing out an okay starter in a rough home park for a top-25-ish (?) prospect and future draft capital seems good.
For Haddy, he takes a flier on a pitcher that I think is underrated but not without risk. There are some injury concerns around Pomeranz, but he strikes out a ton of guys and is currently rolling out a FIP under 4.00. I think the longer you wait, the more you can get for prospects (because more teams are punting and buying them), so maybe Haddy could’ve eventually gotten a more reliable guy for Adames and his pick or added a little sweetener to the pot and ended up with someone better. But the earlier you get a guy, the earlier you can start accruing his points. So it’s fine.