rocky mtn oysters trades away
López, Reynaldo ($1) *prospect controlled
Preseason Double Stuffs trades away
Pirela, José ($3)
Word on the street was Priela was on the market today. This trade was good for both teams. Priela isn’t a great major leaguer and Lopez isn’t a great prospect. I think Ferns got some more upside here. It’s essentially a free look at Lopez later this year. All it cost him was a relatively unknown Padres prospect that was picked up off the wire a little over a month ago.
Priela has averaged over 6 points a game so far and has been a very useful piece. I think those ppg comes down, but there’s certainly some value here. Dusty’s team already has great 2b/LF flexibility with guys like Cano, Chris Taylor, Gyorko, Gardner etc. Dusty didn’t need to do this trade, but at the same time I don’t think he gave up much. Lopez has a 4.41 FIP in AAA this year with an 8.6 k/9.
Fine trade for both teams in their current spots in the standings. I’m not sure which or either of these guys will be kept because it could go a number of ways for both these players in the 2nd half.
*Disclaimer: I felt since Dusty was involved with this trade, I should be allowed to mention his name. I’m not sure what his preference is on the matter, but for the sake of trade review integrity I must. Remember