Trade: Capital City | Evil Otters
Capital City Ironmen trades away Kurt Suzuki $9 Evil Otters trades away 2019 Draft Pick, Round 4 (Evil Otters) 3 Auction Dollars Jordan’s thoughts: Kurt Suzuki is okay. A fourth round draft pick isn’t worth anything until its on the clock. 3 auction dollars is enough grease to make some trade work. All three pieces in the same deal in this direction does not make a whole lot of sense. How does a conversation start when asking or selling a Kurt Suzuki? Buyer: I need a catcher. Seller: (looks up) (looks down) (looks up) uh I have Kurt Suzuki available I guess. Buyer: Great I’ll offer a 4th round draft pick, deal?! Seller: Well a 4th round pick isn’t really worth anythi…(interuppted) Buyer: And 3 auction dollars! Seller: … deal? /scene I feel like the guy who just watched this scene. What the fuck did I just spend my time doing?Hustle’s Toxic $.02 : I dislike this trade more for Kyle than I like it for Bailey. To be clear a 4th round pick and $3 is not a haul that Kyle will regret giving up. That being said, Suzuki’s price next year is $9 which seems unkeepable to me to begin with. He’s probably the backup catcher on his own real life team. So investing $12 and a pick in a backup catcher seems like an overpay. Similar poopish catchers will be available in the auction for under $5 and if committed to improving catcher, it’s not hard to find guys on the waiver wire to give you the same minimal average production. I see the benefit of having both catchers on one team (Kyle already has Yan Gomes), but I wouldn’t pay for that luxury for a guy like Suzuki. If Gomes’ backup was a young guy with offensive upside who you could pencil in as their future guy, then maybe. But Suzuki is 35. I’d roll the dice on getting someone for free if I’m not getting a catcher with offensive upside.