Capital City Ironmen trades away
CF Lorenzo Cain ($34)
TrusttheProcess trades away
3B/LF/RF Wil Myers ($21)
Jordan’s thoughts: I love that these kinds of deals exist. These players are fairly similar. Steamer projections currently have them roughly 50 points apart in 2019. I think with those two numbers being fairly close, you’d rather have Myers who qualifies at three positions for $13 less.
However, Cain on a PPPA level is just further ahead, and that’s where his value really kicks in. His ceiling and floor is just higher. There’s a premium for that. In most cases you would rather fill the CF spot of your line-up over the three that Myers qualifies for.
So with both players being so close, and the money isn’t that far off either, we go to their rosters for motivation to pick a winner. TTP collects Cain, despite having Aaron Hicks who also can only play CF. Now for the moment they don’t have a starter at LF.
The Ironmen still have Bryce Harper in CF assuming they keep him. If not, Cody Bellinger qualifies there. Myers is the first spell for three spots. I think the crazy thing is realizing the Ironmen still look incredibly strong in this deal even if they don’t get a player back.
Simply put, the Ironmen saved some money have still have a quality player. If you TrusttheProcess you see they upgraded a player, didn’t spend much more money on them, but did create a potential hole to fill in the line up. Slight win to Bailey?
Hustle’s Toxic $.02
Trade is fine for both teams. In a vacuum I like Cain more because he’s stayed healthy recently and will hit at the top of a good lineup and good park. CF is also probably a more valuable position than the ones Myers has, but at least Myers has some flexibility, so maybe that part is a wash. The $ difference surely makes up some, if not all, of the ground of wanting Cain over Myers.
Both these guys are former HLR Legends. I like that Bailey is acquiring my 2017 Corner Infield duo of Myers/Santana. They were inconsistent, not fun, and frustrating to own in 2017, so I’d venture to say Bailey will not have a great experience with these two in 2019. I can’t hate this too much for Bailey because he is solving his position questions through trades than relying on the auction which just lost Miguel Sano, more on that later I suppose.
Seems non-counterproductive to take care of all these needs for Bailey in one day as a bundle.