Marshall Law trades away
Evil Otters trades away
SS Francisco Lindor ($57)
Jordan’s thoughts: I like how this occurs during the greed process. Not waiting a day or two on a cold day in December to get this trade done just to see i the values of these players change at all. I’m not saying that $5-12 changes this deal at all. It probably does not.
Anyway Lindor and Baez were both really good last year. That’s no surprise to anyone. Projections both have them regressing somewhat, Baez more so. I do not think there’s a lot of reason to be low on either player. I think ultimately you rather have Lindor, but at three times the (pre-greed) cost? Yeah probably.
Alex Verdugo does swing it a bit. He hit amazing last year in AAA. Which was good for zero points. His production for the Dodgers was sparse and not fantasy relevant. I don’t know if he finds playing time next year, and if he doesn’t. He just gets more expensive for nothing. Potentially sure, he gets traded or injuries create opportunity. He’s a nice piece. That doesn’t really move the needle a lot. I’ll eat my crow if he jumps for 1000 points next year.
Huge win for Marshall Law in my book here.
Hustles Toxic $.02 I think this trade is fine for both teams. I’m not nose deep into everyone’s budget but I cant imagine Kyle was scraping too hard for budget this year .. even with recent trades. I’d rather have the better player, which is Lindor here. I think Verdugo’s low upside doesn’t really cover the ground. My guess is also that Baez gets greeded a bit more than Lindor (unfortunately), which might make the price difference a little less attractive. I think Kyle should have probably waited a day, seen what Baez went up to and leveraged that somehow. In the end, it’s probably not a big deal and this trade is reasonable. I personally think Baez is due for a giant regression, but thats more of a testament to the amazing year he had than think he’s bad or anything.