Marshall Law trades away
- 2020 Draft Pick, Round 3 (Marshall Law)
- 2020 Draft Pick, Round 4 (Marshall Law)
TBD trades away
- Freeland, Kyle $5
So last year Kyle Freeland was really good. Like really really good. This year he has been bad enough to get demoted back to the minor leagues. Last year he limited HR/9 to 0.76, and this year its at 2.43. That’s really bad. Seems a little fluky, but it’s a problem. His walk rate is up too, but this seems all fixable.
These are the kinds of deals I love seeing teams like Marshall Law making. You see an asset available. He’s covered in mud. Value might be low, might not ever recover. But, the best prospect is a young player who has already had success the majors in my opinion. Even if Freeland is just bad for the rest of time, two draft picks costs nothing to take a chance at potentially getting a above average starting pitcher.
For TBD, you like getting draft picks for players that are potential cuts. When you’re on top of the standings, the roster crunch doesn’t allow you to sit on players who have faded. So getting some value from a team that likely isn’t a threat to you this year is a win win.
Hustle’s Toxico $.02
Going to try and do that thing where I don’t read the review above first.
Trade Seems Fine (TM). It’s not super exciting for either party, which means it’s a reasonable trade. I would never trade a bunch for a non exciting Rockies pitcher, but this wasn’t a bunch. The Rockies thought Kyle Freeland was so bad, even by their standards, that he had to go down to AAA after a pretty stellar 2018. In AAA, Freeland has continued to be bad. I think one pick should probably have been enough to get this done, but this is nitpicking. If I’m throwing darts at back end starters, I rather use just one pick or move or move on to a different starter. I doubt there was a bidding war for Freeland, and I doubt TBD doesn’t jump on the opportunity to acquire a free pick and pick up a new green flag guy. If Marshall is optimistic on Freeland more than just a dart throw, then adding in a low end pick seems more than fine to do. If Freeland turns it around, he seems like a great under $10 pitcher keep. Either way, I like this trade for both teams.
AT THIS POINT, I HAVE DECIDED TO READ JORDAN’S REVIEW.
I like Jordan’s review better than mine. He used more numbers. Also, I noticed I wrote “toxico” instead of “toxic”. I kind of like toxico more now. Let me know your thoughts.