TBD trades away
- Chirinos, Robinson
The Foundation trades away
- 2020 Draft Pick, Round 2 (Hustle Loyalty Respect)
- 2021 Draft Pick, Round 4 (The Foundation)
The Foundation needed catching help badly, and gets a guy who will produce at or about replacement level rates but plays quite a bit for a catcher. Chirinos is currently 8th in PAs this year. His production is mediocre, but he’ll pop a big game from time to time. His redeeming value is that he plays, and in a lineup that turns over.
TBD has Gary Sanchez and James McCann, making Chirinos expendable. At 35, Chirinos likely doesn’t have a long future left and TBD nailed down a couple future assets that they will flip for something else down the road, either as a pick or a prospect they draft and cultivate. With the 2020 #2 pick likely being somewhere in the 24-25 range, TBD should be able to find a nice player the rest of missed.
I like this trade for both sides as a need for future value play.