Suplex City trades away
Pine Mountain Podstars trades away
Trades like this typically favor the team that gets the best player, and that player here is Luis Severino. If he can return to form following his surgery, this is a win for the Podstars. Adding Sevy to a rotation that already includes Buehler, Snell, and Woodruff gives him one of the strongest in the league. Sadly, we probably won’t see Sevy back on the mound until the end of 2021, but this is a good get nonetheless. Bryse Wilson is a nice flier, but in a Braves rotation that recently added Morton and Smyly, he is destined for long relief and a few spot starts. He could be a trade chip if the Braves go all in, for now he’s a wait and see. Polanco is barely worth a mention, I had him penciled in as a cut because of his $24 salary.
Suplex City gets himself a smattering of buy-lows here. I like Laureano and Civale the most of this group. Civale is a command pitcher, but he’s with Cleveland so they’ll probably make him into a stud. At $8, I like that risk. Laureano still has some questions with the bat but the glove will keep him in that lineup for the foreseeable future. Kyle Gibson and Ryan McMahon are both guys who came up with lots of promise, but we just haven’t seen their skill translate to the majors. Gibson has good stuff but is inconsistent and McMahon is with the Rockies. Suplex will get some value out of Joey Bart. The Giants have said they’ll play him at 1B when Posey is catching, so maybe he can avoid the typical downside to being an everyday catcher. This will put a lot of pressure on the bat, which I don’t think is good enough for a right handed first baseman.