THE FOUNDATION trades:
2B- Ozzie Albies
RP- Justus Sheffield (AAA)
2020 2nd round pick
ORGANIZED CHAOS trades:
SP- Frankie Montas
LF- Kyle Schwarber
2020 4th round pick
Yesterday I commented on how diffiult it was to review my own trade. Today, I again tried to ask, “why would he do that,” and see both sides of the deal, but it was easier to form a solid opinion on this deal.
The Foundation – Jordan does this deal to get Frankie Montas, who has been very productive this year averaging 33.2 points per game. He will step in as The Foundation’s best pitcher when Hyun-Jin Ryu finds his way back to the injured list. I personally don’t think Montas has the talent to maintain this level of play, but Im wrong about players all the time. His numbers suggest there may be some regression coming, but nothing that Jordan will lose sleep over. Even with some regression, Montas should be an above average starting pitcher and a good acquistion to the Foundation.
The Foundation also adds Kyle Schwarber. The numbers on the back of Schwarber’s baseball card are kind of ugly. He also has a history of sitting against lefthanders. With all that said, a decent eye and the power he is known for has carried him to a 5.15ppg average making him a decent LF option for the Foundation, who just lost LF Andrew McCutchen for the year. His $36 price tag puts him on the cut bubble, but Jordan can worry about that later.
ORGANZIED CHAOS- Why would he do this? It’s either Ozzie Albies, or the desire to own the enitre Braves infield. Im not sure which Ozzie Albies Coach Swinson is actually getting here. Is it the man-child from the first half of last year, or the kid who is hitting .259/.318/.403 for the year? Grinders member Keith Lott of We Talk Fantasy Sports has a pretty strong opinion of Albies https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” data-wplink-url-error=”true”>here. Im not that quick to write off a 22 year old with a once rated 70 hit tool but Im not sure he does enough other things to be the true fantasy star some people believe he still could be.
Chaos gets Justus Sheffield in the deal. I truely ask “why did he do that?” Sheffield has a devestating slider, but not much after that. He’s a top 100 prospect, in mulitlpe locations, but without significant improvement I cant see him having alot of success unless it’s in relief. Im afraid this might be a case of Coach Swinson trusting the lists, without additional homework.
Chaos got a 2nd rounder for a 4th rounder in this deal. It helps balance things a little.
SO WHO WON THE DEAL?
Jordan preaches winning now, and traded Albies’ potential (whatever it may be), for an above average starting pitcher and a useful LF. Coach gets a young 2B, and almost a monopoly of the Atlanta infield. Anyway I fernslice it, I prefer The Foundation’s side by a good bit.