Trade: Pine Mountain Podstars I Suplex City

 

Suplex City

gets Lewis Brinson $5

Pine Mountain Podstars

gets Delvin Perez (prospect–kind of)

Well why waste time on this dumpster fire trade you ask? We are here to grind, and this is a grinders trade.  And who doesn’t like a trip down memory lane. Buckle up!

2016  May

TBD sends Lewis Brinson. Amir Garrett, $7 Kyle Gibson and 2nd round pick to Haddy for Jacob Degrom, Steven Wright and a 4th round pick

Sorry Haddy! That stings!

2018 February

TBD acquired JD Martinez (who was a top 5 hitter) and 55 dollars for Lewis Brinson, Austin Hays, Adrain Morejon…..and thank goodness Brandon Woodruff. Woodruff saved the trade from disaster.

Just another cautionary tale . Know what your doing when acquiring prospects, as the odds are good that the shine wears off and your left with little.

Who knew there was somone out there who believed in Delvin Perez still? His 20 year old batting line in A ball was .269/.329/.325 and he had a BB/K rate of 27/117 in 458 AB. Not very good, but substanially better than his previous two years. But I’m sure he has some relatives holding out hope, just didn’t know we had one join our group recently.

Who knew there was anyone out there who believed in Lewis Brinson? All of us veterans of dynasty grinders……that’s who! Insert a solo of Ferns singing ….”I loved her first”.

Lewis Brinson is a dynasty grinder legend and lesson all wrapped into one. He was a heralded prospect that was a key piece in the above  blockbusters  He tore up AAA ball at age of 23 to a .331/.400/.561 line. He’s 26 now, coming off a .226/.268/.368 line. But he was a 5 tool prospect, and always will be. 


2020
Back to reality. Of the two players I guess I prefer Lewis Brinson as he actually is in the league and Delvin Perez while 6 years younger just isn’t good at all. That being said I think I throw Lewis Brinson back into the auction and keep my $5. Maybe spend my last dollar on him at auction if I hear a report that he is in great shape and just got some contacts in spring training to correct a vision problem that was undetected. 

Trade: Organized Chaos | Marshall Law

Marshall Law trades away
RP Alex Reyes ($7, cost controlled)
CF Austin Hays $9

Organized Chaos trades away
2020 3rd round pick
SP Ryan Rolison (“prospect”)
1B Grant Lavigne (“prospect”)
1B Pavin Smith (“prospect”)

BAILEY’S THOUGHTS

Organized Chaos gets two players that seemingly aren’t much individually but become much more impressive when you add their made up Fantrax projected points totals together and Marshall Law gets a grab bag of random 1Bman prospects you might have heard of before, a Rockies pitcher, and a coveted 3rd round pick. Seems like a fine trade to me. It does kind of feel like Marshall probably should’ve sent a little something extra back the other way, maybe a 4th round pick or something of that nature.