Trade: Suplex City I TBD

Rays' Glasnow starting Game 5 vs. Yankees on short rest |

TBD gets:

Tyler Glasnow $7

Suplex City gets:

Brennan Davis
Ethan Small
Luis Matos
J Stiever
2021 pick 15 , 2nd rounder in 2022 and 1st rounder
in 2023

TBD can’t find a name, but he can find an ace. In the history of Dynasty Grinders he has successfully traded prospects for Jacob Degrom, Noah Syndergaard, Justin Verlander, I’m sure there are more. Lets go down memory lane one more time

July 2019

TBD acquires Verlander($50) midseason to strengthen his team for the playoff run. Gives up prospects Nick Solak, Dustin May, Jordyn Adams, Jordan Groshans, 2020 1st round pick

May 2017

TBD acquires Noah Synergaard ($82) for Yoan Moncada($1), Michael Kopech, Cal Quantrill, 2 2018 1st round picks

Good on Suplex City for letting it be known that he was ready to move on from Glasnow. Its an easy thing to do and It only helps to get multiple offers. If only Luke Weaver hit the trade block, i would have backed up the truck :). He did get quite the bounty here, I just worry it may be more quantity than quality. Brennan Davis and Ethan Small i guess are the top pieces and both have yet to play above A ball. Brennan Davis is highly rated on a few lists. Luis Matos looks like he could be a high ceiling guy, he was mainly in the Domincan Summer league as a 17 year old in 2019. Jonathan Stiever rated Whitesox 6th best prospect is mlb ready. So there could be some good quality here, its just years away and the risk is high with each piece. Not my ideal return for a $7 potential ace.

Glasnow is not Verlander or even Syndergaard in my mind. But opinions may vary, he just doesn’t have a track record of consistency. While some might not like the Rays way of dealing with pitchers in our format I think its a positive. If they cap you at 5 or 6 innings you lessen the chance of that solid outing turning mediocre after a tired pitcher gives up a HR in the 7th or 8th.

Congrats to TBD on getting a cheap quality SP. He has a way of keeping his emotions in check and parting with prospects that others may have a tendency to fall in love with and overrate. There is an argument to be made for quantity over quality. Prospects have a way of surprising you so getting a handful of high ceiling youngsters isn’t a bad strategy, But generally when looking back on these trades the guy getting the proven star player isn’t too disappointed, unless you realize that Noah Syndergaard had TJ surgery shortly after being acquired by TBD in 2017. Us TBD competitors would hate to see something like that occur again.

Trade : Bomb Squad I Brew Crew

Who else is in lockdown mode? I’m stuck here just south of Siberia where my government is telling me I can go to work and not do much else for the next 4 weeks. I can’t visit anyone or have anyone over to my house. Just me the wife and 3 kids driving each other nuts with nothing much to do.  So I have time to kill and you are all going to have to suffer through some of my ill informed opinions on these trades.

Brew Crew:

gets Luke Weaver $8

Bomb Squad:

gets Tyler Stephenson

Luke Weaver was pretty bad in 2020, but good in 2019, bad in 2018 but decent in 2017. So he should be good in 2021, just trade him before 2022. In 2019 in 12 starts he had a K/9 over 9 and a whip of 1.07 and Fip of 3.07.Those numbers are really good. He is only 27 years old. In my view a great buy low candidate, if he can run into some consistency you have yourself a solid SP at a bargain price.

Tyler Stephenson made his MLB debut at age of 24 and it looks like he may have some offensive upside .285/.372/.410 was his AA line from 2019. I think he may be underrated in prospect circles and think he has a chance to be an above average offensive catcher.

Pretty reasonable trade with upside either way, so the players will determine the winner here; however, I do lean towards Brew Crew with this trade. Weaver has been very good at times in the past. We all need a catcher but the problem is they tend to only play 75% of the games and just don’t get the ab’s. If he turns into an elite offensive catcher than this might look like a steal down the road.