phillipmike wrote:for a 26 years old catcher, repeating AA, who cant hit above the Mendoza line?
I think i would hang onto a 1 WAR pitcher with control next season rather than gift it to my division rival who i am chasing. Jays should have taken him back in the Stroman deal.
I'm waiting to see what happens tomorrow. Is there suddenly going to be a flood of trades that teams were waiting until the absolute last second to make? Is it going to be a quiet deadline? Is the price point going to move? Vargas isn't amazing or anything and he's getting on in years but he's still a decent enough starter.
Given the amount of teams who could really use pitching, and the inability to do waiver trades beyond July this year, I'm a little confused at what's going on. Teams really don't seem to be interested in paying anything whatsoever to try and make a push. Trades in the majors don't actually seem to be teams making them at strategic times so much anymore. It's really just a bunch of teams waiting for one of the few trade-happy GMs to come calling on their trading sprees and then taking what they can get in that deal because every other team is holding out. I can get a certain amount of inactivity in the AL where there isn't much of a race to speak of and a few of the teams in the race, particularly the Rays, aren't going to add salary no matter what happens, but the NL is just the logjam of logjams where nobody really seems to be interested in the wild card game and someone is simply going to get in by default. Are teams really going to hope there is somehow going to be a buyout market when waiver trades are gone? I sort of get the impression this is a big part of the league's swing away from veteran players in that teams aren't really interested in trading younger for older so much anymore, even if they're getting the clearly better player.