ImageImageImageImageImage

Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds.

Moderators: Alfred, Rhettmatic, Schad

dagger
RealGM
Posts: 38,458
And1: 10,990
Joined: Aug 19, 2002
         

Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#1 » by dagger » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:14 pm

Per Shi Davidi
2019 will never be forgotten because FLAGS FLY FOREVER
User avatar
Adrian_05
RealGM
Posts: 17,068
And1: 4,244
Joined: Aug 22, 2012
     

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#2 » by Adrian_05 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:15 pm

I guess they're just doing him a solid.

Not like he had any value, or else he would've been gone at the deadline so I doubt things would've changed much in the offseason.
dagger
RealGM
Posts: 38,458
And1: 10,990
Joined: Aug 19, 2002
         

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#3 » by dagger » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:16 pm

Adrian_05 wrote:I guess they're just doing him a solid.

Not like he had any value, or else he would've been gone at the deadline.


That's my thought. And playing him even occasionally at SS and 2B wasn't going to help either the rebuild or his career.
2019 will never be forgotten because FLAGS FLY FOREVER
Denisaur9
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,743
And1: 534
Joined: Feb 12, 2005
Location: Ontario

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#4 » by Denisaur9 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:24 pm

They traded Sogard for 2 prospects. Even if they're d level better then nothing but they can't trade Galvis?!?!?!

Sent from my SM-G920W8 using RealGM mobile app
User avatar
BigLeagueChew
General Manager
Posts: 9,830
And1: 4,014
Joined: May 26, 2011
Location: Catcher
     

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#5 » by BigLeagueChew » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:35 pm

Denisaur9 wrote:They traded Sogard for 2 prospects. Even if they're d level better then nothing but they can't trade Galvis?!?!?!

Sent from my SM-G920W8 using RealGM mobile app


Two players to be named later. This is Galvis first year with an ops above of .700.
gundysmullet wrote:Josh Donaldson is a complete douche, a locker room bully and everything that is wrong about baseball.
phillipmike
Pro Prospect
Posts: 959
And1: 856
Joined: Jan 07, 2012
       

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#6 » by phillipmike » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:41 pm

Disappointed they couldnt get anything for him at the deadline.

But they did him a solid to get him playing time and potentially in a playoff race. Goes to show his worth around the league, 15 AL teams passed on him as well as 4 NL teams.

Its surprising but 19 teams passed on taking him for free.

EDIT: I forgot the MLB changed their rules.. Waivers no longer go through one league over the other... It is one overall list. Reds were 11th on the list and you cant include the Jays - so 9 teams passed on Galvis for free.
User avatar
Lateral Quicks
RealGM
Posts: 16,701
And1: 11,791
Joined: Dec 05, 2002
   

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#7 » by Lateral Quicks » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:19 pm

Galvis is a good defensive SS and clubhouse guy that put up 2+ WAR last year, and on track for another 2+ WAR this season. Plus he has a cheap option for next year.

Very disappointing that they couldn't get anything for him. Poor asset management.
Nick Nurse recounting his first meeting with Kawhi:
“We could have gone forever. (Raptors management) kept knocking on the door and I was like, ‘A couple more minutes.’ Because we were really into it."
User avatar
vaff87
RealGM
Posts: 21,344
And1: 68,420
Joined: Oct 22, 2003
       

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#8 » by vaff87 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22 pm

Lateral Quicks wrote:Galvis is a good defensive SS and clubhouse guy that put up 2+ WAR last year, and on track for another 2+ WAR this season. Plus he has a cheap option for next year.

Very disappointing that they couldn't get anything for him. Poor asset management.


If no one wanted to trade for him, how the hell is it poor asset management?
rotty wrote:Wow
Myth11111
Sophomore
Posts: 101
And1: 34
Joined: Apr 19, 2018
       

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#9 » by Myth11111 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:32 pm

Jays fans really do suck right now. Cry about everything.
polo007
Assistant Coach
Posts: 4,026
And1: 1,095
Joined: Nov 02, 2006

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#10 » by polo007 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:36 pm

Read on Twitter

Read on Twitter

Read on Twitter
User avatar
BigLeagueChew
General Manager
Posts: 9,830
And1: 4,014
Joined: May 26, 2011
Location: Catcher
     

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#11 » by BigLeagueChew » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:37 pm

Poor Reds trying to make a playoff team when Votto is having his worst season.
gundysmullet wrote:Josh Donaldson is a complete douche, a locker room bully and everything that is wrong about baseball.
User avatar
Lateral Quicks
RealGM
Posts: 16,701
And1: 11,791
Joined: Dec 05, 2002
   

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#12 » by Lateral Quicks » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:55 pm

vaff87 wrote:
Lateral Quicks wrote:Galvis is a good defensive SS and clubhouse guy that put up 2+ WAR last year, and on track for another 2+ WAR this season. Plus he has a cheap option for next year.

Very disappointing that they couldn't get anything for him. Poor asset management.


If no one wanted to trade for him, how the hell is it poor asset management?


Good defensive shortstops with an average bat and cheap option don't grow on trees. They could have received something for him, I'm sure, even it was some A-ball C prospect.
Nick Nurse recounting his first meeting with Kawhi:
“We could have gone forever. (Raptors management) kept knocking on the door and I was like, ‘A couple more minutes.’ Because we were really into it."
User avatar
BigLeagueChew
General Manager
Posts: 9,830
And1: 4,014
Joined: May 26, 2011
Location: Catcher
     

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#13 » by BigLeagueChew » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:15 pm

Here's the mlb shorstop rankings right now, for the ones that qualify.

https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=ss&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=y&type=8&season=2019&month=0&season1=2019&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&startdate=2019-01-01&enddate=2019-12-31&sort=21,d

Galvis won't even be a significant upgrade on Iglesias for them and they both rank near the bottom.
gundysmullet wrote:Josh Donaldson is a complete douche, a locker room bully and everything that is wrong about baseball.
User avatar
vaff87
RealGM
Posts: 21,344
And1: 68,420
Joined: Oct 22, 2003
       

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#14 » by vaff87 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:34 pm

BigLeagueChew wrote:Here's the mlb shorstop rankings right now, for the ones that qualify.

https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=ss&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=y&type=8&season=2019&month=0&season1=2019&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&startdate=2019-01-01&enddate=2019-12-31&sort=21,d

Galvis won't even be a significant upgrade on Iglesias for them and they both rank near the bottom.



I guess they do grow on trees.
rotty wrote:Wow
I_Like_Dirt
RealGM
Posts: 26,639
And1: 4,568
Joined: Jul 12, 2003
Location: Boardman gets paid!

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#15 » by I_Like_Dirt » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:41 pm

Lateral Quicks wrote:Good defensive shortstops with an average bat and cheap option don't grow on trees. They could have received something for him, I'm sure, even it was some A-ball C prospect.


(1) He hasn't had even an average bat until this season.

(2) Over half the league just passed on taking him for free. That tends to suggest that it's possible nobody was actually offering anything for him at all. I'm sure he could have been traded for a contract that a team wanted less but I'm not so sure legitimate prospects were a particularly good bet to be involved.
Bucket! Bucket!
User avatar
Skin Blues
Veteran
Posts: 2,537
And1: 820
Joined: Nov 24, 2010

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#16 » by Skin Blues » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:46 pm

Lateral Quicks wrote:
vaff87 wrote:
Lateral Quicks wrote:Galvis is a good defensive SS and clubhouse guy that put up 2+ WAR last year, and on track for another 2+ WAR this season. Plus he has a cheap option for next year.

Very disappointing that they couldn't get anything for him. Poor asset management.


If no one wanted to trade for him, how the hell is it poor asset management?


Good defensive shortstops with an average bat and cheap option don't grow on trees. They could have received something for him, I'm sure, even it was some A-ball C prospect.

Then why did every team in the AL pass up the chance to add him for free??
phillipmike
Pro Prospect
Posts: 959
And1: 856
Joined: Jan 07, 2012
       

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#17 » by phillipmike » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:51 pm

I forgot the MLB changed their rules.. Waivers no longer go through one league over the other... It is one overall list. Reds were 11th on the list and you cant include the Jays - so 9 teams passed on Galvis for free.
User avatar
vaff87
RealGM
Posts: 21,344
And1: 68,420
Joined: Oct 22, 2003
       

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#18 » by vaff87 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:12 pm

I mean, I like Galvis and am surprised he doesn’t have a bit more value. However, I don’t think we can sit here and assume we dumped him for free, instead of getting something decent for him, just for the hell of it.
rotty wrote:Wow
User avatar
Schad
Forum Mod
Forum Mod
Posts: 49,621
And1: 10,839
Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Location: The Goat Rodeo
     

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#19 » by Schad » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:37 pm

I'm still baffled that Milwaukee didn't want him at the deadline. He wouldn't have cost much, and he's a definite improvement on Arcia.
**** your asterisk.
Tanner
Starter
Posts: 2,226
And1: 3,407
Joined: Jul 04, 2016

Re: Freddy Galvis is gone: Waived, claimed by Reds. 

Post#20 » by Tanner » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:25 pm

$5.5m is a lot in free agency nowadays. The Reds might have been the only team who saw that option as a benefit. Otherwise an acquiring team would have to give up an asset and buy him out for a mil after the year. The team option might have actually prevented a deal from happening, otherwise trading him and eating up the rest of his salary might have been doable. Still would have gotten little to nothing back though.

Return to Toronto Blue Jays