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James Hirota

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For players who will become free agents after the 2024 season, the question of whether or not to offer them extensions will be a tough one for some front offices. One primary reason: when star players are this close to free agency, there’s no incentive for them to take a discount – to make it worth it for them to forego their chance at a big payday, they’re going to want full market value.  Given that, let’s look at two borderline cases – a pitcher and a...

Robbie Hyde

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Robbie Hyde hosts his own MLB-focused YouTube channel.   Since losing in the 2021 ALCS, the Red Sox have endured the misery of back-to-back last place finishes, dismissing Chaim Bloom from his role as Chief Baseball Officer, and attempting to right the course by bringing in former Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow to lead the way. Like many others, Breslow came in and knew immediately that expectations would be through the roof, especially with the ill-fated “full-throttle”...

Epsiode 95

108 Minutes

Joshua Iversen

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Welcome back to the Baseball Trade Values Podcast! In this episode, founder John Bitzer (@johnbitzer2) and Associate Editor Joshua Iversen (@jive_mlb) break down Cody Bellinger re-signing with the Cubs and Mitch Keller's extension with the Pirates. Then, they discuss relief trades for the Red Sox and Marlins, Jorge Soler to the Giants, a run of lower-end free agents taking below market deals and much more. Listen to the episode through your favorite podcast provider, or via the media player...

Epsiode 94

114 Minutes

Joshua Iversen

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Welcome back to the Baseball Trade Values Podcast! In this episode, founder John Bitzer (@johnbitzer2) and Associate Editor Joshua Iversen (@jive_mlb) break down the Corbin Burnes trade, the Orioles sale and the Brewers outlook. Then, they discuss both sides of the Jorge Polanco Mariners/Twins deal, a pair of interesting White Sox moves, the Bobby Witt Jr. and Jose Altuve extensions and much more. Listen to the episode through your favorite podcast provider, or via the media player or...

Epsiode 93

109 Minutes

Joshua Iversen

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Welcome back to the Baseball Trade Values Podcast! In this episode, founder John Bitzer (@johnbitzer2) and Associate Editor Joshua Iversen (@jive_mlb) break down the Dylan Cease/Mariners rumors and the Josh Hader/Astros deal. Then, they discuss a flurry of moves on the relief market, outlooks for the Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Angels, and much more. Listen to the episode through your favorite podcast provider, or via the media player or download link below:     Download link:...