What can Cleveland get for Francisco Lindor?

With his salary rising and his control waning, it seems almost certain that the Indians will trade their star shorstop this winter. What’s his value, and what’s a reasonable return?

Values are being updated for the offseason

Now that the regular season is over, we are updating values of players on eliminated teams. This includes notable trade candidates and upcoming free agents. Get a jump on the hot stove if you feel inclined…

Nolan Arenado's trade value has tanked

And for that reason, he’s unlikely to be traded — or opt out.

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The BTV Podcast: Breaking down every trade of the deadline

In this episode, we go deep into how our model got so many trades right (and only one wrong), including the two biggest ones.

Trade deadline analysis: How did our model do?

Our system nailed two big trades, matched up well on almost all the others, and missed one. Take a look at how we think it all played out.

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What can Cleveland get for Francisco Lindor?

TradesPlayersAs most baseball fans know, it’s highly likely that Indians star SS Francisco Lindor will be traded this winter. So the question is, what’s the most likely return? Unfortunately for...

Nolan Arenado’s trade value has tanked

TradesPlayersWill Nolan Arenado be traded this offseason? The rumor mill has already started. With another season of failure in the books for the Rockies, the obvious conclusion would be to suggest there will be personnel changes. And Arenado very...

The BTV Podcast, Episode 10: Pencils Down, Everyone!

TradesPlayersWelcome back to the Baseball Trade Values Podcast! In this special episode, founder John Bitzer (@BitzerDigital) and Associate Editor Joshua Iversen (@jive_mlb) break down EVERY trade from the 2020 MLB trade deadline and how successful...

Trade deadline analysis: how did our model do?

TradesPlayersOverall, we were pleased with how our model did during this trade deadline period. Every trade except one was accepted by our system. On two very prominent trades (Clevinger and Marte), the numbers matched up very well, as they did on...

The BTV Podcast, Episode 9: System Updating…

TradesPlayersWelcome back to the Baseball Trade Values Podcast! In this episode, founder John Bitzer (@BitzerDigital) and Associate Editor Joshua Iversen (@jive_oak) discuss the current playoff odds and which teams might be buyers and sellers. Then,...

Risers and Fallers

TradesPlayersAs you may have noticed, we’ve been updating some of the trade values on our site recently. In a normal season, barely one month of data would be considered too small of a sample size. But in this weird 2020, it represents half of a...