Why is Josh Hader's trade value low?

Hader has gone from great to merely good, and he’s starting to get expensive.

Values are being updated for the offseason

Now that the season is over, we are updating values of players on all teams. This includes notable trade candidates and new free agents. Start the hot stove if you feel inclined…

The BTV Podcast: The Lindor Shuffle

In this episode, we compare MLB.com’s suggested offers for Francisco Lindor to our numbers; explain why we think three recent free agent pitching contracts were fair; and break down why two pitchers accepted their qualifying offers… and more! 

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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?

Why it made sense for Stroman and Gausman to accept their QOs

One pitcher was more accomplished, but coming off an opt-out year; the other put together his best season ever, but was it enough to justify an $18.9M salary? Our modeling suggests that both pitchers (and teams) made the right decision.

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Why is Josh Hader’s trade value low?

TradesPlayersThe emergence of Devin Williams as the likely closer out of the Brewers’ bullpen has prompted a lot of speculation about Josh Hader’s availability in trades -- which is why he’s popular in proposals here on BTV. Since Milwaukee has other...

The BTV Podcast, Episode 12: Lindor Shuffle

TradesPlayersWelcome back to the Baseball Trade Values Podcast! In this episode, founder John Bitzer (@BitzerDigital) and Associate Editor Joshua Iversen (@jive_mlb) break down the latest offseason news, including new GM hirings, the Qualifying Offer...

The BTV Podcast, Episode 11: An Offseason of Uncertainty

TradesPlayersWelcome back to the Baseball Trade Values Podcast! In this episode, founder John Bitzer (@BitzerDigital) and Associate Editor Joshua Iversen (@jive_mlb) break down the latest offseason news, Nolan Arenado's future, the end-of-season...

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...