Dodgers & Nationals

Submitted by: johnbitzer

Dodgers

NameAgeLevelP1P2AvailabilityYearsAFVSalarySurplusLowMedianHigh
Max Scherzer36MajorsSPMedium0.320.510.410.110.112.114.1
Trea Turner28MajorsSSLow1.385.624.461.255.167.379.6

Total Value:

79.4

Nationals

NameAgeLevelP1P2AvailabilityYearsAFVSalarySurplusLowMedianHigh
Gerardo CarrilloMinorsRHP1.61.31.61.9
Donovan CaseyMinorsOF0.90.60.91.2
Josiah GrayMinorsRHP28.522.828.534.2
Keibert RuizMinorsC40.732.640.748.8

Total Value:

71.7

BaseballBrainwash

This is ALL!?!?!?

BaseballBrainwash

The players union needs to veto this. This is becoming absurd.

n8n8

Deal doesn’t look that bad on paper. I don’t see why they would veto it. Even if it were bad, they dont veto trades simply for being bad trades

dodgerslakers

as a lakers fan don't say anything about sports vetos I still salty about cp3 not gonna lie.

BaseballBrainwash

How is it possible that the Dodgers are able to pay for a legitimate all-star team with 5 Ace Pitchers!?

jmarshallg

It helps when like over half of the teams don't want to spend money and you accumulate good prospects on top of spending the most.

NickNash

I would say the Dodgers are going for a record: highest payroll ever.

notin

I’d call it a win for BTV

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johnbitzer

Thank you. And thanks for being such a loyal user here.

dodgerslakers

btv is awesome

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johnbitzer

Thanks!

LULMETS

I hate it, but dang, the Dodgers are basically unstoppable now.

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mp2891

Agreed. How do teams compete with the Dodgers now?

GeorgeBush2

The Dodgers haven't been this dominant since the '50s.

mikemulligan90

Perfect package for Washington. Thanks for all your work here John!

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johnbitzer

My pleasure. Thanks for being an enthusiastic participant.

philliescts

I think it is a great deal for the Nats. Turned 10 starts from Max and a year plus of Turner into 6 yrs control of a mid rotation arm, starting catcher, 4th OF, and a lottery ticket. Very good value. Wish my Phillies did it after their run and we would be 10 years without a playoff appearance.

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Benjo

John, thanks for BTV and making the trading season even more exciting!

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johnbitzer

Our pleasure!

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johnbitzer

Reportedly this is the full deal, and it's accepted as fair by our model. If it looks like LA underpaid a little, it's not much on a percentage basis, and keep in mind the caveat that Scherzer had a say in it, which may have reduced the Nats' leverage a little.

n8n8

Idk when the prospect values were last updated but I could also see both teams being higher on Casey he’s had a surprisingly good season

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JHB

The knocks on Casey are his age (25) and the fact that Tulsa is a hitter's park. His road stats are only only 40 OPS worse, though, and he's a legit clutch hitter (.949 OPS with two outs and RISP). Interestingly, he was used as a relief pitcher some in college, where he had five saves his last season--he's a great emergency pitcher. He looks like a solid MLB fourth outfielder, better at RF/LF than in CF, but with a good arm for right field and a plus arm at the other two spots.

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johnbitzer

We updated the Dodgers' prospects earlier this week, after BA published their midseason update. Casey was not on it, nor is he on the FG board. He's an older guy who's also Rule 5-eligible, and fits the profile of a player who is likely to be taken in the Rule 5 draft. So LA would have lost him for nothing, which means his value is closer to zero. The Nats will need to add him to their 40, but now they have room to do so.

travis0548

Dead on

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johnbitzer

Thank you

Warmbath101

Possible Trea's current Covid diagnosis also dropped price slightly since he is out another week still not often you see two top 50 prospects traded.

Warmbath101

I think Dodgers are taking on ALL of Max's deferred money which is no small amount

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johnbitzer

Right. That was our base-case assumption. The salary number above represents that (adjusted for inflation, since it's deferred until 2028 or so).

Royalsfan84

Pretty close with your algorithms. Great job. Although i hate the Dodgers getting both Turner and Scherzer...yeesh but to be fair they did give up their top 2 prospects. Doesnt hurt having a bloated 250+mil budget either.

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johnbitzer

Thanks!

angelzneedpitcherz

Good god, the Dodgers have just destroyed the luxury tax. This does seem unfair to the rest of the league. Nice valuations, John, but maybe Scherzer would have to drop 1-2 points because obviously he could've vetoed any trades with his 10-5 rights.

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johnbitzer

Thanks, and yeah, I make a similar point in my comment above. But since we can't read his mind, we left that alone.

bravemoves

This clearly reflects reality, as these trade values do a nice job matching up. Well done! But I am curious as to why Turner's FV is so high. I would have guessed something more in the 60-70 range, thinking $9M/WAR and around perhaps 7 WAR between now and the end of next season. Plus some QO value. Where did I run off-course with my rudimentary arithmetic?

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johnbitzer

You have to factor in his value in the postseason (which is essentially an extra month of performance value at zero cost to the team) and the fact that teams pay premium prices for higher-quality players, due to scarcity.

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