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June 21, 2019

Mariners

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Hunter 32 Majors RHRP Medium 0.7 1.7 6 -4.3 -6.3 -4.3 -2.3
Nicasio 32 Majors RHRP High 0.7 -1 6.2 -7.2 -9.2 -7.2 -5.2

Phillies

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Gordon 31 Majors 2B High 1.7 10.4 23.7 -13.3 -15.4 -14.8 -14.3
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4 Comments
  1. Dave Carlton

    We all know Trader Jerry is looking for a new home for Dee Gordon. It seems like it will be hard to find. Could he go back to CF in Philly? Even I’m not convinced, but it might look like this if it does.

    • John Bitzer

      Yeah, it’s hard to find a taker for Gordon, both because of the contract and because nobody seems to need a 2B. Wasn’t he pretty dreadful in CF? His bat is also weak these days. I like this from the M’s perspective, because they swap a long-term loss for a short-term loss, which gives them more flexibility in the future. But I’m just not sure Philly would do this.

      • Dave Carlton

        Yeah, the more I look at it I don’t see it either. I think what they’ll do with Gordon is pair him with someone else teams actually want and say “if you want ____________, then you need to take Gordon too” knowing they’ll get less in return (like they did with Cano/Diaz).

        In that vein, and thinking the Phillies could use a CF, I tried putting Gordon with Mallex Smith in exchange for Muzziotti, which was close to even, but the system gave me a big pop up that said “Reality Check!” I think to indicate that Philly needed to give up a higher value player for Smith.

        I could see Seattle doing something like that, but maybe some of Jerry D’s trades wouldn’t pass the simulator. And maybe that’s the point 🙂

        • John Bitzer

          Yep, the system is coded to encourage like-for-like. So if a quality player is included in the trade (typically anyone with $20M+ value), it needs to see at least one player on the return side that is at least half that value. That’s to avoid the problem of including, say, 10 players worth $2M for one worth $20M, which is not realistic.

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