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Cubs & Giants

October 10, 2019

Cubs

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Cueto 33 Majors SP Very high 2.0 5.2 48.7 -43.5 -45.5 -43.5 -41.5

Giants

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Alzolay Minors RHP 6.5 5.2 6.5 7.8
Heyward 29 Majors OF High 4.0 31.0 86.0 -55 -61.2 -55 -48.8
Roederer Minors OF 6.3 5 6.3 7.6
2 Comments
  1. Robert Wietecki

    The Giants have expressed interest before in Heyward, and his outfield defense would be appreciated in SF and the NL West, where they can utilize him in RF where he is best, versus CF where the Cubs would have to have him going forward and where the advanced fielding stats have not been kind. His bat has improved the last two seasons to become essentially average (a small sample size, but he has hit well in Oracle Park in his career). Of course, he is still under contract through 2023 for $86M.

    Cueto is coming off of Tommy John and in his four starts late this season gave a little fodder to both optimists and pessimists. The Cubs need starting pitching, although I’m not sure what the appetite would be for another old pitcher. However, if Cueto can return even somewhat to form, the Cubs would happily take him as a mid-rotation starter. If not, Cueto is owed $44M and has a $5M buyout/$22M team option for 2022, which would save the Cubs $20 to $40M, which is why the Cubs would have to include some prospects to sweeten the deal for SF.

    • John Bitzer

      Interesting swap of underwater contracts, and well reasoned.

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