Athletics & Braves Submitted by: UKBrave November 29, 2019 Athletics Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High Riley 22 Majors 3B OF Very low 6.0 64.2 15.7 48.5 42.1 48.5 54.9 Toussaint 23 Majors SP RHRP Medium 5.0 13.6 1.9 11.7 9.7 11.7 13.7 Waters Minors OF 56.8 45.4 56.8 68.2 Wright Minors RHP 20.4 16.3 20.4 24.5 Total Value: 137.40 Braves Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High Chapman 26 Majors 3B Very low 4.0 165.9 55.4 110.5 108.5 126.1 143.7 Total Value: 126.10
I don’t see Oakland selling this offseason but this is a fair offer.
My personal opinion would be to drop Touki and Wright, replace them with Anderson.
Oakland is a playoff contender. They are not trading Matt Chapman.
While I agree that I don’t see the A’s trading Chapman, this is one of the more fair market and more realistic trades I have seen on this site. It would work well for the smaller market A’s and seems like their types of players.
I approached the trade from a thought of who could we get for longer years and cheaper dollars than Donaldson, with near to the same performance. Chapman is the obvious choice, and the As previously traded an all-star 3b who was getting expensive. So I then looked at what the As might need and built what I thought was a tempting package for them. It should hurt in prospect capital when you are acquiring a nailed on high performer like Chapman, and the As could end up with a few all-stars but it’s more high risk as they could all bust.
AA of the Braves would never make this trade. Chapman’s good but not 4 Major League players good (Water’s & Wright will soon be). I just don’t see giving up this much talent when they could sign someone like Moustakas.
When AA traded for Donaldson he gave up four potential all-star prospects, and the general feeling at the time was he gave up too much. It worked out well for the Jays because all prospects don’t pan out.
He also traded Thor, Darnaud, and others for Dickey, so he’s certainly got a track record of being willing to trade high quality prospects.
It’s a good deal for the Braves as we probably won’t miss any of these players, as we have others that look better at this time. Having Chapman would leave a lot of money to fill other needs for the next couple of years, TOR SP or OF and a very complete team for the next 3-4 years.
The Jay’s weren’t 2 time division champs when AA made the trade (3rd). No need to trade this much talent just to make the playoffs. The 4 he traded also weren’t as high caliber prospects (Brett Lawrie, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin, Franklin Barreto) You do have to trade quality to get quality in return, but not these 4 for just the 1 guy. Just my opinion, but we all have our own way of seeing things.