Braves & Cubs




Braves & Cubs

January 4, 2020


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Baez 26 Majors SS 2B Low 2.0 72.3 23.2 49.1 47.1 55.3 63.6
Bryant 27 Majors 3B Low 2.0 69.8 46.2 23.6 23.6 27 30.5
Contreras 27 Majors C Low 3.0 27.5 11.7 15.8 13.8 17.6 21.3
Happ 24 Majors OF Medium 4.0 28.1 8.0 20.1 17.1 20.1 23.1
Schwarber 26 Majors OF Medium 2.0 36.2 20.0 16.2 12.6 16.2 19.8


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Anderson Minors RHP 30.5 24.4 30.5 36.6
Minter 25 Majors LHRP Medium 4.0 2.6 0.5 2.1 1.9 2.1 2.4
Riley 22 Majors 3B OF Very low 6.0 60.9 14.0 46.9 40.8 46.9 53
Waters Minors OF 56.8 45.4 56.8 68.2
  1. Dave Sampsell

    It is well known the Cubs have advised the Atlanta Braves that they’d accept three of Waters, Wright, Anderson and Riley as the core pieces in a trade for Kris Bryant. What the Braves have yet to tell the Cubs is they have consulted with this site and learned that the Cubs will have to sweeten the pot just a wee bit before they can obtain Riley, Waters and Anderson back from them. I mean Riley faltered massively down the stretch last season and Anderson and Waters have yet to get a proper introduction to the bigs. So the bloom has not yet come off the proverbial rose. In order to make this work the Cubs will send along Bryant and his stellar annual production and toss in Javy Baez, Willson Contreras, Ian Happ and Kyle Schwarber. As a consolation prize the Cubs will take back Minter in this obviously fair and equitable blockbuster. The Cubs get a bunch of cost controlled potential that has yet to prove a damn thing in the major leagues and the Braves get a ready made championship core. No doubt Epstein will be ready to pull the trigger on this one just as soon as Bryant’s grievance is decided.

    • John Bitzer

      You’d also be trading 13 years of declining production and $109M in contract commitments for a high probability of 22 years of improving production, of which 10 of those years are at league-minimum (for a total of $5.6M). Front offices report to their owners, who pressure them to be cost-efficient. Which is the better deal?

  2. Tom Patom

    All of your trade proposal is not considering each team’s payroll flexibility. So dumb.

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