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February 9, 2020

Padres

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Driscoll Minors C 2.5 2 2.5 3
Edwards Minors 2B 20 16 20 24
Margot 24 Majors OF Medium 3.0 19.0 12.4 6.6 4.7 6.6 8.5
Renfroe 27 Majors OF Medium 4.0 36.0 16.5 19.5 15.9 19.5 23.1

Rays

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Cronenworth Minors SS 2B 5.5 4.4 5.5 6.6
Pagan 28 Majors RHRP Low 4.0 36.0 14.0 22 18.4 22 25.6
Pham 31 Majors OF Medium 2.0 33.9 19.7 14.2 12.2 16.5 20.9
1 Comment
  1. John Bitzer

    If you look at these two trades together, they match up pretty well. One was an overpay by the Padres, the other an overpay by the Rays. It’s as if the two were lined up all along, just conducted separately. (And obviously, we’ve updated the players’ teams since then, so think of this as a reverse trade.)

    We’ve noticed this pattern before — last year, the Yankees seemed to get the better of the Mariners in the James Paxton trade, but then later turned around and traded Shed Long to Seattle for Josh Stowers, effectively evening out the two.

    It’s very likely that these are coincidences. But it’s also possible that, given the closed-market nature of baseball and the way GMs know each other well, there are IOUs in play, such that one imbalanced trade will later be corrected by an imbalance on the other side. We are just speculating, but it’s something we’re keeping our eyes on.

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