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February 24, 2020

Blue Jays

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Pederson 27 Majors OF Medium 1.0 19.6 7.7 11.9 9.9 11.9 13.9
Stripling 29 Majors SP RHRP Medium 3.0 38.3 18.5 19.8 15.9 19.8 23.6

Dodgers

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Hernandez 26 Majors OF Low 4.0 33.5 13.5 20 13.3 17.7 22
Hiraldo Minors 3B 9.4 7.5 9.4 11.3
Reid-Foley Minors RHP 4.7 3.8 4.7 5.6
4 Comments
  1. Patrick Ward

    Saw the idea of a Stripling/Joc trade to the Blue Jays during MLBTR’s live chat last night, and decided to explore some possibilities:

    Teoscar Hernandez is currently slated to be the Jay’s starting DH as of now, and he is kind of an outcast in an outfield that currently houses Gurriel Jr., Grichuk, and former Astros prospect Derek Fisher. By dealing Hernandez, Toronto could slide either Pederson, Grichuk, or Fisher to the DH spot, with another one taking over the outfield spot. In this scenario, I would guess that Pederson would slide to RF, Fisher to CF, and Grichuk to DH.

    Miguel Hiraldo is several years away from the MLB, but the upside he possesses at the plate could make the wait worthwhile for the Dodgers. A versatile player, he can play both middle infield positions effectively, and with the recent departure of Jeter Downs, Hiraldo could replenish the middle infield prospect pool that the Dodgers recently tapped into.

    Sean Reid-Foley is a bit of an afterthought when it comes to the Blue Jays’ young talent, but his appeal to the Dodgers should be nothing to ignore; with the departure of Stripling, Reid-Foley could take over the role of RHLR. If anything, his services would be less necessary due to the Dodgers’ additions of Blake Treinen and Jimmy Nelson.

    The Dodgers’ move to acquire Mookie Betts has one giant question mark looming over it: What happens when he becomes a free agent? By sacrificing a potentially expensive piece in Joc Pederson and an underused pitcher like Stripling for some solid pieces, the Dodgers can free up even more salary than they already have, and an extra $7-10 million dollars per year may be the difference between Mookie staying in Hollywood or hitting the open market.

    • Sean Ricky-Bobby

      Interesting idea. I think if they want a Joc type bat they could just sign Puig to a one year pillow deal without giving up prospect capital.
      Stripling however makes sense as a target and I love SR-F as I think would the dodgers. Since the Dodgers are know to be trying to get under the Luxury tax perhaps the Jays could offer a bit less.

      • Patrick Ward

        I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Puig would be a solid idea for the Jays, as you mentioned. This proposal is dependent on the idea that three relatively cheap years of Stripling would be enough to lure Toronto into giving up some kind of prospect capital, especially with that capital being a few years away from helping the major league club.

  2. Larry Krueger

    Good trade proposal. I like your comments on how the trade could benefit both teams. Getting Stripling for the reasons you mentioned makes good sense.

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