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March 21, 2020

Cubs

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Fox Minors SS 2.3 1.8 2.3 2.8
Margot 24 Majors OF Medium 3.0 11.0 6.4 4.6 3.5 5.1 6.6
Richards 26 Majors SP Medium 5.0 14.1 6.1 8 6.6 8 9.4
Zunino 28 Majors C Medium 2.0 5.4 4.5 0.9 0.4 0.9 1.4

Rays

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Almora Jr. 25 Majors OF Medium 3.0 1.4 1.6 -0.2 0 0 0
Caratini 25 Majors C 1B Medium 4.0 24.7 10.5 14.2 11.7 14.2 16.7
Chatwood 29 Majors RHRP Very high 1.0 7.0 13.0 -6 -8 -6 -4
Cash Array 8
1 Comment
  1. Bennett Johnson

    Rationale. Rays: Caratini is big offensive upgrade at catcher. Can also play first and third. Switch-hitter. Good framer behind the plate. Almora is a cheaper platoon partner than Margot to Kermeier in CF. Chatwood was throwing 99mph in spring and can dominate if he finds control. He would replace Pagan in in Rays bullpen. He also seems to improve during his walk year.

    Rationale. Cubs: Trade two backups, Caratini and Almora for two starters, Richards at the back end of the rotation and Margot (great fielder) in center. Move Happ to 2B (offensive position). Zunino backs up Contreras, allows Cubs to platoon Contreras in OF against lefties or possibly trade him for pitching/prospects. Fox is great defender at SS or CF. Useful utility player.

    Trade: Values are virtually even. With Cubs tossing in cash, the money (2020 salaries) is virtually even. Neither club wants to take on payroll. Improves both teams. Allows both clubs a chance to contend in 2020 and beyond.

    Come on, Theo and Erik, see the light! Other comments are welcome!

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