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April 28, 2020

Athletics

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Bichette 21 Majors SS Very low 6.0 159.0 48.0 111 109 118 127
Grichuk 27 Majors OF Medium 4.0 21.2 40.0 -18.8 -20.9 -18.8 -16.7
Ryu 32 Majors SP Very low 4.0 58.5 80.0 -21.5 -23.5 -16.7 -9.8

Blue Jays

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Barreto 23 Majors 2B OF Medium 5.0 7.3 3.2 4.1 3.3 4.1 4.8
Canha 30 Majors OF 1B Low 2.0 40.5 11.9 28.6 24.6 28.6 32.6
Hendriks 30 Majors RHRP Low 1.0 15.8 5.3 10.5 10.5 12.1 13.7
Semien 28 Majors SS Medium 1.0 45.3 13.0 32.3 30.3 35.8 41.4
6 Comments
  1. This makes no sense for the Blue Jays.

    • Chad Lynn

      Well, if you assume (and I don’t know why you would, given the A’s window is wide open) that the A’s are willing to swap 3 valuable players for Bo Bichette to replace one of them (Semien), *and* willing take on four years each of Grichuk (RH OF) and Ryu ($20M/per to be one of four potential LH A’s starters with Luzardo, Manaea, & Puk) in salary dumps.

      A’s don’t have a need for a right-hitting OF, and Ryu would be getting paid 4X more than every other LHSP on the A’s roster combined.

      The only salary dump I can remember the A’s taking is Brandon Moss, who got immediately released ($2.5M, 1yr), so taking on $120M over four years and having to carry (or at least pay for) Grichuck and Ryu is highly unlikely.

    • Sean Ricky-Bobby

      Well, if you assume Shapiro has had some sort of head trauma and has lost his ability to use logic and also lost his memory this seems a lot more plausible.

  2. Toronto just signed Ryu in the offseason. Why would they be looking to dump him? Also, Toronto is not trading 6 years of a building block like Bichette for three players (Semien, Hendricks, and Canha) who each only have one year of team control. Toronto is not World Series bound so again this makes zero sense for them.

  3. Brendan Pickering

    This trade was me getting a feel for the site and how it worked, so appreciate the seriousness with which you have all evaluated my trade!

    In defense of the trade (and the site), the numbers work out to be relatively equal. Also, now that the season looks partially lost, Semien’s value has to have taken a slight hit.

    Lastly, if this becomes a salary dump situation, the A’s are at least getting back serviceable (If not outstanding) players in Ryu and Grichuk.

    • John Bitzer

      To your point about Semien’s value: All values on the site reflect the state we were all in as of pre-season. Since we don’t yet know how many games will be played (if any), we can’t yet pro-rate any effect of a partial season, or to what degree players will be paid. There’s just no way to do the math yet without that information. So yes, now that we’re in May, we know Semien’s value would be a bit lower given the shorter timeframe. But that also applies to everyone else to a degree.

      Thanks for posting the trade!

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