Tigers & Cubs & Braves




Tigers & Cubs & Braves

May 9, 2020


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Contreras 27 Majors C Low 3.0 44.5 22.5 22 20 25.5 30.9
Heyward 29 Majors OF High 4.0 27.1 106.0 -78.9 -85.7 -78.9 -72.1
Hoerner Minors 2B 30 24 30 36
Riley 22 Majors 3B OF Very low 6.0 49.6 15.9 33.7 28.7 33.7 38.7
Toussaint 23 Majors SP RHRP Medium 5.0 17.1 5.8 11.3 9.3 11.3 13.3


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Boyd 28 Majors SP Medium 3.0 67.6 25.2 42.4 35.7 42.4 49.2
Hamels 35 Majors SP Low 1.0 5.9 18.0 -12.1 -12.1 -11.1 -10.1
Maybin 32 Majors OF Medium 1.0 4.5 1.5 3 1 2 3
Melancon 34 Majors RHRP High 1.0 6.1 14.0 -7.9 -7.9 -6.9 -5.9
Zimmermann 33 Majors SP High 1.0 0.9 25.0 -24.1 -25 -24.1 -22.1


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
Bryant 27 Majors 3B Low 2.0 78.8 46.3 32.5 30.5 39.2 48
Kimbrel 31 Majors RHRP 3.0 33.1 48 -14.9 -16.9 -12.6 -8.3
  1. In this proposal, you have the cash strapped Cubs taking on 22.5 million more dollars in 2020 to get rid of Heyward’s contract with Boyd as the only other sweetner while also trading their top prospect. For the Tigers, you have them trading their best trade piece and getting stuck long term for 71 million for the difference in contracts for Zimmerman and Heyward. Detroit is already stuck with Miquel Cabrera’s bad contract. Atlanta on the other hand fills all of their needs.

    Detroit and the Cubs both say no to this.

    • Ryan Mathis

      Trade proposals can seem one-sided without knowing the narrative. The narrative here is the Braves fill holes. The Tigers get half a MLB lineup to go with young controllable pitching on the way(could still trade or flip players) and the Cubs would have 50M+ coming off the books while getting Boyd. Could allow a long term deal with Baez and Rizzo to happen. While having the ability to go after others/or buy a few prospects by taking on some aging dollars. Maybe Padres would sell a prospect or 2 to include Myers.

  2. I understand it from the Braves point of view, but you don’t seem to understand it from the other team’s point of view. The Cubs added nothing to their team in the offseason due to financial considerations. They project to be about 11 million over the cap. It is why they declined options on Cole Hamels and Kendall Graveman despite starting pitching concerns. The narrative for the Cubs is that they are not going to take on over 22 million more for 2020 (not counting Boyd and Maybin’s salaries) and trade their top prospect. It is just not happening. As far as the Tigers, they still owe Miquel Cabrera 140 million if they decline his options. They are not going to add 71 million more lost money and trade their best trade piece for the pieces listed above. Their attendance has already taken a hit. I don’t see them burying themselves further by adding Heyward’s contract. As far as the Padres and Wil Myers. They tried all offseason pairing Myers up with prospects to try to get rid of him. How did that work for them? Myers is still a Padre.

    I am not a Tiger or Cub fan, though I have friends that are, so I can look at this objectively. The only team that would benefit from this trade is the Atlanta Braves in my opinion. They save money and get the parts that they need.

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