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January 19, 2021

Cubs

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Romero Minors LHP 3.2 2.6 3.2 3.8
Schmidt Minors RHP 22.3 17.8 22.3 26.8
Urshela 28 Majors 3B Medium 3.0 38.0 22.1 15.9 11.1 14.3 17.5

Yankees

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Hendricks 31 Majors SP Low 3.0 81.0 43.5 37.5 30 37.5 45

Nationals

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Bryant 29 Majors 3B OF High 1.0 22.3 19.5 2.8 2.2 2.8 3.4
5 Comments
  1. Oliver O

    I like this deal but struggle to see the Yankees affording Hendricks and creating a hole at 3B. After DJL’s contract structure it is clear that they intend to stay below the CBT, though Hendricks would put them well over it without any additional trades. The Yankees would have to also then pay a free agent or trade for another infielder to replace Urshela, pushing them even further past the CBT limit. Another intricate deal involving Ottavino and others would be necessary before this proposal. Not impossible though.

    • Mike Mulligan

      DJLM at 3B, but yes the real issue is the Yankees staying under the tax.

      Thanks for the insightful comment! Twitter, shockingly, was not as kind.

    • Nicholas Stewart

      Losing Urshela definitely puts a hole at 3B for the Yankees, and moving DJ over there to play it makes sense as I think he could handle it, but are the Yankees already out on Miguel Andujar and his defensive woes? Defense is for sure a skill that some players have and some don’t, but despite being below league average, do you not think the Yankees could take the time to work on it with him to make it better? Plenty of players have struggled defensively before and made big leaps toward being better. Much easier teaching defense than offense..

  2. Mike Mulligan

    Thanks for the feature!

    My thinking is: Yankees get a cheap, controllable front line starter and only would have to part with one prospect. Losing Urshela is tough, but you could move DJLM to 3B, sign Didi for SS (much needed LH bat).

    Nats take a good chance on one year of Bryant at the correct price.

    Cubs shed salary (which I *guess* they have to?) and get back two solid prospects and a couple years of Urshela, who could be flipped in time for more than they think they’ll get for Bryant.

    The issue here: Yankees do not want to go over the luxury tax…but if the Mets do, does that put pressure on the Yankees to go slightly over?

  3. Eli Kov

    yankees seem to like Indians 3B’men.. (Nettles, Bell, Urshela..etc etc)..Why not Ramirez.. just send over all the low life bums and losers who have no chance what so ever of EVER being more than AAAA guys.. claim you’re getting ripped off and then have the Tribe send some cash as well!!..

    Just kidding..

    No really.. send Frazier.. Dominguez.. Alcantara.. and Luis Medina and it’s a deal..

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