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June 11, 2021

Mariners

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Baz Minors RHP 23.3 18.6 23.3 28
Quiroz Minors 2B 1.6 1.3 1.6 1.9

Rays

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Haniger 30 Majors OF High 1.7 31.0 8.0 23 18.4 23 27.6
5 Comments
  1. M P

    Shane Baz is probably on the no-trade list. It’ll take someone special to get the Rays to move him, and that isn’t Haniger. Someone with Haniger’s numbers but with 5-6 years of control might do the job.

    • Matthew Swinkey

      A top 50 position player with 5-6 years of control would command a hell of a lot more than Baz, I think you may be overstating his value there.

      • M P

        True. I’m not saying Baz swings that trade alone; although with the season he’s having right now, he’s going to fly up prospect rankings in the mid-year updates. I’m just saying the Rays won’t part with him for a player who doesn’t factor into their long term plans. Baz is looking like he has finally developed control to go with his plus-plus pitches, which means he might realize his TOR potential.

        And I’m not knocking Haniger. I would love to see the Rays add him for the right price.

        • Matthew Swinkey

          But he’d fit into their two year plan of trying to dominate baseball and that’s sort of the endgoal isn’t it? I know it doesn’t always seem that way with the Rays but they’re on the cusp of greatness and have a lot of assets in their system. For once in their existence maybe they don’t need to prioritize the future.

          • M P

            If Haniger is the guy the Rays want, they should be able to get him without parting with Baz. Baz’s value is up by 50% this year already and could double or triple by this time next year. He’s always had the tools, and he seems to be putting it all together this year. He’s also doing it in AA, so the competition is real. I get why the Mariners would want him, but I don’t think the Rays will trade him for Haniger.

            I do agree that the Rays have plenty of assets to get aggressive and make a real move. For my money though, I’d look to trade KK (which will require the Rays to part with cash or another player to move his contract), and then add Nelson Cruz and Scherzer (or Cobb or Duffy). Total cost to do all three is about what Haniger costs (but three smaller trades will only require the Rays to trade middle of the system players instead of one of their top pitching prospects). Add Cruz and Scherzer plus Wander Franco and Vidal Brujan (minor league call ups), and Nick Anderson (returning from IL), and the Rays could be a ridiculously tough out for any team.

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