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September 8, 2021

Athletics

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Duran 24 Majors OF Low 6.0 34.7 0.6 34.1 27.3 34.1 40.9

Red Sox

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Montas 28 Majors SP Low 2.0 50.8 12.0 38.8 31 38.8 46.6
7 Comments
  1. Will M

    Off-season deal.

    Boston needs pitching and may have no place for Duran next year.

    Oakland has pending arbitration cases for the following: Montas, Bassitt, Manaea, Trivino, Chapman, Olson, Laureano, and Pinder. I will predict they keep Bassitt and Pinder and certainly try heavily to keep Chapman, but several of the others are likely dealt for economic reasons. Also with Marte and Canha becoming free agents, a minimum wage outfielder like Duran is a good fit.

    • John Bitzer

      I believe Oakland will be trading Olson, Chapman, Montas and Manaea in an offseason rebuild. Given that their rebuilds typically take at least three years, I suspect they’d prefer younger talent in return, targeting a 2025 return to competitiveness. So, maybe Marcelo Mayer+ might be of more interest to them than Duran.

      • Will M

        But then historically the A’s fire sales haven’t been for A ball talent one year out of high school. They do have a history of acquiring younger MLB players or minor leaguers on the cusp, and with good reason – a lot less risky than hoping an A ball player pans out. Such deals included getting Montas, who had already made his debut and been part of three different organizations. Chapman will be the player who sets the tone. If they can keep him or have to deal him for MLB-ready talent, I expect closer players in any other deals. If all they can get is (potentially elite) A ball talent, then maybe they rebuild from the ground up. But at some point, they are going to want to sell a ticket or two in 2022.

        • John Bitzer

          At the moment, it looks like he’d stay. We just updated his numbers, and his 2022 projection comes in below the $19.35M mark, which means he’d be foolish to opt out. However, if the new CBA approves a DH for the NL, that could open up his market a bit.

  2. Erik Jager

    Notin, my friend, do you think that Casas will be ready first half of 2022? Is JDM gone? Does Erod get a qualifying offer?

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