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October 14, 2021

Diamondbacks

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Brujan Minors 2B 40.6 32.5 40.6 48.7
Garrett 23 Majors SP LHRP Medium 5.0 9.6 5.1 4.5 3.6 4.5 5.4

Marlins

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Glasnow 27 Majors SP Low 2.0 39.4 11.6 27.8 22.2 27.8 33.4
Kittredge 31 Majors RHRP Medium 3.0 26.3 14.8 11.5 9.2 11.5 13.8
Marte 27 Majors 2B OF Low 3.0 63.7 26.4 37.3 29.8 37.3 44.8
Meadows 26 Majors OF Low 3.0 17.7 11.2 6.5 5.2 6.5 7.8
Walls 24 Majors SS Medium 6.0 24.7 7.8 16.9 13.5 16.9 20.3

Rays

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Beer Minors 1B 4.8 3.8 4.8 5.8
Rogers 23 Majors SP Low 5.0 153.0 56.3 96.7 77.4 96.7 116
3 Comments
  1. M P

    With all their pitchers, would Miami trade Rogers? That is the question. $100MM is a lot of trade value locked up in one pitcher with only 1 year of MLB experience. It could buy cheap upgrades at a lot of positions. For example, with this trade, the Marlins turn Rogers into their 2022 starting 2B (or CF), SS, COF, and one of their top relievers. Glas probably won’t provide any value in 2022, but he should be back to form in 2023 (ie: an Ace) and by extending him a QO, the Marlins would get draft pick compensation in the 2024 draft if they can’t extend Glasnow long term. The Marlins were a pretty good team in 2021. This trade would make them a lot better.

    The Diamondbacks are in full rebuild mode and have to like the idea of trading Marte and Beer for a top 2B prospect and a young pitcher with tons of upside. The D-Backs get a lot younger (and cheaper), but don’t necessarily sacrifice quality.

    The Rays should be all over this trade. They have a ridiculous 40 man crunch this offseason and have internal replacements for all the MLB players in this trade. Losing Brujan and Walls hurts for the future, but with Franco and J.Lowe controlled through at least 2026, it’s not too painful.

    • Guillermo hernandez

      The more I look at the Diamondbacks roster, the more I don’t understand how/why they are so bad. If they only win 50 games with Marte, Varsho, both Kellys, Gallen, and more, how bad will they be when they are gone? They’re a 35 win team if the Padres win 90 games next year, and the Rockies improve.

      My only concern would be the Marlins ability to take on that much payroll. Marte will make 8.5, Glasnow 6M, and Meadows 4M. In 2023, even more than that. That shouldn’t preclude them from this scenario, but it might.

      I love the Rays going after Rogers. I love the Marlins moving their excess in pitching to supplement their lack of talent in position players. Makes sense for both sides.

      • M P

        I’m by no means an expert on the D-Backs, but pitching and playing guys out of position (e.g., Marte) seems like their biggest problem. Well that, and playing in the same division as the Giants, Dodgers and Padres.

        Marlins should have plenty of payroll flexibility. They only have $3.5MM in guaranteed contracts for 2022 according to Baseball Reference and their projected Arb salaries only come to $34.7MM. I’ve seen reports suggest they might look to get in on the SS action this Winter, which will cost $20-30MM / year, so they have plenty of payroll flexibility for this trade.

        I originally started putting this trade together with Meyers and Gallen in mind for the Rays, but it proved difficult to give the Marlins that much talent without them decimating their Farm. The alternative was for the Marlins to trade a top pitcher and I went with Rogers. I’d love the Rays to get Meyers, but he’d be borderline untouchable if I were the Marlins. I also really like Eder in a smaller trade if the Rays can swing that.

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