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November 27, 2021

Rays

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Cabrera 23 Majors SP Low 6.0 17.4 2.5 14.9 11.9 14.9 17.9
Schwindel 29 Majors 1B DH High 6.0 15.3 10.9 4.4 3.6 4.4 5.2

Cubs

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
Kiermaier 31 Majors OF Medium 2.0 11.5 14.7 -3.2 -3.4 -2.8 -2.2

Marlins

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Contreras 29 Majors C High 1.0 21.5 8.7 12.8 11.5 14 16.6
2 Comments
  1. Trey Bay

    This is a weird proposal that may not make sense for a number of reasons. Even though the Cubs are getting the most ‘value’ here it comes off as questionable / unpopular, but I at least wanted to post this and see what the general thought was on something like this.

    Let’s start with the Cubs. They talked with the Rays at the 2021 deadline about a Glasnow and Kiermaier for Kimbrel and Bryant trade (maybe not a 2-for-2, but something with that framework), so one may assume there’s some interest there. Glasnow would be a high-risk, high-upside play and could be a dominant front-line starter for the Cubs in 2023 if they truly aim to compete by then. I’ve seen some articles and forum posts from Cubs fans saying they like the idea of acquiring Glasnow for competing in 2023, so I was further inspired to build something out. If they really believe in him, they could even try to extend him for a discount. It’s pretty clear that the only thing holding Glasnow back is health, and TJ is a procedure that most pitchers come back from strongly.

    I think this makes a ton of sense for the Marlins. They trade away from a place of depth to get probably the best catcher available this offseason. The only question is if they would move Cabrera for one year of a player, but if they’re serious on competing in 2022 then I think they’d be all over this.

    Lastly, the Rays. I have them getting less here in perceived value but I don’t see it that way. Inspired by recently trading away Brosseau and Luplow, they could use a RHH to play 1B and Schwindel aligns well here. They don’t necessarily need Cabrera, but getting a pitcher for a pitcher makes sense.

    • M P

      I like the concept for all three teams, but the Rays are totally getting screwed in this trade. Schwindel could very well be a 1 year wonder, and will be nearly 30 at the start of the season. He’s a fine piece in this trade if the other piece is lights out, which I don’t see with Cabrera. Now, swap Meyers for Cabrera and I’m singing a totally different tune for the Rays. Sign me up!

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