Yankees & Athletics




Yankees & Athletics

December 24, 2021


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Bassitt 32 Majors SP High 1.0 25.8 8.8 17 13.6 17 20.4
Olson 27 Majors 1B High 2.0 71.2 30.0 41.2 37.1 45.3 53.6


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Pereira Minors OF 7.6 6.1 7.6 9.1
Volpe Minors SS 46.4 37.1 46.4 55.7
Wells Minors C OF 9.3 7.4 9.3 11.2
  1. Nathan Thompson

    Down vote for Oakland.

    I see the appeal and I’m not knocking any of the Yankees’ prospects… but I don’t see the A’s trading Bassitt (or Manaea or Montas) and not getting a pitcher in return. When you look at their trade history they almost always replace the vet arm they’re dealing with a young arm. I ran the numbers, the Yankees can send Wesneski (3.7 TV) as a 4th piece and it’s not an overpay in the system.

    • Erik Jager

      The Athletics should get too aggressive with Bassitt because he has one year left. Their leverage with him in a “step back” year is limited.

      • Nathan Thompson

        Consider them getting aggressive with Olson, because he has two years left and would be a custom fit at Yankees stadium.

    • Adam King

      Agreed. Take out Volpe and put in BOTH Voit and Torres and its far closer.

  2. Erik Jager

    Thanks, John; I have been the featured trade-in over six months which is ironic for a Red Sox fan.

    • John Bitzer

      Haha. Happy holidays, queensburykid. Thanks for being a loyal member of our community here.

  3. Douglas Joslyn

    I gave it a thumbs up for both sides, but the Yankees would most likely have to throw in one or two more prospects to get this deal done. This trade has good bones though. I’d agree with Grover and Wesneski would be a good add to this trade and gets it closer to completion.

  4. Tom Hesse

    while this would further push the value in the A’s favor, I would love it if they got Deivi Garcia as well. Years of control and a move to Oakland could do him well. This would then become a tough package to top for a lot of other teams interested in Olson imo

  5. Erik Jager

    Realistically how many teams would want to top this return? Maybe you change minor things but Olson for Volpe is the main part. Bassitt’s value would decrease if not package with Olson because few teams want to overpay for a rental. The rental would have to be a game changer. Look at the last few trade deadline where
    Most rentals get 2 to 3 respectable proscepts, but not elite players.

    • Nathan Thompson

      I respectfully disagree on Bassitt. The FA market is largely thinned out on SP and MOR arms like Bassitt and Manaea will draw a lot of interest. I doubt anyone will offer a better prospect than Volpe but you’re betting on Oakland going against their tendency and doing (in essence) an Olson-for-Volpe swap.

      I think splitting their trade assets would net the A’s a larger return. You’re offering 63.3 TV to consolidate when Oakland can probably get closer to 70 TV total if they deal with two different teams for Bassitt and Olson. Put another way, if the Yankees have already come to the decision that they’re willing to trade Volpe to acquire Olson then I doubt they’d allow the inclusion of Wesneski to hold up the deal.

      • Erik Jager

        Thanks for your comment Grover. Our differences are relatively small. The Athletes may have to make deals quickly because of the lockout. Slightly lowering their returns. I agree with you about the thin pitching market.

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