Guardians & Rays




Guardians & Rays

January 17, 2022


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Arozarena 26 Majors OF Very low 5.0 93.4 24.2 69.2 61.4 76.7 92
Chargois 28 Majors RHRP High 4.0 3.5 2.1 1.4 1.1 1.4 1.7


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Espino Minors RHP 21.4 17.1 21.4 25.7
Jones Minors 3B 19.2 15.4 19.2 23
Torres Minors RHP 1.9 1.5 1.9 2.3
Valera Minors OF 24.2 19.4 24.2 29
Williams Minors RHP 10.3 8.2 10.3 12.4
  1. Andrew Codding

    With a few question marks in the outfield for Cleveland, they’re probably looking to trade for an outfielder. Tampa likes selling high on their stars, maybe they’d take this package loaded with prospect talent. Valera, Espino, Jones, and Williams are all top-tier prospects and Torres is a nice buy-low prospect. Obviously, this trade has very little chance of happening, it’s just an experiment. Thoughts?

  2. M P

    I don’t think the Rays are looking to restock their Farm at the expense of their MLB team, but if they decide to move a Major Leaguer, it will probably be someone at a position of excess (e.g., CF or 2B). Aroz is the Rays best COF and really their only true COF. Margot and Phillips are the Rays’ RF (until KK is traded), but they are both CFers being misplayed. Meadows is a spot starter in the field and could probably be an everyday COFer for most teams. He just doesn’t fit the Rays’ defensive mantra, and therefore plays DH most days.

    Anyway, I don’t think this trade works for the Rays. I also don’t think Cleveland would be willing to give up this kind of trade capital for anyone.

      • M P

        Cleveland and the Rays are wired very similarly. It’s hard for me to picture either team trading away more than $40MM in prospects to land a white whale, let alone $75MM. I think a Cleveland trade for Meadows might make sense, but only if the Rays are first able to land a bigger, more consistent RHB from another team to play DH.

  3. Eli Kov

    If the Rays want Valera, Espino and Williams.. they’ll start with Franco and Baz.. perhaps more..

    This is a hard pass BOTH ways..

    • J W

      Asking for Franco (302) and Baz (66) would cause Tampa to hang up the phone and then pee their pants laughing.

      Or politely ask the Cleveland FO if they have suffered some collective head trauma recently.

      • Eli Kov

        Hanging up a phone wouldn’t be needed.. the Guardians wouldn’t make the offer in the first place..hence..neither side needs to pee their pants, bang their heads or hang up the phone.. This was a RIDICULOUS proposal from the outset..

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