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March 12, 2022

Rays

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Davis 28 Majors 3B 1B Medium 3.0 18.2 6.8 11.4 9.1 11.4 13.7
McNeil 29 Majors 2B OF Low 3.0 29.1 14.0 15.1 12.1 15.1 18.1

Mets

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Mahle 26 Majors SP Medium 2.0 54.4 14.0 40.4 36.4 44.4 52.4
Meadows 26 Majors OF Low 3.0 20.8 11.2 9.6 7.7 9.6 11.5

Reds

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Jones Minors SS OF 18.7 15 18.7 22.4
Mauricio Minors SS 26.3 21 26.3 31.6
10 Comments
  1. Trey Bay

    Rays: They’ve been reportedly looking to trade Meadows and have been seeking a RHH (Davis is a great fit). On top of that, they’ve been linked to Jeff McNeil in past years. Both of these players have some versatility that the Rays covet and are both still fairly cheap. This would give the Rays more opportunities to mix and match, and also put some veterans on a younger team.

    Mets: They get a great starter to shore up their depth at the expense of two players they’ve been reportedly looking to deal. On top of that, Heyman has reported that they’re looking for another impact bat (preferably left-handed) and Meadows fits that bill perfectly. Yes, they’re giving up 2 impact bats for this, but with their recent signings, the DH now being in the NL, and Cano coming back, Meadows is arguably a better fit than Davis or McNeil.

    Reds: They get two very promising prospects for Mahle, if they are truly looking to rebuild then this would be a good move

    • Justin Maltry

      The Reds aren’t rebuilding. They are stacked at SS throughout the minors. This would be a bad deal for them.

      • M P

        I don’t know Jurdson. The Reds are currently worse today than they were last season when…. they didn’t make the playoffs. If they trade a starting pitcher, I think you have to call them a rebuilding team.

        • Justin Maltry

          I wouldn’t call them a rebuilding team unless they started a rebuild. A Rays fan should know that trading one good player doesn’t mean they’re rebuilding.

          • M P

            Trading one good player does not mean rebuilding, but when paired with the loss of another starter via non tender and their best hitter (or close to it) via free agency, it’s safe to say that the Reds are at best a rebuilding team and at worst a team headed toward the cellar. Of course, the season hasn’t begun and the Reds could surprise us. For now though, I think Reds fans should be prepared for a worse season.

          • Justin Maltry

            Yeah they’re most likely going to be terrible. But just being bad doesn’t mean they’re rebuilding. Making one trade doesn’t mean they’re rebuilding. Letting a free agent go doesn’t mean they’re rebuilding. Making bad personnel decisions doesn’t mean they’re rebuilding. If they were rebuilding, they’d trade Gray, Mahle, Castillo, and Winker, or at least a couple of them. Not sure why this seems so controversial.

          • Justin Maltry

            Also, they didn’t non-tender anyone.

          • M P

            Apologies. Reds placed Miley on waivers. Still, his loss will hurt the Reds in 2022.

            Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying rebuilding is a bad thing like tanking. The Rays spent 3 years treading water waiting for their Farm to produce the current young prospects making the Rays so good right now. During that time they paid the Giants to take Longo off their hands. People expected the Rays to tank and they never did. They adopted a plan to stay relevant, even if they had little chance of making the playoffs, but their worst year during this time was a 70ish win season. Bad, but not all that awful either. They made other trades during this time, like the Archer trade, which paid huge dividends in the future. Then they were back, and they look to stay good for a long time.

            So I’m not knocking the Reds. Only the richest of the rich can go for it every year. I’m just saying the Reds have lost 2 of their best 2021 players for no compensation and if they trade another starter from the rotation, it would like a rebuilding to me. It doesn’t have to be a long rebuild though. They have talent. But if you’d prefer a different word than rebuilding, that’s fine too. 😉

  2. M P

    I could see it for the Rays. Probably need a minor leaguer thrown in for the Rays to even out the trade values but I think it works.

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