Rays & Phillies




Rays & Phillies

March 16, 2022


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Baylor Minors SS 1.2 1 1.2 1.4
Marchan 22 Majors C Medium 6.0 10.0 5.1 4.9 3.9 4.9 5.9
Williams 24 Majors OF Medium 6.0 2.1 0.6 1.5 1.2 1.5 1.8


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Kiermaier 31 Majors OF Medium 2.0 11.5 14.7 -3.2 -3.4 -2.8 -2.2
Meadows 26 Majors OF Low 3.0 21.5 11.2 10.3 8.2 10.3 12.4
  1. M P

    The Rays and Phillies line up well in trade, but not for this return or at this valuation. Rays don’t need another catcher, so Marchan isn’t a good headliner. Vierling would be a good headliner. I also doubt the Rays trade KK for negative value. There’s a reason the Rays recently told KK there was nothing imminent on the trade front, and I’m sure the Phillies trying to buy KK for 70 cents on the dollar is the reason. KK was a 2.5 fWAR player last year, and the Rays aren’t going to give him away.

    • chris salber

      I would have rather had a deal like this than the Odubal and Schwarber signing, or the 500 other ones we’ve discussed. Out of curiosity have you seen if they are going to change the valuation of the players based on the salary structure. I know that if the Phillies were to acquire KK under the old CBA he would have a Lux Tax hit of 8.9M but under the new CBA, it would be 14.5M because the deal is backloaded. I think that makes players with backloaded deals less desirable, but guys with front-loaded deals might have a little more value.

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