Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday Afternoon (Trade Deadline) Hot Links

I figured since I wasn't getting much done at work that I would throw up some links to the latest rumors as we quickly approach the 3 p.m. CT MLB Trade Deadline. I've created a Twitter Trade Deadline list for those looking to keep up with the latest rumors. Check back for updates.

UPDATE 3:04 p.m. CT:

The non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone. It looks like the Astros, for the moment, are just going to acquire Liriano. There is still the waiver trade deadline at the end of August. A player has to pass through waivers in order to be traded. Deals do get done in August (See Larry Anderson for Jeff Bagwell).

Let us know what you think of the move Jeff Luhnow made.

UPDATE 2:30 p.m. CT:

Norris has pitched well this season. He has a 3.89 ERA and a similar FIP and xFIP. He and his  29.7 K% would be an interesting addition to the bullpen.

UPDATE 2:05 p.m. CT:

UPDATE 2:00 p.m. CT:

Nori Aoki, after a hot start, has not played very well for the Astros. The move ensures Derek Fisher finishes the season in the big leagues (unless he's traded). Teoscar Hernandez is a top 10 prospect for the Astros. He's blocked by George Springer, Josh Reddick, and now Derek Fisher. Kyle Tucker is ahead of him as well in prospect rankings. More indepth analysis later.

UPDATE 12:34 p.m. CT:

UPDATE 12:27 p.m. CT:

Trade Links

Francisco Liriano has a 5.88 ERA this season. His FIP and xFIP indicate some postive regression. A move to the bullpen would benefit him further. He will be a free agent after the season.

Zach Britton has only pitched 19 innings so far this season, due to injury. He has a 3.32 FIP, which is right around his career average. He'll be controllable for one more year through arbitration. He's making $11.4M this year.

Non-trade links

For those who had an NES and reading this right now, do you remember RBI Baseball? This is a good write up by Jeff Passan talking about his appreciation for RBI Baseball's version of Tim Raines