I'm really interested to see who the Reds got for Chapman.
2015-12-07, 03:08 PM
(This post was last modified: 2015-12-07, 03:10 PM by shadylane.)
Wade Miley goes to the Mariners for Elias and Carson Smith. Wow. Great deal for the Sox. Not sure what Dipoto is thinking on this one to be honest.
Edit: I see RHP Jonathan Aro is also going to SEA.
And Iwakuma too, who has been one of the more underrated starting pitchers the past couple years IMO.
They got Carson Smith for Wade freaking Miley? lol wow.
Miley is underrated IMO. That Sox pen is looking formidable though.
Miley's been a decent mid-rotation starter who can eat innings with one outlier season IMO. He's better than Elias right now but the gap may be much closer next year. Elias is 3 years younger too. Factor in salary (Elias has two pre-arb years remaining and Miley is guaranteed $15M over the next two seasons) and I think you could make a case that a one-for-one swap wouldn't have been that unreasonable a trade.
Smith has emerged as one of the better relievers in the AL and has 5 years of team control, and he's essentially being traded for Aro, their 26th ranked prospect (according to MLB.com).
Although maybe I am selling Miley a bit short here. He could very easily have another solid season (Safeco should help) and be worth 2+ WAR again. Elias is less of a sure thing.
Now the Reds are telling other teams that they have not agreed to trade Chapman to the Dodgers. Interesting. I wonder if it's part of a bigger trade or if there could be a third team involved.
Man, that Red Sox trade has me pumped. They are going to have a vicious bullpen next year
'The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.'
Rumour is that he fired a gun and choked his girlfriend. Yikes.
Apparently the Red Sox had interest in Chapman and found out about this incident a while ago while looking into him. No surprise they ended up landing Kimbrel instead.
2015-12-08, 04:58 PM
(This post was last modified: 2015-12-08, 04:58 PM by Andrew.)
I will never understand what the hell the nationals were thinking hiring Dusty Baker to replace what was essentially a younger version of Dusty Baker.