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August 7, 2014

TTO Scoresheet Podcast

Trade Winds

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss


With the MLB trade deadline behind us and the Scoresheet trade deadline fast approaching, now’s a good time to talk trades. Well, any time is a good time good to talk trades, but that’s particularly the case now. Below we list some trade targets and players to move, along with our reasoning. Keep in mind the quirks of the Scoresheet playoffs: you are looking for players who will get playing time in September, but performance to date is banked value.

Players to Consider Trading For:

Byron Buxton
This is about as close as Buxton will get to prospect fatigue for a good long while. His injury tore a hole through his season, and his performance after coming back has been merely okay. That’s good news for you. Offer a trade for Buxton in your league to a point that makes you uncomfortable; you’re likely to still end up with the best player in the deal.

Adam Eaton
We put this list together a few days ago and we’d hate to think we jinxed Eaton into running into a wall. You might remember the White Sox pickup of Eaton as part of the blockbuster three-team trade this past season which also involved Tyler Skaggs, Hector Santiago, Mark Trumbo. You may have heard nothing since, because the White Sox are where hype goes to die. But Eaton is getting on base at a .370 clip and there are reasons to think he may bump up his power numbers a bit.

Gio Gonzalez
A solid player having a solid year in the midst of a solid career, Gonzalez has been overlooked somewhat in the deep Nats rotation. He’s a by-now classic example of a player whose peripherals are outpacing his ERA, and he could be a foundational part of a developing team.

Matt Kemp
The Dodgers and their fans have recently become obsessed with all the things that Matt Kemp can’t do anymore. His weakening bat and horrendous defensive performance have turned him into a real-life boondoggle. The good news is, that unless you come into some parking lot money, you don’t have to pay Kemp’s contract, and the player who remains is still a keeper, even in right field. If there is a player with more present value on your roster, you may want to bet that Kemp can arrest his decline.

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