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Matt Albers probably the most well known player among those being traded.
The Snakes love doing three way trades
Detroit Hustles Harder
Here's what I got so far:
This post was edited by jsh 16 months ago
Great haul for Cleveland for one year of Choo.
How good is Gregorius supposed to be? This seems pretty early to be trading Bauer, though I've read Arizona didn't love him going forward.
This post was edited by goheels1117 16 months ago
Jon Morosi @jonmorosi
OFFICIAL: #Dbacks get SS Didi Gregorius, LHP Tony Sipp & 1B Lars Anderson from #Indians for RHPs Trevor Bauer, Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw.
Jeff Passan @JeffPassan
Indians get: Bauer, Stubbs, Shaw, Albers. D-backs get: Gregorius, Sipp, Lars Anderson. Reds get: Choo, Donald. Whoa.
Don't know much about the guys the Tribe are getting. Help me out here, should I be worried?
Bauer was the #3 overall pick of the 2011 draft. Ace ceiling. Stubs is an ok CF (if you believe the metrics) who runs the bases well but strikes out a lot.
Be afraid of Matt Albers, be very afraid.
Stubbs has a lot of potential and is very fast, but has gotten progressively worse each of the last three years, and at age 28 I'm not sure if he'll ever put it all together.
Love this trade for the Reds
Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick
Mark Reynolds and Drew Stubbs, the newest #indians, combined for 325 strikeouts in 950 ABs last season.
Bauer's got great stuff (plus fastball and plus curve) but he walks a billion people
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
Hasn't been able to throw the curve for strikes at all and people don't chase it unless you establish it in the zone first. I agree with you.
Am I wrong in remembering that there was a good chance they would have taken Bundy except for they were pushing "college pitcher" to make an impact sooner? Him and Hultzen going ahead of Bundy could be fun to look back on (though obviously pitching prospects can be crapshoots).
damn the dbacks soured on bauer fast
Roch Kubatko @masnRoch
Kevin Towers really wanted Dylan Bundy with 3rd pick in 2011 draft, but he was afraid Bauer would be gone when AZ picked again at No. 7.
So he went with college pitcher at No. 3 and took Archie Bradley at No. 7. Now, Bauer is gone. To Indians, according to reports
wasn't lars anderson supposed to be good
He was a prospect like 5 years ago. A product of the Sox hype machine
I think that was about 3-4 years ago.
Is Fat Albers any good these days?
I just wanted an excuse to type Fat Albers and Matt Slobgood.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
I remember reading this about a month ago when I was reading up on Gerritt Cole:
Tom Singer reports that Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer, former teammates at UCLA and the first and third overall picks in the 2011 draft, don’t like each other.
It became so bitter that as they both went through their first Major League Spring Trainings earlier this year, they flatly declined to comment on each other’s situations.
I don’t know the roots of the dispute — but I imagine somewhere Cole was nodding knowingly last week when rumors surfaced that the D-backs were already shopping Bauer because his attitude during his brief big-league baptismal last summer had been a turn-off.
There have been trade rumors surrounding Bauer, whose attitude has reportedly irked the Diamondbacks.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
Surprised nobody us talking about the dodgers getting their man skip Schumaker from the cards.
Funny after signing greinke, ryu, and all those trades last year the next guy they get is skip, and all of his 1.5 million salary. Maybe they are now going for most expensive AAA team as well
I think it's kind of unrespectful- Ovie
Also, Twitter (specifically Jayson Stark) had a bunch of RUMORS yesterday that the 3-way deal was originally a 4-way deal with the Pirates involved for Choo (or maybe Upton?), so I'm sad to see that fell through because I hate the current make-up of our team.
You got GRILLI back!
I'm ecstatic, great move for the Reds. One of the stat guys on the board will have to confirm, but Stubbs had to be top 5 in the league in swinging and missing at pitches last year. He'd get down 0-1 in the count, and then start flailing away, the pitching book on him was well known. Dusty was stupidly stubborn to bat him leadoff for as long as he did.
Reds beat writer posted that Reds leadoff hitters reached base 193 times and scored 83 runs last year, a 43% ratio. Choo was on base 297 times and scored 42%, that's going to be a big increase.
His swinging strike rate was 39th among qualified hitters, which was lower than Jay Bruce's. 12th in first strike %, behind both Brandon Phillips and Zach Cosart. Was below league average in contact % on balls inside the strike zone.
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