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Old 07-28-2019, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by kittle42 View Post
I’ve been reading a lot about potential trades and returns, and when I have a minute I’ll link to it, but the general thought is that we’ve been inflating what we think is a realistic return in most trade discussions here.
Colomé + Nova is underwhelming by itself. Colomé + Nova + all their remaining salary (~$5 million) + taking bad 2020 money off someone’s books may get some teams interested.

The problem with Colomé is that every team who wants him wants Shane Greene more. Plus, the Giants have relief pitching that can further dilute the market. Plus, Kirby Yates is probably available.

We have to make our offer stand out somehow. Making the move a net payroll reduction for the other team is the way you do it. Even if the Tigers offered Greene, Colomé + all his 2019 salary + freed up 2019 money to facilitate another trade + freed up 2020 money to help pay Colomé in 2020 may be a better option. Doing a trade this way may even let a team get Greene and Colomé.
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