Post by scooter1027 on Mar 24, 2014 21:11:25 GMT -5
C A.J. Pierzynski, BOS, 2015, 4.0
Blue Jays Trade:
C Geovany Soto, TEX, 2014, 2.8
RP Kelvin Herrera, KCR, 3rd, 1.0
Rangers Cap = -0.2
Blue Jays Cap = +0.2
Primarily, I do this deal for long term cap flexibility and cost control. Pierzynski is solid and consistent, but he was my 3rd catcher and making 4 M for 2 years yet. Soto is injured currently, but his deal is expiring, and is mostly here to balance 2014 salaries. Maybe 3 months from now he can help me out as my 3rd catcher, who knows. Mostly I'm interested in the 24 year old Herrera, where I'm hoping for nice ratios, 85 or so K, 20+ holds, and maybe a renegade save or two. Plus he has 4 years of team/cost control.
Accept. Injury driven trade, but I had no viable backup at C so this is the result. I'm not in love with paying A.J. 4 mil, but in that Red Sox lineup he should be legit. I still think Herrera has closer stuff, but I have the entire Royals bullpen, so I can afford to lose him right now. Thanks STL.