SP Shelby Miller -- 3rd, 1.0, Braves RP Danny Farquhar -- 3rd, 1.0, Mariners
Rangers +1.1 Cap
Mets -1.1 Cap
A chance to rebuild my farm a little bit. After acquiring Tanaka, Ryu, and Chen, I felt I could deal an SP. Miller is cheap, talented, and has 4 years control, so I wasn't looking to sell him off, I wanted good value. Brinson is a guy I've wanted since I joined this league a year ago and discovered that the previous owner of my squad didn't acquire/retain him. He's a bit high risk, but his power/speed potential is undeniable. Hopefully he ends up closer to Carlos Gomez than B.J. Upton. Ross looks like a #4 type SP who could end up like his brother Tyson, perhaps with fewer Ks but also fewer BBs? Kela is a hard throwing relief prospect with a career K/9 of 12.2, but with a walk rate that needs some work. He could be closing in Texas soon, or hopefully getting some holds at least.
Overall I think I'm giving up two quality cost controlled assets, but I'm happy with the return and excited to follow Brinson in my system. I'm also happy to pick up a little more cap room and flexibility (with Brinson and Kela being guys I could unprotect). Thanks for the productive and efficient talks Houston.