MLB dot Com Buying and selling Deadline Date Prediction: Contreras, Happ, Robertson

To entertain your hours – don’t watch it too much – you can watch it again Trading Deadline Date Predictionthere are two major Cubs movements.

First, the Cubs send David Robertson – and only David Robertson – to New York:

Not with the Yankees but with the Mets, who are in need of a high dose of leverage. The Mets are also in demand in DH but don’t like the offer and price tags. However, it wouldn’t be a shock to see them land J.D. Martinez (which presumably stars Dominic Smith). That will give them multiple DH named JD, which we can assume without checking would be a record.

I think this is probably not discussed enough, as the Mets’ focus is on how aggressively they are pushing back against the Willson Contreras rumor (because, I’m pretty sure, they want both Contreras and Robertson). But it’s likely that Contreras went elsewhere, and Robertson ended up doing a solo for the Mets.

Even for the best rental drug on the market, you won’t get leads from the top of the organization. But I wonder if the Cubs can land Matt Allan, the way the 2019 CFO operated on Tommy John last year, and therefore hasn’t been in competition since 2019. wouldn’t get a guy like Allan if he was healthy, and certainly not in a deal for a rental drop. But after injury? With him still not back? So shrunken.

Of course, the Mets would probably see it as another kind of Pete Crow-Armstrong riskā€¦

For another deal prediction, Cubs sends Willson Contreras AND Ian Happ to the San Diego Padres:

Speaking of Padres, if they don’t get Soto, how is this a backup plan? The Padres and Cubs have made a number of deals with each other in recent years, most notably the Yu Darvish deal. This would be a way for San Diego, which has gone to great lengths by adding Hader to the cowshed, to address its offensive issues in a meaningful and flexible way.

Happ will improve on what was once one of the worst playing fields in baseball, and Contreras strengthens the catcher’s attack (where San Diego has a total of .679 OPS) while also providing the Friars another option at DH. The Contreras market isn’t as robust as some people think, but Happ is definitely a hot commodity right now. The Padres will be able to put together a pack for this pair that doesn’t involve CJ Abrams or top prospect Robert Hassell III.

I think this is definitely possible, and even if it’s true that the Padres won’t include Abrams or Hassell (reasonably, unfortunately), it’s not if they don’t also have people like James Wood, Luis Campusano and Jackson Merrill and Adrian Morejon and many other quality leads to form a package. I will continue to dream of a deal where the Cubs also get Eric Hosmer’s salary and the package expands to include Hassell or Abrams, but, yes, I am probably dreaming.

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