For any trade involving a major leaguer or a Prospect Handbook-caliber minor leaguer, we summarize the players’ strengths, weaknesses and possible future roles. We slant our trade analysis toward the young players and prospects involved, letting the veterans’ track records do most of the talking.
Any player who is designated for assignment, and thus removed from his club’s 40-man roster, is not considered for Trade Central because the resulting trade is not a pure talent-for-talent exchange. Teams have much less leverage in such trades.
See also: Updated international bonus pools for all 30 clubs.
|Feb. 13 • Nats Acquire Lobaton From Rays In Four-Player Swap|
RHP Nate Karns, Washington
C Jose Lobaton, Tampa Bay
LHP Felipe Rivero Charlotte (Hi A)
OF Drew Vettleson Charlotte (Hi A)
|Jan. 22 • Rays Land Forsythe In Seven-Player Deal|
2B/3B Logan Forsythe, San Diego
RHP Brad Boxberger, San Diego
RHP Matt Andriese, Tucson (AAA)
RHP Matt Lollis, San Antonio (AA)
2B Maxx Tissenbaum, Fort Wayne (Low A)
LHP Alex Torres, Tampa Bay
RHP Jesse Hahn, Charlotte (Hi A)