Dipoto shuffled K-Pax off to Buffalo, or at least a close proximity thereof, so as you can imagine this has Dr. D in the finest of kibitzing moves. We'd just like to point out en passant that Paxton earned $30.2 million in bases gained and lost in 2017, this coming in a shortened season at the cost of $4.9M.
But that's neither here nor there, I guess. $9M was just too much to spend for Cy production, so off to Buffalo it goes. This be the thread we're kibitzing:
7. Sonic Boom quoth:
No way I trade Segura for Myers, straight up! How cash-strapped are the Mariners, anyway?!
Judging by Dipoto's GM'ing, very. That's not snark; that's careful deliberation over the concept of trading a $9M All-Star pitcher, among other things. Dr. D isn't sure but he seems to recall reading somewhere that cheap Billy Beane teams like to deploy $30-50M players at the cost of $5-10M.
As most Denizens seem to realize, Myers = Ryan Healy at best but had all of them noticed that Mr. Myers is slated to make $22.5M over the seasons 2019, 2020, and 2021?
We realize that the rumor has us asking SD to take make Mike Leake's salary but it takes some SERIOUS re-imagining to visualize the resulting ballclub as one that could justify pole-axing James Paxton's $9M salary. There has to be something for us to root for, correct?
Don't quote me but I am starting to heavily sympathize with Arte Moreno ..
8. BlissedJ sez:
And I really don't want to see Segura go anwyhwere. But include Jeisson Rosario, Tirso Ornelas and/or Luis Campusano and I'm interested :) Tooled up CF, power hitting RF and C that can put bat to ball. All with decent or better eye and manageable K rates for their age/league.
So yes, this is now the "dream scenario" that we get in the SD rumors. But! This would be paying $15M in salaries times 4 years (Segura's dinero) to whatever little prospect haul we get, right? Compare to Paxton salary? And this would be the best case re-imagination?
I'm sure that Rosario is better than age and level but paying him $5-7M the next four years seems rather inconsistent with the re-imagination.
9. Hanjag sez, re: Segura/Leake v. Myers:
6 WAR going for 2.4 WAR coming back. 4.3 WAR Segura plus 1.7 innings eater Leake. I know the Padres have a loaded system so I gotta claim at least 1 of the top 100s. They have 10. Mypick is their 4th best pitcher #7 is the system 6'8" 3MM dollar sign from Cuba in 2016. He has a 70 FB score (sits mid 90s peaks 98-99) He is a 55 overall score on the 20-80 scouting scale mlb.com uses. Add to it a couple of not top 100s but organizational types as well. My picks #18 SS Speedy Xavier Edwards (70 speed) good batting average and OBP as a 19 year old in Tri-Cities low A hit:314/438/360 triple slash. My .02$
I've seen some valuation systems that put a decent 1st-round pick at around $5-7M per year, or $20M total. So you could make an ARGUMENT, anyway, that a top-100 prospect justfies the amputation of your All-Star middle infielder at the big league level. But then you kind of wonder why you can't buy such commodities on the FA market...