The Scott Podsednik Trade- Kansas City82

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The Scott Podsednik Trade- Kansas City82

Postby jackky Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:32 am

In moving which will change the NL West, nay, the entire National League as we know it, the Kansas City Royals have reportedly traded outfielder Scott Podsednik to the La Dodgers for minor leaguers Lucas May and Elisaul Pimentel. The Dodgers will reportedly get the $650,000 dollars still owed to Podsednik, whose initial signing through the Royals during the off-season inspired some jacka s on the internet to hypothesize a Contest between Dayton Moore and Omar Minaya to match foolish move for foolish move.
It must be admitted that Podsednik has played much better than expected, accumulating 1.2 Cooper Kupp Jersey WAR in 94 games for the Royals, although the playing time (replacement) element is inflated because of the Royals hitting Podsednik first for most of year (14.3 replacement runs versus 11.3 total runs above replacement means he was still being a below-average player). Sure, his defense in left field was average at the best according to UZR (-1.5), DRS (-12!), and also to anyone who watched his circuitous routes (probably the most frustrating areas of Rick Ankiel being out for so long only Benson Browne Jersey to have Pods get traded right as Ankiel returned was that we mi sed the inevitable collision). Within the rest of the season, playing full-time, you might expect Podsednik to become worth roughly a half-win above replacement level, although how much playing time he gets is going to be determined by when Manny Ramirez and Reed Johnson return using their respective injuries. A suming full-time play, a half win is most likely worth about $2 million dollars. Minus the $650,000 owed to Podsednik, the extra is roughly the marketplace value of a C prospect.
Ill defer to other people concerning the prospects the Dodgers are sending to Might. Ive read both May and Pimental described as fringe, although John Sickels called May (a catcher with an above average bat but defensive i sues) a C prospect during the past Greg Zuerlein Jersey off-season, which would make this potentially a minor win for the Royals, although given the Dodgers situation (a contender with injuries to multiple outfielders) either way it seems to become a fair trade for sides.
While Podsednik has played better than should have been expected for the Royals and therefore justified his inexpensive in a vacuum, it was still not really a smart signing for that Royals, considering that despite Podsedniks not-horrible play hes still a below-average outfielder in the mid-thirties who wouldnt exactly took the Royals to a new level. Moreover, one also has to take into consideration the chance cost the Wes Welker Jersey Royals gave up showcasing Podsednik while Mitch Maier sat on the bench and newly-minted outfielder Alex Gordon rotted in AAA. But thats all water under the bridge. Even though it is not likely that Mays or Pimental will add up to much, it's still a good go back to get due to a fortuitous confluence of a (typical) BABIP-fueled July by Podsednik and also the Dodgers outfield problems (Juan Pierre apparently isnt available, no doubt much to Ned Collettis chagrin). It doesnt compensate for, well, you know however it could be churlish to deny that this was nice work by Dayton Moore.
Im intrigued, Dayton. For your next tricks Sam Rogers Jersey , I suggest a) convincing another team that Rick Ankiel is worth something (even if only taking on his salary); and b) resisting going after the Big Prize.

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