MLB free agency 2019 will soon have a lot of blockbuster trade deals as the deadline approaches. As of right now, we are now just 10 days away from July 31 and the time limit is over. Most of the teams and players are waiting for the deadline to get close in hopes of a better deal. Madison Bumgarner is eyed by a lot of MLB teams including the Knicks and the Indians.
Even Zack Wheeler is kind of a big name in the MLB and has a lot of buyers. The free agency deals have become a lot interesting with each passing day. Here are the possible trade deals for Zack Wheeler, Madison Bumgarner, and Matthew Boyd.
Despite the injury of Zack Wheeler, the New York Mets are fully confident to get a good deal out of him. Wheeler was seen practicing on Thursday, and it indicates he will be out on the field before the MLB trade deadline. The only issue here is Wheeler would have his value reduced due to the injury, the time he recovers will somehow need to be paid.
Breaking: Zack Wheeler is being placed on the injured list with right shoulder fatigue, a source says.
The IL move is retroactive to Friday, so the soonest he can return is July 23. That leaves Wheeler with two starts max before the trade deadline.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) July 15, 2019
Madison Bumgarner will soon be traded out of San Francisco Giants, even though both the parties don’t want it to happen. The Giants are out of cash and Bumgarner can’t play for a value less than he deserves. In such a situation, the Knicks and Braves can ask for a trade deal and get Bumgarner in their team.
The Detroit Tigers are planning to retain the left-hand pitcher Matthew Boyd in the free agency. Boyd is under team control till 2022, and hence he has no option of breaking out for a deal. The Tigers plans to ask for a very high price in case someone asks for Boyd. The 28-year-old player is amazing at strikeout, and the Detroit Tigers sees him as their future superstar.
Seeing his name brought up a bit on here recently so just out of curiosity, would you be okay with the Yanks getting Matthew Boyd as their main deadline acquisition?
— Andrew (@AndrewwM_) July 21, 2019
Emilio Pagan will most probably be offered extension by the Tampa Bay Rays before the free agency ends. The Rays are in no mood to sign any players for longer contracts and need rentals for now. It is a smart strategy, it keeps their cap flexible, and non-performing players can easily be traded out. But is not always about money, MLB had much more to it.
#Rays Emilio Pagan on giving up the home run to McCann in the ninth: "I'm happy with the pitch, but it just didn’t go our way again. We can’t keep using that same excuse and we need to find a way to come out on top. This is getting pretty bad, pretty quick.”
— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) July 21, 2019