MLB trade deadline is just three days away and none of the major baseball stars have made a deal. Gone are the days when MLB teams were able to waiver deals in August and have to finalize everything before Wednesday, July 31.
As the bell sticks for 4 pm EST on the upcoming Wednesday, the playoff hunt will begin and new teams will be formed. Here are the possible free agency deals for Mike Minor, Marcus Stroman, Trevor Bauer, Madison Bumgarer and Matthew Boyd.
Mike Minors made his first entry in the MLB All-star team and is generating a lot of buzzes. There are a lot of rumors about his trade deal but the player himself has not spoken anything on it. Minors had an amazing last season with a career-best of 8-6 and a 3.00 ERA. Since the Rangers have no chance to be in the wild card spot, a trade deal for Mike is on the cards.
A trade package I wouldn’t be opposed to: Mike Minor + Jose Leclerc from the rangers. This deal won’t break the bank, Atl would get a vet rotation arm under control 1 more season and a strong pen arm under control for 5 more seasons.
— AA (@Str8StatsMLB) July 27, 2019
Marcus Stroman, another new addition to the All-Star club is also in talks for a new trade deal. Toronto Blue Jays are currently holding him for a bare minimum of $7.4 million and have no interest to raise it. Stroman had the third-best rating in AL with an ERA of 2.96. Since the Blue Jays also don’t have any playoff stats, Stroman is open for bidding in the free agency.
Broke my heart, broke my soul, don't cry for me though…if you don't break nothing down then there’s no room to grow, one mental block lead to another, shit it's dominos! @BigSean
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) July 26, 2019
Trevor Bauer and Cleveland Indians also have a similar scenario where the player and team are doing good, but a deal has to be made. Bauer had an average of 5-1, 2.86 ERA and a total of 12.2 strikeouts. There are a lot of MLB teams ready to sign Bauer and the Indians will go for someone who can give them a few future prospects in cheap.
Cleveland trading Trevor Bauer while it is literally holding down a playoff spot would be insulting to every person who considers himself or herself an Indians fan. The same can be said for San Francisco with Madison Bumgarner if the Giants keep surging.
— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) July 22, 2019
Madison Bumgarner is one of the best MLB pitchers who have been doing great for the San Francisco Giants. The team won 17 of their last 21 games and are very close to making it to the playoffs. In such a situation, it would be stupid to deal Bumgarner, but the Giants have no option. Bumgarner had an ERA of 2.00 with 41 strikeouts, which is way below his career peak. The Giants understand that Madison is getting old and slow, hence right now is the best time to get a proper deal.
Matthew Boyd with a strikeout rate of 12.00 is currently the fourth-best MLB pitcher. He had an amazing ERA of 4.07 and is currently under the control of Tigers till the year 2022. There is no reason to trade Boyd, but Tigers already have a lot of good pitchers and they can use the cash for getting some hitters. The Yankees are in need for pitchers and Boyd is also on their list, and are trying their best to make a deal.