The Indians have announced a host of pitching moves, with the club clearing roster space by designating righty Joba Chamberlain and lefty Tom Gorzelanny. They’ll be replaced by southpaw T.J. House and righty Mike Clevinger.
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Chamberlain, 30, had been generating results for Cleveland after signing a $1MM deal in the offseason. He owns a 2.25 ERA over twenty frames, with 8.1 K/9 against 5.0 BB/9 and a 52.9% groundball rate. The veteran is still working with an average fastball of over 93 mph, and ought to draw some interest — particularly given the cheap salary.
Things hadn’t gone quite as well for the 33-year-old Gorzelanny, who was tagged for seven earned runs in just three innings of work over seven appearances. He had been useful at the Triple-A level, though, putting up 18 2/3 innings of 3.38 ERA pitching with 9.2 K/9 against 5.3 BB/9.
Joba to sign with Yankees, will pitch the sixth inning ahead of DMC. Cashman explained, “this was always part of the Joba Rules plan”.
Hector Olivia and Andre Miller? Hmm are they top prospects?
Do you have a list of these trades written out somewhere just in case or do you actually take the time to research a bunch of teams prospects every time you come up with one of these 30 player trades? I’m not trying to hate on you, just legitimately curious.
Why wouldn’t the braves just trade Julio to the yanks and viz and another bullpen piece to the Indians? Both teams get what they want without 15 other players trading spots. But it would be fun seeing buster and heyman trying to report a 3 team 23 player trade.
I won’t criticize on the value being exchanged here… This trade won’t happen because it’s an illegal transaction. I’ll let you figure out why, but just know this trade can NOT happen…
Correct, it is illegal. Not to mention absurdly unrealistic, but I guess that goes without saying.
Drafted players can’t be traded until next June just in case anyone is scratching their heads about that.
They actually can be traded now. The rule was changed this past year. That’s why Dansby Swanson was allowed to be traded so early…
Thank you ospreyfan for explaining to the choir about the current rule. I love how some people get some rule in their head and just stop listening and want to just show how smart they are like the one who said it was illegal but would let us pions figure it out because he is too smart … He does not even know the correct rules
No, Blake Rutherford can’t be traded. Ask @jefftodd…. He can’t be traded till this offseason.
So you clearly didn’t figure it out…
Sorry I didn’t clarify in my post ThatGuy… The comment I replied to was stating that a prospect can’t be traded until after the next year’s draft. That rule (sometimes called the Trea Turner rule) was changed this past season to allow players to be traded after the end of the World Series. Thank you for pointing that out, as that may have confused others who don’t follow rule changes.
Chris815 how about….you stop regurgitating this nonsense? No team would ever deal all of their top 10 prospects in one deal. And there is no Bradley Zimmerman in the Tribe’s system, at least get the names right in these idiotic fantasy league deals you keep posting.
And Wil Benson was Drafted this year so can’t be Traded to year 2 but made they can change the rule if they allow Trades in Draft allowing Draft Picks been Traded,
They changed that rule so it is now possible to trade draft picks the year they are drafted..
There is Bradley Zimmer though
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Refreshing to see you throw the Yankees in as a third team instead of just the usual braves/Indians trade you usually propose
I was hoping he would comment on a Nats post. I’d like to see what he would propose as a “fair” trade
* fare trrayd 😀
Oh wow. Yet another “braves trade their whole team for garbage” transaction proposed by this genius.
I am amazed that Gorzo was still in the league…
Without even going into the insanity of this trade. The Indians already have 3 catchers and are going to have DFA one of them in a few weeks, why would they want a 40 year old who isn’t hitting or helping them on defense?
Chris815 that is such a moronic trade scenario I cannot believe you actually posted it
And yet he keeps posting it every few days.