3:05pm: Tampa Bay will get $1MM in spending capacity, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter).
10:20am: The Rays and Mariners have lined up on a trade that will send international bonus pool spending availability to Tampa Bay. In exchange, the Seattle organization will receive young lefty Anthony Misiewicz.
For the Rays, the swap will bring in some funds that appear to be earmarked for youngster Jelfry Marte. An agreement on his signing was reported yesterday, though Tampa Bay still needed to pick up some international capacity before it could make the deal.
Fortunately, the M’s had leftover funds on hand that they were unable to give Shohei Ohtani when he declined to join the organization. The team will likely seek to turn some of that money back into minor-league prospects, but perhaps will also continue looking into the remaining amateur market as well.
In Misiewicz, the Mariners have re-acquired a player who was shipped out to the Rays in August. The 23-year-old, an 18th-rounder from Michigan State, reached the Double-A level in 2017, pitching to an even 4.00 ERA in a dozen starts with 7.2 K/9 with 2.1 BB/9.
This probably pained Jerry
He didn’t want to see that money just sitting there reminding him of not getting Ohtani.
That’s what I was thinking!
There is no money involved in this at all. There is the ability to spend money on the international market which the Mariner’s don’t plan on using.
I think it’s hopping hilarious that the Cubs, who are in international spending jail, are still going to spend all their IFA money
And probably have three or four of them as viable trade pieces in the future.
Scouting and development win.
Interesting comment for this article. Congratulations?
Why don’t we try to sigh all the braves exiles
Anthony wasn’t a top 30 prospect when we traded him, but I bet he is now.
Can we still get Julio Pablo Martinez
No we just gave up $1MM… now we have less than NYY. Stupid to take us out of contention for him just to get misiewikzxyki back
MLBTR would benefit from a spinoff – Dipoto Rumors.
Also breaking down how he has ruined the team for any years past Cruz/Cano
Jerry is just trying to fix the monster of a mess left behind by the previous regime.
He has completely emptied the farm. Still has no pitching
What farm? He is reworking a crap farm system. Takes more than two years to gut a farm while trying to improve the major league team
True but making a 25ish ranked system even worse is emptying the farm. Hadn’t made any progress with international or draft picks
Funny that people say that. He took over a team with bad contracts and a really bad farm system. Cano, Cruz and Felix all aging. He has traded farm players but all from a bad system. Gohara is the one that looks good so far. O’Neil I worry about his strikeouts. Chris Taylor finally figured it out too. He added Segura who is young, haniger, gamel who are young and very promising, Healy who is cheap and young, Mike leake he got who is a quality middle rotation pitcher. He hasn’t signed one bad free agent at all. I feel he has done a good job considering the circumstances and age and injuries he has dealt with. Plus adding Dee Gordon I don’t see how anyone would say anything other than he has improved the team.
Well put Sheldon! It’s all about working with what you have, and Dipoto has done a great job with what he has.
My only concern is team chemistry due to the constant trading. Some have said there’s a lack of culture. I think that will resolve itself now that Dipoto is establishing a roster and farm to HIS liking, not to his predecessors liking.
Well said, Gohara might be a loss, time will tell….not too worried about O’neill as MLB pitchers will destroy him.
GM has taken so many depth pieces and turned them into a very nice MLB team, and none of them are over 3o yrs old……his 25-27 yr olds are very good.
I’d rather keep the $1MM to spend on international players.
those international players have an incredibly high bust rate…i’d rather GM acquires North Americans tbh.
@ all who didn’t think the mariners acquired that money for otani.