The Royals have acquired reliever Joel Payamps from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations, according to announcements from both teams. He has been optioned to Triple-A Omaha. Kansas City had a vacancy on the 40-man roster, so no additional move was necessary.
Toronto somewhat surprisingly designated Payamps for assignment last weekend. The righty has had a nice season, pitching to a 2.70 ERA/4.59 SIERA across 30 innings of relief. Payamps has only struck out 18.5% of batters faced (the league average for relievers is 24.5%), but he’s generated swinging strikes on a decent 11.6% of his offerings. Payamps has thrown strikes at an average rate and has thus far been excellent at avoiding damaging contact. The 27-year-old ranks in the 75th percentile or better in terms of suppressing opponents’ barrel rate, hard contact rate and average exit velocity, per Statcast.
Payamps is in his final minor league option year, meaning the Royals can shuttle him back-and-forth between Kansas City and Omaha for the remainder of this season. If he sticks on the 40-man roster over the winter, he’ll need to break camp on the active roster in 2022 or else again be offered around the league.
Hopefully he’s replacing Wade
he’s got good stuff. inconsistent though, especially if he’s pitched the day before. He does well when he has 2-3 days of rest between appearances, but that won’t cut it for a reliever. best of luck
It’s perfectly fine for a middle reliever to need a few days rest. He can throw 2 or 3 innings at a time, he’s shown that.
Again, the numbers on the surface don’t look bad, and Lord knows the whole world needs relievers. So why KC? Why not one of the “in it” teams?
Could be (not saying there is) something else going on here. We don’t have all the details.
Jays may have had multiple suitors and opted to ensure he went to a non competitor for “cash”
Not very many teams have open spots on their 40-nan rosters.
Since the Red Sox have already DFAed Brewer, Brice, Brennan, Walden,…., they did not have room to fit Payamps in without cutting higher upside prospects. Although when Boston originally DFAed Payamps, I would have dropped Brewer and kept Payamps, but at this point Payamps number would probably already have come up too.
> Why not one of the “in it” teams? We don’t have all the details.
For instance, the small detail that claimants have a pecking order based on league and record. That is, teams in the same league get first crack, from worst to best record, then the other league goes through the same process.
Better to look something up than launch into innuendo.
“Pecking order” has relevance only when it comes to waiver claims; it has absolutely nothing to do when it’s a trade, even if it’s a cash transaction.
“Better to say nothing and be thought an idiot than to say something and remove all doubt”.
He was designated for assignment so the royals probably did have to claim him then when they did the blue jays worked out a trade (cash)
Being DFA’s has absolutely nothing to do with “claiming”., which is a process for waivers. Being DFA’s does NOT put the player on waivers.
Actually it does. Once dfa’d the team has seven days to trade, release, or place player on outright waivers in which the claiming order goes by team record
Wow. So in your world getting an EKG inevitably leads to heart surgery.
Could be, might be…..
Wow….Really folks, saying the victim was eventually going to die anyway isn’t a defense for murder.
Aren’t the Blue Jays looking for relievers?
I think they’re more in the hunt for high leverage arms as opposed to the AAAA type….
Heard Cash Considerations has a great slider . But seriously this nove is a head scratcher for sure for Toronto
Some die hard baseball fan should actually name their child Cash Considerations or A Player To Be Named Later in the hopes that they one day make the big leagues and setup hilarity and confusion on MLBTR
Poor cash! Just as he was picking out his locker and unpacking his bag the manager calls him into his office and says son you’ve been traded and he gives the manager a look like “again”? Luckily most of the time cash is a DH so he doesn’t unpack his glove. However he also worked on a knuckleball during spring training so he has a neon slider and an up-and-coming knuckleball as well.
Looks like a steal on paper. But how is his back? And did he really benefit from the sticky?
Even though he’s on the royals still going to have to pay for all his amps
Boo this man!
No one gets amps for free buddy!
I am fairly disappointed the Red Sox didn’t claim him
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Well that’s it! Central division belongs to KC!
Still confused how he lost his roster spot. Not a huge deal either way, but there are a few guys in the bullpen now I’d definitely be fine with losing over him
I will miss my sweet Payamps!