What would the results look like?
Others I would like to move but not sure there would be any takers would be Steven Matz and Paul DeJong. They could be nice throw-ins if we need to add to these trade packages. I could see Dylan Carlson may also be added. Whatever it takes to get these trades done.
So what have we done here?
Players out: Paul Goldschmidt, Tyler O’Neill, Brendan Donovan, Jack Flaherty
Prospects out: Ivan Herrera, plus 2 top 100 prospect
Players in: Shane Bieber, Dylan Cease, Triston Casas
Prospects in: 3 top 100 prospects
Payroll saved with these trades: $17,628,000
Additional payroll coming off the books at the end of this year:
Adam Wainwright - $17.5M
Jordan Montgomery - $10M
Paul DeJong - $4.3
Chris Stratton - $2.8
Drew VerHagen - $2.75
Jordan Hicks - $1.8
Total - $39.15M
Payroll to work within 2024: $56.7M. What to do with all that money?
I want Julio Urias. He is a free agent after this year. Spotrac has his market value listed at 8 years for $192M or $24M per year. Done.
That leaves $15M on the books for improving the bench and rebuilding the bullpen. And we net one extra top 100 Prospect.
This would be my team next year if I could wave my magic wand.
Matthew Liberatore/Tink Hence/Gorden Graceffo
Triston Casas(L) , Luken Baker (R)
This gets me three pitchers I feel pretty good about if we make it to the World Series. The lineup, if playing as they should, will still have power, speed, and a very good defense.
Please let me know what you think. I am pretty sure that none of this will happen but it's fun to play GM for the day. What would you change?