The Jays wouldn’t get a haul for Estrada, but also, they might get more for him now than if they wait around for him to pitch well enough to deserve a qualifying offer and the compensation that could come with it assuming Estrada’s new free agent deal merits said compensation. By the way, that whole system is a huge mess now if you’re trying to predict who is going to get an offer or not.
Toronto dangling Estrada out there to a team desperate for pitching — read that as most teams in contention — should earn them more than holding on to the pending free agent in the hopes he rebounds for them. That, and they’ll save a bit of money by sending him off somewhere. Or they could agree to pay some of the remaining salary — Estrada makes a total of $14.5 million this year — and maybe bump up the quality of prospect return.
This one is a B+. The Royals want Estrada, and it makes sense that they would Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys try to get Estrada, but the Blue Jays front office might want more from him than the Royals can offer since they could always sit back and hope Estrada rebounds and they benefit from it Cheap Bruins Jerseys this offseason, either by re-signing the right-hander or through compensation. That kind of muddies the waters when it comes to the likelihood of a deal, even if from a believability standpoint, everything checks out.
The All-Star Game is an exhibition again, and that’s good! It opens the game up to be more fun, with players and the broadcast having a good time with the proceedings. There’s still a lot of regular baseball going on in the game, though, which in the 2017 edition, meant we ended up with a 1-1 game going into extra innings in a game that doesn’t count for anything that didn’t see its first pitch until 8:22 p.m. ET.
We’re not saying extra innings shouldn’t exist — exhibition or no, it’s still baseball — but the Midsummer Classic could use some tweaks to make sure we’re never again in a situation where Robinson Cano has to save the audience and the game’s managers from running out of players in extras.