So, you want to make a trade now. After a quiet offseason of not getting the right offers, you’re holding out hope that a noncontending team will have something good to offer in the middle of the season.
Among the hitters seemingly available, Neil Walker’s rebound contract with the Marlins is looking good, as the infielder has posted an OPS+ of 111 through June. Likewise, Lonnie Chisenhall’s calves are holding up and he’s proving his worth in Pittsburgh with 30 extra-base hits so far. In the division, Jonathan Schoop has also done well on his one-year deal, with a dozen home runs already. Another in-division candidate is the Tigers’ Nicholas Castellano, whose contract is expiring, but he would come at a premium.
In the relief market, both Tyler Lyons and Jordan Lyles of the Pirates have started the season well and could be available. Old friends the Rockies might also be willing to part with the expiring contract of Seunghwan Oh. Lefty Will Smith of San Francisco could be pried away as well.
After developing carpal tunnel from texting other GMs so often, a couple deals seem most reasonable. You know face the choice of