Ruing the Chris Archer trade; proposing a salary floor; biggest draft busts from ‘09
FanGraphs | Dan Szymborski: The Pirates acquired Chris Archer from the Rays in exchange for Tyler Glasnow, Shane Baz, Austin Meadows and they… likely regret it already. Not only have they anecdotally made adjustments that Pittsburgh should be mad about missing, ZiPS also shows about a ten-win improvement collectively over their next four to five years.
Banished to the Pen | Mike Moriarty: Mike writes here about a salary floor, and I recommend you read it, but this is actually the first time I’ve had to report bad news on a link post as he has just passed away, and this will be the last time he can be featured on BtBS. Please donate to his GoFundMe to support his family and please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
ESPN Insider | Keith Law ($): Draft busts happen all the time, more of a feature than a bug, and Law takes the decade long outlook to inspect the 2009 draft, whose busts are headlined by the likes of Dustin Ackley, Drew Storen, and Tony Sanchez.