BigbadB wrote:Imagining a trade deadline one half a season before a lot of top tier players become free agents could create some good deals while teams try to free up salary/contract guarantees before the free agent window opens. I'd rather wait and see if there are some needs/deals at the deadline rather than use up what remains of their budget under the cap.
Charlie Blackmon is one guy I have my eye on with the Rockies potentially flopping, and he'd also be the easiest positional fit if there aren't any big injuries.
Now obviously it would be great if Almora/Happ/Heyward are just fine in CF, but if not, Blackmon would make a lot of sense as a rental (though his defense may be a little bit of a downgrade in CF).
But yeah, for teams trying to clear up salary and bad teams with free agents to be, there should be some intriguing names this July.