Cubswin11 wrote:TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:guys no one is taking jason heyward off our hands. he is a millstone around our necks and the rest of the league knows it.
We're gonna end up doing something like Russell, Heyward and some combo of Monty, Caritini, Alzolay, Bote, etc to SD for Hand and them paying some chunk of Heyward's contract and then we are going sign Machado and Harper this offseason.
I'd be somewhat surprised if San Diego dealt Brad Hand this year, and I'd be somewhat stunned if they dealt him and it wasn't a king's ransom type of deal. He's affordable for next year, he's signed down for 2 more years, and they view themselves as a club on the upswing, with an improving farm. The addition of Heyward's contract, unless we are paying a huge majority of it, would seem like a deterrent, particularly since so many teams are likely to be searching for pen additions. Who knows, though.