Dodgers: The great trade deadline dilemma of 2019
The Million-Dollar Question: What do you do?
There’s the expected cornerstone of a franchise in Gavin Lux and there’s “buying” playoff certainty. By now most of you have heard, at least one time, about Gavin Lux. The kid is an absolute animal. He was ready to play in an MLB uniform yesterday. He’s everything MLB GM’s look for in a prospect and more.
Like I said, Gavin Lux is the real deal.
Pittsburgh very cleverly knew they had the market cornered coming into the deadline this year. Vazquez has been near-automatic this entire season and all the way back to his first save after taking Mark Melancon’s job circa 2017.
Arguably in the middle of his prime, Felipe Vazquez brings value to a playoff-contending team that few can match. More to my point, the deeper a team intends to go (and does), the higher Vazquez’s value soars.
Anyone who considers themselves a baseball fan knows the vital importance of pitching in the playoffs and deep into the playoffs. With a shutdown guy like Vazquez in a bullpen, instantly the manager has one less worry. This ability to relieve your coaching staff’s stress level is quite frankly priceless.