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Ten MLB Players Withheld From Any Trade Deal


The MLB trade deadline was on Wednesday, 31st July. Here are ten exciting trade that didn’t take place:

  • 1. Madison Bumgarner, Giants. He was to be dealt with ahead of the trade deadline, but Giants decided to hold him up. The San Francisco Giants LHP proved too risky to trade. Madison posted a 2.51 ERA and 47 strikeouts in the last seven starts. He has been an essential part of Giants hot stretch.
  • 2. Will Smith, Giants. Giants refused to trade Smith; he will be a vital asset in their bullpen if they still hope getting into the postseason run in the final two months.
  • 3. Noah Syndergaard, Mets. Noah price tag made it difficult for any team to acquire; it was too high. This was meant to keep away the team from acquiring him. Mets hope to make their rotation formidable. The combination of Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman, and Steven Matz will have no match.
  • 4. Zack Wheeler, Mets. Mets should have dealt with Wheeler, but the need to make their rotation formidable has made them uneasy trading him.
  • 5. Felipe Vazquez, Pirates. The price tag was too high for the 28-year-old All-Star. He is however under an affordable deal through 2023.
  • 6. Robbie Ray, Diamondbacks. His price tag was too high. Robbie fit well in Yankees specifications, but they were unwilling to pay the price. However, the 27–year–old will be on free agent in 2020 season. He will draw a lot of interest at the time.
  • 7. Whit Merrifield, Royals. The 30-year-old had a high price tag. He is under Royals control until 2023. Kansas City was unwilling to let go their All-Star.
  • 8. Mathew Boyd, Tigers. Padres placed a high price tag on him, making it difficult for teams to acquire him. He is under team control until 2022. He is doing well in his career, but Detroit might consider dealing him sometimes in the future.
  • 9. Kirby Yates, Padres. Kirby will be in free agency after 2020 season. In the 2019 season, he has been the best closer in baseball. Since San Diego wish to compete in the postseason, they have to keep him.
  • 10. Mike Minor, Rangers. He is valued $9.8 million comes next season. The 31-year-old All-Star has a 6.04 ERA in four starts.

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/the-10-most-surprising-non-trades-of-the-deadline/ar-AAFh5XE


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