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Old 08-14-2019, 03:30 AM   #1
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Why would they trade Mike Trout?

I am in the 2023 season of the Midwest Baseball League, and this trade just went down on July 5.
The Cincinnati Skyline, whose 56-23 record ranks as the best in the league by nine games, have traded 31-year-old outfielder Mike Trout to the Grand Rapids Traders for a pair of minor leaguers OF Brandon Marsh, 25, and LHP Hugh Fisher, 24.
Skyline also is sending along $2.4M in cash.

It could be a salary dump, as Trout is pulling in $27.2M through 2026.

But Cincinnati isn't in any money trouble -- their budget space available after the trade is $40.5M -- and is in win-now mode.
Trout is no longer an MVP candidate, he is batting .250 with 22 homers and 65 RBIs, and is coming off a season where he hit .287 with 46 homers and 129 RBIs.
Marsh (2.5/2.5) and Fisher (0.5/3) have both been assigned to the Gulf Coast League.
George Valera, a 22-year-old outfielder (2.5/2.5) seems to be the heir-apparent to Trout's spot in the Cincinnati outfield.
My trade settings are hard and favor prospects.
Are they trying to sabotage their chances of winning the title?
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:56 PM   #2
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The AI doesn't know names. Only numbers.

Still a crazy trade, because a team in "win now" mode shouldn't be dumping salary like that.
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:03 AM   #3
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I have had to drop trades down to very low in the last 2 versions. Just too many bizzare trades where a team trades a 5 star guy for a 1 star pitcher and a 2 star prospect.
On very low I can easily scan the trades every month and see if something goofy has squeeked in, the rest are just trades teams needed to make.
If I find a team is overloaded at a position, I just go in and shop a player for them ,and make the trade for them. Things tend to run much more realistic taht way in my games
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Change your settings to hard and neutral. That’s the settings I used and it seems to be the perfect balance to me.
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