Financial Statuses for MLB Trade Candidates




Financial Statuses for MLB Trade Candidates
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With the 2017 MLB trade deadline just one week away, we've compiled a list of players rumored to be on the block, including the cash remaining this season, throughout the remainder of their contract, and the free agency status for each.

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Player Pos. Team Age 2017 Cash Remaining Total Cash Remaining Free Agent Notes
Pat Neshek RP PHI 36 $2,486,338 $2,486,338 2018 Arguably the top remaining RP available
Jed Lowrie 2B/3B OAK 33 $2,486,388 $2,486,388 2019 Carries a $6M club option for 2018.
Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 30 $1,530,054 $1,530,054 2018 Found HR power in a contract year.
Addison Reed RP NYM 28 $2,964,480 $2,964,480 2018 Would be an outstanding setup man for a contender.
Justin Wilson RP DET 29 $1,032,786 $1,032,786 2019 Is arbitration eligible for the last time in 2018.
Brad Hand RP SD 27 $525,956 $525,956 2020 Still holds 2 years of arbitration ahead of him.
Sonny Gray SP OAK 27 $1,367,486 $1,367,486 2020 Still holds 2 years of arbitration ahead of him.
Melky Cabrera OF CHW 32 $5,737,704 $5,737,704 2018 He's on pace for 25 2B, 20 HR, and 85 RBIS.
Marcell Ozuna OF MIA 26 $1,338,797 $1,338,797 2020 Still holds 2 years of arbitration ahead of him.
Ian Kinsler 2B DET 35 $4,207,650 $14,207,650 2019 Carries a $10M club option for 2018.
Justin Upton OF DET 29 $8,463,114 $96,963,114 2022 Can opt-out after 2017.
Tony Watson RP PIT 32 $2,142,076 $2,142,076 2018 A decent setup option.
Juan Nicasio RP PIT 30 $1,396,174 $1,396,174 2018 Holds a 2.64 ERA in 44 IP.
Jerry Blevins RP NYM 33 $2,103,925 $9,103,925 2019 Carries a $7M club option for 2018.
Zach Britton RP BAL 29 $4,360,655 $4,360,655 2019 Is arbitration eligible for the final time in 2018.
Lucas Duda 1B NYM 31 $2,773,224 $2,773,224 2018 He's regained his power stroke since returning to the lineup.
Jay Bruce  OF NYM 30 $4,972,677 $4,972,677 2018 A solid bat/outfielder for a contender.
Curtis Granderson OF NYM 36 $5,737,704 $5,737,704 2018 The Mets will likely need to offset some of the cash.
Andrew McCutchen OF PIT 30 $5,355,191 $19,855,191 2019 Holds a $14.5M club option for 2018.
Asdrubal Cabrera  SS NYM 31 $3,155,737 $11,655,737 2019 Holds an $8.5M club option for 2018.
Lance Lynn SP STL 30 $2,868,852 $2,868,852 2018 While the ERA is north of 3.30, the WHIP is a solid 1.1.
Jaime Garcia SP ATL 31 $4,590,163 $4,590,163 2018 Struggled down the stretch but still has interest.
Jeff Samardzija SP SF 32 $6,885,245 $60,885,245 2021 His 5.05 ERA is certainly not worthy of an $18M salary.
Johnny Cueto SP SF 31 $8,032,786 $114,032,786 2023 Can opt-out after 2017; carries a $22M club option in 2022.
Justin Verlander SP DET 34 $10,710,382 $88,710,382 2021 Holds a $22M vesting option in 2020 (Top 5 Cy Young in 2019).
Seth Smith OF BAL 34 $2,677,595 $2,677,595 2018 A solid stick to add to a contender's bench.
Marco Estrada SP TOR 34 $5,355,191 $5,355,191 2018 Career-lows across the board, but could benefit from a change of scenery.
Yu Darvish SP TEX 30 $4,207,650 $4,207,650 2018 Darvish can help the Rangers now, but it doesn't appear the two will remain intact in 2018.
Zack Cozart SS CIN 31 $2,036,885 $2,036,885 2018 Strong middle infielder with power at the plate at a nice price.
Trevor Cahill SP SD 29 $669,398 $669,398 2018 Carries a respectable 3.70 ERA and is finally healthy.
Josh Donaldson 3B TOR 31 $6,502,732 $6,502,732 2019 Still holds one more year of arbitration after 2017.
Matt Joyce OF OAK 32 $1,912,568 $7,912,568 2019 Strong fit for a contender in need of a left-handed bat.
Matt Adams 1B ATL 28 $1,071,038 $1,071,038 2019 Found his stroke since moving to ATL, is arbitration eligible for the final time in 2018.
Rajai Davis OF OAK 36 $2,295,081 $2,295,081 2018 Production has dipped a lot from 2016, but he's still a nice piece for a contender.
Brandon Kintzler RP MIN 32 $1,118,852 $1,118,852 2018 He's not for sale until he is.
Jonathan Lucroy C TEX 31 $2,008,196 $2,008,196 2018 Having a down season in a contract year. He's a low buy.
Welington Castillo C BAL 30 $2,295,081 $9,295,081 2019 Holds a $7M player option in 2018.
Alex Avila C DET 30 $765,027 $765,027 2018 Arguably the best value catcher on the block.
Jacoby Ellsbury OF NYY 33 $8,087,431 $92,516,002 2022 Carries a $21M club option for 2021.
Jordan Zimmermann SP DET 31 $6,885,245 $80,885,245 2021 The Tigers have $170M invested in Verlander/Zimmerman thru 2020.
Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA 27 $5,546,448 $315,546,448 2029 Can opt-out after 2020 ($82.5M left); carries a $25M player option in 2028.
Christian Yelich OF MIA 25 $1,338,797 $59,588,797 2023 Holds a $15M club option in 2022.
Howie Kendrick LF PHI 34 $3,825,136 $3,825,136 2018 Versatile fielder, consistent hitter, finally healthy.
Daniel Nava OF PHI 34 $516,393 $516,393 2018 Back to his hitting ways, could be a cheap rental.
Khris Davis OF OAK 29 $1,912,568 $1,912,568 2020 With 2 arbitration years remaining, and home runs piling up, Oakland would need a lot in return here.
Cole Hamels SP TEX 33 $8,606,557 $51,106,557 2020 Carries a $20M club option in 2019.



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