A Trade Target Primer for a Fascinating MLB Trade Deadline
Boyd, Stroman, and Ray share similarities: They’re all having much better seasons in 2019 than they did last year, they’re 28 or younger, and they’re under team control at least through next season. (Boyd is under team control through 2022.) All three would be an upgrade in any contender’s rotation. But if in five years we’re looking back and laughing at a team that got fleeced at the 2019 deadline, it will probably be a team that traded for one of these players.