Drew Stubbs traded to Colorado Rockies for Josh Outman
Cleveland traded outfielder Drew Stubbs to the Colorado Rockies Wednesday in exchange for left-hander reliever Josh Outman. The trade was first reported by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Cleveland's return was first reported by the Denver Post's Troy Renck.
Stubbs, 29, posted a .233/.305/.360 line with 0.8 fWAR in 146 games in 2013 after being acquired as a part of the Shin-Soo Choo trade last offseason. The signing of David Murphy to a two-year, $12 million contract earlier in the offseason crowded Cleveland's outfield and had led to speculation that Stubbs would be dealt.
Stubbs is set to earn approximately $3.8 million in his second time through arbitration, per MLB Trade Rumors.
Outman, 29, posted a 4.33 ERA, a 3.25 FIP, a 3.62 xFIP, and 0.7 fWAR in 54.0 innings in 2013. The left-hander was even better facing lefties, as he posted a 2.21 FIP, a 2.76 xFIP, and a 39:11 SO:BB in 31.0 innings against them.
Outman is projected to earn approximately $1.4 million in his second time through arbitration, per MLB Trade Rumors.
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No, Ubaldo can not still accept the Qualifying Offer the Tribe made, nor can any player that declined it.
Thats an EXTREMELY valid point that has not crossed my mind. The only rumors we have heard about Bourn being traded have come from here because we all know how logical and beneficial it would be to rid ourselves of our contract, but the major media outlets have no once mentioned Bourn's name in rumors. The FO has probably taken what you mentioned into consideration, and even if they were considering trading him, it was wise not letting any of the rumors slip out.
Bourn is going to make either $41 million over the next 3 years or $53 million over the next 4 years. I would MUCH MUCH MUCH rather resign Ubaldo or Masterson than keep Bourn.
My statement was really just coming from the perspective that his history as a player is not strictly that of a LOOGY, i.e he was a starter in the minors and when he came up with Oakland.
Still, like the deal, as Stubbs doesn't have a place in this outfield. I do hope that this finally puts talk about Bourn being dealt to rest. 8--)
Good trade for getting Outman. Outman is definitely an upgrade over Hill.
Gives us more letters to play around with at least.
That's two good lefties. Gives Kyle Crockett time to develop and lengthens the pen depth. Plus it saves about $2.5 M on the payroll, which should go to another arm or bench option. I like Stubbs, but that sounds like a good move to me.
Career OPS vs LHB = .523
Career OPS vs RHB = .844
Career OPS vs LHB = .587
Career OPS vs RHB = .791
Kind of a meh deal to me, he's another scrabble. Not sure we needed another one. We will see I guess.
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Right now, this means one of Barnes, Hagadone or Hynes are DFAed for Axford (unless another trade is made). Of the three, Barnes has to be the one to go because of his bad year and finishing the year injured. Hynes was just picked up....he might clear because of limited upside so maybe he is the guy. Hagadone is out of options....so a case can be made for all three. We will see.
Hoping Barnes isn't the one DFAed to make room for Axford but think this deal makes it much more likely. Would have preferred Herrmann but o well.
My one wish is the deal had been expanded to include one of the RH relief arms (ie Hermann/ Guillmet/ Wood/ Lee) and brought back a minor league prospect/ flyer - someone not on the 40 man roster. It would have enable the Tribe to add Axford to the 40 man withou having to remove/ possible lose someone..