Someone asked about using the Trade Value Calculator to analyze the Curtis Granderson deal in our Lice Chat earlier today (it’s part of our public awareness campaign, lice is a serious issue among children age 4-15), so I figured it would make for a good open thread topic. I’ve used the Trade Value Calculator before, once for King Felix and once for Josh Johnson, but it’s not a serious analysis tool. It’s just something fun to look at, really.
Here’s what the Yanks gained and lost in the deal. Make sure you click to get a larger view.
Here’s my assumptions:
- All WAR data, basically best case progression for each player.
- Salary for the remainder of Kennedy and Coke’s pre-arbitration years.
- Granderson being a Type-A free agent when his contract is up, Kennedy a Type-B, and Coke a Type-nothing.
Based on Victor Wang’s research, Austin Jackson is worth $23.4M in a trade (top 26-50 hitting prospect), so that makes the total value of the three players the Yankees gave up $62.6M. Granderson, as you can see, is worth either $39.9M or $48.2M depending on whether or not his option picked up. On the surface, the Yankees lost the trade. If you’re curious to see the entire three team trade, click here. As you can see, Detroit wins big.
I have no idea how to (or even if you can) post an editable spreadsheet, so if you want to play around with the Trade Value Calculator, you can download it here. Remember, this is not a serious analysis, so don’t get too upset that the Yanks “lost” the deal.
Anyway, here’s your open thread for the night. The Devils, Knicks, and Nets are all in action. Have at it.