Mound Musings: Examining Trade Deadline Pitching Repercussions
Mound Musings: Examining Trade Deadline Pitching Repercussions

This article is part of our Mound Musings series.

The trade deadline has come and gone, and we finally have some more exciting deals to discuss! Everybody was looking for pitching – not at all surprising given the many injuries and sub-par performances on the mounds this season – but there weren't all that many starting pitchers available who were perceived to be difference makers, and several of those didn't move. That didn't slow down all of the contenders however; many just shifted their focus to hopefully bolster their bullpens. Let's see how changes in latitudes might impact the key arms involved:

Marcus Stroman to New York (NL):

Stroman was the first name pitcher to change uniforms. Being dealt was expected, but where he landed certainly qualifies as a surprise. The Mets were apparently serious, as they dispatched two decent pitching prospects to Toronto. Southpaw Anthony Kay is close to MLB-ready. It could even happen this year although he has struggled with his command a bit at Triple-A. If not this year, he has shown the ability to adjust to higher level competition and should have a chance at a back-of-the-rotation spot in 2020. He features a solid fastball, with a promising curve and a so-so change. He has modest tools. Simeon Woods Richardson probably has a higher ceiling, but he's just 18 (although he pitches older), so it will likely be a couple years before we see him in Toronto. As for Stroman, from a fantasy perspective, this is probably a sideways move. He goes from one weaker

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Brad Johnson
For more than 30 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.
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