Buy-Low Trade Candidate: Chris Archer

The Crawfish Boxes
Buy-Low Trade Candidate: Chris Archer
Buy-Low Trade Candidate: Chris Archer

If there's one thing Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow likes, it's a big bargain on the margins. If there's one thing Pitching Coach Brent Strom likes, it's reclaiming value or improving broken or aging pitchers. If there's one thing the Pittsburgh Pirates like, it's dismantling any payroll escalation that they can even if some of the trades don't end up making a lot of baseball sense. Hi, I'm Jason Marbach. Welcome to my TED Talk. Why It Will Fail The first thing to recognize in this hypothetical trade targeting scenario is that the Pirates may simply not be interested. Chris Archer's contract is honestly ridiculously cheap, all things considered - his guaranteed contract ends after 2019, and he

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

What to Read Next