LHP Sean Marshall and two prospects to the Reds for LHP Travis Wood
Probably a win-win for both sides. The Reds are making a real run at the NL Central crown, having gutted their farm system for Mat Latos and now, dealing five years of Travis Wood for one of Sean Marshall. We can debate the long-term implications all we want, but Wood at best is a #4/#5 starter while Marshall is a top-three left-handed reliever. The Reds’ closer situation is unsettled, with Marshall, Sam LeCure, Nick Masset, and perhaps Aroldis Chapman all in the mix for saves. Right now Masset is probably the favorite, but barring another top reliever being brought in, Marshall has a real shot at 30 saves. Wood on the other hand looks to be an early favorite for the Cubs’ No. 5 starter job, though due to a relative lack of strikeouts, his fantasy upside is limited.
Mets sign RHP Frank Francisco to a two-year $12 million deal
A deal almost certain to be one that the Mets are looking to unload later this yea...