PTBNLs named in Benintendi/Cordero trade

Cesar Crespo

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He's 27 and hasn't done much to prove he's worth a roster spot.

He had some great BAbip luck in the minors too, though some of that might be because he hits the ball hard.
 

grimshaw

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Valdez is WS eligible now (obviously only if they get there), I’m guessing that is the reason for the timing
And with no reason to keep Perez, he could be next man up. It may be a good time to try and sneak him (Cordero) through waivers just in case.
 

Manramsclan

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The odd timing of this DFA is further confirmation to me that this trade was never about Franchy and always about Winckowski and the three PBTNL (Luis De La Rosa and Grant Gambrell from the Royals and minor league outfielder Freddy Valdez from the Mets.)

I think we knew this but it bears mentioning that he wasn't the focus but rather was an in season lottery ticket who could be a major league OF without worrying about disrupting his development (or lack thereof).