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So what is the return difference between John Means and Matt Boyd, who every team seems to be interested in. Although Boyd has been in the league longer he has not been good. 

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23 hours ago, Ruzious said:

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...Or Kaye Ballard from the tv show "The Mothers-In-Law".  

I remember all the Ballards. 

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4 hours ago, andrewochs615 said:

So what is the return difference between John Means and Matt Boyd, who every team seems to be interested in. Although Boyd has been in the league longer he has not been good. 

There's a pretty drastic difference in their peripherals.

FIP:

Means 3.93

Boyd 3.56

 

xFIP:

Means 5.14

Boyd 3.33

 

SIERA

Means 4.67

Boyd 3.17

 

K/9:

Means 7.51

Boyd 11.94

 

BB/9

Means 2.40

Boyd 1.68

 

Boyd's peripherals make his performance look a lot more sustainable

 

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Just asking "Would you trade Means?" is an incomplete question without specifying what the return would be.

You would have to get something of reasonable value, given the fact that Means was a legitimate All-Star and a real ROY candidate. We've got 5 years of control after this, and if Elias is worth his salt we should be competing well within that window. 

A better question would be:  "What kind of return would it take for you to trade Means?"

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