Schebler & Peraza torment team that traded them to no avail
They both have hit a home run, and they both have hit a double so far this series. In total, they had 14 hits, while driving in six runs, and scoring six times. It did seem that Peraza was on base every time in the three games he played.
Last winter in the biggest trade the Dodgers made they sent Scott Schebler, Jose Peraza, and Brandon Dixon to the Reds but they didn’t get back any players from the Reds. Instead, the Reds sent Todd Frazier to the White Sox, and the White Sox sent the Dodgers Trayce Thompson and Frankie Montas.
It will take a few years to sort who got the most from this deal, but as it stands right now the Reds have a starting right fielder and a starting shortstop. For a while, neither of them had a place to play but when the Reds moved Jay Bruce, they immediately brought up Scott Schebler and inserted him into right field against both right-hand and left-hand pitching. Schebs quickly paid dividends by blasting a dramatic walk-off home run in his first game back.
Peraza had to cool his jets because Brandon Philips was proving hard to trade. Zack Cosart was playing well so instead of letting him be a utility player on the big club they let him get full-time at-bats in AAA. When the Reds traded Bruce to the Mets they acquired minor league 2nd baseman Dilson Herrera, which tells me they expect Peraza to be their shortstop of the future. Last week Peraza was promoted up to the Reds and has played shorstop the last three games against the Dodgers.
Trayce Thompson did good work for the Dodgers hitting in spurts, mostly against left-hand pitching. Frankie Montas kept breaking ribs and eventually Montas and his 100 MP fastball were sent to the A’s for Josh Reddick and Rich Hill.
Eventually Josh Reddick might hit, and eventually, Rich Hill is going to take the mound. Yet, for these four games Scott Schebler and Jose Peraza were the only two players in the winter deal doing anything at all.