- Jul 16, 2005
Sure, but what prospects, what money, and what closer? The luxury tax threshold, as others have pointed out, is relevant for drafting, and on a related note, the cupboard is fucking bare. Lose prospects to get a temp closer, lose prospects blowing past the tax threshold, either way it likely cripples the team further in future years.I dont really understand this.
If you do not want Eovaldi to start, why do you sign him to that big deal? A guy with significant injury issues and coming off the DL is now going to step in as a closer, despite a lack of experience in that role and a stated desire not to be a closer? It strikes me as an unwise use of a major free agent signing. They could have let him walk and kept Kimbrel. I know hindsight is 20 20 and that this might work out, but but but it has a far higher chance of not working out and failing spectacularly. Trade some prospects, spend some money, and get a legit closer in here.
I'm sure they WANT Eovaldi to start. But if you believe the organization is not utterly incompetent, then this must be the best thing for his health and/or the team.
And getting Kimbrel when? Last week?