Lateral Quicks wrote:Ugghh... not looking forward to watching Galvis strike out 125-150 times next year. At least it's only for one year.
I get the importance of having depth, but I sure hope we aren't making these kinds of signings when the team is ready to compete again.
I have actually been disappointed with this winter. Not that the front office is doing a bad job, they aren't, but damn near every other team in baseball is rebuilding at the same time aside from a few top teams, and even those teams are finding ways to hold on to top prospects and improve their farm. People have criticized Shapiro regime for not fully committing to a rebuild, but in this case the criticism should be their insistence on following the market trend rather than taking advantage of it. With every other team wanting to penny pinch, why not take advantage of post-2019 payroll flexibility and sign Harper/Machado? You can still rebuild at the same time, no one is saying go for it, but the value there even if it's $250m is going to be more likely to make a difference than these minor utility IF/reclamation project transactions that won't yield much at the deadline or provide much on the field.
Again, I don't see why we can't sign good players and rebuild at the same time. We have like no money committed after 2020, and are about 4 years away from Vlad making any money. Now is as good a time as any to follow that path. As long as you're not trading prospects away or committing big money to 30-somethings, it's a great time to do it.