That's on us for buying what they were selling, but he does fit in perfectly with the rest of our bullpen hobos.
Well, at least we only gave up one of our best young pitching prospects for him.
And I’m calling it, Bryce Ball is going to be the one we end of regretting the most. I admit our offense is a whole lot more fun to watch since the trade deadline, but it was quite questionable to me if it was worth it just to limp into the playoffs and get slaughtered. Even with our current offense we wouldn’t be near the playoffs if we were in any other division. Some people say at least we didn’t give up any top prospects, but when you rely heavily on your farm system you can’t just give away three guys who stand a good chance of being serviceable big leaguers. I’ll feel a little different if we can sign a couple of these guys for at least three years or so. Rosario would be my top choice. If helps that Pache is coming along really nicely right now too. I see Rosario as not as good as Marte, but capable of being pretty close. I like him because he has speed and power and can play defense.
Post by Fumbduckery on Sept 12, 2021 8:18:46 GMT -5
But I do think since we have hung onto both Waters and Pache we plan to maybe only sign one of these trade deadline OFers we acquired. We may not even do that if wife beater is still in the plans. If I was to bet, I’d bet that we sign Duvall and that’s it. If wife beater isn’t in the plans I’d bet on Rosario next and if not him maybe Soler. Soler is the biggest crapshoot though, he has the highest offensive upside but you can’t be sure you’re going to get that.
Post by Fumbduckery on Sept 12, 2021 8:24:05 GMT -5
If we had one more top notch starter and a really good pen, therefore a legit chance to go deep in the playoffs, those would have been excellent trades. But we just don’t have the pitching to do it, and most likely relying almost solely on home runs isn’t going to work against ace pitching in the playoffs.