OK-Going against the tide on this. Signe him for 1/5 mil.
This is a risk/reward situation for the O's.
Dan will not move the needle. Is Dan a great pitcher: NO. Is he a good pitcher. What is good?
RISKS: Pay/lose 5 mil for a year. Pitches worst in the A/L East.
AWARDS: Has one more year of control for 2020. Could be traded at the deadline and then only cost 2.5 mil (approx.). Could/would allow the O's to trade Cobb and or Cashner easier.
For 2020 both Trumbo and Cashner's contracts are done. Cashner needs 207 inns for his option to vest. We have only two players contracts for 2020, with (at now) 35 mil payroll for the team in 2020. We have 11 players that are arbitration eligible for 2020. Villar , Bundy and Givens are the highest. Lastly I think it shows the team and the fans that we are trying to improve (small steps)