He’s been poor as a starter but it’s also been apparent that he should be a reliever long before the Os acquired him.
He has good upside as a reliever/opener.
He may never get there but he’s got a power arm with good potential and the idea of cutting him shouldn’t be on the table for at least a year.
It is all very hush-hush, but they have yet to practice and the team isn't commenting as to why.
An undoubtedly unrelated fact is that the team is not commenting as to whether any individual player has or has not tested positive for the Coronavirus.
You’d need a lot more information. Even so, if it’s a true statement I’d say it’s somewhat meaningful. But it doesn’t really speak loudly about the owners’ overall willingness to spend. Even the best GM’s make less than many players on a team.