Ok but keep going with your thought process. He did it so he had money to use later. But he could have taken a lot of other players and done the same thing. Gonzalez, Veen, Meyer, etc...all of them would have signed for under slot.
Martin is really the only guy who you weren’t getting for under slot.
So, why did they take Kjerstad over the others?
Well at this point we don’t have a choice! But, I don’t expect Kjerstad to be in the Majors that fast. But, If SG is right and he’s here a d producing that’s another story. They obviously could rush him and he could struggle so there are multiple scenarios.