Yeah there's some risk involved but I think if you can get a 3B or SS as part of a package for Santander it would be worth it since they have very little depth at those positions.
Plus they have to see what Diaz has eventually.
That is only rational. Our relievers had a 3.90 ERA (league average 4.31) while the starters had a 5.09 ERA (league average 4.52). That said, the rotation is more interesting to talk about. I’m excited to see how Kremer and Akin fare over an entire season, whether Means can build on his strong finish, who fills the fifth spot and who from the minors bubbles up as the year progresses.
But to stay on topic, I feel our bullpen has a bunch of reasonably competent guys but lacks the 1-2 dominant guys you’d really like at the back end. Hyde did a nice job of mixing and matching last year, and maybe a couple of our younger guys will take another step forward next year the way that relievers like Jim Johnson and Zack Britton once did.
As I said last night, I don’t think we’re going to take a pitcher In the rule five, but I’m very interested to see what comes available after the non-tender purge, and I’m sure we’ll be looking there for some better arms.
Stewart makes A LOT less money? It will be like 1-1.5M. That’s nothing in baseball money.
And again, your argument is making assumptions of health and production. The health argument is an awful assumption to make and the production assumption is borderline as well.
Iglesias provides you good defense and a decent bat at a position where that’s not easy to find. 3.5M, again, is no money. No even worth mentioning that in the context you are.
The “another team would jump on him” argument is a bad one because he is basically limited to the DH and right now, we don’t know if the DH will be allowed in the NL. So, the options are very limited. The Orioles, however, do have space for him and their payroll is 100ishM less than it could be. Other teams don’t have as much payroll flexibility.
Again, my hope would be that Nunez is struggling to see at bats by June. There are other options I prefer. But none of them are guarantees for several different reasons and having Nunez around, for no money, at his production was worthwhile. The team is just being cheap. To me, it’s that simple.
I agree with Mountcastle in Left, they should trade Santander if they believe Diaz and Stewart can replace his production. And if they're willing to call up Rutschman in 2021 they could look to trade Severino as well.
They definitely have options to flip some guys for positions of need.