Well, this move is certainly underwhelming, but I do think there’s a good chance Lyles is better than Harvey or Lopez was last year. Not a sure thing though. $7 mm for this guy is clearly an overpay but that’s what it takes to get pitchers to come here right now.
Our two game-changing transfers are a tiny point guard that can't shoot and a slow-moving big man who can't pass. Guys like Graham, Cornish and Dockery came here as recruits but are losing minutes to 25 year old Old Dominion transfer Xavier Green and Elon role-player Simon Wright. We can't shoot and can't rebound.
This might be the end for Turgeon.
I kind of doubt he has a 6-7 ERA but I don’t think you can completely rule it out.
By park factors, OPACY was the second most friendly hitters park and the new Rangers stadium was more of a pitchers park. The AL East teams scored roughly 300 more runs than the AL West teams did.
And the Rangers were actually a pretty good defense last year, at least by FG measures. (Os werent too bad either although there was a big difference in OAA)
So it’s certainly possible that his numbers are worse here.
This more than doubles the previous record for a FA contract given out by Elias. Yeah it isn't someone anyone of us are super excited about......but i think that stat in a vacuum is a positive sign. Yeah he was replacement level over 180 innings last year. That is an improvement over what Harvey gave us.
I agree if you squint you can see some value here I just think $7M is a lot for this level of production. Straily and Tommy Milone had pretty similar resumes and we got them on minor league deals. Lyles career WAR is under 0, we should not have to pay $7M for that. Granted $7M is not the end of the world. I guess the best argument here is that this is an investment to help protect the developing arms in the bullpen.