I'm not 100% convinced this matters much if the analytics show that the hit rate on identifying and acquiring pitchers from other organizations is higher than using valuable draft capital to acquire.
We haven't seen Elias start to move any of the excess positional prospect assets yet but I'm not convinced those positional prospects aren't a better way to bring pitching into the organization than spending a significant portion of limited draft capital on pitching would be. Jury is still out IMO.
He’s the modern day savior but we were a dynasty in the 60s/70s. I’d say a couple of WS and continued health of the Organization through scouting, development, and shrew moves might put him in the conversation.
A gesture of good will by Elias, he’s not arb eligible until 2025.
FWIW, his salary on BBref is showing as $730,000. So they gave him a raise which he deserved and covered the period when he can’t pitch.