I am very opposed to signing Rodon due to his chronic throwing arm issues, but I agree. If we are not willing to shop from the top shelf now, when our window is opening, the clock on Adley is ticking, and the payroll is microscopic, then I doubt we ever will.
That said, Roch may just be speculating for content.
I think that’s his read on things, based on what has been done by this regime and the little tidbits he gets. (I don’t think he gets nearly as much info as he used to from past GM’s.) I feel the same way, I’ll believe they’re spending big when they actually do it, not until. No matter how much sense it seems to make to me to bring in a true #1 starter.
I really don't see Benintendi as a great fit for the Orioles with Cowser just over the horizon. Both are low power/high contact hitters best-suited defensively for the corner OF, which are generally spots where you want mashers. Having that kind of hitter in both corners would be sub-optimal, IMO. If he was available on a 1 or 2 year deal, maybe, but he will be looking for at least 3 or 4 years at minimum.
Why should he be regarded as a 2 WAR player, when he’s been worth 5.7 and 3.8 the last two years and is 28 years old? Being conservative in evaluating your own players is one thing, but that’s ridiculous.
What’s his true value though? 3.5 WAR with excess value of 15mil+ here and controllable? Or 2 WAR?
If the FO thinks he’s actually a 2 And a platoon, then you trade him like he’s a 4War. But there’s still too much excess value if he’s 3.5+