Arizona makes sense to me. It has a large Latino population and the Diamondbacks are a very good young upcoming team with a real chance to win the World Series.
Now they can compete with Texas for Montgomery, or throw the Orange & Black hat in the ring for Shota Imanaga.
Or trade for Corbin Burnes and call it a day.
I don't believe Elias has been running around Nashville over the last couple of days taking up other team's time about starting pitching only to suddenly decide to throw the entire budget at a guy who's going to pitch 70 innings at most. $20 million AAV over multiple years could well be off the table at this point, but something like a Cease trade could very much still be possible IMO.
Personally I like the signing. I am afraid that he moves Wells to the rotation and stops us from getting a very good starter. Wells gives us a lot of depth in the pen.
Santa, bring me Burnes and I will be elated!