A_K wrote:Tommy Hunter is an extremely bad baseball player and he's just been replaced by an extremely average baseball player (just over 1 WAR for 7 straight seasons). It's a small but undeniable marginal increase.
A_K wrote:It's a small but undeniable marginal increase
Matt P wrote:I feel bad for Lindstrom though. He seemed to really enjoy Baltimore from listening to him a few times on the Scott Garceau show. Talked about his view from his apartment of the Harbor, how close the team is, how much he loves the city, etc. He said it was the first time in his career he's been on a team like this and it has been his best major league experience. At least he is going to another playoff contender.
The Orioles bullpen is a close group of guys and I don't think it makes sense to get rid of one of them who has performed well for a mediocre SP like Saunders. Honestly I would have been more comfortable putting Arrieta back in the rotation than making this trade for Saunders. The deal was not worth it IMO.
osforlife wrote:Lindstrom is a solid bullpen arm that I would rather have for another year
Because he would have cost 4M next year my guess is that he would have been traded or had his option declined. We will have a bunch of potential quality replacements that will earn 1M or less.
I'm not justifying the trade; I just want to make it clear that I don't think we gave up more than six weeks of Lindstrom.
osforlife wrote:I would have kept him
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