You might be giving him more value than he's worth. He's a Seventh Inning guy that would earn 4M next year, Just remember, the other 29 teams had to pass up the chance to obtain him for nothing but the remainder of this year's salary for him to have cleared waivers and be traded.
osforlife wrote:I guess I just like the strong bullpen that has carried us this year.
...and there's nothing stopping us from having one just as strong next year. The Padres and Rays have built strong bullpens year after year by using good scouting to find live arms and then putting those players in roles that will maximize their talents; not by paying overrated guys big bucks.
A_K wrote:Very concerned it might be Avery or Adams.
A_K wrote:The bullpen is still strong. We dealt from a position of extreme depth. If you don't like Saunders, that's one thing, but not liking what we gave up doesn't make sense. Lindstrom is nothing but a fungible bullpen arm. Our PTBNL is what I'm worried about at this point. Very concerned it might be Avery or Adams.
I don't think it will even be a top 15 prospect. IMO Adams doesn't make that list.
A_K wrote:Keeping in mind of course that having Lindstrom for one more season at $4 million would be a bad thing, not a good thing.
osforlife wrote:Would we get a better deal on the F/A market?
osforlife wrote:I'd be alright with it. Keeping a very solid reliever in the pen is a good thing. Would we get a better deal on the F/A market?
Well, we acquired O'Day on waivers this time a year ago and Ayala for less in free agency a year ago, and both of them are used in higher leverage situations than Lindstrom right now, so yeah I don't think getting a contribution equal to Lindstrom for less than 4 mill should be a problem at all.
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