So what happened to the crap about this being a crazy market? So a no hit/slick glove shortstop is worth as much as a legitimate closer? Good job Wayne.
I would have to assume that since Spier signed with the Angels he liked the comfort of knowing that division and likes being a set-up guy. Because unless the Halos have ideas on dealing him they have the AL rolaids relief closer in K-Rod. If he really wanted to close he had plenty of options available to him.
I would also like to say that adding Stanton gives us the flexibility of dealing Cormier for a useful piece if we need to and then re-sign Schoeneweis.