Re: Some Tough Bullpen Decisions Loom.
Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
Going to the youth over the oldsters like Stanton and the flops like Majewski gives you two advantages: 1. likely to improve the bullpen in the present and 2. likely will give management a chance to see who's worth keeping for next season. No one would publically say we're playing for next year, but that's what we should be doing. It would take an insane number of bullseye trades over the next month to get this team into any kind of shape to contend.
and 3) free up more cash to spend on bench players or another SP.
If almost all of your bullpen is made up of guys making the major league minimum, you've got dollars to spend elsewhere on your roster. You'd have that extra $1-$2 million to spend on the decent backup catcher that no one wants to "pursue" in the offseason. You'd have the extra money to get the backup OFer that many teams aren't showing a lot of attention to until 3-4 weeks before Spring Training starts. That makes your bench, and your team better and more competitive.
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