Originally Posted by jojo
For instance, I think he upgrades the Reds by maybe a win. I think the Reds need to find 12-15 wins to make the playoffs (or at least to have a real chance to make Cubs fans cry).
I don't think there's any meaningful way to assess the win value of the deal yet given that we don't know who else is joining the team.
If no other changes are made, then, sure, call it a one-win move.
If other things come together, then I'd submit giving the opposition something to worry about at the bottom of the lineup (as opposed to nothing to worry about) could pile up the WPA.
I'm just not sure a linear assessment means anything at this point.