Originally Posted by Vottomatic
Because he has more upside and won't cost us our first-round pick- or $13M/year. Tigers need bullpen help. If Chapman is really headed back to the 'pen, we have bullpen help to spare.
I think Porcello would be equal to or greater than both Lohse and Leake right now. I think he could be even better in 2014 and 2015.
I like buying low on faded prospects. We could probably even find a way to make it money neutral or even positive (ie Masset and Hoover), then flip Leake to the Padres for prospects (Austin Hedges seems redundant for them with Grandal).