This is probably very, very close to the truth.. whether you like the trade or not,[Reitsma said] They saw me in the long run as a set-up guy, someone they could replace with a veteran like Todd Jones
the new regime doesn't really seem to value the bullpen very much at all. And it's not all about money either. They could've gotten some cheap veterans this offseason who
would've been much more effective than Jones/Van Poopel/etc. Sure, it would've
cost more than minimum salary, but it wouldn't have broken the bank.
I think it was M2 that said that if a club is resigned to the fact that it can never afford to carry a 1.5-2 million reliever like Sullivan/Heredia/White.. then you might as well
accept that the team will never contend. Even KC could afford Sullivan.
There is no plan, other than to cut costs. In a few years, DanO will get the ax, and we'll be told the "new guy" will do it right this time. Now, I know DanO is trying as hard as he can. Don't get me wrong, but unless we see a major cash infusion into the draft, no GM is going to be able to win under the Allen/Lindner regime.