Mother Ayahuasca wrote:Ever heard of a buy-low investment opportunity?
Well of course but when I think of an investment opportunity for the future I think of something along the lines of when we traded Forsythe for De Leon. Considering we are in rebuilding mode it's a trade that's a kick in the balls but it's the proper kind of trade you make if you're serious about restocking the pitching pipeline. As for a guy like Eovaldi of course the operative words here were "buy low." But it just seems hypocritical to me that the Rays would dump a couple million bucks on a completely average player who may never play again and won't even play for us THIS YEAR when the Rays front office gives the same, "We need to spend carefully" speech that they do every year. And you know what? I completely get that and never get upset when the Rays say that. We don't support the team well, our ballpark is awful and I doubt we ever turn a serious profit.
If this were a multi-year deal I'd be singing a completely different song right now because at least it would see Eovaldi through is rehab. But no matter what happens he'ss gonna cash in and by this time next year the Rays front office is gonna come out to the world $2 million lighter with their pockets turned out.