Well, my second sentence in the post you quoted states that locking down Strasburg to a longterm extension was a caveat in the proposed deal, so that
One year of an elite starter is worth three years of an elite closer, especially when you have another elite closer available. Betances-Wilson may not
The opportunity cost is using Miller, Gardner and/or other assets to get one year of Strasburg rather than trading them for MLB ready prospects who could
Rumor was before Heyward was traded and would have been for a package of him and Kimbrel.
And that'd be A-OK with me.
The question you want to ask is this: what's harder? Build a legit top of the game rotation or a bullpen?
Who would you suggest?
By the way, your hypothetical trade would give us the worst bullpen in the league. The Royals had average starters