Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Is Eovaldi...
clearly better than any of our current starters? No
under team control long term? No
So hard no on using Baez or Soler to acquire him. He's not at all a bad pitcher, but he sits in a weird spot where he doesn't currently displace an existing SP, but he's been good enough that you aren't buying low on potential. And even if you were, you don't get to enjoy that potential for more than a year. If either of the above factors were different I could get on board, but I don't like the fit for Eovaldi.
I guess I don't know how you'd define under team control long term but he's not a free agent until 2018. I love Eovaldi especially now that he's using the splitter more, and he's probably better than Hammel, but he's not a significant upgrade. Also, I feel like I would grow annoyed by a guy who throws 100 and doesn't strikeout a batter an inning.