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Zack Wheeler signs with the Phillies (5 years, $118 million)

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Good signing for Phillies. Wish the Angels could have signed him. Don’t panic. The Angels are definitely signing Cole and another front line starter. Only two starting pitchers have signed. Plenty more to go. 

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Just now, Kevinb said:

Good signing for Phillies. Wish the Angels could have signed him. Don’t panic. The Angels are definitely signing Cole and another front line starter. Only two starting pitchers have signed. Plenty more to go. 

What makes you think they’ll sign another front line starter???? Who knows how much Cole is gonna go for at this point...

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1 minute ago, Kevinb said:

Good signing for Phillies. Wish the Angels could have signed him. Don’t panic. The Angels are definitely signing Cole and another front line starter. Only two starting pitchers have signed. Plenty more to go. 

If the Angels sign Cole, they aren't signing another front line guy.  I'd be surprised if Arte commits to spending $200+ on Cole and then another $100M+ on someone else. Likely would be Cole and then some 2nd/3rd tier guy for under $100M. Still think they end up trading for a SP and then going all out on Cole

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Just now, Sean-Regan said:

Who is available for trade? Thor and deGrom are off the table, so is Gray. Ray is a rental, and Boyd is supposedly super expensive. 

Do you trade for an unproven young arm and hope you get lucky?

Dylan from the Orioles as a back of rotation option

Kluber ($17.5 mil this season, $18 mil option for next season with $1 million buy out) may be on the table as the Indians retool and need cost affordable help on offense.

Take a shot at Boyd and see if the price reasonable (but I wouldn't give up Marsh in something like that)

Caleb Smith with the Marlins

Robby Ray with DBacks

Maybe buy low on someone like Kyle Freeland

Samardzija for one season

There are options to fill out the rotation if they can get Cole signed.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Warfarin said:

Have always felt Cole + Ryu the way to go.  Ryu won't cost a pick, so we "only" give up a 2nd rounder and hang onto our 3rd rounder.

As good as Ryu was in 2019, he doesn't have a history of durability.   2019 was the first season in the past 5 where he exceeded 130 innings.

Thoughts on the Japanese pitcher, Yamaguchi?

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