People keep typing that:
a: who is trading away top end pitching under control for more than half a year
b: they couldn't manage to make one trade this off season despite having the worst SP in baseball and plenty of MIF depth.
Well, the hot rumors are Jose Quintana, Sonny Gray, and Gerrit Cole as far as pitchers with multiple years of control. There could be more as the hot stove heats up in July.
It appeared that they had other things to focus on last off-season instead of trading for established starting pitching... Trying to trade away Dozier, building up the analytics team, etc. We'll see what they do this off-season and/or in July.