I like Pillar, just seems like 3 young players is a lot to give up for a guy when your team is already terrible.
It's not really 3 prospects, though. It's one guy who was just outrighted (cleared waivers) and another who was just DFA'd. The third guy is actually a prospect, but a fairly marginal one -- ranked #18 for the Giants.
Still debatable whether the Giants should be trading for a guy like Pillar, I suppose, but the cost wasn't bad. And Pillar has been pretty solid the last 4 years -- at least 140 games and 2.5 bWAR each year. And the Giants now have him for the next 2 years, and could flip him if they fall out of the race as expected. (They actually got that #18 prospect from flipping McCutchen last August. Turning McCutchen into Pillar isn't bad.)
Edited by spycake, 02 April 2019 - 05:38 PM.