Rosario has accumulated 5 times the career fWAR of Anderson and is over a year younger.
Anderson is a rookie and has made a bigger impact than Rosario has in his 5th season.
Anderson plays at a position of current extreme need.
Anderson has produced at a position of need more than Rosario has at a position of surplus.
The coup de grace?
Anderson is one of only FOUR pitchers (out of over 400) who have a K/9 greater than 15.
Of the 18 LFers who have qualified ABs, Rosario ranks FIFTEENTH with his fWAR of 1.1- he's producing just barely above Robbie Grossman's 1.0.
The Twins have a surplus of high-rated prospect and door-knocking OFers.
The Twins have a passel-full of prospect but unproven MLB-level pitchers.
Anderson has 5 more years of inexpensive control.
Rosario is expensive, and will be gone sooner or later, but no later than 2021.
Effective, proven MLB-level pitchers are scarcer than corner OFers.
Hard to visualize the Twins getting a good #3 SP for Rosario except giving up more prospects- not many teams with surplus quality arms.
Edited by jokin, 05 September 2019 - 05:57 AM.