This article is not meant for me to give MY opinion, I have done that in a previous post. This is to beg the fan base out there to help me understand how this move makes any sense except to cut costs (yet we are also sending cash considerations to SD as well).
I liked Rooker, even though he is an "old" young guy and not much of a fit here. I don't have an issue moving him though.
My question is why move an All-Star Closer who is a significant clubhouse presence and a fan favorite for an average at best pitcher a not significantly better than any of our other current starters. and here is where I need help understanding.
Who is/should Paddack replace in the rotation? and how big of an upgrade is he over that pitcher?
As I stated earlier, unless there is already an injury we have not heard about, the only one who gets moved out of the rotation is Bundy and is Paddack a significant enough upgrade over Bundy to warrant sending out Rogers? or do we go 6 man? But again this is not about my opinions.
Help me understand, I legitimately cannot see the added value Paddack could bring.
Please explain how this move makes sense and who gets impacted.