And only for one year as well.If this is a bad one at least it's only $6 million, not upwards of $15 or $20 million per year.
I think the only reason this signing is getting any kind of attention is that it is in the context of ownership having a stated desire to reduce payroll and get under the luxury tax. In any other context, this thread is probably less than ten posts long. It's the sort of depth signing we see every year.
I'm not inclined to push the panic button about it until we have a better idea of where it fits in the bigger picture. Being a 1 for 1 replacement of Porcello in an otherwise unchanged rotation is a completely different animal from being a featured part of a revamped rotation that lacks Price and/or Sale and/or Eovaldi and/or Rodriguez. And at this stage, we have no idea where on the spectrum of possibilities things are going to fall.