- Aug 1, 2006
If you sign Wacha (2.0 bWAR), you don't get Kutter Crawford (1.9 bWAR) in the rotation. Kluber, sure, that's a miss, but it's a 1/$10M mistake. The Dodgers gave $13 to Noah Syndergaard. The Astros gave $60 million to Jose Abreu, and he's worth negative 1 win this year.The case for firing Bloom - to be clear I have always been Bloom agnostic.
1. The state of the starting rotation. He let Wacha and Eovaldi walk, signed Kluber and missed on Efflin. Each decision is defensible - but in the end they left a rotation that did not pitch well and left the bullpen exposed.
2. The failure to fill the holes at short and second. The Mondesi signing made little sense, and playing Kike there was a disaster.
My cynical reason - With Betts about to win a second MVP award Henry wants cover. He also wants some press as the team was essentially off the radar for Boston sports fans. I actually do not think this is true - but it will be cannon fodder for talk radio.
Do you really think the Josh Taylor for Mondesi trade matters in any way?