I just dropped Chris Perez to make way for this deal. I'm getting a closer and solid set-up guy who'll be pitching the 7th for the Padres at the moment. This is exactly what I needed to do with my SP depth. I've got a dozen solid, young SP on my staff, so getting a reliable closer was a key. I'm not too high on Lee, but he might put everything together. Erlin also strikes me as a good #3 guy, but somebody who I could deal. Addison should keep performing in the NL as the DBacks closer.
Good deal, Padres.
Baseball may be a religion full of magic, cosmic truth, and the fundamental ontological riddles of our time, but it's also a job.
I accept. I am willing to take a flyer on Lee. I think Reed picks up some saves in Arizona but his leash is now much shorter with the arms they already have in their bullpen. I think Thayer has a live arm but not sure if he gets all the opportunities he could possibly get. Maybe San Diego ships him out. And Erlin is a plus to get back. Good command with some plus stuff. Thanks Indians.