Somebody help here, please. Tell me how any of this makes sense.
Our biggest problem areas were:
A.) Multiple disabled starting pitchers. So, we acquired a pitcher, Hill, currently on the DL. Yeah, I know it's a blister but his 76 IP is the MOST he's thrown since 2007! His history screams OUCH!
B.) Hitting against left handed pitchers. So, we acquired a lefty hitter, Reddick, with the most amazingly awful splits. OPS .955 vs. righties, .425 vs. lefties. (25% of his PA's vs. lefties, so it's not a terribly sss.)
C.) Additional bullpen depth, preferably a solid eighth inning setup man. So, we get a reliever, Jesse Chavez, who has allowed 8 earned runs in his last 5.1 innings and isn't better than any of our current relievers.
All have the stench of Oakland and are free agents at the end of 2016. We lose three prospects some of whom I prize more than two months of these three.
We have, seven, count 'em, seven former and current GM's in the front office, and this is the best they can do. Did they help negotiate the Iran nuke deal???