Originally Posted by alnorth
Presuming that Holland is on the table (maybe he is not, we're just speculating here), with that contract and 6 years of control, Colon wouldn't come anywhere close to doing it, unless Texas is unusually desperate to dump payroll.
Texas is getting Upton.
It's not Texas that is taking a puzzlingly small return here, it's Arizona.
When you put it in the context of the 4-way deal, Cleveland is getting about what it should get for what it's giving up and the Rangers are getting about what they should get for what they're giving up.
The team that is getting fleeced is Arizona and they're getting fleeced at the Royals benefit.