Building a Roster with the Remaining Free Agents

Yovani Gallardo

(Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News)

SP: Mark Buehrle (36), 1.6 WAR
SP: Yovani Gallardo (29), 1.8 WAR
SP: Alfredo Simon (34), 0.7 WAR
SP: Tim Lincecum (31), 0.7 WAR
SP: Mat Latos (28), 1.8 WAR

Total: 6.6 WAR

Yovani Gallardo headlines the free agent rotation after a very good 2015 season with the Texas Rangers. He has been most recently linked to the Baltimore Orioles – who he would make a ton of sense for. The Orioles desperately need another starter if they want to compete in the AL East this season. The rest of the rotation is filled-out with potential 4-5 starters and/or depth in case of injuries. Matt Latos is tied with Simon for predicted WAR in 2016 despite his horrendous 2015 campaign. He could provide potential depth and be obtained at a relatively cheap price. The big concern with Latos is his attitude and behavior.

2 Responses

  1. jesse

    Desmond is more likely to be playing in Japan than getting a deal that he turned away fromt the Nats a few years or the same as his QO last year. Guy has an agent who has his head in the clouds.


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