It’s just a one-year commitment? He’s still ostensibly in his prime? We baby our closers so much he’ll be given a good shot at success? A 1.2 WHIP isn’t terrible? A career 3.46 K/BB ratio is pretty solid? A .726 OPS-Against is totally not bad? He can’t *possibly* do worse than a 63% save percentage?
He’s got decent control? He’s realized that having the league’s straightest fastball isn’t exactly a hallmark quality and will work on movement? He could possibly relocate the magic touch he had in the NL? We could trade him at the deadline?
Whoever replaced him may have been worse? Adding a decent reliever to the roster in need isn’t the worst thing in the world? Rebuilding with draft picks isn’t a guaranteed path to success? Considering recent history, the draft pick we sacrificed probably would have sucked anyway?
Ah forget it. I tried. This deal’s a turd, friends.