Agreed and we have other young talent so it doesn't hurt the future of the team much.
Picking up Buchholz's option suddenly looks even worse.in the context of the talent of this team and its wallet, buchholz is not a major problem. they can always trade him. starting pitchers are always in demand. or convert him to long reliever.
Moncada and Kopech is a pretty good haul, though. Wonder whether we'll have another Anthony Rizzo situation here.
and dont forget, Sale is getting paid around $12,000,000 a year for three years. very very reasonable contract.
moncada's future is the key. but you need to give up talent to get talent...unless you are ainge.
to say the least...here is another item from SoSH on that exact topic:
Betts controlled through 2020
Boegards controlled through 2019
Bradley controlled through 2020
Swihart controlled through 2021
Benintendi controlled through 2022
Edro controlled through 2020
Price controlled through 2022
Porcello controlled through 2019
Sale controlled through 2019
Pedroia controlled through 2020
So that's your top-3 starters, your entire outfield, your middle infield and your catching situation, all controlled for the next three years. And that's before any of these guys sign any extensions.
The 2020 offseason might be brutal, but at this point there aren't that many openings for young players even if the system had more talent to promote.