I don't know what's so hard about this.
Lyles and Odor shouldn't be on this team. Modest (if even that) improvements over guys that shouldn't be on the team isn't improving.
If you love Adam Frazier (I've made the argument for him in the past) that's great, but why do we care about him in 2023? If you think there's something there....why wasn't he here from 2019-2022. Now is not Adam Frazier Day. We've wasted 4 years accomplishing nothing through losing and now we need the type of player we could have acquired 4+ years ago to create modest opportunity. Now we need the lesser version of that modest opportunity?
...and if you think Frazier is going to go off in some type of epic career year, awesome. Own it. Don't tell me how you can't do anything with money or that you can't win the Division. BECAUSE YOU JUST SIGNED ADAM FRASIER FOR 8M. Adam Frazier was hoping to catch on any guaranteed contract. He's probably a better aligned version of Vavra. Why would we need that.
This is literally the 2007 signing of Jay Payton.
We are the worst team in MLB history from 2018-2021 and the answer to fixing [whatever] is a 35 year old Kyle Gibson coming off a 5.05 ERA and a 31 year old Adam Frazier coming off a .612 OPS. Year 5. Awesome.
I'm not sure if this rant is directed at me because I was quoted, or just general Elias vitriol, but I certainly am not supporting these moves even if they incrementally improve over 2022. Better than Odor and Lyles isn't exactly a high bar.