It's not about Delmonico ending up being a great MLB player. It's about value.
Delmonico has more value to the org. as a player & a trade chip than K-Rod does as a reliever. I'd bet almost anything that you could approximate K-Rod's ROS production with internal options.
Maybe. You could have used Britton or Gausman... or a Steve Johnson when he got back.
You make good points about giving up the value... I understand the hesitations you have here.... but I do like the move. I think it will prove to have a positive impact for the pen as a whole. I think with Hunter showing some struggles lately, they felt even more pressure to make the move.