We can't be cautious all the time. MadBaum is only 30. If we sign him to a 5 year deal, we'll probably get 3-4 good years. I'll take a dead contract in 2024 for a chance at a WS in 2020. They can also make a trade for a younger starter. But they need two more either way.Wheeler and Hamels off the board. One report claims the Twins and White Sox are the top two teams after Madison Bumgarner. But - could take a 5-yr, $100-million deal to land him. For a 30-year old pitcher, that would make me nervous.
At this point, I might be more inclined to focus on a trade that brings in a younger pitcher with potential. I would rather get a 25-year old guy on the way up as opposed to a 30-year old guy who may be on the way down.