HelLoaiza (damnit)Apparently, pending results of a physical, Bowden signed Loaiza for "a $2.9M deal that includes incentives". My first thought was honestly, "I should pass on my season tickets".
What does the rotation look like, then? Probably Hernandez, Ohka, Armas, Loaiza, Day. Patterson, Rauch and Hinkley all have some small chance of pushing someone out, but I wouldn't count on it. Patterson and Rauch will likely end up in the bullpen, and I suspect Hinkley will spend another year in AAA.
I wouldn't feel so bad if Loaiza were destined for the pen. But there's no way that'll happen, I fear.
The article mentions that we're getting close with another option for the pen, as Bowden is also talking major league deal for Osuna now, instead of a minor league deal. I think that's a reasonable move, as I've said before. Osuna definitely adds some depth we've been lacking.