The San Francisco Giants are trying to shed payroll because they want to make a run at J. D. Martinez. They needed to find someone to dump a salary on.
They found a team desperate for starting pitching: the Texas Rangers and their wafer-thin system.
So, Friday night, the San Francisco Giants dumped Matt Moore on the Rangers. He was a former decent pitcher with the Tampa Bay Rays who in 2017 led the National League in two major stats: losses and earn runs allowed.
Moore, a left-hander, started 32 games, pitched to a 6-15 record, a 5.52 ERA, and a 1.532 WHIP. He was the Rougned Odor of pitchers. At least he has a ton of upside. Rock bottom, after all, doesn’t have a downside.
So now the Rangers rotation looks like this:
If you can’t have quality, load up with quantity.