Hi - curious if anyone could explain (or just say there is no reason…) if there is ever a situation where it makes sense to just cut an expensive player mid-year if you don’t intend on keeping them.
I have a $42 Giolito who given the rest of my roster is likely a victim of cuts in the offseason. I’m also not likely to compete for the title at the end of the year, so I’m actively shopping him to contenders who could use a rental. While I’m not expecting a ton, I’m also not getting much/any traction at the moment.
With this as just one example, my general question: is there ever a case where it makes sense to drop a player like this midseason to open up cap space, even if there is no immediate subsequent move that I intend on making? In other words, I would drop Giolito - he’ll either get claimed or not, but definitely reauctioned - and so I’ll be rid his $42 within a week. But then do nothing with that. Is there any point to this?
First year playing, so haven’t done this/seen this, and was curious if there were any thoughts.