For $0.5M, according to this MLB article. Vieira is worth more like what, $5-8M, would you say? (Well, in normal money rather than in international money, true.)
In wars they have this term, "FIELD RATES." I'll give ya this K-ration for 100 rounds of .223, sure. In 40 years of baseball I've never seen "field rates" like that. SLAP me SILLY. Next up, Edwin Diaz for $650k in slot dinero.
10% of you did not know that Vieira is a reliever who throws 100 MPH, whose slider is advancing quickly, and who will be ready by June 2018 in the disaster scenario. He will serve a short apprenticeship in setup and then will close for club-controls type of salary. Most Denizens were hip to that, but SSI is (unlike Federal Way) building 'an inclusive community.'
Mo' Dawg sez
"Here Otani! Come here Otani! Here boy!!"
And that international cash gets us close to the top teams this year, I would suppose.
I suggested we could send Vieira to Chicago, but thought Abreu might be part of the return. I was wrong.
If the new MLB paradigm is cold decking power bullpen arms and throwing them out in succession from the 5th inning on, Pipoto just became a contrarian of sorts, at least when searching for bigger pieces.
Key takeaway from this? From selling Thyago Veira for 10% of his value? That the M's like their chances on Ohtani, wouldn't you think? Are YOU offloading Thyago Vieira for nothing, because you think you have a 1/4 chance at closing escrow?