I would like to get the temperature of the room as to which lefty pitcher is most expendable. If the Giants had the ability to acquire a middle of the order hitter this offseason, but at the price of either Sanchez or Bumgarner ,which would it be? Which pitcher should we keep?
Very simply, I would keep Sanchez. He throws 93-97 mph with a suddenly improved (fairly consistent!) set of breaking pitches and he's still 26 years old. He is not a finished product by any means, but right now, he is a good #4 starter, with the obvious potential to be a #1 or 2.
Maybe Bumgarner can match that one day but I'm not sure if even he has Sanchez's upside. What say you?