Five strangest moves of winter
The offseason transactions that still have us scratching our heads
Let's take a look at five transactions where we're not sure what one team was thinking.
Fowler isn't perfect, but he was the best center fielder the Rockies had. They preferred the upside of Lyles, hoping that they could find another Tyler Chatwood. And perhaps there is logic in that, because they're both young pitchers who might have been rushed to the majors.
But where Chatwood has a good fastball and gets tons of ground balls, Lyles has neither a good fastball nor generates enough grounders to succeed at high altitude.
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