Duke, LaRoche, and Delwyn all designated. I thought LaRoche was our utility infielder and I figured Duke had at least a fighting chance of being retained if there was any doubt the Bucs wouldn't be able to sign a legitimate SP option. Guess they're confident they'll get somebody to sign because I doubt NH will lean on Owens, etc for the bulk of next year.
Already, MLBTR readers are speculating on Duke as a 5th SP option or long-reliever. Theo Epstein is all over him. We'll see what happens.
Think the PBCBlog crowd will be happy about this one? Sale the team...Nutting is cheap.