I won't say more than to point out Gio's #3 comp thru age 25 is Ernie Broglio. Check your history book to find out how that worked out for the Cubs.
both his 200 ip seasons feature 90+ walks and a 1.3+ whip. FIP and xFIP all significantly higher than the headline numbers we'll be BS'd with if he comes here.
Sure it's the AL but he pitches in an extreme pitchers park.
Why would you trade three or four lottery tickets for a mediocre 26 year old?
When you could have simply opened the checkbook and gotten a potential ace?
I know why and it doesn't give me a lot of confidence in the future.