Yes and no. Lee was the first ace pitcher in Texas since an old Nolan Ryan. Texas has never been known for their pitching, so signing Lee was a huge priority for the FO and was just as big for the fans. There was also mutual interest by both sides, so it's tough to say it was a rental, even though it played out that way.
When Lee signed with Philly, JD and Ryan both said that they were happy with the rotation going forward. So it will be interesting to see if they say the same thing about the roster.
I think, losing Hamilton will hurt about as much as losing Lee. It's tough to say at this moment though, as the moves the FO makes will be extremely important.
This post was edited on 10/10 at 4:46 pm