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    Orioles Sign Alicides Escobar to MiL Deal

    Jackson's arm and speed is plus. His fielding is above average. His bat is below average. Martin's arm and fielding are plus. Speed is above average. Hitting is below average.
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    Orioles Sign Alicides Escobar to MiL Deal

    I am not penciling Escobar in as the starting SS. He will have to earn it in ST. And Martin also has competition from Jackson and Alberto. Its going to interesting.
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    Orioles Sign Alicides Escobar to MiL Deal

    Escobar has lost a lot of range over the years. He is 32. Nice to have in camp but I think its hard for him to make the team as a starter. I will be interested to see if he has an out if he is sent to AAA.
  4. Tony, Love these chats. You look much more comfortable sitting instead of standing. I think Terry and you play off of each other very well. The two of you are much more interesting then the skype chats that you did before. I think being current is going to be important going forward. Not being current on Karns, Kremer's injury, Trumbo seems more likely to begin the season with the O's than a week ago and that the O's have said that they will keep as many pitchers starters as they can for now makes the chat feel a little dated. If there is a way to do the chat and make them more current that would be even better than they are now. Few content comments: 1) I agree with 90% of what you said. 2) I liked your point above Perez and Sucre being Elias guys. Who knows whether Sucre makes it to ST and when but I think you are right the Perez gets a little edge in the competition because Elias brought him in. 3) Bundy - Anyone is tradable for the right offer. But ideally I don't see Bundy being traded unless they are blown away in a trade in July. Cobb and Cashner, yes. Bundy they need someone to pitch the rest of the season. Trading three starters is a little much at one trade deadline. Bundy can be traded over the winter or next July. 4) Analytics is the current buzz. Cameras everywhere. Just didn't come across as strongly as I thought it could have. 5) Agree on Hay, Diaz and McKenna not starting their clocks early in the season. 6) JMO but Kline may win a spot in the pen in ST. He is 27 , talented and finally healthy.
  5. With Ruiz at 3B at Norfolk, Mountcastle fits at first base for the Tides. Just sayin' I count 45 pitchers between the O's major league roster, Norfolk and Baysox. There is space for 36.
  6. Thanks for the correction. The MLBTR article that I included with the OP didn't say it was a minor league contract.
  7. Go figure, https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/02/giants-sign-craig-gentry.html
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    Interesting FAs

    If they are still on the list on Feb 1st Max contract: 1/4m Some would only be offered a minor league contract Some will have to fall through the cracks to still be available Clay Buchholz SP Nate Karns SP --- signed by O's on Feb 7th. Ervin Santana SP Adeiny Hechavarria SS Jose Iglesia SS Adam Jones RF Martin Maldonado C Matt Wieters C
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    Interesting FAs

    No exactly.
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    Interesting FAs

    Elias has made it pretty clear that the Astros are the model. There will not do everything that the Astros did but they will follow their approach a lot.
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    Interesting FAs

    We know Jeff Luhnow kept George Springer in the minors until he had spent a full season at AA/AAA at age 25. And that is the model.
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    Interesting FAs

    I agree with most of this. I could have written some of it. Stewart and Jones can't platoon because Jones would get about 200 at bats. Stewart is not a right fielder. He belongs in left whenever that position opens up. Jones would be in right because he is better there than Rickard, Stewart or Yaz there when considering offense and defense. Why is it important to be better. Because the O's want their pitching to be better. So some of the pitchers can be traded and some of them will get better for the O's. Jones helps do that. Especially with Mancini's limited range in left. They need more range and arm in right.
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    Interesting FAs

    What young guys?
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    Interesting FAs

    Good point. It getting late and he has to adapt to a corner outfield spot this spring.
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    Interesting FAs

    Gentry signs. Adjustment made to OP. And Jones is silly out there. He should be in someones camp. Sign him 1/3m.
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    Orioles Hangout Pilot Web TV show

    Waiting............
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    2080Baseball: Org Review

    There is significant risk with most prospects. There are no guarantees.
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    2080Baseball: Org Review

    There is a significant difference the way most players perform when they are injured from when they are healthy. If some people don't want to believe that its at their own peril in their projections.
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    2080Baseball: Org Review

    That aggressiveness is what got him to be the #21 prospect by BA and had him performing great at AA before the shoulder and ankle injuries. If those injuries haven't done permanent damage to his abilities he should be the same player now that he is recovered from them. To speak about the other players, most rater use Future Value or ceiling as their rating criteria. If Hays didn't lose anything for the injuries he still has the ceiling he had in the 2017-18 off season that got him the #21 ranking. So if those raters are putting 4 or 5 player ahead of him they are said that those player's Future Value is higher than Hays. That makes them impact prospects also IMO.
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    2080Baseball: Org Review

    What flaw seen in Hays game last year?
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    2080Baseball: Org Review

    Here is the way I like to look at these ranking from different publications. One year ago Austin Hays was ranked by Baseball America as the 21st prospect in all of baseball. He was coming off a season where he had 32 homer, 95 RBI and split of 329/365/593/958. He finished that season at AA. He was rated with a 60 arm, 55 power and 55 as a fielder. That sure sounds like a impact player to me. He had injuries last year but has he lost any of that potential? Not that I have heard. So now he is not even in the top 100 by most of the rater. I think he could easily repeat what he did in 2017 and be a impact prospect in the majors this year or next. So anyone that listed on the O's prospect list as high or higher than Hays could also be impact players IMO. The includes Yusneil Diaz, DL Hall, Grayson Rodriguez, Ryan Mountcastle and may according Tony's ranks Dean Kremer. JMO.
  22. We are a day or two before ST begins. Joe Trezza of MLB.com has written an article on who will be the 25 to make the O's Opening Day roster. Since we talk about everything Orioles I thought we should weigh in. I don't agree with everyone on Joe's roster not surprisingly. Who do you think is on the O's 25 man roster on OD? https://www.mlb.com/orioles/news/orioles-projected-25-man-opening-day-roster/c-303767988
  23. Any chance Long can fix him?
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    Jack Reinheimer- interesting target (claimed)

    There is a lot of depth, just not very much major league experience. Richie Martin - Known for his defense at SS (rate as a 60 arm and 60 fielder). Drafted in the first round. Martin's impressive range at shortstop is a product of his athleticism and above-average speed, and scouts rave about his first-step quickness as well as his overall instincts. His arm is a clean fit at the position and enables him to make highlight-reel plays, but he's also capable of getting rid of the ball quickly while on the move, without sacrificing any accuracy. Drew Jackson - Known for his plus arm (rated at 70) and speed (rated at 65). Hanser Alberto - Won a Gold Glove for best SS in the minors in 2014. Had shoulder surgery in 2017 so we have to see how that has affected him. Zach Vincej - Won Gold Glove for best SS in the minors 2016. Jack Reinhiemer - Started 381 game at SS in his 6 year minor league career.
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    Who are the 25 O's on the Opening Day Roster

    Gilmartin is on a minor league contract and though he may come up a some point during the season I don't think he has good odds on breaking camp with the O's because of that contract. Much more likely to see guys on the 40 man roster to begin the season. Same with Peterson. Wilkerson is on the 40 man but has an option. Martin, Jackson as Rule 5 guys that have to be returned if not kept and Alberto who in on the 40 man but out of options have better chances of breaking camp with the O's. Performance will count but if any of these three players show something the O's want to keep they have a better chance to stay than guys not on the 40 man roster or fringe players with options. Guys on minor league contracts have to fill a void that no one on the major league roster can in order to begin the season with he O's. There are two that I give a chance. Carlos Perez at catcher if the O's decide to send Sisco down. Sucre is hurting his chances by not being in camp and I think Susac has to show a lot more than he showed last year to stay in the majors. And Yaz in RF or as an extra OFer. I think he has chance because the O's need help in RF. I think he outplays Stewart this spring as he did last year at Norfolk.
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