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  1. Cashner update

    When you say it would be those two plus prospects you speak as though that's an actual offer. We don't know. You don't know. You guys are just making stuff up or repeating unsubstantiated rumors.
  2. It would be great if Schoop could be signed for 6/80 and you guys can do all of the calculations that you want. It's not about what's fair. It's about giving him something that's too good to pass up.
  3. Is Davis Done?

    I think you are onto something here. Not exactly a revelation but he was certainly a huge guy at one point. He got married and had a kid and got a big contract. Now, he wants to stay healthy and grow old. He tried (did he succeed?) to kick chewing tobacco. He had problems the year he was denied the Adderall exemption and he's been getting worse the last two years. He's only 31 so it makes you wonder. It could be nothing. Boog Powerll went downhill around the same age. On the other hand ...... It makes you wonder.
  4. I don't think you can point to any of those contracts as really bad contracts. Andrelton Simmons, for one, was a 7.1 WAR (28.6 for his career) player last year. Sign me up for the 3/39 he's got coming. Odor is signed for 6/45. He turns 24 in February and is a very talented kid. Again, sign me up. Tim Anderson is another very talented individual. He's signed for 7/23M. He had a bad year and was only worth .9 WAR last year. I'll take his upside for that contract. Soler is owed 3/14. I mean he was terrible and injured but that's not exactly going to bankrupt the Royals.
  5. I think you have to knock his socks off. I don't think "fair" gets it done. If you offer whats fair he'll just wait and in two years might require a lot more.
  6. Os requesting offers on Machado

    I pasted the link to the whole article but copy and pasted the best stuff. Haha.
  7. I think you have to start at 6/96 to have a realistic chance of signing him and enticing him not to test FA in two years. That's only an average of 16M per year. My guess is that it might take 6/120M to actually get him to sign. I would go that high to get his age 26-31 seasons. At some point, the Orioles have to hold onto some young player. Schoop looks to be as good a citizen as you can find and a great teammate. I usually prefer letting guys walk over giving out huge contracts but I would go as high as 6/120M for Schoop.
  8. I'd like to know more about him for sure. Last year looks like his first in the Dominican Summer League so they must have signed him when he was 18 or 19 which of course is a couple of years later than a lot of the Latin kids sign. Roch scooped Melewski, kind of.
  9. Os requesting offers on Machado

    https://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/brady-andersons-role-with-orioles-a-topic-of-debate-032017 Anderson, 53, is close with both Orioles owner Peter Angelos and Angelos’ son, Lou, an ownership representative, adding to Anderson’s perceived power with the club – “I like Brady. Everybody likes Brady,” former pitching coach Dave Wallace said. “But one of the problems is, when you have a role in an organization where you have total autonomy and really no accountability, that’s tough.” Wallace said that he had planned to retire from major-league coaching, but that Anderson was part of the reason he resisted overtures to remain with the Orioles in a player-development role. Chiti said, “I’m not going to deny that Brady was part of why I left,” but declined further comment. Some player agents have expressed concern to the Major League Baseball Players Association about Anderson’s role, and also have reported to the union that Duquette and Anderson sometimes communicate different messages to agents, sources said. He did help the Orioles re-sign a free agent in each of the past two offseasons – first reliever Darren O’Day, who was represented by Anderson’s former agent, Jeff Borris, and then outfielder Mark Trumbo Orioles minor-league staffers, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Anderson will work with minor-league players, then inform coaches that a player is “fixed” without revealing the changes that he instructed the player to make. At one point during our conversation, I asked Anderson, “Who are you responsible to? Whom do you report to?” “Who does Buck report to?” Anderson asked. “Dan, but also Peter,” I replied. “Who does Dan report to?” “Peter.” Anderson paused before continuing, then said he viewed his efforts as part of a collaboration. He offered individual praise for Showalter, Duquette and Peter Angelos, calling the owner, “one of the best people I know, one of the best characters, somebody I’m intensely loyal to, always will be.” I posed the same question to Duquette: Who does Anderson report to? “I wouldn’t say that he technically reports to me or Buck,” Duquette said. “The owner had hired him before I had gotten here, and the owner hired him directly. I’m not blind to the idea of being a GM one day. But that’s not needed here. We have one.
  10. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Age is a non factor on a 2-3 month rental.
  11. So What is the Plan for Starting Pitching?

    Multiple reports have stated that we aren't even close to a deal with anyone. One report said other teams would have to drastically upgrade their offers to make something happen. It seems, to me, that the Orioles are placing a value on Machado that not one of the teams pursuing him feels is appropriate. Are the Orioles wrong or is it everyone else? From December 21. Per USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Orioles said Thursday that "unless someone drastically changes their offer" Machado will remain with the team.
  12. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Angelos doesn't like to pay people to stay home. He's into contracts. Duquette does most of the leg work and comes back with the proposals and makes his suggestion. I wouldn't call that worthless.
  13. Os requesting offers on Machado

    I don't believe Duquette makes any major decision without having it go through Angelos, Buck, Brady, and whoever else. Angelos has veto power and I'm doubtful he gives the greatest weight to Duquette's opinion. Duquette has to get a consensus from the board, so to speak. That's why any major move made probably was rubber stamped with Buck's approval.
  14. Os requesting offers on Machado

    That would leave the Orioles two ML ready pitchers short of what they say they needed back in any Manny deal. I admit that's a dumb corner to box yourself into but that's what they said. Devers and Groome would be a nice package but clearly not the type the O's seem to be after.