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  1. Adjusted OP for the addition of Karns and removed Yacabonis. See opening post Projected 2019 Opening Day Payroll (ODP) is now $78.59M
  2. AZRon

    Orioles sign Nate Karns

    This is a guaranteed major league contract. The O's are on the hook for $800k unless Karns violates one of the standard contract provisions.
  3. Adjusted OP for the arbitration settlements with Villar, Bundy and Givens. See opening post Projected 2019 Opening Day Payroll (ODP) is now $78.35M
  4. AZRon

    Will Dickerson or Kirby Be Brought Back?

    http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2018/12/mills-and-clark-remain-under-contract-with-orioles.html "Einar Díaz, an extra coach with the Orioles since 2013, has accepted a job as a fourth coach with the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves."
  5. AZRon

    Luke’s 2018 Rule 5 Draft Preference List

    Thanks -- can you cite your source for this information and/or provide a list of the protected players? Major League Rule 2(b) has the following minor league team player "reserve" limits: AAA - 38 AA - 37 All others - 35 P.S. There is no longer an "AA Phase" for the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft.
  6. Replaced Breyvic Valera with Rule 5 draftee SS Richie Martin; moved Villar to 2B. I'm guessing that Rule 5 acquisiton Drew Jackson will not be on the active roster as of opening day. See opening post Projected 2019 Opening Day Payroll (ODP) remains unchanged @ $77.97M
  7. Replaced claimed Ryan Meisinger with Branden Kline. See opening post Projected 2019 Opening Day Payroll (ODP) remains unchanged @ $77.97M
  8. AZRon

    2018-19 Offseason Tracker

    https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/minor-league-free-agents-2018/ To qualify as a minor league free agent: from http://www.milb.com/milb/info/faq.jsp?mc=business#23 Q. How long are Minor League players required to remain with the team that drafted them before they are eligible to negotiate with another team?A. According to Major League Rule 3(b), "All Minor League Uniform Player Contracts between either a Major or a Minor League Club and a player who has not previously signed a contract with a Major or a Minor League Club shall be for a term of seven Minor League playing seasons." See sample minor league contract here (Article VI): https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/sites/default/files/milb std player K.pdf
  9. AZRon

    Player Development & Hitting Coaches

    Einar Diaz, also -- is/was a coach with the O's since 2013 and in the organization since 2008. I was unaware that he coached major league hitters.
  10. AZRon

    Elias' Brady comments (Connolly article)

    Quoting from the 2018 Orioles Media Guide: "BRADY ANDERSON VICE PRESIDENT, BASEBALL OPERATIONS Brady Anderson was named Vice President of Baseball Operations in February of 2013. In his role, he collaborates with Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter on player development and roster management while overseeing strength and conditioning training and nutrition for the club. He began consulting with the Orioles on hitting instruction and strength and conditioning training in 2010 before joining the team as Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations in 2012...." I guess it depends on what the meaning of "collaborates" is. It also depends on who hired him as Special Assistant to Duquette in 2012 when Dan was EVP of Baseball Operations or promoted him to VP of Baseball Operations under the Duquette regime. Hopefully, if Brady is still with the O's in 2019, that year's media guide will truthfully state clearly that (regardless of Anderson's title) he reports to Mike Elias or to someone lower in the organization.
  11. AZRon

    Elias' Brady comments (Connolly article)

    I re-read Ken Rosenthal's article linked below (I suspect that it is the "source" for many of the negative opinions of Brady expressed on this message board. https://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/brady-andersons-role-with-orioles-a-topic-of-debate-032017 It's my take (agreeing with other posters here) that, IF, in "fact", Mike Elias has and will have the baseball "autonomy" promised by John Angelos and architects the contemporary organization that we should all hope for, Brady Anderson can be a supportive and contributing member of that new organization. And, that it is totally up to Mike Elias to make that determination and assign (including dismissal) Brady to his most effective role.
  12. AZRon

    Elias' Brady comments (Connolly article)

    As published in the media, here are the "facts" on Brady Anderson's activities while serving as the Orioles's Vice President of Baseball Operations: Ran "Camp Brady" in the off-season for players in the O's organization (and others) Coached players on personalized exercise regimens Coached players on "proper" nutrition Instrumental in establishing "nutritional menus" for organization-supplied meals Provided one-on-one batting and base-running coaching to some O's players Assisted with off-season free-agent recruitment by meeting with "targeted" players Can anyone provide "facts" that support the notion(s) that any of these activities were undertaken without the direction/approval of Dan Duquette and, where appropriate, Buck Showalter?
  13. Replaced non-tendered Caleb Joseph with Chance Sisco. See opening post Projected 2019 Opening Day Payroll (ODP) is now $77.97M
  14. AZRon

    Brian Graham Out

    http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2018/12/more-thoughts-on-grahams-departure-from-orioles.html Did anyone detect some veiled criticism of Elias in Roch's farewell to Graham?
  15. AZRon

    Luke’s 2018 Rule 5 Draft Preference List

    I agree, but I'm guessing that their belief is that this strategy gives them, for now, a better chance of retaining both players in the organization. That is, the chances are greater that Hart would be claimed off waivers than those of Gonzalez being taken in the Rule 5 draft.