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  1. AZRon

    O's Team Speed vs. AL East

    I assembled each of the AL East teams with 13 position players -- 4 on the bench. Here's how the team speeds check out: Rays Player Position Age Competitive Runs Sprint Speed (ft / sec) Starters Smith, Mallex RF 25 230 29.8 Kiermaier, Kevin CF 28 153 28.9 Pham, Tommy LF 30 193 28.6 Adames, Willy SS 23 99 28.5 Wendle, Joey 2B 28 215 28.3 Bauers, Jake 1B 23 122 27.8 Duffy, Matt 3B 27 259 27.7 Cron, C.J. DH 28 168 26.4 Sucre, Jesus C 30 59 23.1 27.7 Bench Gomez, Carlos RF 33 115 28.0 Robertson, Daniel UT 24 145 27.7 Choi, Ji-Man DH/1B 27 70 25.7 Perez, Michael C 26 24 24.9 26.6 Average Team Speed 27.3 Yankees Player Position Age Competitive Runs Sprint Speed (ft / sec) Starters Gardner, Brett LF 35 235 29.1 Hicks, Aaron CF 29 179 28.1 Judge, Aaron RF 26 127 28.0 Gregorius, Didi SS 28 204 28.0 Torreyes, Ronald 2B 26 44 28.0 Andujar, Miguel 3B 23 255 27.8 Stanton, Giancarlo DH 29 210 27.8 Torres, Gleyber 2B 22 108 27.1 Sanchez, Gary C 26 111 25.9 Bird, Greg 1B 26 83 25.2 27.5 Bench McCutchen, Andrew RF 32 208 28.7 Hechavarria, Adeiny UT 29 118 27.0 Walker, Neil UT 33 105 26.5 Romine, Austin C 30 99 26.4 27.2 Average Team Speed 27.4 Orioles Mullins, Cedric CF 24 61 29.3 Rickard, Joey LF 27 74 28.2 Valera, Breyvic 2B 26 26 27.6 Villar, Jonathan SS 27 187 27.6 Nunez, Renato 3B 24 88 27.3 Mancini, Trey DH 26 247 27.0 Jones, Adam RF 33 223 26.7 Joseph, Caleb C 32 95 26.4 Davis, Chris 1B 32 135 25.5 27.3 Bench Wilkerson, Steve UT 26 10 29.4 Peterson, Jace UT 28 92 28.4 Beckham, Tim SS 28 141 27.2 Wynns, Austin C 28 39 25.1 27.5 Average Team Speed 27.4 Red Sox Player Position Age Competitive Runs Sprint Speed (ft / sec) Starters Betts, Mookie RF 26 204 28.1 Bogaerts, Xander SS 26 231 27.9 Bradley Jr., Jackie CF 28 179 27.8 Benintendi, Andrew LF 24 223 27.7 Devers, Rafael 3B 22 166 27.4 Martinez, J.D. DH 31 230 26.8 Kinsler, Ian 2B 36 197 26.6 Moreland, Mitch 1B 33 157 25.3 Vazquez, Christian C 28 93 25.2 27.0 Bench Nunez, Eduardo 2B 31 233 27.5 Holt, Brock UT 30 144 26.3 Pearce, Steve UT 35 84 26.1 Leon, Sandy C 29 85 24.0 26.0 Average Team Speed 26.7 Blue Jays Player Position Age Competitive Runs Sprint Speed (ft / sec) Starters Grichuk, Randal RF 27 129 28.3 Diaz, Aledmys SS 28 166 27.9 Jansen, Danny C 23 30 27.8 Pillar, Kevin CF 29 170 27.8 McKinney, Billy LF 24 33 27.5 Travis, Devon 2B 27 165 26.9 Solarte, Yangervis 3B 31 188 24.8 Smoak, Justin 1B 32 176 23.9 Morales, Kendrys DH 35 151 23.5 26.5 Bench Hernandez, Teoscar LF 26 158 28.6 Gurriel Jr., Lourdes SS 25 89 28.0 Urena, Richard UT 22.0 22 27.5 Martin, Russell C 35 122 25.6 27.4 Average Team Speed 26.8
  2. AZRon

    O's Team Speed vs. AL East

    During yesterday's game TV broadcast, Gary Thorne displayed a list of the 4 fastest Orioles. I was surprised that Andreoli was not listed. So, I checked out the stats: The O's fastest players: https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sprint_speed_leaderboard?year=2018&position=&team=BAL&min=10 Pretty much confirms my eye test
  3. It is my observation that Adam Jones is in "self-protect" mode when playing in right field. He has now started 21 times in that position. I see him avoiding walls, diving attempts and full speed efforts. Agree or disagree?
  4. If he were to occupy such a position with the Orioles, wouldn't that result in the O's continuing disposition to overvalue past performance -- Hardy, Davis, Tillman?
  5. In your opinion, what is (are) the issue(s)?
  6. AZRon

    Midseason MiLB Awards

    The Orioles drafted Colin Poche out of high school as their 4th pick in the 5th round (162nd) of the 2012 Amateur Draft. They were unable to sign him as he made the costly choice to go to Arkansas where he underwent TJ surgery in 2015. He was drafted out of Arkansas by the D'Backs in the 14th round (419th) in 2016.
  7. AZRon

    Orioles Claim Snelten

    Under the curent Major League collective bargaining agreement (the CBA runs through the 2021 season): The minimum salary is $545,000 and will increase to $555,000 in 2019. The minimum salary is subject to a cost-of-living adjustment (rounded to the nearest $500) in 2020 and again in 2021. The salary for a player on the 40-man roster who is currently playing in the minor leagues depends upon whether that player is under a split contract or a full major league contract. If under a full major league contract, the player is paid his major league salary while in the minors. If under a split contract, the Minor League minimum salary depends upon whether this is the player's 1st season on a 40-man roster or his second season (and beyond) on a 40-man roster: For the first timers, the minimum salary is: (I'm guessing that this is the case for D.J. Snelten) 2018 — $44,500 2019 — $45,300 2020 — at the 2019 rate per season plus a cost of living adjustment, rounded to the nearest $100 2021 — at the 2020 rate per season plus a cost of living adjustment, rounded to the nearest $100 For all others: 2018 — $88,900; 2019 — $90,400; 2020 — at the 2019 rate per season plus a cost of living adjustment, rounded to the nearest $100 2021 — at the 2020 rate per season plus a cost of living adjustment, rounded to the nearest $100
  8. AZRon

    Orioles Claim Snelten

    The 40-man is now full. Beckham, Britton and Ynoa are on the 60 day DL. At a minimum, there'll be 1 cut when Britton returns. If there are no trades before then, there will be a number of candidates competing to yield their spot for Britton.
  9. AZRon

    Joseph Optioned to Norfolk (Booo!)

    "His contract is guaranteed and there is no way the union would let him take $1 less than he is owed under the terms of his contract and the CBA." https://www.mlb.com/news/michael-cuddyer-mets-reach-buyout-agreement/c-165936318 http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/16650867/why-mets-pay-bobby-bonilla-119-million-today-every-july-1-2035 https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/what-you-dont-know-about-bonilla-and-saberhagen-mets-deals/
  10. AZRon

    Joseph Optioned to Norfolk (Booo!)

    https://www.mlb.com/news/michael-cuddyer-mets-reach-buyout-agreement/c-165936318 http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/16650867/why-mets-pay-bobby-bonilla-119-million-today-every-july-1-2035 https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/what-you-dont-know-about-bonilla-and-saberhagen-mets-deals/
  11. Wow -- honesty and humility bundled in one being -- my hope for humanity is restored. Are there any others out there?
  12. Mostly, I prefer the opinions of those who are paid for their actions and choices over those who are paid or (as is the case here) unpaid for their posts. It would be interesting to compare the "success" rates of the O's braintrust's decisions to the expressed contemporaneous opinions of those who post here.
  13. I updated the below linked chart using the information from the Baseball Prospectus website: https://legacy.baseballprospectus.com/compensation/index.php?cyear=2018&team=&pos= AL East Payrolls Chart Note that the A.L. East total payroll was unchanged from last year. The Yankees pared their payroll by $30M, 15%; and that's after dropping it $32M, 14%, the previous year. The BoSox increased their payroll by $36M, 18%, after staying even with their 2016 payroll last year. This year's Red Sox payroll exceeds that of the Yankees by $67M. The amazing Rays squeezed out a 2018 increase in ODP of 8.4%, $6M -- they are outspent by the O's, the next lowest ODP in the division, by over 100%.
  14. My last projection proved true The Opening Day Payroll (ODP) is $154.45M. Last year's ODP was $164.3M. That's a reduction of 6% from last year and It's the first such instance under the Duquette regime since his 1st year, 2011 - 2012, with the O's. I'll update the AL East Payrolls chart when the final numbers are available. 2018 Opening Day Payroll Chart 2018 $ Left to Spend Chart AL East Payrolls Chart
  15. AZRon

    Cuts We Should Be/Could Be Interested In

    This depends upon whether or not the player had a "guaranteed" contract. http://m.mlb.com/glossary/transactions/non-guaranteed-contract
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