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Babypowder last won the day on January 22 2015

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About Babypowder

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  1. Babypowder

    Trey Mancini is going to trend up

    It’s about average for a regular, below average for a regular at 1B.
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    Adam Jones interview on C.C. Sabathia's podcast

    Suppose the O's decide they'll just let the claiming team have him, I imagine he can block a waiver claim too?
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    Adam Jones interview on C.C. Sabathia's podcast

    While I'm sure those things have some weight, I think the biggest reason is he didn't want to be a bench player, especially heading into free agency. I don't blame him for that at all.
  4. Babypowder

    Adam Jones interview on C.C. Sabathia's podcast

    I'd be willing to wager a significant amount on it. The QO is going to be around 1/18. I honestly think there is a chance Adam doesn't get a multi year deal that totals more than that, much less on a per year basis. He and his agent would have to jump at a QO. There's a reason Philly wanted him to be a 4th outfielder behind Nick Williams.
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    Adam Jones interview on C.C. Sabathia's podcast

    Because a league average hitter has negative value as a DH.
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    Adam Jones interview on C.C. Sabathia's podcast

    There will be no comp pick. If he were extended a qualifying offer, he would quickly accept it. He's not getting anywhere near that AAV.
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    Adam Jones interview on C.C. Sabathia's podcast

    Defensively, sure. His 88 wRC+ would be 4th worst among the 27 qualified 1B in baseball. I still fear he is a tweener. Not enough defense for outfield, not enough offense for 1B.
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    Adam Jones interview on C.C. Sabathia's podcast

    The situations are very different. Not finding a replacement for Markakis hurt because the team thought itself to be competitive. We will not be competitive the next two years, so finding a "replacement" for a below average player is a lot less important. Whether Adam Jones is putting up a 1 win season or DJ Stewart is replacement level or below doesn't really matter.
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    Adam Jones interview on C.C. Sabathia's podcast

    Agreed. The quotes may read angry or bitter but he doesn't sound that way when he's actually talking. I recommend everyone actually listen. I love the dude and harbor absolutely no ill will towards him as a human being. I just don't believe in his skills as a productive baseball player going forward.
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    Adam Jones interview on C.C. Sabathia's podcast

    I'm pretty certain he'll be able to find everyday work. I don't think it should be for the Orioles and I don't think it will be on a contender. I also think he's going to be surprised at the offers he gets.
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    Adam Jones interview on C.C. Sabathia's podcast

    The last few years he's been consistent in his decline. wRC+: 127, 119, 117, 111, 97, 107, 100 (so far) fWAR: 4.4, 4.9, 4.7, 3.4, 1.9 , 1.7, 0.4 (so far) It's a pretty clear downward trend.
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    Adam Jones interview on C.C. Sabathia's podcast

    This is exactly why it totally makes sense to me. If I'm Adam Jones, I don't think I'd want to head into free agency as a part time player when that's not how I see myself. I suspected this was the case when it was happening. It didn't make sense to me from the Phillies perspective to acquire him and play him over Nick Williams. As a platoon player, it totally made sense. The flip side of that is I don't know what people are upset about. What do they think a 4th outfielder making 17M brings back in a trade?
  13. A good recap from Meoli: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-adam-jones-sabathia-podcast-20180802-story.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter# Link to the podcast directly: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/r2c2-is-uninterrupted/id1384767525?mt=2 A lot of interesting comments in this interview. Most notably, he all but confirmed Philadelphia wanted him to be a 4th outfielder/platoon player and he didn't see that as a fit. He also apparently didn't like some of the comments Dan Duquette made leading up to the deadline. He also talks about the possibility of changing positions and his expectations for the rest of the season in regards to his playing time and role. It's a good listen.
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    Bruce Cunningham talks about the Orioles for 15 minutes

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/r2c2-is-uninterrupted/id1384767525?mt=2 Yep
  15. Babypowder

    Bruce Cunningham talks about the Orioles for 15 minutes

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-adam-jones-sabathia-podcast-20180802-story.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter# Jones was the guest on CC Sabathia's podcast and elaborated a bit more on what happened. He confirmed that Philly was going to use him as a part time/platoon player and he wants to be an everyday player for at least another 4 years. That's what I suspected all along and was probably his main motivation in my opinion, with the other things being secondary. From his perspective, he probably doesn't want to go into free agency having finished the season as a 4th outfielder. There should be no bitterness from anyone in Baltimore. He earned his rights, he used them, and we weren't getting much back for an expensive 4th outfielder.
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