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About Chito

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    Nick Markakis
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    Eric Davis

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  1. I've seen Jordy Mercer, Freddy Galvis, and Adeiny Hechavarria mentioned.
  2. Markakis is #18 on Keith Law's top 50 FA list. Jones didn't make the cut. Here's what he had to say about Nick: "Not to rain on anyone's parade here, but after a huge start to his season, in the second half Markakis kind of turned back into a pumpkin... He hit .258/.332/.369 after the All-Star break, which looks a lot like his previous five years: .277/.348/.380 overall, never slugging .400 in any of those seasons. He's a below-average regular in right field, and at 35 this year is far more likely to decline than improve. A one-year deal for $6 million-$8 million might be a bit rich given the lack of power, but there is some value in his durability: He has played in 155 or more games in six straight years and 11 of 12."
  3. Gotta get this resolved first: https://mlb.nbcsports.com/2018/06/22/report-major-league-baseball-bans-transactions-with-mexican-league-teams/
  4. Well yeah. I'd like to hear DD's take on it.
  5. I suspect they'll keep most of it, but numbers 34 (yet to be cleared by MLB) and 45 on BA's Top 50 international FAs are still unsigned. https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/where-the-top-50-mlb-international-prospects-have-agreed-to-sign/
  6. Not sure what exactly she was trying to say, but as Can_of_Corn reminded me earlier, the international bonus slots aren't money; they're the ability to spend that amount of money. So they can just keep or re-allocate whatever money they were gonna use on VVM or Gaston.
  7. Sure. I'm just saying "pending hire" doesn't mean we find out tomorrow.
  8. This is the very next passage: "Interviews are taking place to bring in a president of baseball operations, who in turn will hire a general manager and manager. The World Series runs through October and it’s conceivable that the first announcement won’t come until next month." I don't think they're close to anything.
  9. This is from Meoli's latest in the Sun: "It’s money the organization can spend on lesser players still on the market, but may now go back toward other aspects of the organization such as staffing — a priority as they look to rebuild a baseball infrastructure." Is that true? I thought it could only be spent on players.
  10. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-international-signings-20180828-story.html
  11. Sure. I think they've already signed a few of those too.
  12. The only ones in the top 50 who (I think) remain unsigned are C Fernando Villalobos and SS Jose Bonilla. Maybe, just maybe, the O's can sign them. https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/where-the-top-50-mlb-international-prospects-have-agreed-to-sign/
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