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About pcbothwel

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  1. Verlander is he worth a claim

    Yeah, i dont get it. Its the team that waives the player that has the option, correct? I.E If a team puts in a claim and the opposing team doesnt like the trade offer, then the opposing team can elect to just let the player go right? If thats the case, no way do I take that risk.
  2. Deadline Deal Orioles Mega-Thread

    Whats interesting is the Blazers just made a trade that saved them a ton of money (40M this year alone). They are now within a couple million of getting under the lux tax threshold and Patty C would save them about 600k. I wont be surprised if he gets waived
  3. Make your Billy Hamilton trade offer

    Umm. Mancini is 24 and Hamilton is 26. Mancini is a FA in 2023 and Hamilton in 2020. So a rebuilding team would do it to get a younger player with more control. This is not saying the Reds would/should do it, but just correcting.
  4. Update: O's sign Trumbo to 3yr/$37 mil deal

    The Cardinals signed Brett Cecil to the same contract (4/31M) as O'Day and I dont think Cecil is as good. Hell, Melancon has been about the same as O'Day and he signed for DOUBLE the amount (4/62M). I understand people being disappointed that O'Day wasnt as good this year and injured, but he had a solid 5 year track record and was flat out dominant the two year prior to the contract. I would also understand if, for instance, Manny, O'Day, and Trumbo were all FA's at the same time and instead of giving Manny 35M, we let him walk and signed O'Day/Trumbo for 20M... But that hasnt happened. We have a good team and while people argue that we simply paid to keep the same team around, there forgetting the fact that Bundy, Miley, Gausman, and Ubaldo all figure to be better than last year, even if Tillman doesnt improve. Also, we are built to compete now.... so why not take a shot. Serious question, if we begin to fall apart and need to become sellers next winter or the 2018 deadline...which of the below players are not a positive asset? As in, would we have to pay some money to get another team to take them and give us a prospect... Davis - Maybe, but not if he turns in a season like 2015... he then would be positive Jones - 1/17M (2018), positive Hardy - 1/14, positve... and if he isnt/or he is hurt this year, then we couldnt get the Vesting option anyway Trumbo - 2/22M, positive...and with a little regression, he is simply neutral. Machado - Uhhh yeah, positive Britton - Positive Brach - Positive
  5. Update: O's sign Trumbo to 3yr/$37 mil deal

    If 3/37M with deferrals is correct, then that amounts to about 10-11M per year. If we need to dump salary to resign Manny/Tillman, then getting rid of Trumbo and 2/22M or O'Day and 2/18M are not going to be an issue.
  6. Update: O's sign Trumbo to 3yr/$37 mil deal

    Agreed, but he may actually be better defensively because A) He will be familiar with our RF, and B) He'll only play RF about half as much as last year and therefore not be as worn down day to day. Also, CD has been extremely healthy the last two years, but you cant count on that moving forward. Trumbo might actually be a great fill in at 1B for 10-15+ games
  7. Update: O's sign Trumbo to 3yr/$37 mil deal

    I know some people will question the fit along with the loss of a pick, but if its really 13M per then he immediately becomes a positive asset moving foward
  8. O's Trade Gallardo for Seth Smith

    Ehh, we had to trade one of the 3 and he is the only one that had not shown signs of getting better. Miley is a lefty with a strong track record and Ubaldo, while frustrating, can go through periods of not only being one of the better pitchers on the team, but all of baseball. The 1st and last years salary are sunk cost. They used Gallardo to fill an obvious hole and save money. Im in.
  9. Update: O's sign Trumbo to 3yr/$37 mil deal

    Are we just ignoring the fact that the guy is turning 31 in July and just had two years in a row with 650 PA, where he averaged 287/341/445 (786)...OPS+ of 103. That is 1330 MLB PA at the age of 27 and 28. I think he is who he is, which is a 2 - 2.5 WAR player
  10. Trade Britton

    Ruz, the reason pitchers (predominantly relief pitchers) garner more at the deadline is because pitching is such an unpredictable position. Yes, the team would prefer to have a player for longer, but they also want someone who is healthy and "in a groove". We have all seen pitchers get hurt (Bundy, Harvey, etc.) or lose their mechanics (Ubaldo). So a team may have less time with the player, but they get a higher level of certainty with what they expect to get from the pitcher. I would look to move britton, but I wouldnt be desperate. If I dont get a great package, I let him pitch a 1.5 ERA, 25 saves, 2.0 FIP, and 10 SO/9 for the first half of the season and then see who bites.
  11. Passing Players Through Waivers - August Trades

    I dont know why teams arent able to trade guys like Ubaldo more often, example: Ubaldo is owed 13M this year and 13.5M next year. Which means if we DFA him we eat 26.5M and then another team gets him for the min for this year. Why couldn't we trade him to a team and save a small amount (I.E. Orioles eat 23M). This saves us 3.5M which if obvioulsy better than a DFA. For the team that trades for him, they have the benefit of having Ubaldo for about 1M this year and 2.5M next year. This allows them to keep him next year if he shows improvements. thoughts? Jose Reyes and Olivera may be poor examples due to domestic violence issues, but maybe a guy like Trevor Cahill last year...
  12. Would the Indians be interested in Trumbo?

    I mean, I'll take 11, 7-inning starts at a 2.35 ERA from whatever pitcher Trumbo gets us. Here is an interesting question, who has a better 2nd half. Trumbo or Alvarez?
  13. Mancini has a .957 OPS in June

    Agreed. Defense at the ML level is hard. Let him come up and focus on hitting with defense a secondary focus. If he mashes, make him more viable at 1B by spelling Davis 15-20 games.
  14. Morosi reporting Orioles interested in Liriano

    If PIT needs to cut cash (he gets 13M next year too), then I would take him off their hands. Obviously, Buck and Co. would need to look at tape and see something fixable. His Velocity is still good, so who knows.
  15. Dan Duquette: Os to Be Active in Trade Market

    In reference to becoming sellers should we start to fall in the standings, I don't see any way you trade Trumbo. Assuming he doesn't completely fall apart, he is going to get the QO. I dont see any team giving up a better prospect than a sandwich pick gets us. You also have to factor in the value of the 3 months of Trumbo we would be trading away. The only time you trade a FA to be in season is if; A) The player is an elite player (Machado, Harper, etc.) that can get you a boatload of prospects, or B) The player is not good enough to warrant a QO at the seasons end.