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Number5 last won the day on November 25 2017

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  1. The emboldened is exactly the question. The two arb. years remaining cannot be overlooked. The Orioles are the only team that can sign Schoop now. He is not a free agent. If he would like the security of a longer term deal now, he can only do so with Baltimore, and it would definitely be for less than what a full market free agent contract would be. No team extends a player with two arb, years remaining for top of the market free agent value. There is no reason to do that. Why take on that risk when you can just take the player thru the arb. process, then sign him in free agency two years later if he's healthy and still productive? If the player wants the team to assume the injury risk, he signs for less. Schoop has, in fact, already shown that he leans toward being conservative and opting for security. Now, maybe his thinking has changed since he gave up 10% of his future earnings for a fixed guaranteed payment, but his having done so does show me that a reasonable extension may well be possible.
  2. O's equivalent to the Gerrit Cole trade?

    I understood that, but how sure are you about that? MLB constantly changes their ranking and I don't know how to go back and retrieve a past ranking for them. Since it is certain that he was not in BA's top 10 at the time, I was wondering if you are certain that he was so highly ranked on MLB.com.
  3. Slow Offseason around MLB

    The initial reports were that he'd be out for 6 months. In rehab is still out, as I understand it. As always with injuries, it is only a best guess estimate. Could be shorter, could be longer. Maybe even all season. Who knows? Another report came out, I believe it was Britt, that put the estimate at more like four months. Hope her source's guess is better than Rosenthal's.
  4. Hard, yes, but not impossible. Ernie Banks won the 1958 NL MVP playing for the 72-82 Cubs. And again in 1959 for the 74-80 Cubs. Let's play two! Steve Carlton won the 1972 NL Cy Young Award playing for the 59-97 Phillies. Only 32 games were won by a Phillies pitcher other than Carlton that year. Paul Hornung won the 1956 Heisman Trophy playing for the 2-8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
  5. O's equivalent to the Gerrit Cole trade?

    You sure? I don't remember that and I don't know how to check it. He definitely wasn't in BA's top 10. https://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2017-houston-astros-midseason-top-10-prospects/#itDO4jtBIKdHXh4Z.97
  6. Slow Offseason around MLB

    Six months would be late June.
  7. Os requesting offers on Machado

    I don't know anything about Tampa's infield defense coach, but the Orioles' Dickerson is pretty doggone good, IMO.
  8. Keith Jackson passes away

    The grandaddy of them all! RIP, Keith.
  9. Nice interview with Richard Bleier

    Your team needs to play in a tournament with home run limits or deep fences. Then you'd probably beat the pants off of slugging teams.
  10. Os requesting offers on Machado

    In fairness, though, the Orioles haven't been far out of it at the deadline since 2011, so it's hard to say.
  11. File and Trial Arbitrations?

    Well, I certainly don't "know", but that is what was reported on MLBTR: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/01/orioles-avoid-arbitration-with-manny-machado.html
  12. File and Trial Arbitrations?

    That they agreed on $16 million after numbers were exchanged makes me wonder what the numbers were. Seems to me that Manny's number must have been really high and his agent realized that there was a good chance that the arbiter would go with the Orioles' number. We will never know, though. In any case, it seems to have worked out well for the Orioles.
  13. Nice interview with Richard Bleier

    What about homers and a strong bullpen?
  14. File and Trial Arbitrations?

    The $150K saved from MLBTR's estimate on Joseph pays for the risk on taking 3 Rule 5 guys. I told ya Dan had a plan!
  15. MGon Signs with ChiSox

    Miggy is a likeable guy and was easy to root for while with the Orioles. It is hard to get upset over his signing with CWS, however, since he doesn't seem to fit into either a "go for it" or a "rebuild" scenario for the Orioles, IMO.