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    North East PA.
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  1. Sign him.

    As I noted, there is always a chance. The chance is about the same as the Orioles retaining both Schoop and Machado after they reach Free Agency.
  2. Sign him.

    Way to change the narrative.
  3. Sign him.

    Oh, I understand the Super Two and its designation. I also understand that to have a full year of service time the designated number is 172. I also understand that the clock starts when placed on the Twenty-Five. I also understand the clock continues to run when on the DL. I also understand why teams do not plce players on the Twenty Five until a point in MAY (Bryant, Wieters etc...) I was just stating that if 100 players had made their 2016 debut and 87% had only 14 days of service time, Mancini is eligible for the status. If I am wrong, then please inform me as to where.
  4. Sign him.

    The class of 2016 has many variables. Not willing to look up all the "Rookies" for that year and to check their "Service Time Clocks". Clubs have hedged players status and he may not make it, but it is all a subject to the status of the 87% below the threshold and where he falls.
  5. Sign him.

    To qualify for the Super Two designation, players must rank in the top 22 percent, in terms of service time, among those who have amassed between two and three years in the Majors. Typically, this applies to players who have two years and at least 130 days of service time, although the specific cutoff date varies on a year-to-year basis. He may rank in the top 22% simply because of the class he was in at the start of his playing time on the Twenty-Five. All the other criteria is in place to make $$$ except Service Time which is completely arbitrary until players get the designation. He did have 15 days in 2016 which may leave him outside the 22% or may not. I also, probably wrong, that the poster was thinking that some of these players would be tendered a long term deal. Also I was thinking that the contract terms that Manny has this year and what he will get next year would be the same track for Schoop. I do believe that I was stating what the contracts were to be in 2020 which is after 2019 and Schoop will have made Free Agency.
  6. Sign him.

    If Sisco starts the season in 2018 as the Orioles Primary catcher he will become a Super Two after the 2019 season. Mancini will be a Super Two after the 2018 season with the playing time he has gotten on the Twenty-Five. Schoop, Beckham, Manny all will have contracts NORTH of $18 Million AAV after the 2019 season and Davis will still be on the books. If Santander stays through out next season he two will be Arbitration Eligible After 2019 Just Saying it won't be a cheap roster especially if Gausman and Bundy are retained as they both will be in their ARB Years.
  7. We get Tim Beckham...and its a good pick up

    I also think that the change off from turf to grass for a guaranteed 81 games will improve his defense. Balls tend to lose some speed with a taller style natural grass then any of the carpets that are employed today.
  8. Sign him.

    At what point is a fan base going to be satisfied with any particular signing??? If you sign Manny Machado to the previous mentioned Ten Year Deal for $30 to $35 Million AAV and have to let Schoop, Britton, Jones and any of the Arbitration Players that exceed budget restraints go would that make the Orioles competitive??? When, as has been shown on most long term deals, Manny is out for most of a season with the inevitable injury, how do you replace him with a strict budget restraint??? If , as a fan base, you want to place more of the EGGS in the same basket (Davis) then there will be some very long seasons in the not to distant future. IMO.
  9. Edwin Jackson

    It is my opinion that ALL Moves that a Ball Club makes are not done in a VACUUM. By moving one player off a roster allows another to have the chance to step forward. By moving Cleavinger for Hellickson allows the Orioles to have a pitcher to start every fifth day which Cleavinger was not ready to do. If it is a quality start or a clunker is irrelevant. Hellickson will become a free agent after the season and this will allow the Orioles the chance to protect one of their better assets from the rule 5 draft by placing them on the Forty hence no VACUUM from the move. Just for the argument you are putting forth, Garret Cleavinger had a 6.28 ERA at Bowie to go along with a 1.578 WHIP in 39 Innings. He did not improve with the move to the Philly Org. In the Eastern League his stat line was well above what would be considered League Average (4.11 ERA and a 1.375 WHIP) In the 22 to 23 age group at Bowie he was statistically the worst pitcher. I do not think he moves the needle much for the Orioles over the next three years if retained. For someone that may move the needle as a 22 year old how about a shout out for the Miguel Castro pickup by the organization and compare his needle moving ability to the aforementioned Garrett Cleavinger.
  10. Edwin Jackson

    The pitcher that has a 7.36 ERA and a 2.045 WHIP at AA Reading???? Now that is a GREAT loss for the Orioles.
  11. Why is Peter Angelos doing the things he’s doing?

    I do believe that he (Peter Angelos) has already made the transition of the Law Firm and the Ownership of MASN to his sons. That would just leave the Ownership of the Orioles which will probably be also handled quietly, behind the scenes away from probing eyes and Journalist. An article that was written several years ago would rather confirm this. http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2013/08/26/Franchises/Peter-Angelos.aspx
  12. Chris Davis Has Cleared Revocable waivers

    This is as true as it gets.
  13. Orioles acquire Brallan Perez

    http://www.milb.com/milb/info/league.jsp?sid=milb&lid=130 They have some rules for roster configuration. No age limit is set but years of service does have a limit.
  14. Orioles acquire Brallan Perez

    Just for the record the Orioles still have their Dominican Academy and have a team in the Dominican Summer League. Per Steve Melewski in a Blog report the team is as Follows: The Orioles’ Rookie-level Dominican Summer League team is well underway in its season, one that began June 3 club. The club has a 9-12 record, going 6-4 in the last 10 games. The team features a roster that includes players from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Panama and Guatemala. The Orioles play in the Boca Chica division with teams from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays. The season began on June 3 and runs through Aug. 26. The Orioles Dominican academy is run by directors Nelson Norman and Felipe Alou Rojas. Elvis Morel is the manager of the DSL squad. The O’s DSL roster: Alcantara, Jose - RHP, age 24 Alcantara, Nichel - RHP, age 21 Angomas, Cesar - LHP, age 17 Ayala, Fernando - C, age 20 Barcenas, Richard - OF, age 19 Bautista, Felix - RHP, age 21 Bonilla, Miguel Angel - RHP, age 22 Ciriaco, Bryan - 3B, age 20 Cruz, Oscar - RHP, age 22 Daza, Manuel - RHP, age 20 Diaz, Frandy - LHP, age 22 Dominguez, Manuel - RHP, age 23 Estevez, Marcos - OF, age 21 Gonzalez, Frank - SS, age 20 Gonzalez, Miguel - RHP, age 21 Grasso, Victor - C, age 20 Hernandez, Luis - 3B, age 19 Jador, Junior - RHP, age 21 Jimenez, Hansel - OF, age 20 Joubas, Malek - OF, age 20 Mena, Francisco - RHP, age 23 Mendez, Carlos - C, age 19 Montes, Juan - OF, age 21 Morillo, Anthony - 3B, age 19 Polanco, Miguel - LHP, age 23 Rivero, Lelsxonyer - IF, age 20 Rodriguez, Leonardo - RHP, age 19 Rojas, Edidson - SS, age 18 Rojas, Edwin - RHP, age 21 Sanchez, Jose - SS, age 21 Vizcaino, Dember - RHP, age 22 Some of the players to keep an eye on include Rodriguez who is 1-1 with a 2.12 ERA in four starts. Also Mendez who has hit .243 through 12 games, Edidson Rojas who is batting .222, Barcenas batting .269 and Jimenez who is hitting .220. http://www.masnsports.com/steve-melewski/2017/06/a-look-at-the-orioles-gcl-and-dsl-team-rosters.html