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  1. sportsfan8703

    Now that the dust has settled

    I just don’t see what contending team will trade for Beckham? Even if puts up a .750 OPS. Contenders aren’t looking to acquire shaky defense for a playoff push. Even best case scenario for Beckham next year, .750 OPS with average Defense, doesn’t really net us that much. Is it really worth the $5 million risk?
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    Our Guys Have Been Horrible For Other Teams.

    Brach was an underrated move. He could just never get right for us or we could’ve actually got something. He was too worried about being traded. I think everybody was. Same thing as 2015, we had a bunch of guys on expiring contracts and we way underperformed. Usually players have big years in their contract years. Not for us.
  3. sportsfan8703

    Dan to Roch: Possible September Call Ups

    Sounds like Stewart is no slam dunk. I’d like to see us call up the guys that have to be added to the 40 man to protect them from the Rule 5. Let’s get a good look. Stewart, Means, Rogers, Luiz Gonzales, Kline. Then reward a guy like Mountcastle, whose conversation in ST with Buck became public, all he did was produce. Guys like Wilkerson, Valera, and Susac will be up as well. It will be interesting if we bring Sisco back.
  4. Beckham is not safe IMO. $5 million would be a big risk that he puts it together. I just don’t think he’s the type of player that contenders trade for because of his shaky defense.
  5. Duh. We’re rebuilding. No way Jones comes back. We migh non tender Beckham, Rickard, and Joseph. Trumbo, Cashner, and Cobb, are all up to be traded if possible. We won’t be signing any significant FA deals. All of this is pretty much expected. Plus it’s just time to see what the young guys can do. Mullins and Sisco have been up this year. It’s time to see what Stewart can do. Mountcastle is pretty close. Hays and Santander should be up next season at some point.
  6. Have we even announced a signing at the 300k level? The Yankees have like 30 of those guys signed the last time I saw a list. That’s means that we’re already behind for this year, even if we do sign Mesa. We have $5.5 million to spend in international slot money and there isn’t really too many guys left to spend it on.
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    POLL: Yay or nay on Beckham trade?

    The bad combination of being lousy and having attitude issues. Terrible defense and big time strikeout numbers. Plus he’s arbitration eligible. It’s time to see if we can attract some 4A guys that are looking for a shot. Breyvic Valera deserves a chance. .811 OPS in AAA. .374 OBP. 99BB 84K. It’s primarily been in the PCL but you have to like the walk numbers. He’s a team guy that will play anywhere. I’ll watch him play until we find someone better.
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    POLL: Yay or nay on Beckham trade?

    i worry about Beckham as being the wrong type of player you want around young guys. I’m fine with giving Valera a shot at SS, but really we have nobody else. My prediction is that we hang onto Beckham because of what we gave up for him.
  9. sportsfan8703

    Buck's comments on young pitchers and radar

    My guess is it’s Scott. He was the guy throwing 100. It’s been years since Wright was upper 90’s.
  10. sportsfan8703

    Has Cobb become our "ace"?

    I’m very happy with Cashner. We’re going to just have to start giving Bundy the Chen treatment and giving him some extra days early in the season to keep him fresh. Gotta hope him back a little. I’d like to see what these SPs can do with a good defense behind them and a bullpen that hasn’t choked since OD. We’ve probably had our best rotation since 2014 just with a horrible defense and bullpen.
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    Mullins is with the Orioles! (edited)

    I thought of him to in LF. Also thought about when he was traded to Tor and then resigned with Oak in the offseason. Like Manny could do. Haha Back to Mullins, it makes me think about how there is no guarantee that prospects are going to actually contribute. We were all hoping Hays, Sisco, Santander, Scott would break through and be contributors this year. Sisco struggler, Scott has shown flashes, Santander is an afterthought now, and Hays has had a lost year.
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    2019 Draft Order Tracker

    Pretty sure it’s also our turn to have our comp balance pick be after the 1st round and not the 2nd round this year.
  13. sportsfan8703

    Orioles set record for futility, will Buck survive?

    You can’t judge us off Edwin Jackson. This is the guys MO, sometimes he gets on a roll. He has made $66 million over his career. What about Chen or Miggy? What have they done before/after Baltimore? Pitching is fickle. That’s why you need a ton of depth. We neutralized that for a few years with a top bullpen in baseball.
  14. sportsfan8703

    Has Cobb become our "ace"?

    Cobb not having a ST was one of the 20 things that went wrong this season.
  15. Grow the bats, buy the arms. Less risk in drafting hitters. You can always trade hitters for pitchers after some other team has developed them.