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  1. ScGO's

    Who Will Get Cut From The 40-Man By Opening Day?

    What I see realistically see happening Left via FA: Jones Cut: Beckham, Susac, Peterson, Caleb Joseph, Corban Joseph, Wright. (They'll probably keep all the cheap, younger, and controllable players even if their performance was subpar: Vielma, Hart, Andreoli, Phillips, Rickard. I'm thinking this is the year Wright finally gets the boot, hopefully the next GM has a crowbar to separate Brady from him) To DL: Harvey - I think he'll start the season on the DL to ease him back into play after a scary finish to the season with a bunch of maybes on his arm. Off DL: Araujo, Ynoa, Hays (I think Trumbo and Bleier start the season on the DL working back from surgeries. Traded: Cashner, Givens (I think they find a buyer and they trade Cashner for a bag of balls before Opening Day to save the cash. I think they talk someone in to giving us a single solid prospect for Givens, but again a saving money move too) Added: Cevenka, Tate, Kline, Gonzalez - to avoid the Rule V, I don't see the O's having to protect Flaa or Lee but maybe I'm wrong. Isn't Yaz a milb FA?) Signed: Glove First SS, veteran SP (the veteran would be a milb FA ST Invite who is shows inning eating ability it; invite a few to camp keep the best one. The glove first SS is a must) That's 40, that's what I think is most likely to happen.
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    Sun: Ripken files suit against Aberdeen

    Two words: Kevin. Costner. Sorry just thought I'd stir up the controversy
  3. ScGO's

    O's need to a plan for SS this season

    plus if we cut him and sign him for 2 Mil, that's more than he'll find anywhere else and we are paying him the 5-6 mil that he would have got through arbitration.
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    O's need to a plan for SS this season

    I was still thinking about getting him into 130-140 games in that role. If he can hit 20-25 HRs, with an OPS between .750-.800 in a super utility role getting ABs in all 3 OF spots, and 3 of the 4 infield spots? That's a trade chip if that happens.
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    O's need to a plan for SS this season

    I'd release and resign him for less than what he would make if we go to arbitration, but I'd teach him how to play outfield and make him super utility. Then trade him if this pushes his value up.
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    Take the Quiz: Name the 2018 Orioles

    I only missed "Looks like a future LOOGY," "Who?" and "Earned a spot next spring." I don't know how I missed "Earned a spot next spring" bc I knew I was missing a catcher. I remembered "Position Player who Pitched" right at the buzzer
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    O's need to a plan for SS this season

    I would love that move. I wonder what his management style would be like? If he embraced analytics, I'm on board with this. He'd be 36, but he was still putting up positive Defensive metrics in 2017 and with a year of rest, he'd probably be pretty sharp. He'd need to be in a time share though, or the back up with a ++glove so he can spend most of his time managing and staying fresh for the 50-60 games he does play.
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    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    If the O's were going to trade for more slot money, what players do we have that would have enough value to get $250,000 to $750,000 back? Would someone like Richard Bleier bring back slot money? I know he's hurt, but could he be traded in the same manner O'day was? Joey Rickard? Would other teams look at him as an MLB piece? Donnie Hart or Gilmartin? Maybe Trumbo if we eat some of the contract? Some of our 2nd Tier prospects? Like a Meisinger, Phillips, Dosch, Faulkner, Rafaela type? $250,000 for Mike Wright?,
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    O's need to a plan for SS this season

    If he can be a plus defender, I"m fine with that. But if we don't have gloves up the middle, C, SS/2B, CF, then our player development at the big league level will be hindered.
  10. Not sure how to start a poll, but this thread could probably use it to see where y'alls opinions lay. To ease the bleeding on next season, the O's need to sign a glove first SS who can put up positive defensive numbers and support the young pitching and defense around him. Our in house options are inadequate. Beckham may be released and he's not an infielder in my opinion. Villar has more value at 2B. Salcedo apparently has a glove at AA, but with no MLB experience he can't be an option. Here are some options I've been thinking about. 1) Sign one of Jose Iglesias, Freddy Galvis, or Jordy Mercer. Whoever can be signed the cheapest would be my pick as they are all essentially the same type of offensive player. 2) Trade Givens for a shortstop prospect. Who needs relief pitchers and who is willing to give up a SS prospect who is ready to step in? From reading mlbtraderumors.com this morning, it looks like Philly might be willing to get up off of JP Crawford or Scott Kingery. You think Givens could head a package to grab one from Philly? Who else could want Givens that has a SS to move? 3) Glove first MILB FA? Not sure who is out there that would be a Rey Ordonez/John McDonald all glove no bat. But I would take a league minimum .200 avg hitter if his D is superb. Thoughts?
  11. For ST invites, looking for depth, I'd pick upTyler Lyons, Bryce Bentz, Ty Kelly, Buddy Boshers, Drew Hutchinson, Brandon Snyder, and Kevin Quackenbush, I'd resign Luis Sardinas
  12. ScGO's

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    Any chance we trade for slot money?
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    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    I agree for sure. Unless this 37 year old GCL prospect ends up hitting 30 HRs in the majors one day, I don't see the purpose of giving away any intl money. Wouldn't it look like disappointing to VVM as well. He would think its less money they are willing to spend for him.
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    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    I wonder if Duquette was given a ceiling for the amount he was allowed to offer intl prospects to stay within their budget. Maybe our slot money was higher than the allotted budget by ownership. So he just traded it for squat.