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About Br10n

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  • Birthday 12/5/1967
  1. I believe DD was told if he stays on his overall budget is X. He traded payroll with the idea of spreading that money among other departments. DD wanted to be in charge of building an organization from the ground up but the brothers decided to go a different direction. Now new management is using that money to build things through out the organization. The organization was using too much money on payroll and not enough on scouting, analytics and international signings. Money needed to be freed up to do this.
  2. The site is not a good place to go for “scoops”. I purchased the subscription thinking it was about that but it is not. It is more about the articles. You’re paying for the insight competent writers. Dan just put up an article looking at Rasjich’s drafts. It is a good read but not a scoop.
  3. It is time to over pay for the kid throwing 97 and move on. Arms are more important than outfielders at this point.
  4. Mlb trade rumors... 7:10pm: The Orioles have announced that neither Duquette nor Showalter will be retained for the 2019 season. Director of player development Brian Graham will oversee baseball operations while the team conducts a search for an outside hire. He’s been with the team since 2007 and previously served as an interim GM for the Pirates as well. “The club will hire an executive from outside of the organization to lead the Baseball Operations department,” the Orioles said in tonight’s press release. “Once in place, this individual will have the final determination on all baseball matters that he or she believes will make the Orioles successful on the field, entertaining to fans, and impactful in the community.”
  5. From MLB trade rumors..... The Mesas are planning on hosting a showcase for all 30 teams in the near future, Sanchez further reports. He lists the Orioles ($6.5MM), Marlins ($4.3MM), Rays ($3.6MM) and Dodgers ($2.78MM) as the teams with the most remaining money to spend.
  6. FYI - O’Day and Trumbo are both free agents after 2019. The contracts are not that different.
  7. Yesterday, Connolly called the trade a head scratcher. DD must have called after that.
  8. Dan Connolly..... Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette wants to make two things clear about Monday’s trade that sent $750,000 in international bonus slots to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league infielder Jack Zoellner. One, the Orioles liked Zoellner. A lot. They scouted him this summer while putting an intense spotlight on the Phillies’ farm system and Duquette believes Zoellner adds an element of plate discipline that the organization needs and covets. Secondly, the decision to trade international bonus slots is not contrary to the club’s message from earlier this summer that it is putting an emphasis on international development. On the contrary, Duquette says, this is exactly what he said he would do when the Orioles acquired $2.75 million in the slots in two separate trades with the Atlanta Braves in July. “It gives us the ability to add international players and also acquire additional players from other organizations,” Duquette said.
  9. His last AB in Orange and Black....
  10. I don’t see Peter being an issue. They will be clearing money off the books. They have traded draft picks away to clear money off the books. This time they should actually receive something of value when clearing that money. fYI - They only have two contracts beyond 2019....Davis and Cobb
  11. I love this ida. I would keep DD as a VP and Gary as GM. Buck and Brady get the door. I know it will not happen. I am the one that also said CD will retire at the end of next year so call me crazy.
  12. Other - The losing will force the front office to do things it would not do otherwise. I see the losing as a positive.
  13. What I am suggesting is 4 years into the contract.
  14. I have one that may seem just as crazy. Chris Davis will retire after the 2019 season. He has too much pride to show up for a pay check he is not earning.
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