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  1. Fair point....that’s value!
  2. Ours might be too, unfortunately...
  3. Thanks for crunching the numbers, but that’s actually pretty remarkably close...
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    Hyde's Coaches

    Maybe this is why we gave them all that slot money... 😂
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    Hyde's Coaches

    This. Was the first place my mind went to when we made this hire. (Obviously not that Sisco was the reason we hired this guy, but where we could hopefully see an impact). Hope he can coach up Chance quite a bit, as well.
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    Waste of International Bounty. New GM. Discuss.

    How much int’l money do the Phillies have left? Can is making the point that the Phillies think it has value; perhaps some does, but I can’t imagine there is value in all $6 million we have sitting around. Thus, maybe they want to spend a little money, and don’t have it available. We still have more money than we can almost certainly dream of spending in this timeframe. The money has different present values to each organization. This is a silly thread.
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    Question on Mountcastle

    Lot of great discussion on the topic from his prospect profile on the main board. Bottom line, if I can try to summarize and echo Frobby, is that most think it’s doubtful he can be a major league 3B.
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    TT: Dillon Tate added to the 40-man

    I think this is a really important point - I love the Elias hire and certainly understand the optimism about what some analytic information can do to help some of our ballplayers. But he and the new management team is not going to be able to come in and magically fix everybody. I think yours is a great point about hopefully seeing impact in the minors, as kids develop, more so than flicking a switch with some of our perennial underperformers. Bottom line: hopefully the new team is able to get the most out of guys...that clearly wasn't happening often enough under previous management.
  9. Understood that there is an age little
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    Fair enough, I appreciate the additional insight. As I said, I’m intrigued enough to see if he’s found his way and track him this year. I don’t have a ton of hope, but we’ll find out this year for sure, as another poster stated. You think they start him at AA?
  11. So with all this slot money burning a hole in our pockets, I’ve got a question for those knowledgeable of the international markets (acknowledging that there probably aren’t many of us given the Orioles neglect over the years!). So in college basketball, for example, players occasionally “re-classify”, moving up (or back) a year in eligibility to enter college. Often it is done for academic reasons, but sometimes for guys with the flexibility to do so (for example, ability to graduate early), they’ll change classes to maximize an opportunity to go somewhere they want. Is there any parallel for some of these young ball players from Latin America? I know there’s a minimum age they can actually sign (believe it’s 16) and that there’s no contact technically permitted between clubs and players (though that’s not adhered to). But is there any chance we could entice an intriguing prospect or two that would otherwise wait until next summer to officially enter the market to come “out” early and sign with us? Obviously we may pay a little premium, but that would get the kid into a ML system earlier. And it would course have the benefit for us of not having criminally under-utilized a trade asset in Kevin Gausman.... In search of silver lining, haha, thanks....
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    Thanks for the insights. And I have never seen these guys play, so you’re certainly more knowledgeable than I, but I do wonder if you aren’t writing off Reyes too soon. He continued struggling in Frederick early, but OPSed .862 and .962 in the final two full months of the season. And he played the whole season there (I get it, his third there) at age 21. He has had injuries and some alleged attitude problems, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable that he could re-emerge. Obviously he’s been stuck at Frederick forever, but I think he showed enough promise to be interesting. At least, I don’t think he merits a desperation position change at this point. If he goes back downhill through mid-next year, maybe we bury him.
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    Grade the Gausman Deal

    In light of how the Mesa thing played out, I think it's hard to NOT give this a resounding F, even if they sign Gaston (since, as Wildcard pointed out, they shouldn't have needed the extra cash to do that). Just a really painful missed opportunity to get greater return for one of our better assets.
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    Players Who Were Outrighted From 40 Man Rosters - Free Agents

    Hah you’re right, I was talking about Torrey. I should’ve specified that I was being picky and needed a Smith #82.
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    Players Who Were Outrighted From 40 Man Rosters - Free Agents

    I’d appreciate it so I can still wear my jersey. Never works though....I’ve been waiting on the Ravens to sign a WR/TE named Smith for years...