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  1. Based on his lengthy comments about the future of the Os following the Manny trade, it definitely seems that he is gaining influence inside the organization. I wonder if that's because he was strongly against resigning Davis/Tillman and perhaps advocated a rebuild last year (which fell on deaf ears at the time). Perhaps those bad decisions were made by someone else (i.e. Brady) and Duquette gets to say "I told you so" now. Of course, I am using a lot of speculation but I hope that is what happened and now ownership can forgive Dan for flirting with Toronto and extend him!
  2. Thanks for sharing Luke-OH. I’ll make sure to read that tomorrow morning at work lol. Im a big fan of your scouting analysis, and particularly enjoyed your Top 50 Orioles Prospects write-up. I’ve often seen you use the 20-80 scale when referencing players, which is really helpful. I guess ive just found it hard to picture what types of players certain posters are hoping to get back for Machado when they use prospect letter grades. Btw, im curious (if you havent already said so in a previous post), what type of FV prospect do you think would be a reasonable get for Machado? I saw you had guys like Mountcastle and Sisco with a 55 FV at the start of the year. Do you think thats too optimistic of a hope?
  3. I've been seeing a lot of prospect grades being discussed (i.e. A-, B+, or C prospect) in terms of what kind of haul we expect for Machado. I am guessing that any BA top 100 prospect would be at least a B+. But is there a standard grading scale for prospects that people are using?
  4. I think some of those teams were making offers for Manny with the idea that they would have the opportunity to negotiate exclusively with him during the season for a long-term deal (e.g. White Sox). Dan knows Manny is dead set on going into free agency so why allow other teams to learn this? If teams find this out during the 72 hour window then it may result in them lowering their subsequent offers.
  5. Would the 2005 Rangers trade of Alfonso Soriano to the Nationals for Brad Wilkerson and Terrmel Sledge qualify for this scenario? I believe he was traded to the with one year left on his contract (to which the Nationals got a comp pick for him after he left in free agency at the end of the year). Soriano hit .268 with 36 HRs, 104 RBI the year prior to the trade.
  6. I think one thing to keep in mind when considering what Machado would be worth in a deal, is that we would essentially being offering 1 year of Machado + a 2nd round comp pick. With that in mind, I think the Os should be able to command a decent haul.
  7. I agree that our outfield is an upgrade defensively this year with Rickard and Jones. I also think that Trumbo would pretty much be even with Snider. But lets not forget that Delmon had a cannon and did have a period where he had a few nice outfield assists that made up for his poor range. De Aza also had enough range to play CF a few times. I would call them an upgrade defensively over Trumbo.
  8. Obviously the business side of things made it unlikely we would resign him. But Chen was my favorite Os starting pitcher the past two years. Just a very consistent, reliable pitcher who you could count on to give you quality starts. Yes he had a tendency to give up a lot of HRs, but he challenged hitters and most of those were solo shots. He was always very modest after games and gave credit to his teammates. A great guy to root for, and good role model for the game. I wish Wei Yin Chen the best with the Marlins! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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