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We traded future considerations to Texas for 1B McCade.

We cut Jake Luce, who we signed from the Indy League this off season.

We also released Zane Chavez and Matt Price.

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    • Exactamente! Let's just move on from Flash.
    • o   I picked Loyola-Illinois and Kansas to both reach the Elite Eight. That's as far as it goes for me. None of my other picks (including those 2 teams) can go any further.   https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/597874   o
    • If you bring back Flaherty, you got to sacrifice elsewhere. Do you lose Valencia? Rasmus? Santander?
    • o   And now that I think about it,, I believe that the organization owes it to Chris Tillman to acquire Cobb more than anything. Tillman has been a solid starter in the rotation more often than not between 2012 and 2017. In fact, he has been the one constant in the starting rotation since that magical 2012 season ........ Wei-Yin Chen, Tommy Hunter, Jason Hammil, Jake Arrieta, Miguel Gonzalez, Bud Norris, Scott Feldman, Ubaldo Jimenez, Yovani Gallardo, and Wade Miley have all come and gone, while Tillman has withstood the ups and downs in the 6 seasons that have been played in that time frame. I think that the Orioles owe it to him to put the least amount of pressure on him in his latest effort to resurrect his career after last season's disaster.    Yes, Peter and Dan gave him $3 Million for the upcoming season, which is probably two and-a-half Million dollars more than any one of the other 29 Major League teams would have been willing to give him. Now do him one more favor, and sign Alex Cobb to allow him to toe the rubber in this upcoming season with the knowledge that there are at least 4 solid starters ahead of him in the rotation.   If my logic on the matter sounds rather twisted, remember that I am an Oriole fan from New York, which in and of itself is rather strange in the first place.   o
    • Info on Flaherty: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/sports/csn/phillies/Phillies__focus_turns_to_Aaron_Nola__Scott_Kingery__bench_competition-477213483.html
    • I agree, get Cobb and I'll gladly throw and see what sticks at the fifth spot in the rotation.  2 wildcards in the rotation = no chance at playoffs.  
    •     o   It's not my first choice. Acquiring Cobb is. And in your scenario/presumption, the bullpen would get burned out either way because you are assuming that both Tillman and Wright will get shelled every 5th day. My suggestion is an attempt to be creative to try to avoid that burnout (which is what happened with last year's bullpen), while simultaneously severely curbing the pressure on Wright to go more than 2 times through the lineup.   Also, even if we do acquire Cobb, I still like the idea of the 5 and-a-half man rotation with the 5th starter. With Cobb, that experiment is much more likely to succeed than without Cobb, and the demands on the bullpen will be considerably less than if we are putting Tillman and/or Wright and/or Castro in the 5-hole than in the 4-hole.   Currently, the Orioles have 2 Wildcards in the rotation after Bundy, Gausman, and Cashner, and that is one too many for me.   o
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