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    • If they are viewed as a guy who can turn a .200 hitter in to a .300 hitter etc. Perhaps someone will value them as a manager or front office exec or something.
    • I don’t think they would be talking about it if Hyde and Elias were not onboard with it. And how would talking about hitting mechanics in a news article help them get a higher job than a MLB hitting coach? Maybe a bump in pay, but a promotion? I don’t think this is some kind of classified science. It isn’t the mechanics, or even the drills so much, as it is the ability to communicate. There are a whole mess of guys who know hitting just as well as our coaches and better. What separates them is their ability to digest, diagnose, formulate and communicate. To get these guys to buy in to what they are selling. Jorge is buying in. It takes time for things to become operational in the subconscious. Not to be an active thought in process. Thinking in the moment makes them slow to respond. But simply reacting in the moment instinctively, that is the sweet spot. 
    • Some really good discussion in this thread.  Every team has its own economics and it’s own competitive environment.  We’re not going to be exactly the Tampa model or exactly the Houston model.  It’s going to be a mix - lock some guys up long term, trade other guys a year too early, and hopefully be better than average at choosing and developing young players. Payroll significantly higher than Tampa’s, significantly lower than Houston’s.  But the key is being good at choosing and developing talent.   Payroll doesn’t matter if a team isn’t good at that.  
    • While it's true that THEY ALL BREAK, I think Grayson is a special enough case to consider rolling the dice- the Orioles have not produced a legitimate ace since the Bush Sr. presidency 30 years ago, and we are unlikely to be able to ever shop from the top shelf of free agent pitching, which makes him a uniquely precious asset for the organization. It would definitely be a risk, but if we could buy out his 6 years of team control now in exchange for a couple of well-paid but hypothetically team friendly option years, I think that is worth considering (which is also the type of deal I'd offer Gunnar).
    • I think it’s funny you’re talking about wisdom and painting with broad strokes, something a wise person wouldn’t do.    But since we’re propping up one player as a cautionary tale, I’ll prop up Acuna as evidence that you can give someone in their early 20s a lot of money and they can handle it.    Or a lot of NFL and NBA players.    This Tatis thing is a nothingburger. 
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