I think Mancini signs for a 3.8M base with incentives based on plate appearances. Incentives that would reach 7M for 600 PAs. I don't think he can be cut further than 3.8m under CBA rules. If Mancini is healthy and productive he is worth 7M. He can go on the IL or he has options and can go to Norfolk if he is not productive in worse case. He is the O's 1B/DH. Doesn't see a day in the OF.
Davis is the O's 26th man. Does not play except of defensive replacement. And like Tony said the O's find ways to get him on the IL.
Santander has a COF spot.
Diaz starts the year at AAA. When the team promotes him he plays most days at the other COF spot.
Neither Mullins nor Hays has proven they are an everyday CF. They share CF until one of them wins the job full time. Until Diaz is promoted Hays can play one of the corners when Mullins is in CF.
Mountcastle is a DH/1B who can play some LF. He plays 1B to keep Mancini rested. If Mancini is not healthy Mountacastle is the 1B. He plays LF when someone needs break. But he gets most of his at bats at DH in 2021. If Mancini is traded some time in the future Mountcastle is the heir apparent at 1B.
Stewart is proving in his time this season that he is a defensive liability. His best position is DH or as a fill-in what someone is injured. He has options.
Nunez needs to be traded his off season because there are not enough at bats for him next season.
Diaz, Hays/Mullins, Santander are the team's best defensive OF. Mancini if healthy is the teams best defensive 1B that can also hit.
I see a lot of movement in the infield this off season but Nunez is the only one I see leaving the O's this off season of the players discussed in this post.
Last week when I suggested the possibility of Anthony Santander winding up being the) MVO )of the 2020 season in spite of the fact that he will have missed a little more than 1/3 of the season due to injury,) Can_of_Corn )pointed out that Ryan Mountcastle was only .3 rWAR behind Santander in half the plate appearances ........
Subsequently, I would not mind seeing these 2 players be named) CO-MVO's )for the 2020 season ........ Santander did miss a good chunk of the season, but I believe that it is quite possible that the Orioles might have been in at least moderately worst shape if they had been playing without him when he was healthy. And of course, Mountcastle's overall performance speaks for itself in his claim for the award.
Still, It's closer to the opposite than it is to being the same thing. "All the time" and "several times over the course of the season" are not even reasonably close to similar.
Also, I have watched a fudgeton of baseball and have not seen an outfielder as inept and unathletic as DJ. He makes Trumbo look like Clemente. At least Jeff Stone was coordinated. Not sure you could see the body of work Stewart has produced this season "several times per year" no matter how many teams you follow.
Ya know something? Fans get upset all the time that there is no loyalty in baseball anymore. (or any sports). How could Manny not try to work out a long term deal with the O's? Booooooo Manny. How could Moose leave and sign with the Yankees? Booooo Mussina.
And yet here is someone on the Hangout. The best of the best. Starting a thread about releasing a solid player who is coming off cancer treatment. Well you know what? Boooooooooooooo Hangout for this even being a thread.