anyone else think this talk of deferring salary on Santandar's arbitration makes it seem more likely that he is traded now for a less than satisfying return?
Its also starting to get really fishy financially. I've worked in business, and this seems to be either A) prep for a sale or B) They owe some serious money like yesterday and they are doing everything they can from going bankrupt because they feel like the ship can be straightened if they get through this "loss" period. I hope a sale of the team keeps the O's in Baltimore and has ownership that is willing to do more and better things than Anglelos.
Hanser Alberto was not non tendered because the O's did not like the person or the way he hit left-handed pitching. He was non tendered because they did not think his overall play was worth what he might get in arbitration. So with the free agent market slow and not much money being thrown around because of Covid limiting revenue, What is the chance that Alberto signs a minor league deal with the O's and is invited to camp?
Haven't read the whole thread but Roch and Melewski both had columns up bright and early today, so it looks like they're both safe. They're probably pretty cheap too, compared to the names released. So they got THAT going for them.
Which is nice.
I won’t argue with that. We could speculate deep into the weeds on this. Maybe he is exploring signing Andrelton Simmons, which would require stretching pennies into copper wire. Who knows. I will say that you his does not disgust me, nor does it alarm me. It did raise an eyebrow, however.