Sigh..It has nothing to do with what I want.
The draft process, whether you like it or not, is what it currently is and the teams played within the rules of that draft year. The Orioles and others tanked or whatever to get a higher pick and that is something that wasn’t discouraged. I don’t think you can now retroactively go back and change that.
Having the DH for next season doesn’t retroactively change anything that occurred the season before. There as no rules or structure you were playing within that impacts you having a DH the next season.
GG winner in 2019 and 2020, but not great hitting. Don't have to worry about hitting as much, as he'd just be there to relieve AR, whose bat would remain in the lineup either at 1B or DH.
I like it.
(thanks to at-OriolesStatistics on twitter)
If the Orioles had signed an E-Rod or Matz, or were in final negotiations with Stroman, then I think the sensible fans would be able to swallow non-tendering Mancini.
But when the likelihood is that the big free agent pitching acquisition will be this year's Matt Harvey (perhaps the Dark Knight himself), then there is going to be an uproar among the fans for cutting Mancini just to trim payroll.
If the Orioles aren't going to invest in any veteran players via free agency or trade my preference is to keep Mancini. Plus I think chances are Mancini hits better a full year removed from his battle with cancer.