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    Outfield Current Roster: Thanks to the Duquette front office, the OF options on the parent club are abundant with Anthony Santander, Austin Hayes, Ryan Mountcastle, DJ Stewart, and Cedrick Mullins providing quality innings. Stewart and Mullins have the most work to do to ensure they have a spot through next season, but any one of these 5 could potentially be on the next playoff team. Future Outlook: A starting OF of Mountcastle, Hayes, Santander is probably how 2021 starts if everyone is healthy, but Yusniel Diaz and Ryan McKenna may start pushing for MLB time early next season. Heston Kjerstad will be a factor in a couple seasons. Zach Watson, Kyle Stowers, and Hudson Haskin are three more high draft picks that have the potential to develop into quality MLB regulars as well. The depth here is great as there are a lot of quality, toolsy options that could develop from our minor league crop. Players of Note: Dwight Smith Jr, TJ Nichting, Robert Nuestrom, Jaylen Ferguson, Zach Jarrett, Johnny Rizer, Lamar Sparks, Shayne Fontana, Mason Janvrin, Davis Tavarez, Christopher Cespedes System Grade: A Top to bottom, the system is teeming with OF talent. Not all of these guys will stick, but I believe Elias has enough potential OF talent and depth in the system that he could use the surplus in trades for quality MLB ready talent right around the time we are stepping into contention. Elias’ goal is probably to construct the rest of the system to resemble the OF and Pitching pipeline; the talent just keeps on flowing.
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    #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970, the Baltimore Orioles won Game 2 of the ALCS over the Minnesota Twins by a score of 11-3. Dave McNally tossed a complete game allowing 3 runs on 6 hits while walking 5 and striking out 5. The Twins did all their damage in the 4th inning with Harmon Killebrew's 2-run homerun and Tony Oliva's solo homerun. The Orioles exploded for 7 runs in the top of the 9th to put the game out of reach. McNally led off the inning with a double, Mark Belanger singled him to third. Paul Blair struck out looking and Frank Robinson walked to load the bases. Boog Powell doubled to score two and Merv Rettenmund singled to score another. Brooks Robinson reached on an error that allowed Powell to score. Davey Johnson finished the scoring with a three run homerun off Luis Tiant who was pitching in relief of Ron Perranoski. Frank Robinson finished the game 1 for 3 with a homerun, 2 walks, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Powell went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, 1 run scored and 3 RBI. Belanger went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored. BOX SCORE
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    For both you and Can_of_corn: have a look at this thread I did last offseason. I’m working on a deeper dive right now that I’ll post later.
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    Santander plays the one position where the Orioles have real depth. He isn't a guy who walks a lot and his BA isn't great, so he will struggle to be even a 320 OBP guy. He plays an adequate OF and has a lot of power. He certainly could be a 2-3 WAR type guy and perhaps spike a year or 2 of being a 4+ WAR guy. The upside is there for that. Still, he is replaceable for the team and if he can help fetch you a much larger position of need, you make that move.
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    https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/2020-debuts.shtml My first time poking around the debuts feature - had to toggle the sort from alpha to date Brady Singer straight made the Royals. Luis Robert had "figured out what he needed to work on", as had preseason Mountcastle comp Evan White. Andres Gimenez pulled a 2-fer, surprisingly made the team, then also held his own - he could be a fun one next spring and maybe a super-young FA 5 years out. Madrigal, Pearson, Adell, Howard, Bohm the Top 50-ish couple weeks wonders - the Cardinals COVID episode muddied the Dylan Carlson water, but he hit cleanup in the playoffs. Daulton Varsho a medium guy - cases like these when a club treats a medium guy like a Madrigal guy, it tells me something about their internal evaluation. Wieters of course set up the Matt Wieters Facts brand in his equivalent to Adley's erased 2020, then posted an .890 OPS at AAA for 39 games before his debut. I'm not sure if many others aside from Posey, Wieters, Bart and cautionary tale/never could hit Zunino are even meh comps for a few times a decade (0.1 generational?) talent.
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    #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970, the Baltimore Orioles, in Game 1 of the ALCS, defeated the Minnesota Twins 10-6 in front of 26,847 fans in Metropolitan Stadium. A 7-run 4th inning blew the game open for the Birds. Mike Cuellar, Don Buford and Boog Powell all homered in the 4th inning; Cuellar's was a grand slam homerun off of Jim Perry. Cuellar, who started and pitched 4.1 innings and allowed 6 runs on 10 hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts, went 1 for 2 with 1 run scored and 4 RBI at the plate. He did not factor into the decision. Brooks Robinson went 3 for 3 with a double, 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Dick Hall, who struck out 3 and allowed 1 hit over 4,2 innings of relief, got the win. BOX SCORE CUELLAR'S GRAND SLAM
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    o Dave Winfield was born on October 3rd of 1951 ...... the very day that Bobby Thomson hit the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" off of Ralph Branca of the Dodgers to win that season's National League Pennant. l o
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    It is HIGHLY unlikely they were fired for money reasons. However, when the guys start looking for other work, it’s better to say,” they fired me because of budget cuts” rather than, “Boy I sucked at my job.”
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    I've always found it funny that people here think other teams would chomp at the bit for what we have. And to combat that, I usually try to figure out what I'd want the Orioles to give up to acquire that player if we were trying to trade for him. For example, if the Reds had Nunez and we wanted him...what would you trade for him? What would you trade for Ruiz? Alberto? I'm certainly not high on our pitching prospects, but I can't really even see trading someone like Lowther and a lower level minor leaguer and cash for someone like Nunez. And I like Nunez, he's been a fun player when he's hitting dongs and he's a good scrap heap pickup, but there's not a lot of value there.
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