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  1. Penalizing teams for losing is not addressing the real problem. The great disparity between the rich team's resources compared to the smaller market teams is the issue. The tanking to get high draft choices is just a symptom of the real problem.
    16 points
  2. That will preclude calling him up to the Majors for a while.
    5 points
  3. https://www.mlb.com/news/guide-to-baseball-s-waiver-trade-system-c140073380 When a player is on waivers, other teams can submit a claim. If more than one team does, those in the same league as that player's team get first priority, starting with the club with the worst record on the day of the claim. Then, the priority moves to the other league, starting with the worst record. For example, if a National League team puts a player on waivers, the NL team with the worst record gets the first shot at him, and the last-place American League club would be right behind the top NL club.
    5 points
  4. Could not shrug harder.
    5 points
  5. And salary floor. If you can't even spend to the salary floor, your revenue sharing money should be cut.
    5 points
  6. I don’t give a damn about the whining of the union. The union wants the Orioles to get into bidding wars for low to mid level talent who don’t want to play here to begin with. Let’s jack their value up. Why play that game? Any floor should be over a period of time, not any individual year. Diagnose how we got here -No International presence -Lost multiple #1 picks due to FA signing -Lost 2 other Comp picks to save money -traded away MiL in attempt to win -drafted lower for 5 years. Yes I know about the Dodgers. - waited too long to blow team up
    4 points
  7. I’m not watching and I’m not listening anymore because the Newman Is unlistenable, and the team is unwatchable, so I’m going to follow Seattle in Texas tonight. However, I continually fail to understand why they conduct interviews during the game. Interviews are for after the game or before the game, not during the game. When you conduct an interview during gameplay you are admitting that the gameplay is itself boring. “The people won’t listen to the game so we have to give them an interview instead.” That is the dumbest way to promote your product. So they hire lousy announcers, they hav
    3 points
  8. So now that he's slumping you want to promote him?
    3 points
  9. FIP of 3.69, ERA 4.32 in the ML this season, are you kidding - guy would instantly be our 2nd best reliever lol.
    3 points
  10. That is not a baseball name. He sounds like a physicist. Hard pass.
    3 points
  11. It's pretty simple: the Orioles are spending $65 mm to be garbage, and the Tampa Bay Rays are spending $74 mm to lead the division. The union wants to maximize player salaries, so which situation should be more troubling to them? 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 Answer: Obviously the latter. The Orioles know they will eventually have to move to a higher payroll, the Rays feel like they can sustain their cheap payroll forever.
    3 points
  12. No, I think the point is that being a completely non competitive team for this long is absurd and not necessary and not the way things should be done. And he’s right.
    3 points
  13. Just DFA'ed by Oakland today, has been in their system since 2016, usually averages over 1K per inning. Could be a solid bullpen piece, especially considering the struggles we have seen this year form the pen. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wendejb01.shtml
    2 points
  14. We are about to be burnt bad in the FRYER.
    2 points
  15. Man. The 2021 season stinks so bad that we are arguing about Mussina again.
    2 points
  16. I think you'd be hard pressed to find any MLB team that didn't give 50 or 100 PAs to several players who'd be comfortable OPSing .700 in AAA. The 2001 Mariners won 116 games. They gave Charles Gipson (.638 career OPS) 100 PAs. They let Jose Paniagua give up 35 runs in 66 innings. Their LFer was Al Martin, who had 7 WAR in 11 MLB seasons. Luis Sojo had 153 PAs for the 114-win 1998 Yankees. OPS'd .515. They also let Mike Buddie give up 29 runs in 41 innings. Every team has fringy MLB players.
    2 points
  17. What San Francisco has done has been amazing. But I don't know that it can be duplicated, nor that anyone should try, most especially a building team. The Giants have: -- a 34 year old starting C -- a 33 year old starting 1B -- a 33 year old starting 2B -- a 34 year old starting SS -- a 35 year old starting 3B -- starting OF: 31, 27, 30 They did get younger by acquiring 29 year old Kris Bryant. They have key bench guys Ruf (34), Casali (32), LaStella (32), Flores (29), Slater (28). They have one guy under 28 with more than 76 ABs (26 year old Mauri
    2 points
  18. Let's take a look at what assumptions were made going into this season, as near as we can guess, in terms of bringing in veterants to help this team: -- For OF/1B/DH we had Hays, Mullins, Mountcastle, Santander, Stewart, and Mancini, and also McKenna, and Diaz expected to be in the picture at some point during the season. (And Chris Davis). I think it is reasonable to go into the season with those guys and not go out and sign a Josh Reddick or something to try to "improve" the situation. Someone who would take playing time away from potential prospects. I think signing any vetera
    2 points
  19. This is a flawed concept as well. The Dodges do draft and develop well, but they also bring in high paid super stars to augment those inhouse players which allows them to compete year in and year out. The Red sox and Yankees can retool every once in a while but get right back in the game because again they can afford those high priced players and if they screw up, it doesn't matter, they just get rid of the guy, eat the contract, and move on to the next superstar. Tampa drafts and develops as good as anyone and how many World Series have they been in and won? If you don't think having alm
    2 points
  20. Could you chart out a path to respectability starting in November 2018 that wasn't totally reliant upon hindsight?
    2 points
  21. That's what I find so odd. Smart people, informed fans, people who spent years CALLING for EXACTLY what they're doing now- through many years when we were actually WINNING games- now, seem to be calling for the charge of the 67 win brigade.
    2 points
  22. Has Tyler Wade been with the Yanks for five years OPSing .584? Yep. Did Jace Peterson get 1220 PAs for the Braves? Yep. Has Tyler Austin gotten as many MLB PAs as Stewart despite being a DH/1B with a .740 OPS? Yep, mostly with the Yanks and Giants. Did Rob Refsnyder get three years on the Yanks roster to stumble about the OF and OPS .643. Yep? There's no such thing as an organization that never gives chances to players that don't work out.
    2 points
  23. The better article was the one on The Athletic yesterday comparing/contrasting what Zaidi has done with the Giants vs. Elias and the Orioles. I guess this franchise can try to start winning when they bring up AR.
    2 points
  24. Who the heck said anything about one player. If a team picks first it picks first in every roll of the draft.
    2 points
  25. They play in a weaker division for one. Yes, the Orioles would still be terrible in the Central, not arguing that. Benintendi hasn’t done much, Minor has not been great. Santana hasn’t been special. Who on their current team will be good in 2/3 years? The media likes their “effort.” I can show you a ton of Orioles teams in the 2000’s that did stuff similar. It accomplished nothing.
    2 points
  26. I've said this a few times... I believe a number of folks had no idea what a sorry state this O's player development system was in when Elias took over. Yes, the rebuild is taking longer than most... but couldn't it be because the necessary demolition was more extensive than expected?
    2 points
  27. If his point is that MLB needs a salary cap and draft lottery I absolutely agree.
    2 points
  28. Jokes aside about Scott and Harvey, this trio does represent a significant and much needed boost to the bullpen. Add to that the possibility of a J.B. Wendelken waiver claim and we could be seeing a good amount of addition by subtraction going on. Mattson, Plutko, Knight, Wells, and Valdez are all probably vulnerable. I'd like to see more of Diplan who I thought looked wonderfully competent out there in his only appearance so far.
    1 point
  29. He sent me a PM, to handle it.
    1 point
  30. So then the O's have first shot at him if they want him? No trade necessary or even allowed.
    1 point
  31. 1 point
  32. Yeah I am on board with this completely. This guy is a solid pitcher. And we get first crack at him, right? If we want him, he is ours?
    1 point
  33. I guess I'm being harsh on the guy. Let me state unequivocally: My great dream was to play ML baseball, and DJ did that, and achieved a hell of a lot more than I ever did. Congrats to him. He should be proud of himself. That said, I'm middle-aged now but if you give me a couple weeks I could play a better outfield than him.
    1 point
  34. I also don’t think Stewart has the raw power of a guy like Dunn or Deer. He racked up a very high ISO in small samples in 2018 and 2020, but his overall ISO of .176 is very consistent with the .177 in a larger minor league sample.
    1 point
  35. Fixed that for ya. Trust me, I agree with those that think tanking is not good for the game, particularly over a long stretch of time like Elias is putting us through. This is why I believe things have to change next year. The Orioles have to start trying to win. We can't go into the 2022 season with another embarrassment of a team.
    1 point
  36. Thanks for this. Playing in the AL East and with budget constraints some teams don’t have makes our job more difficult, but not impossible. There’s certainly no reason the team should ever need to be terrible, once they’re rebuilt in the proper manner. Are we going to win the division title 20%+ of the time or make the wild card more often than not? Probably not, in the long term. But we should be able to do those things some years and keep it interesting most years, if we are run in a good way.
    1 point
  37. That’s the thing. We tanked ourselves. Of course your hole is going to be deeper if you operate the way they did. They basically invested it all in the major league team at the expense of the future. This isn’t directed at you but I am sick and tired of hearing about 2018. F’ing tired of it. They tried to win that year. The media and even some on here bring that up. Using 2018 as an example is pure laziness and inaccurate.
    1 point
  38. The system for all teams to compete is obvious in place, as evidenced by the fact that Tampa and Oak are good almost every year, the Royals winning a WS not long ago, Milwaukee beating out the Cubs on a relatively regular basis, etc…
    1 point
  39. Fundamentally, were fans happier when we were winning 63-74 games a year (2001-2011, except for 2004 when we won 78) than they are now? It’s not a rhetorical question. People’s opinion on that may vary. I think it’s fair to question whether Elias has done a good job of finding cheap talent from other teams. Even during the period I mentioned we’d occasionally find a Rodrigo Lopez or Jeremy Guthrie. And you need to find guys like that. Demonstrating the ability to find/develop some of those is important. I’m a little less concerned with whether we are bringing in mid-price
    1 point
  40. WC you are absolutely right and if the new CBA reduces the controllable years for young talent below 6 years as the players union wants, it will only exacerbate the problem.
    1 point
  41. This is completely wrong and such a cop out answer. One player does not change the fortunes of a baseball team. The real disparity isn’t money…it’s ownership and intelligence. The Os seemingly have intelligence now although that isn’t shown at the ML level yet but they still have the ownership issue. People want to point to salary caps and bs like that. It’s meaningless. There are a few teams that spend like crazy and they have shown, over the last several years, that it doesn’t matter..they still suck. The Dodgers don’t win because they spend more than everyone. They win b
    1 point
  42. The whole topic is stupid. He references 2018 in his tweet, a year they were trying to win. Then later on he brings up the Royals. Makes no sense. The Royals aren’t any damn good.
    1 point
  43. And Rosenthal is wrong…Elias absolutely should be finding the next Muncy and Taylor. In fact, those are the exact players he should be finding. Cheap options that way outperform their cost. Those are the players ownership, especially a cheap ass ownership like ours, dreams of. It is the task of every GM to find surplus talent.
    1 point
  44. No, it doesn't work that way. But it wouldn't be a stretch to invest $10M to $15M per winter instead of $2M. The counter is to not do the rebuild in "half measures". But I don't see the issue. No prospect is being blocked. The Iglesias and Galvis deals were good. Franco seemed like a reasonable bet that didn't work out. Fine, they're not gonna all work out. But I think it's reasonable to shop in a slightly higher market than King Felix. And maybe bring in 3-4 instead of 1-2. I'm not advocating large dollars to one guy. Buying a prospect by taking the Hosmer salary is too many
    1 point
  45. I have a strange feeling about Stewart. Like he is one of those guys who gets released and then the light bulb suddenly turns on. Maybe it's just from years of being an Orioles fan.
    1 point
  46. Ahh, but that's not what you said. You said there is absolutely no reason besides service time to keep him down right now. And I gave a legitimate reason. <---Is what I would say if I was the kind of person who liked to nitpick the semantics of every post on the message board that disagrees with me to prove that I am right. But that's not my style. I'll make my point and as long as I think it is understood I won't worry about getting into a never ending pissing contest with people who disagree with me. 😀
    1 point
  47. You know that is probably the correct business decision but as a fan I don't give a hoot about service time. I want to see the best baseball players playing on the major league team. This is probably especially the correct decision given the fact that there is going to be a new CBA but again as a fan I don't care. I think the system is broken.
    1 point
  48. Good argument that he was the best pitcher in Os history. (The argument is based around peak/numbers as an Oriole..obvious Palmer is more accomplished and probably still gets the nod but I think it’s closer than Os fans want to admit) That said, I don’t think he should have his number retired because he did leave. It was PA’s fault but he still left. I wouldn’t hate if they retired his number but I don’t feel it needs to happen either.
    1 point
  49. I have to go all the way back to July 3rd to determine the current roster. I know that for Lakins to be put on the 60 day IL the roster had to be at 40. So here are the moves I see: 7/3 Lakins move to 60 day IL and Wade DFA'd 7/3 Gutierrez and Anderson added. Roster at 40 7/21 Akin and Santander put on the Covid IL. Roster at 38 7/24 Greene added. Roster at 39. 7/30 Santander activated for Covid -IL Roster at 40 7/30 Galvis traded. Roster at 39 8/1 Eshelman DFA'd Roster at 38 8/1 Akin activate for Covid- IL. Roster at 39 8/2 Mar
    1 point
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