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  1. Let's be honest here, the only players on the 40-man roster that should concern Elias are ones that either will be part of a winning future in 2-3 years, or can bring in players by trade for players who may. Out of that list, the following players should be protected: (And I'm stretching it for some) Pitchers: Keegan Akin (maybe) Miguel Castro Alex Cobb (Trade potential) Mychal Givens (trade) Hunter Harvey Dean Kremer (maybe) John Means Tanner Scott (stretch) Catchers: None Infielders: Ryan Mountcastle Renato Nunez (stretch) Outfielders Austin Hays Trey Mancini (trade) Anthony Santander (maybe) So no, I don't see a 40-man crunch of concern by Elias.
  2. I know some will say the Orioles went cheap, but I think they had their eyes on a couple of guys that would have taken more to sign and then they got taken before their pick. I haven't seen what the guys before Kjerstad signed for so it's hard for me to say what they could have had. Honestly, I like the idea of a left-handed power hitting right fielder and there was no better left-handed power (according to most draft experts) than Kjerstad. I wanted Asa Lacy, but I did not do enough pre draft home work to really have a strong opinion one way or the other.
  3. The Orioles had him at 175, but still, he's thin and could put on some good weight and perhaps throw harder.
  4. Servideo is in Baltimore today so expect his signing to be imminent.
  5. https://nccueaglepride.com/sports/baseball/roster/shane-davis/6327#:~:text=Tossed 191 strikeouts over 135.0,a 3.68 ERA in 2018. Works 88-90 but with high spin rate and can touch 92-93 on occasion. Reportedly uses a decent curveball and change and shows a slider at times.
  6. I watched a lot of video of him this year and I didn't see a 40 plodder. I don't have times for him, but I think he's probably a 45-50 runner currently.
  7. A positive case means literally almost nothing to those under 60. This whole narrative is just typical rhetoric. Test, social distance as much as possible, play ball.
  8. I'm told there's an agreement with Servideo already and this is nothing more than getting everything straight. It will be interesting to see what he signs for though and if the Orioles leave money on the table. If they do, it will be interesting to see what players they could have afforded with the left over money instead of Kjerstad.
  9. I heard it in discussion but the COVID situation could affect it one way or the other.
  10. Yeah, I did too and that's what I used. I found out that all 40-man players do not need to be on the 60-man lists.
  11. Yep, missed them or some reason. I'll add them on my previous post.
  12. So it appears the following 40-man roster players are not on the initial list: Pitchers: Keegan Akin Dean Kremer Evan Phillips Infielders: Ryan Mountcastle Ramon Urias Outfielers: Ryan McKenna Cedric Mullins (edited after more information was found): Not all 40-man players need to be on the 60-man list and it seems the Orioles are playing a waiting game with the "prospects" on the 40-man who were not going to make the original 25-man. Phillips and Kremer were hurt this spring so maybe that has something to do with them.
  13. They announced other players will be added. The Orioles may be waiting to see how MLB is going to handle the "taxi squad" and the what the Fall League will look like for minor leaguers. This is why guys like Mountcastle, Akin, Zimmerman, and Kremer are in limbo a bit. (though strangely, only Zimmerman is not on the 40-man) Another reason is that players can be easily added to the roster, but must be put on waivers if they are taken off so there's no reason to put all 60 on there until they know how everything is going to be handled. If a player makes the 30-man roster, they accrue major league service time like any other year, but apparently there may be something about if you hold back a player for seven games it won't count as a season, which could mean we see Mountcastle and maybe some others shortly after the rosters get down to 28 players two weeks in the season. Still not 100 percent sure on this but it's what I'm hearing.
  14. Aha, now you see how the Baltimore media worked back then and really over the last 30 years (A few of the new guys may be changing things though, but we'll see). This is why I've been directly contacted by people in or previously with the organization for things that led up to my "behind the scenes articles on the organization." One former GM told me directly, "I tried to get them to write this but no one wanted to write it because they feared blowback." He knew I had no problem ruffling the whole thing if need be, which I did. It cost me though. The Orioles pulled their advertising from us and I became a pariah among most of the local media and with some within the warehouse. Since the Hangout never was my bread and butter for occupation, it never really mattered to me though. But, if this was my livelihood, I might have thought twice considering how things had worked in the organization. So at the end of the day, can you really blame Britt for not saying anything back then? Would you had wanted to get on the bad side of Showalter for some reason? She literally worked for MLB, so how hard do you think it would be for her to be replaced if the Orioles wanted her gone? The local media have enjoyed a friendly relationship with whoever the manager is and whoever in the warehouse they could because it made things easy on all of them. Unfortunately though, it meant a lot of behind the scenes things that have caused this organization to be dysfunctional for so many years (before Elias) went unreported to the fans.
  15. I'm pretty sure that was the plan as well. Angelos, at the urging of Showalter from what I heard, directly made that signing without much input from Duquette.
  16. Although not as big a fan of Markakis as your were (I thought his defense was hurting the team), I felt the same way. I was not favor of resigning him to a 4yr contract at $11mil/yr. In retrospect, considering the disaster RF has been since, probably was not the right call, but one based on the information at hand I would have made again as well. Heck, I remember thinking that Travis Snider might outperform Markakis for a fraction of his price. I was certainly wrong about that one.
  17. There you go, common ground! Enjoy your day.
  18. I've considered it, but for now, we are making enough to cover our expenses and I'm not worried about making money for myself off this endeavor anymore. I appreciate the thoughts and support.
  19. Yep, I get it you're a close the world down and hide until this is all (maybe never) kind of person. I get it, because I've seen some of the skewed information getting pushed lately by the media. We are just going to have to disagree. I think it will be completely fine to have these camps and for the ones that end up getting COVID, few will have any kind of symptoms that will cause any problems past a few weeks. Honestly though, I believe MLB will end up not doing this because almost all corporations are either pandering or taking the least risk as possible right now. I gotta be completely honest though and say I just don't care enough anymore to get upset. You could tell me tomorrow that the MLB season was cancelled once again and I'd be ambivalent. I'd rather see baseball this year, but if it doesn't happen for either COVID or safety reasons (since most cities are violent, unsafe hellholes right now) I'm not going to lose any sleep.
  20. Haha. I'll vote for Hyde myself. Honestly, with all the trades I made I basically had a 40% different team then he will have. It ended up being rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, but I like the future of the players I brought in and knew this year would be a disaster.
  21. I agree, there would be no danger in opening up camps in Florida and Arizona for the minor leaguers and they could play well into Fall and get in close to 90 games.
  22. I didn't even notice that until you said that. I would not be surprised if that record is about right.
  23. The fact that people can't help but get political on this stuff is why I want to limit the conversation about it. I know some people don't think that politics and sports need to be separate, that's their right, but it WILL ALWAYS be separate here at the Hangout.
  24. I really don't say any reason they can't be in Florida or Arizona and do the games like they do in spring training. Let them play on the camp fields, hire official scorers, maybe even find a way to televise some games.
  25. The only issue I have with the new rules is the extra innings rule. Having a runner on second base to start extras is dumb. Who gets the runs scored? Does the pitcher get an earned run when the runner scores from second even though he didn't allow him there? Love adding the universal DH an hope that stays, but count me against the extra innings. I'd honestly rather just say you can play up to 12 innings then it's a tie.
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