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  1. So if we go through the player mentioned here are the position that are expect to be effected: (BOLD means eligible for the Rule 5 draft.) Starters - (6) (2) Akin, Kremer, Lowther, Baumann. Wells , Zimmerman Relievers - (6) (3) Harvey, Alvarado, Muckerhim, Tate, Kline, Klimek(Tony has mentioned) Catcher - (1) Cumberland Outfielders - (5) (3)Hays, Mountcastle, Diaz, Mullins, McKenna Infielders - Bannon, McCoy That would be 20 players that played mostly or completely in the minors that would see some action in the majors this year.. And (9) players that need to be protected from the Rule 5 draft. Can the O's protect them all? Should they? That's a lot of players.
  2. I don't think they spend much more then the minimum on any acquired player. Several will be on AAA contracts for less then the minimum while they are in the minors.
  3. According the Baseball Reference Calvin Pickering never played in Frederick. https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=picker001cal
  4. Aquiring pitching and maybe a SS are probably the top additions IMO.
  5. The pitchers that can start for the O's next year could be Means, Bundy, Cobb, Wojo, Brooks, Colin Rea and Michael Peoples. The last four fight for spots in the rotation in ST. The ones that don't make it go to the pen as long/middle relievers. I don't know if Elias can sign Rea and Peoples but I think he will try to get someone like them. Akins, Baumann, Lowther, and Kremer will be pushing for spots in the rotation by July. Akins maybe sooner. JMG
  6. It will take a great offer for Elias to trade Mancini. Multiple young future major leaguers in return.
  7. I think Elias acquire another SS this off season.
  8. Dudroff says: https://www.baltimorebaseball.com/2019/10/16/orioles-dont-need-extend-trey-mancini/. Elias says: https://www.masnsports.com/media.php?show_id=3682796&p= IMO It doesn't sound like Elias will take a Cashner trade return for Bundy, Givens or Villar.
  9. I think the Angels are a good spot for Joe. Its a bid market that is under utilized right now. He could help them get competitive in the not too distant future.
  10. I thought Hyde did pretty well with the media. If the overall goal was to give player chances he saw a lot of player in his first year. Elias/Sig/Hyde have a lot of information to make decision with.
  11. JMO but I think the O's will want to see Mountcastle in the majors soon after April 9th more than Smith or even Stewart. He has a higher ceiling. The O's will find a way to get his bat in the lineup.
  12. Its a day for pete sakes. A travel day. You would rather he go to Norfolk with the Tides and then to Baltimore the same day? That makes no sense.
  13. I did not say he would travel north with the O's. I said: "I think instead of Mountcastle going from Florida to Norfolk he will travel to Baltimore to get ready to play the Pirates at Camden Yards. on the April 10th". The O's are not even in Baltimore on April 9th They arrive from NY on the April 10th. And I certainly said nothing about Mountcastle working out with the O's. Your inference is not correct.
  14. Ynoa was 1-10 with a 5.61 ERA, a 1.373 WHIP. He gave up more hits and innings pitched and had only 67 strikeouts in 110 innings pitched. I don't think he stays on the 40 man roster over the winter. The O's may offer him a reliever position at Norfolk after he is DFA'd but there will be a lot of competition for the Norfolk reliever position next spring. Here are some of the candidates for Norfolk pen: Kline, Tate, Erwin, Alvarado, Eades, Cervenka, Muckerhim, .Fry, Armstrong, Hess. Shepherd, Sulser, Ortiz, Manhold and Rogers.
  15. Me either. Just the major moves. Don't get me wrong. On balance I give Dan a lot of credit for the O's five year run of competitive baseball in spite of many obstacles. But he made some bad moves too like most GMs do.
  16. He traded a first round draft choice for Jimenez. And another first rounder for Gallardo. I know they were't straight trades but that was the result.
  17. I am not going to argue with you about what you or anyone else thinks. I didn't say Mountcastle works out this the team before he joins the team. Any yes I have no way of knowing the exact date that Norfolk leave Florida which is a pretty picky point in the whole scenario.
  18. Norfolk breaks camp in Florida and will head to Norfolk for their opener on the April 9th. I said Mountcastle goes to Baltimore instead. But the O's are not even in Baltimore on the 9th. There are playing the Yankees in NY on the 9th. They don't get home until the 10th when they play the Pirates.
  19. Please point me to where I said he would be working out with the team. I don't believe I said that.
  20. Player development seemed to have been Duquette's major short fall with the farm. He could draft pretty well but seeing what Elias has done with player development over the last year points out how poor Duquette was in that area.
  21. I never said that. I said he does not play a day for Norfolk. Probably a poor choice of words. I meant he never plays a regular season game with Norfolk. He probably plays a few ST games for them.
  22. I don't think that the International league ST schedule has been released yet. But I would think they will play ST games until a day or two before Norfolk's opening day.
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