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  1. Literally impossible while Davis is on the team, unless you don’t count his deferred comp.
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    Fangraphs Top 100

    Thanks! You should post the Bundy link in the Bundy trade thread, too!
  3. He’s just opining, not reciting what Elias has told him, but I agree with his opinion, and think it’s the right strategy for 2020. If you think about it, Akin, Kremer and Zimmermann are all likely to debut sometime in 2020. Lowther, Baumann and Wells are all likely to debut in 2021. Maybe Sedlock too. It’s even possible that Hall makes a big jump next year and is ready by sometime in 2021. So really we just want guys to eat up some innings until these guys arrive, and no commitments beyond a year. Leave enough flexibility so that these guys can debut when they’re ready, but not rush them. If that means we take a lot of lumps in 2020, so be it. And by the way, I have no illusions that all the guys I mentioned will stay healthy, progress in a linear way and perform well at the major league level in their debut year or afterwards. But hopefully some will, and we want room for that to happen.
  4. I used to have a partner who had 8 kids. The way I found out was one day he asked me if I had kids. I said “yes, they’re 12, 9 and 6.” Then I asked if he had kids, and he said yes. I asked how old and he said “24, 22, 20, 18, 15, 12, 10 and 8.” As he was going down the list, I was wondering when he was going to stop, but impressed he could rattle off their ages without thinking about it.
  5. Elias did say this the other day — pardon me if this quote already appears in this thread: “Certainly, we’re pleased with where it landed. We had listened on him in the past, last trade deadline, but nothing came our way and we were the beneficiaries of a huge second half that he had last year and he really had a great August and kept our team rolling down the stretch. We’re going to miss him, but this was the right move for us on a number of levels.” https://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2019/12/elias-on-trade-tenders-and-more.html That certainly doesn’t sound as if he got a better offer (or any offer, really) previously. Of course, he could be spinning, but I tend to believe what Elias says unless given a reason to think otherwise.
  6. I’d like to see if we can identify pitchers with the last names Snap and Crackle.
  7. One of my partners was the Judge Advocate General of the Army, and we have probably 8-10 lawyers in our DC office who previously were in the JAG corps, at least a couple of whom are still on reserve duty. It’s great training for a lawyer.
  8. Fun stories! We actually have a few Canadian posters here, with Canada or Canadian in their screen names. Probably some others who haven’t admitted it!
  9. Perhaps, but that’s not what he’s been hired for. I’m not sure what a “major league coach” does. That’s a title, not a general description. Hernández had that title last year. I believe bullpen coach is the only remaining opening.
  10. But a repeatedly published one. So, regardless of what Elias might have said previously, that rumor (which presumably didn’t come from Elias) certainly told all 30 GM’s that if they had a bid to make on Villar, they should do it. I really didn’t think the earlier interview stuff you quoted at length the other day made it clear Villar would be non-tendered. If it had, the OH would have been obsessing about it back then. But crickets.
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    Fangraphs Top 100

    By the way, you can always find Fangrsphs’ latest iteration of the Orioles’ list here, with FV ratings but without comments: https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects/the-board/2019-in-season-prospect-list/summary?sort=-1,1&type=0&team=bal Right now they have 34 on the O’s list. Frankly, I think their current list sucks. Hopefully they’ll do a lot more work before they publish their piece on the O’s.
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    Fangraphs Top 100

    Yes, saw that and was going to post but saw you’d done it already. The format of these rankings is they include anyone with an FV of 35+ or higher. Boston has 33 of them, whereas Arizona has 47. I’d like to think that all 5 players we just acquired would make their list, but we’ll see. Last year they left Alex Wells off their list entirely, which I thought was just ridiculous.
  13. I won’t quote your post, @sgillespie31, but thanks for your insights. I am now convinced we should pass on Russell even if he made sense from a purely baseball standpoint (which I’m not sure did anyway). But if you live in Canada, and have never been to Baltimore, how in the world did you become an Orioles fan? Curious minds want to know!
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