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  1. I believe you can’t have more than 13 pitchers, hence the additional slot inferrred as positional only.
  2. It's not that strange given such a thorough investigation combined with the regular departure of front office personnel over the years (e.g. Sig not renewing his contract, a number of others (big name to Atlanta if I recall)) and that the scheme was run by the major league players. Plus given his focus on scouting/minors/international, the optimist in me says that while there may have been rumors or distant knowledge, our multiple FO members formerly of the Astros were separated enough to not be implicated. Further, there were simultaneous rumblings of FO personnel unhappy with Luhnow's leadership/culture, again potentially reflected in personnel leaving for other organizations, that hopefully we've gotten lucky and have inherited a FO that wants to take the best from the Astros (player development, scouting, analytics) while developing their own culture with the Orioles (a more positive one).
  3. Given how often Cora is mentioned, I'd say harsher penalty. Anywhere from 2 years minimum to lifetime i'd bet.
  4. Wow, multiple Tweets including Rosenthal that Jim Crane has fired both Luhnow and Hinch. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1216813978988490752
  5. After having read the report it seemed pretty clear the baseball operations department didn't know or wasn't involved. There were no indications or mentions that Mike or Sig were anywhere close to being involved.
  6. Old: 2, 31, 40, 76(?) New: 2, 30, 39, 74 Looks like MLB actually already updated the order and removed the Astros' picks. I have to say three of the top 39 sounds really good to me! https://www.mlb.com/draft/2020/order
  7. Old: 2, 31, 40, 76(?) New: 2, 30, 39, 74 Looks like MLB actually already updated the order and removed the Astros' picks. https://www.mlb.com/draft/2020/order
  8. The penalties, according to sources with knowledge of Manfred’s decision, include: • A one-year suspension for general manager Jeff Luhnow. • A one-year suspension for manager A.J. Hinch. • The forfeitures of first- and second-round draft picks in both 2020 and ’21. • A fine of $5 million, the maximum allowed under MLB’s constitution. • The placement of former Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman on baseball’s ineligible list. https://theathletic.com/1529253/2020/01/13/exclusive-mlb-hands-down-unprecedented-penalties-for-astros-after-sign-stealing-investigation/
  9. Congratulations and best of luck!
  10. "Hiring González will allow the Orioles to move major league coach José Hernandez into the assistant hitting coach role for his second year on the big league staff. Before joining Hyde’s coaching staff in 2019, Hernandez had been a field coach in the Orioles’ farm system since 2010."
  11. Roch had some more info on these new coaches: https://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2019/10/more-on-orioles-minor-league-hires.html
  12. "Each club last year had a manager, pitching coach, hitting coach and one field/development coach." https://www.masnsports.com/steve-melewski/2019/10/the-orioles-will-feature-five-coaches-at-each-affiliate-in-2020.html
  13. I'm questioning his opinion of Mahomes' place in the NFL, any attention to NFL coverage would indicate, in my opinion, he's clearly viewed as a top 5 player, and future (now) superstar. TLDR, I agree with your contentions.
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