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  1. It’s behind a pay wall. I got rid of that subscription for now. Anyone we should know about beyond Sedlock?
  2. Jammer7

    Nunez DFA

    MLB Traderumors projects about $4.8 million. We’ll see what they agree to, but I seriously doubt it will be more than that. If I had to guess, I would think it will be just a bit lower where they settle. Who knows at this point?
  3. Jammer7

    Nunez DFA

    No, no he doesn’t. And that is the point. For him to be productive, he needs to be in the lineup regularly with at around 400 at bats. He is not a guy that can sit for a week and grab a bat, get in the box and have good timing. He would be taking those at bats from young players we need to keep developing and Mancini.
  4. Jammer7

    Nunez DFA

    If you had to pick between Mancini and Nunez, who would you take? I would take Mancini, even with some lingering questions about his health. He is worth the salary he is projected to make. To me, Mancini coming back to a role as a 1B/DH makes Nunez expendable. It is that simple. I am not going to pay Nunez to sit the bench next to Davis and have two holes on the roster. You cannot afford to do that and expect to make progress. If they re-signed Nunez and sat him on the bench, you would be bitching all year about the horrible waste of Money by Elias. This is still not going to change your mind, but I had to say it anyway.
  5. Jammer7

    Nunez DFA

    I agree. The only counter point I have to this is with regards to Mullins in CF, Hays can take less of a beating and maybe stay healthy for the first time in his career. He needs to do that badly. His all-out style in CF makes him, and it might break him. I think Mullins covers more ground, and more efficiently, but with less arm and less offensive potential. I think Hays is star material, but he has to stay healthy to get there. And I think the DH will be rotated, but perhaps Stewart should get the most consistent at bats there initially.
  6. Jammer7

    Nunez DFA

    I can agree with this. If you can upgrade at 3B, you certainly do it if that new player has a chance to be on the next competitive team in Baltimore. Not just some retread failure from another team. Outrighting him is only if/when you waive him and he is not selected by another team. His option is only used if he remains on the 40 man roster. You will not usually find a serviceable 3B in the R5 draft. We might see a waiver claim, or some kind of trade perhaps. Not to be a broken record, if you're not going to put too much stock into 2020 short season, then you have to throw out the errors in 2020 as well. You are obviously not a fan of his, but I do think he is coming back. He may end up in AAA, using his last option, but to your point I think he would likely clear waivers and be outrighted to AAA.
  7. Jammer7

    Nunez DFA

    I do not know what we don’t know...! 🤣 He knows what the doctors, experts and Trey are telling him. Do you? Do you know what guys will be injured? You listen to what your trainers and coaches and scouts tell you. You are right, though, unathletic DH’s do not often get injured. He is much closer to the situation. Elias knows the intricate metrics, he knows the player attitude, habits and abilities much better than an outsider or fan knows. I can go on and on, but it won’t matter to you. I think it’s a great decision. We can agree to disagree on this one.
  8. Jammer7

    Nunez DFA

    We can disagree a little on this. He did have 32 RBI’s to lead the team last year, tied with Santander. 32 RBI’s in two months is pretty solid production. And the throwing errors are not characteristic of him. Usually a strong accurate arm. I think he was dinged up, maybe a shoulder or a minor oblique. Either way, he is on thin ice. All depends where his head is when he comes to Spring.
  9. Jammer7

    Nunez DFA

    Elias is making decisions with a lot more information than you and I have on these matters. These are educated assumptions on his part, like how you expect Nunez to continue to be an .800-ish OPS, which is really below average for someone who has no defensive value. You are assuming the league has not, or will not have, figured him out. The way I see it, Nunez would have gotten about 500-600 plate appearances last season absent COVID. Elias, and many others here, believe that the team is better served with the outcome of those at bats split among other young players who have more value for the money they earn and will be a part of the next competitive team the Orioles field. Why waste those opportunities on a guy that will not be here at that time? Why coach a guy who has not shown any interest in playing defense since Bobby Dickerson left? It IS about roster flexibility. We can have an extra infielder, or an outfielder. Like you said, several players need to show they can stay healthy. Santander, Hays, Iglesias just to name a few. Having guys who can spell them to nurse a nagging injury before it becomes something more major would be nice, no? I find Mike Elias to be quite honest about the things he can be for a GM. The most dishonest things he has said is mostly the nice comments he makes about players he trades or releases. I mean he could point out how badly flawed they are, or how poor their work ethic is, or how they are not coachable, or how we simply have better players now that will make our team better. To say Elias is lying, and then point out that he telling the truth “to a point”...I’m speechless. He simply does not think Nunez is worth the money he would receive in arbitration. Just like the Rays did with Renfroe. Its business, of course it’s about money. That is why you need someone to make educated assumptions and spend what little resources you have wisely.
  10. Jammer7

    Nunez DFA

    Ruiz is on thin ice, absolutely. I was going to write that if Ruiz is sent down, because he has an option, then Valaika could man 3B. That would open a spot for Urias. But again, Ruiz might get another chance, in part, because he is a LH bat and has shown that he is capable of handling the job at times. He also is pre-arbitration. Alternatively, if you go back and watch video of 2019, Ruiz had a better swing. He had a gap to gap approach and stayed more so in the middle of the field. In 2020, he put on muscle and sold out for power. His bat got slow and the swing long. I will disagree that he cannot improve, for two reasons. One, he has shown he is capable and he is an athlete. Two, its the coach in me that sees that and refuses to believe he cannot get back to it. The problem rests between his ears and his lack of confidence.
  11. Jammer7

    Nunez DFA

    I can agree with that, to a point. There are factors that could likely keep both in Baltimore for a while. Mullins and Stewart can be 4th and 5th OF's on this (at least) 26-man roster in the beginning of the season. With Nunez getting DFA'd, Stewart will likely get the majority of his at bats at DH. Stewart is a tick below average tracking balls and needs to continue working on his routes, but the arm was average-ish from RF. He might be a decent DH if he can get comfortable and stop pressing, but he is not a middle of the order guy for me. Stewart is a LH bat, and we do not have many at the moment and that helps him for now. If Stewart does not produce early, he may be sent down when Diaz is ready. Someone has to go, unless there is an injury. Let me be clear, I am not high on Stewart and I do not think he is long for the organization. He has been passed, or is being passed by the end of 2021, by several more talented players. Mancini should not be playing OF much anymore, IMO. There is no need for that with our current OF depth. Let Trey focus on 1B/DH duties. To me, Mountcastle looked good in the OF for a guy with little experience there. He is one of the most athletic players on the team, which I know surprised many here. The arm keeps him in LF, but I really think he will be about average there now, and eventually an above average LF. He'll back up at 1B when Trey needs a day. Mullins really showed he can play this year. I hope he gets on the field 3-4 times a week. He is our best CF. He takes some pressure off Hays when he pushes him to LF, which would help Hays stay healthy. I think we'll see one reserve INF to start the year. Mancini, Y. Sanchez, Iglesias, Ruiz and probably Valaika. The flexibility of Sanchez and Valaika would allow that. If Iglesias gets dinged up again, then it would make sense to keep two reserve INF's. Urias showed me a lot when he was up, though I could see him getting more work in AAA with Richie Martin in 2021.
  12. Some thought Sedlock and Fenter would go last year, and we’re up in arms. But I really cannot think of any that would have been legitimate losses. Pedro Beato, maybe, but he was disappointing anyway.
  13. Jammer7

    Nunez DFA

    Yes, that is true. Nunez was around an .815 OPS and a 121 OPS+ in a two-month season. Renfroe struggled in Tampa for a short season, his first in the AL. In 2019, their offensive production was fairly comparable. Renfroe is a decent defender, but not a gold glove out there. Nunez, well someone should hide his glove.
  14. I am not saying he should be the pick, but he is certainly interesting. We pick fifth, I believe. Maybe Toronto would trade him to us to avoid losing him for nothing. Alberto is expendable for me, and I know there are differing thoughts here. I could see cutting Ruiz, but I think he stays a while longer. I could see Valaika, maybe, but I like what he brings for the price tag. I would like to see what Valaika would do with one position to focus on.
  15. Jammer7

    Nunez DFA

    The Rays DFA'd Hunter Renfroe, who hit 33 HR's in 2019, and everyone considers them an intelligent organization. He and Nunez are of a similar overall value, and he is about an average corner OF. Not a perfect comp, but this is being done by teams we admire and profess to want to emulate. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/renfrhu01.shtml
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