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  1. I’ve been guessing a lottery. MLB wants to discourage tanking and, for the first time, they have the ability to change how the draft order is formed. We’ll see, but I’d be somewhat surprised if it’s purely based off standings.
  2. Gotcha. I trust Elias. And I want to see Mountcastle. Hopefully we get to see him sooner than later.
  3. Fair enough. I hear you. What do you think Elias’ reason for continuing to keep Mountcastle down is?
  4. I agree that I don’t think it’s worth playing service time games. My question was if Elias could be considering holding him out another 75 games.
  5. That’s a good call. I hadn’t thought of that angle.
  6. You have the option. If he doesn’t progress you can non-tender him. In theory, waiting 75 games gives you the option.
  7. After reading Connelly’s column today, it sounds like there’s no timetable for a Mountcastle debut. Personally, I don’t think Mountcastle is a big enough prospect to play service time games with. However, could Elias think it’s worth keeping Mountcastle down for the final 50-55 games of 2020 and the first few weeks of 2021? In theory, waiting about 75 games (in 2020-21) would buy 162 games of service time (in 2027).
  8. I would assume there’s a specific prospect (or an option of one on a list of prospects) that’s been agreed upon.
  9. Connelly made a note that one of the reasons for a PTBNL maybe a loophole to get players not in another teams 60 man pool. Currently you can only trade for players in the 60 man pool, which are essentially borderline MLers and/or top prospects. Neither of the pitchers the O’s traded were gonna get that in return. I’m not expecting much back for either, but I’ll wait to pass judgment. This is a little different than a traditional PTBNL. And neither of them were gonna be on a competitive O’s team regardless.
  10. Unfortunately 2023 is the first year Mahomes gets a little more expensive ($42.5M). Hopefully it takes a year or two for Dak/Watson extensions (usually year 1 and/or 2 have a lower cap number). But I’d guess Lamar would cost about $35-$38M if he were to be franchised in 2023. That would lead to $42-$45M in 2024. (And $60-65M in 2025). I don’t think they should (or will) go this route, but they could keep him for the following (cap numbers): 2020 - $2.5M 2021 - $3M 2022 - $20M* 2023 - $36M* 2024 - $43M* 2025 - $62M* *very rough estimates (And could change with big QB contracts) It would essentially be his rookie deal plus a year by year total of 1/36, 2/79, or 3/141. Not the worst thing IF you think he could run out of steam at some point and you think he’s somewhat close to Mahomes value. Again, they won’t do this, but this is what it would look like. (Note: 2025 would be Lamar’s age 28 season)
  11. https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/mlb-pushes-international-signing-period-start-back-to-jan-15/ Same group of players, later signing period. Could inevitably lead to J2 of 2021 being pushed back to January (2022), as well. Thoughts on the implications for the O’s? Gotta think this can only help as it gives them more time to win over prospects.
  12. Jeff Manto won’t be the answer, but he’s my all-time favorite O’s one hit wonder.
  13. They’re sticking with Dan Bailey at K. Jets picked up Vedvik today. Looks like he’ll get another shot there.
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