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  1. I think you are making too much out of your assertion that Elias "let the cat out of the bag" regarding a possible non-tender of Villar. With an estimated $10.4 million arb salary and free agency approaching next off-season, the fact that Villar was a non-tender candidate was pretty obvious. Paying Villar $10.4 million for 2020 certainly would not have brought the Orioles into contention. Given the Orioles' situation, I would guess that just about every GM in baseball fully anticipated the non-tender. If anything, it seems to me that Elias' actions leading up to the tender deadline probably pushed Miami into a trade offer, which enabled the Orioles to get something out of nothing. In any event, I can't agree with your opinion that Elias somehow bumbled the situation.
  2. The Astros have been dealing with this kind of thing. I wonder how the people we hired away from them feel about this issue.
  3. I don't believe the competitive balance pick was available. IIRC, competitive balance picks can only be traded in-season. I'm not certain about that, though.
  4. Number5

    SI: Announcers

    Ain't the beer cold!
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    Happy Thanksgiving!
  6. Our family took full advantage of Junior Orioles when our kids were children. Great times. You can keep on neg repping me, that's the kind of guy you are. Neg rep, complaints, and negativity. What a true joy.
  7. it takes a special kind of guy to neg rep someone for that. The kind of guy that would object to the junior Oriole program. You are a real gem.
  8. It's a great program that enables folks on a tight budget to enjoy a day at the ballpark with their kids. Man, you are just ridiculously negative about everything. If you don't want to go, don't.
  9. Framing. Some teams (read: Orioles) just don't get the calls on the edges. Easier to blame the catchers than the umps, I guess. Sometimes innocent men get "framed."
  10. Maybe we should draft Lance McCullers III.
  11. Eli White of the Rangers looks interesting as a UTIL. Listed as a SS-OF by MLB Pipeline, but as a 2B by milb.com. He's also 25 years old and in AAA, Weams. Rangers: Eli White, SS/OF (No. 30) - The 11th-round pick from Clemson in 2016 broke out two years later by leading the Double-A Texas League in on-base percentage (.388), runs (81), hits (154) and triples (eight), impressing with his hitting ability, speed and versatility while drawing comparisons to Chris Taylor. After Texas acquired him from the Athletics in the offseason Jurickson Profar trade, his stock dipped when he hit just .253/.337/.418 with 14 homers and as many steals with the souped-up baseballs in Triple-A. http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=642201#/career/R/hitting/2019/ALL
  12. I think a lot of the guys eligible for the Rule 5 draft are that old or older, aren't they? Especially if they were drafted out of college. Figure they would be at least 20 when drafted and to be at least their 4th rule 5 draft. Plus it seems like most of them haven't even reached AAA.
  13. FYI, Trent Williams leveled an accusation against the Redskins team doctors and the Redskins immediately were open to an independent investigation by the league and the union. Williams is the one that wants no part of an investigation. I think maybe you've chosen a poor example for your point. Given all that has gone on with that team, perhaps Williams was looking to take advantage of public perception of Allen and Snyder thru the media, but when the rubber hit the road, didn't want an investigation into the facts.
  14. I assume you mean Sharp, not Robson.
  15. Sterling Sharp on the Nationals looks interesting to me. He was also mentioned in both lists Luke posted above. "Nationals: Sterling Sharp, RHP (No. 13) - An oblique injury cost Sharp roughly three months during the middle of the season, but the former 22nd-round pick (2016) returned to make nine Double-A starts, then continued to make up for lost time in the Arizona Fall League. The best athlete in Washington’s system and one of the premier ground-ball artists in the Minor Leagues, Sharp could be appealing to a club looking for either rotation or bullpen depth." http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=643532#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALL I also find it interesting that the Tigers, of all teams, would leave a player like Jacob Robson exposed. He looks like a guy to consider, IMO. "Tigers: Jacob Robson, OF (No. 27) - Robson, 25, reached Triple-A for the first time during a 2018 breakout campaign, only to take a step back offensively last season in his return to the level. He still managed to produce a .267/.352/.399 line across 112 games, totaling 33 extra-base hits and a career-high 25 steals. Robson’s combination of hitting ability and speed, along with his ability to play all three outfield positions, could make him an interesting Rule 5 option for a team seeking a fourth outfielder." http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=615699#/career/R/hitting/2019/ALL
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    Ryan McKenna 2019

    I don't think that matters. Not all 38 players have to actually be playing in AAA, just like not all 40 players on the 40-man roster have to be actually playing in MLB.
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