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Everything posted by EricK

  1. I wonder how much it costs to insure Davis' contract. If he is cut, the O's can cancel the insurance policy and save money by not paying premiums. Cutting him might be close to a wash in terms of money. I don't think the money the O's would pay someone else is the issue in keeping Davis around.
  2. Reggie Jackson (1976) 27 HR 28 SB Brady Anderson was close in 1999 with 24 HR 36 SB
  3. The NHL 27 or 7 for free agency is along those lines. NHL teams only have one or two affiliates; so the long player-development process of MLB is different. But I could see the next MLB CBA being closer to the current NHL model than the counting days of MLB's current CBA. https://www.liveabout.com/nhl-free-agents-explained-2778995
  4. http://www.welovedc.com/2011/02/10/looking-back-the-arlington-nationals/ Moving the Expos to Arlington, VA would have helped a little compared to DC (maybe with the Montgomery and PG county areas). The below link has a rendering of a Norfolk stadium. http://www.stadiumpage.com/stpages/virginia.html
  5. If there is a strike and Davis strikes with the other players, he won't be paid. But what happens if he is released before a potential strike? Would he still be on strike with the other players even if the O's released him? Or would the O's be on the hook for the guaranteed contract?
  6. MILB.com has Wells signing on August 29, 2015 http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=649144#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALL August 29 was also the last day of the GCL Orioles season https://www.baseballamerica.com/teams/3201/gcl-orioles/schedule/?year=2015 Assuming he signed later in the day after the season ended, 2015 does not count as the first of five years. So, he won't be eligible until after the 2020 season. https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/explaining-the-rule-5-draft/ Also any players who have not been professionals long enough are also ineligible for the Rule 5 draft. For any pro who signed his initial contract as an 18-year-old or younger is eligible for the Rule 5 draft after their fifth professional season. Anyone who initially signed at 19 or older is eligible after their fourth professional season. The wording of that is precise for a reason. If a player's first contract is signed where they are assigned to a team whose season has already ended, than that player's first counting season does not begin until the next season.
  7. I'm not sure where you are coming from. Are you trying to say that the current MASN agreement is the equivalent of the O's only owning their own broadcast rights and the Nats owning their own with the ability to sell them to anyone?
  8. If the Nationals broadcast rights were available on the open market, the Nats could create their own regional sports network and "over pay" for those broadcast rights by 1% and come out very much ahead. Such a new RSN would still be profitable and the Nets would own all of it. The current MASN agreement is an advantage over the Nats having control over their own broadcast rights with any reasonable calculation of the broadcast rights. The real question is whether the current MASN agreement adequately compensates the O's for the relocation of the Nats taking away a portion of the O's revenue.
  9. Because MASN is still profitable and the O's get a larger portion of the profits. Paying fair market value for the rights does not mean that MASN has to pay so much that it turns into a break-even corporation. Plus they can pay themselves a salary out of the MASN pot of money before determining the profits that are to be shared.
  10. They brought up recently acquired John Andreoli to take a look at him for an extra 12 days before Sept. 1. And conveniently drop Rickard to 2.120 when the super 2 cutoff has been in the range of 2.122 to 2.134 for the past few years.
  11. Rickard was 13 for his last 41 with 7 extra base hits when he was sent down in the middle of August.
  12. We did it to Rickard last year to leave him with 2 years and 120 days of service time (just below the super 2 cutoff).
  13. If Sisco is in the majors for all of the next two years, he will be arbitration eligible after the 2020 season as a super 2. If they send Sisco down for a couple of months, he won't be arbitration eligible and the O's pay him less money in 2021. So there is a service time incentive to send him down.
  14. I think still has an option. He was first added to the 40-man roster on July 15, 2016 when he was added to the major league roster. He was sent down once in 2016 on July 24 and was recalled on August 12 and remained on the major league roster the rest of the year. With a single trip to the minors of less than 20 days when he was on the 40-man roster, that shouldn't count as an option year. Options were used in 2017 and 2018. So, he should have one left.
  15. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/downloads/y2015/official_baseball_rules.pdf (1) The Windup Position The pitcher shall stand facing the batter, his pivot foot in con- tact with the pitcher?s plate and the other foot free. From this position any natural movement associated with his delivery of the ball to the batter commits him to the pitch without interrup- tion or alteration. He shall not raise either foot from the ground, except that in his actual delivery of the ball to the bat- ter, he may take one step backward, and one step forward with his free foot. (2) The Set Position Set Position shall be indicated by the pitcher when he stands facing the batter with his pivot foot in contact with, and his other foot in front of, the pitcher?s plate, holding the ball in both hands in front of his body and coming to a complete stop. From such Set Position he may deliver the ball to the batter, throw to a base or step backward off the pitcher?s plate with his pivot foot.
  16. FWIW, RA Dickey was selected in the rule V draft after the 2007 season by Seattle. In March 2008, Seattle traded for his rights. Seattle optioned him to the minors and he pitched 49 innings with Tacoma and 112 with Seattle during the 2008 season.
  17. Nix has 5 years and 55 days of service time. I don't think that part of the CBA applies.
  18. Nix has 5 years and 55 days of service; so that part of the CBA doesn't apply.
  19. Since Snyder has more than 5 years MLB experience, he can go under the Need Player Permission Category. Also, Jim Johnson started the year with 4 years, 165 days and has passed the 5-year mark. O'Day should pass the 5-year mark in June.
  20. I also have a signed copy "To Eric. Best Wishes. Brooks Robinson". On seat cushion day, I got Jim Palmer's autograph on the seat cushion.
  21. Thanks for doing this. You can move Jones and Hammel to the "Needs Player Permission to Option" category as they both crossed the 5 year mark in service time earlier in the season.
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