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  1. On 12/29/2019 at 9:42 AM, 7Mo said:

    Lots of people believed that about Mark Appel and Brady Aiken too once upon a time. 

    Appel never missed as many bats as his stuff would suggest it might, which is why I wanted the Cubs to take Bryant or Jon Gray over him in the draft that year.  Thankfully the Astros made the decision for them.

  2.  If you get #1, and yes I know a ton can change, you have to take Kumar Rocker. He has a combination of size, velocity and multiple filthy offerings. He's the kind of guy who could end up a top 5 pitcher in the game if things break right.

  3. It's a guise to put more money in mlb owner pockets. They've done it over and over. They added the slotting system to lower draft costs pretending it was for competitive reasons. They instituted a soft salary cap that only escalates 2M a year pretending, once again, pretending that it was for competitive reasons.  They're pushing for an international draft pretending it's going to keep the kids from getting taken advantage of when all it does is lower their signing bonuses. Now they want to cut MILB teams and just recently Manfred mentioned removing milb entirely and creating their own minor league system. This would allow them to negotiate with milb park owners individually, essentially crushing their union and removing just about all their leverage. Manfred isn't there to make baseball better, he's an owner mouthpiece tasked with putting money in their pockets. 

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  4. 49 minutes ago, Luke-OH said:

    Agreed, Bundy isn’t worth Schwarber or Happ alone. #2 might be reasonable depending on how high on Davis one is. I haven’t seen him so I don’t really know, it would be feasible based on his midseason Fangraphs grade, but being a young guy who has tools and has really performed, I imagine his stock could have risen significantly since then.

    Yeah, I'd safely say Hoerner,Amaya,Davis and Marquez wouldn't be involved, but I wouldn't be shocked if any of the others were. I wonder if there would be any interest in Russell or Almora as part of a deal on the Orioles end.

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  5. On 8/1/2019 at 11:57 AM, bpilktree said:

    I'd add De La Cruz and drop Shephard in a heart beat.  I think he is similar to Tate didn't work as starter but could be nice bullpen guy coming in throwing mid to upper 90s.  He has more upside then quite a few guys on the 40 man right now.  

    His days of hitting the upper 90s are gone. Too fragile, too many injuries and he's sit more lower to mid 90s these days. I very much doubt his arm could handle going back to back days.

  6. 2 hours ago, Lucky_13 said:

    Wonder if they could use Mancini

    With Freeman at 1st and two nearly MLB ready OF prospects in baseball's top 30 prospects I can't imagine they'd want a long term option. As soon as 2020 they could be looking at an Acuna/Pache/Waters OF which would be pretty insane.

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  7. 48 minutes ago, JMU_Birdfan said:

    Could you package givens with severino to the dodgers for a legit prospect or two?


    Dodgers have some legit prospects


    You're not going to sniff either of Gavin Lux or Dustin May and probably not Keibert Ruiz or Will Smith but I could see someone like Tony Gonsolin/Jeter Downs/Josiah Gray leading a package.

  8. 1 hour ago, Can_of_corn said:

    So the MLBPA should once again bargain away the rights of people who are not allowed in the union?

    The kids in the minors badly need to form their own union. There should never be a case where people are represented by those who are working for other's best interest in not your own.

  9. 16 hours ago, weams said:

    The current system only benefits those who game  the system or break rules without getting caught. The kids don't keep anymore money. 

    I think you're kidding yourself if you think the handlers are just going to disappear. The kids still need some place to practice, access to gear, exposure to MLB scouts. The handlers can provide all of that.

  10. 2 hours ago, orioles119 said:

    How about Givens to the Padres for Ty France and Logan Allen?

    That would be a haul and I honestly don't expect it to be that much. Allen by himself is a very nice piece top 100 guy(73 on most recent BA list) and MLB ready. 

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  11. 25 minutes ago, atomic said:



    He is not a fifth starter.  Look at we gave up for Norris and Feldman.  Cashner is better than them

    Not really. Feldman had a 3.46ERA 3.93FIP 3.83xFIP when the Cubs traded him to the Orioles. Cashner has a 3.83ERA 4.25FIP 4.88xFIP.

  12. Just now, mdbdotcom said:

    I'd expect another international player, but one who is a bit more accomplished than the two Cashner brought back. Elias really wants to improve the level of international talent. That may be the best way to show Dominican families that the O's intend to be players for top talent next year and beyond.

    Frankly it's a really really bad idea as the hit rate on J2 talent is even worse than the rule 4 draft. When you're in talent acquisition phase you don't worry about where the talent comes from or what position they play.

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  13. 4 hours ago, andrewochs615 said:

    So what is the return difference between John Means and Matt Boyd, who every team seems to be interested in. Although Boyd has been in the league longer he has not been good. 

    There's a pretty drastic difference in their peripherals.


    Means 3.93

    Boyd 3.56



    Means 5.14

    Boyd 3.33



    Means 4.67

    Boyd 3.17



    Means 7.51

    Boyd 11.94



    Means 2.40

    Boyd 1.68


    Boyd's peripherals make his performance look a lot more sustainable


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