I agree with you there. I don’t see any reason why you give a chance to someone who hasn’t really shown anything much in 6-7 years in your organization. He did get a spring training invite last in 2019 under Elias, which is more than he ever got under Duquette. Put up a .599 OPS in 18 at bats. Can’t really blame Elias here.
Maybe I am feeling shiny new toy syndrome or over-happy we get one last (LOL) Mets deal done before a regime change, but I'm feeling my brakes pumped a little by Smith's fall here.
SEC late bloomer that validated his draft year growth his first full pro year, earned an org Pitcher of Year award and some AA success - I'm a bit more excited to see him pitch next year than a few of the guys ahead of him.
One other layer of the onion is that Elias trades have more often gone down the platter fork in the road, and Smith is the first time he's closed for one guy with a marketable asset. Heck, I even have an Easton Lucas candle lit for One Guy trades, though accepting the 30 clubs general consensus Villar was a dicey tender.
Any updates on any of this? Any rumors for 2021 on streaming in-market Orioles games?
With the advent of Peacock and ESPN+ much of the soccer I watch is now only streaming. Used to be 2, 3, 4 Premier League matches on every Saturday, now most of them are on Peacock while NBCSports shows monster truck replays. There was Bundelsiga on Fox Sports, now it looks like most of that is ESPN+. And the lower division matches I like are only on @scOtt's dicey Russian sites.
So I'm doing a Hulu/Peacock/CBS streaming trial this week. Most of the stuff the kids watch is on Hulu. Only thing that I don't think I can legally/easily get is the Orioles. But I have six months to figure that out. That streaming combination is $60-70 a month cheaper than DirecTV.