I am pretty sure I know who it is from podcast the way she gave few details and stressed not in baseball anymore, sounded to me like she didn’t want to say story until after he was officially out of baseball. I believe they mentioned his tattoos that he had in an interview on Orioles talk before.
Well I would have to figure we’d give up a player at a position that we have some depth in. That would probably be outfield . That may be Santander . Don’t think I would trade him straight up for Cronenworth but maybe a package containing Cronenworth - I am not sure . But this acquisition would be something we sorely need and have needed - A potential middle infielder who could fill time in the infield and the outfield . He finished 2nd in ROY voting and yeah you could point to his sept numbers and say they weren’t very good and that he had one good month . I also looked at his walk verses k rate and it was 8bb/13k . That’s a very good percentage so he 1 ) he has a good idea of the strike zone and 2 ) can still make an impact in the lineup. I’d put him at short and at second in ST and he what he could do. I think he could be an everyday player at a position of need . I just think he needs an opportunity.
I just see no reason to prejudge this. We’ll know by the end of 2021 whether he’s likely to be ready in 2022. Personally I think the odds are no better than 50/50 that he will be (even if he turns out to be a good player eventually) but he’ll show us one way or the other.