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Not a bad pick up. But OPACY has roughly the same dimensions as PNC. So I doubt it will help him a lot.

Good question here. What is taller in left field, the Clemente wall ,21 feet, or the OPACY score board?

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From the Gazette:

By trading Snider, the Pirates sent away a productive hitter and an insurance policy for right fielder Gregory Polanco, who will be entering his first full year in the major leagues.

"That's a little bit of discomfort that goes along, those are the challenges that small-market clubs have to [face]," general manager Neal Huntington said. "Every time, you've got to keep an eye on the future."

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/01/27/Pirates-trade-outfielder-Snider-to-Orioles/stories/201501270214

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Is it possible that the 2nd player actually is Ohlman. Perhaps the Pirates don't want to include him in the trade the regular way because they don't want to carry him on their 40 man roster. IF he makes it through waivers unclaimed he goes to the Pirates. IF he doesn't the O's have to replace him with another player. Just a thought.

This is possible, but it would seem pretty risky for the Orioles since they could possibly lose Ohlman on waivers and then still have to presumably give up an additional player to Pittsburgh. Also risky for Pittsburgh is that's the guy they want to wait to see if he clears waivers (I guess they could also claim him?).

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There is no doubt for many years to come, the Orioles unwillingness to trump 44 million dollars for Nick Markakis will be debated. For the next two seasons, the skillset and upward potential that we lost has been filled with this one trade.

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Good question here. What is taller in left field, the Clemente wall ,21 feet, or the OPACY score board?

The right field wall is high (25 feet), relatively close to home plate, and angled away from the diamond, paralleling the adjacent street. But in another part it says 21 feet.

http://www.andrewclem.com/Baseball/CamdenYards.html

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This is possible, but it would seem pretty risky for the Orioles since they could possibly lose Ohlman on waivers and then still have to presumably give up an additional player to Pittsburgh. Also risky for Pittsburgh is that's the guy they want to wait to see if he clears waivers (I guess they could also claim him?).

They would have just included him in the trade if the idea was to claim him. If they claimed him, they'd have to put him on the 40 man roster. Question for those who know. Does Ohlman use an option when he's taken off the 40 man and put on waivers?

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They would have just included him in the trade if the idea was to claim him. If they claimed him, they'd have to put him on the 40 man roster. Question for those who know. Does Ohlman use an option when he's taken off the 40 man and put on waivers?

I don't KNOW, but I always thought that an option could only be used during the regular season. I am pretty certain I am right.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Snider finished 9th in all of baseball in avg. fly ball distance last year. He could do some damage in Camden Yards <a href="http://t.co/OyQ9os323a">http://t.co/OyQ9os323a</a></p>— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) <a href="

">January 28, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Only players who avg. fly ball traveled further than Snider's in 14: Goldschmidt, Stubbs, Springer, Stanton, Abreu, Cabrera, Napoli &Grandal</p>— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) <a href="

">January 28, 2015</a></blockquote>

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If we don't hear who the PTBNL is today, you have to assume it's either Ohlman or someone from last year's draft. If it's from the draft, that usually comes out too.

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Snider can flash some leather, remember this gem?

[video=youtube;05BbHwP8uPQ]

Oops my bad, sorry, didn't notice this vid has already been posted by weams. Mods please remove if possible..thanks

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Snider finished 9th in all of baseball in avg. fly ball distance last year. He could do some damage in Camden Yards <a href="http://t.co/OyQ9os323a">http://t.co/OyQ9os323a</a></p>— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) <a href="
">January 28, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Only players who avg. fly ball traveled further than Snider's in 14: Goldschmidt, Stubbs, Springer, Stanton, Abreu, Cabrera, Napoli &Grandal</p>— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) <a href="

">January 28, 2015</a></blockquote>

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He was my number one choice to replace Nick.

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They would have just included him in the trade if the idea was to claim him. If they claimed him, they'd have to put him on the 40 man roster. Question for those who know. Does Ohlman use an option when he's taken off the 40 man and put on waivers?

No, Taking him off the 40-man to send him to the minors does not use an option.

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