I don't know how much incentive the Players Assn has to improve the situation for minor leaguers - considering minor leaguers aren't members. The longer they stay in the minors, the more current members get to keep their jobs.
Bundy could have been a building block too.
The team has made no effort to bring in ML ready building blocks and are publicly telling the players, coaches and fans that they don’t care about winning.
Yet this is the move that is demoralizing?
Iglesias and alberto were recognizable veteran stopgaps, thats the difference. Santander could be a building block.
I'm not on about Yaz. I get it, I don't like that he was never given a chance under elias, but I get it. And I understand for most hardcore fans like sports guy said we shrug these articles off. That said, we will see them, they drive the narrative into a place where the orioles dont know what their doing, and that effects general sentiment about the team. Winning solves that but I dont see that happening in the AL east for Orioles any time soon.
I think he is generally considered to have a reasonably attainable above average floor. I think the surprise with the draft pick was that some people may have not projected that high a ceiling for him, and generally teams go for ceilings that high in the draft.
The team has played .328 ball over the past three seasons. They traded Iglesias, they non-tendered Alberto. You think trading Santander will be the straw the breaks the camel's back?
Please, can we just shut up about Yaz already? NO ONE saw it coming, not even the Giants. It was a freak thing. For fans of one team it sucks, for the fans of another team it's great and for the fans of the other 28 it's a good story.
Do you think that if the 2021 O's field a team with Yaz, Bundy and Santander they would be contenders? If not what difference does it make how they are playing for other teams?
1) how would it be any demoralizing than what they have done and how they have operated the last few years?
3) No it’s not
4) No it doesn’t. How does getting a significant return change anything about #1 or #2?
It isn't. They will claim financial martyrdom until CD is gone and maybe beyond. There is something really rotten going on at an ownership level that we aren't privy to. I hope its an effort to sell the team, but I fear its maximizing profits in the wake of the financial instability of PGA being in bad health, MASN, and the scornful eye of Rob Manfred.