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Does Trumbo have a no trade clause?

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Yeah im going there...Trumbo's bat hasnt really been that great since last July, and Mancini is more than capable of taking his role, not to mention not enough AB's for Kim, Smith, Alvarez and Rickard once he gets off the DL. If Trumbo doesnt hit 40+ HR's, does he really have any value? 

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Limited NTC.  Assuming Mancini doesn't go in the tank by the time June rolls around, I'd have no problem moving Trumbo.  He had a career year last year, I said that all along.  The extra draft pick in June would be nice, but if we can trade him, that might work out better in the long run.  Not sure how well trading him would be received in the clubhouse though.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2670614-mark-trumbo-re-signs-with-orioles-latest-contract-details-comments-reaction

"ESPN's Jim Bowden reported Trumbo has a limited no-trade clause for seven teams..."

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I was not against resigning Trumbo but Dan sure loves to give away our first round picks like candy. Ubaldo, Gallardo, Trumbo, Davis, etc. I can't figure out why our farm is always ranked near the bottom...

It's almost like he knows he won't be here long term....

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1 minute ago, ArtVanDelay said:

Why would anybody want him on that contract?  You can get similar players on minor league deals or for something like 1/3. 

Exactly, DD saved him from the unemployment line. With the pick attached he would have been sitting out until June before DD rescued him

Best thing now is to try to play him when he is hot and bench him the other 70% of the games. Harder to do than say.

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4 minutes ago, ArtVanDelay said:

Why would anybody want him on that contract?  You can get similar players on minor league deals or for something like 1/3. 

Pedro Alvarez, for instance (who would have been a much more natural platoon fit for Mancini)

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Maybe if we sell low on Trumbo now we'll be able to get some high quality cash considerations (+ or - a PTBNL).

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The season is three weeks old, for crying out loud. It's too early to think about trading anyone or declaring anyone a success or failure. While I said over the winter that I believed there was as much chance Trumbo would hit 25 home runs as 40-plus this year, I'm not ready to throw him into the garbage pile either. Also, we don't really know that "Mancini is more than capable of taking his role." Mancini has hit a few home runs and not really done much else. If you take away the five home runs, Mancini is 5-for-34 on the season. That's a .147 non-home run batting average.  At least Trumbo hits some singles and doubles once in awhile.

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It was a mistake signing Trumbo in the first place but I think we're stuck with him for better or worse at this point. 

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It depends on what you mean by "mistake." If he hits anything approaching last year's success over the next three years, the contract will be a steal. And I certainly don't mind him as the club's full-time DH. I just don't want him in the outfield (although I prefer him out there to Mancini) and I think the money could have been spent in areas where there are probably more pressing needs.

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24 minutes ago, webbrick2010 said:

Exactly, DD saved him from the unemployment line. With the pick attached he would have been sitting out until June before DD rescued him

Best thing now is to try to play him when he is hot and bench him the other 70% of the games. Harder to do than say.

Lol. We know your baseball knowledge is pretty limited but to suggest he would be unemployed is more stupid than what you normally spout.

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1 hour ago, jabba72 said:

Yeah im going there...Trumbo's bat hasnt really been that great since last July, and Mancini is more than capable of taking his role, not to mention not enough AB's for Kim, Smith, Alvarez and Rickard once he gets off the DL. If Trumbo doesnt hit 40+ HR's, does he really have any value? 

 
 

I think he does

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45 minutes ago, Moondoggie said:

Mancini has hit a few home runs and not really done much else. If you take away the five home runs, Mancini is 5-for-34 on the season. That's a .147 non-home run batting average.  At least Trumbo hits some singles and doubles once in awhile.

I agree with a lot of what you said, but this part is crazy thinking.   Who cares about his non-HR batting average?    Would you feel better if he had hit five singles instead of five homers?

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