Agreed. Good to see both Hays and Mullins putting together a solid season at this level. I think Mullins has value as a 4th outfielder who can play all 3 positions and provide speed of the bench. His arm is even worse than advertised though, and it was advertised as serviceable at best.
If he’s a 2.5 win player making 3.5M, he’s one of the better surplus values in the league, especially when you take away ore arb players.
I could see him providing some value to someone but I would think it would be a contender and one who has a big need at SS.
That being said, why wouldn’t the Os keep him? Don’t get me wrong, I would trade him if we got value but the Os have nothing at SS anytime soon.
It’s MASN that owes the money, not the Orioles. But I forget right now if MASN overdistributed to the Orioles based on the old formula and will have to claw it back, or whether MASN was sitting on the money, or a little of both.
Maybe. It's a little bit of the old "we know he's not a .373 hitter, but do all the other GMs know that?" ploy. Even if you believe that his last three years (308 games) is his new established level that makes him about a 2.5 win player. How much could you expect in return for one year of a 31-year-old, 2.5-win player making $3.5M? Who, oh by the way, missed 20 games this year and has only once played as many as 140.
Like all hypothetical trades I'll be skeptical until I see it happen. I think they keep him for at least the first half of '21.
I was thinking the same thing last night. A good weekend and he may be able to get his OPS close to 800.
Shame he missed that time.
For all the love Mullins is getting, he is still a sub 700 OPs guy with good but not great defense. Hays should still be the starter in CF from day 1 and I think he will be.