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This was Villar's 4th home run in his last 6 games.

 

 

(vs. DEVIL RAYS, 8/24)

 

NUMBER 19

 

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

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JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

 

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3 hours ago, OFFNY said:

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This was Villar's 4th home run in his last 6 games.

 

 

(vs. DEVIL RAYS, 8/24)

 

NUMBER 19

 

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

 

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This guy is on fire.....I'm wondering if the guys that said he'd be Nontendered this offseason are ready to eat crow??

C'mon gents, we know who you are!

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33 minutes ago, Roll Tide said:

This guy is on fire.....I'm wondering if the guys that said he'd be Nontendered this offseason are ready to eat crow??

C'mon gents, we know who you are!

Well, I’m not one of them, but it was within the realm of possibility after the AS break. I still think at his rate of production up to that point he would have been a good candidate to tender a two year deal below his current rate. 

He has made adjustments in his swing and added value. Currently, he’s more valuable than Mancini and will likely cost a little more than was expected.

Certainly, paying the raise in arbitration would be reasonable considering his overall production, but if they want him even as a placeholder he’s going to cost a little more than what people thought. A lot of cost cutting maneuvers happening, too. 

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7 hours ago, Il BuonO said:

Well, I’m not one of them, but it was within the realm of possibility after the AS break. I still think at his rate of production up to that point he would have been a good candidate to tender a two year deal below his current rate. 

He has made adjustments in his swing and added value. Currently, he’s more valuable than Mancini and will likely cost a little more than was expected.

Certainly, paying the raise in arbitration would be reasonable considering his overall production, but if they want him even as a placeholder he’s going to cost a little more than what people thought. A lot of cost cutting maneuvers happening, too. 

 

2 hours ago, RZNJ said:

He's certainly getting more tradeable.

I've mentioned a 2-3 year deal at something like 5.5, 6.0, and 6.5. None of those number would make him hard to trade. We will have money coming off the books. Even if you have to had a half million per season the numbers are reasonable.

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(AUGUST 25th)

 

With more than a month of games yet to be played and with him currently sitting at 19 Home Runs and 28 Stolen Bases for the season, I believe that Villar has a shot at 25/30, with an outside chance of 25/40.

First things first, though ........

 

 

Villar’s Shot for 20/20

(By Steve Melewski)

https://www.masnsports.com/steve-melewski/2019/08/the-stewartmountcastle-connection-and-villars-shot-for-2020.html

 

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4 hours ago, Roll Tide said:

 

I've mentioned a 2-3 year deal at something like 5.5, 6.0, and 6.5. None of those number would make him hard to trade. We will have money coming off the books. Even if you have to had a half million per season the numbers are reasonable.

How often do you expect to get the 2019 Villar?  He had a career year once before and regressed.  Pretty much why the brew crew wanted to give him away in the Schoop deal.  Sell high. He should be tradeable coming off this season.

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1 hour ago, OFFNY said:

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(AUGUST 25th)

 

With more than a month of games yet to be played and with him currently sitting at 19 Home Runs and 28 Stolen Bases for the season, I believe that Villar has a shot at 25/30, with an outside chance of 25/40.

First things first, though ........

 

 

Villar’s Shot for 20/20

(By Steve Melewski)

https://www.masnsports.com/steve-melewski/2019/08/the-stewartmountcastle-connection-and-villars-shot-for-2020.html

 

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(vs. DEVIL RAYS, 8/25)

 

NUMBER 20

 

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

 

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2 hours ago, RZNJ said:

How often do you expect to get the 2019 Villar?  He had a career year once before and regressed.  Pretty much why the brew crew wanted to give him away in the Schoop deal.  Sell high. He should be tradeable coming off this season.

Unless your getting value plus trading to move him is just dumb. 

Theyve by his own admission adjusted his swing. 

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1 hour ago, Roll Tide said:

Unless your getting value plus trading to move him is just dumb. 

Theyve by his own admission adjusted his swing. 

If you believe this is the new and improved Villar then you tender or sign him to your type of deal, assuming he's willing.  If you think he's likely to revert back to pre-trade Villar you see what you can get.  

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2 minutes ago, RZNJ said:

If you believe this is the new and improved Villar then you tender or sign him to your type of deal, assuming he's willing.  If you think he's likely to revert back to pre-trade Villar you see what you can get.  

I do not expect Villar to replicate 2019.   To be clear, Villar’s OPS stood at .713 as recently as July 24.    I’m glad he’s had a very hot month, but I don’t mistake a month-long hot streak for some fundamental change in Villar’s skill set.    And I happen to like his normal skill set just fine.   

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41 minutes ago, Frobby said:

I do not expect Villar to replicate 2019.   To be clear, Villar’s OPS stood at .713 as recently as July 24.    I’m glad he’s had a very hot month, but I don’t mistake a month-long hot streak for some fundamental change in Villar’s skill set.    And I happen to like his normal skill set just fine.   

I liked him just fine before also. I think he provides good value even the .260 hitting version 

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12 hours ago, RZNJ said:

He's certainly getting more tradeable.

This.  20 home runs, OPS over .800, and lots of steals.  But he's gonna be on the downside of his career most likely when we are competing again.  He should have some value in the off-season for a team looking for an average to slightly above average second baseman, which hopefully can lead the Orioles to two of a team's top 30 prospects or so.

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2 hours ago, Yardball85 said:

This.  20 home runs, OPS over .800, and lots of steals.  But he's gonna be on the downside of his career most likely when we are competing again.  He should have some value in the off-season for a team looking for an average to slightly above average second baseman, which hopefully can lead the Orioles to two of a team's top 30 prospects or so.

He’s on some kind of hot streak. He really adds a lot to the lineup. Takes pressure off a lot of the guys below him in the order. I don’t see him getting traded until deadline time next year. 

This lineup is really “watchable” right now. If only we’d add Mountcastle. 

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