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6 minutes ago, atomic said:

I would base it on we don't have anyone else to play shortstop next season. 

Let’s say you could find a decent trade partner for Villar that gets you one solid prospect and a flyer. If you could pick up an free agent SS who plays good defense for $2-3 mm, that might be a worthwhile exchange.    Lose a good amount on offense, gain a little on defense,  save some money and pick up two prospects who can help down the road after Villar would have been gone anyway.    That probably hurts next year’s record a little, but might be a good long run move.

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3 minutes ago, Frobby said:

Let’s say you could find a decent trade partner for Villar that gets you one solid prospect and a flyer. If you could pick up an free agent SS who plays good defense for $2-3 mm, that might be a worthwhile exchange.    Lose a good amount on offense, gain a little on defense,  save some money and pick up two prospects who can help down the road after Villar would have been gone anyway.    That probably hurts next year’s record a little, but might be a good long run move.

Why not just keep Martin?  He's improved in the second half.

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6 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Why not just keep Martin?  He's improved in the second half.

That’s definitely an option.   It’s worth mentioning that he’s been playing a lot less in the second half, so it’s hard to tell how real his improvement is.    But it may be worth finding out.  

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50 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Why not just keep Martin?  He's improved in the second half.

If they trade Villar the O's will need to add a SS.  Martin probably can't handle SS by himself.

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2 hours ago, Frobby said:

That’s definitely an option.   It’s worth mentioning that he’s been playing a lot less in the second half, so it’s hard to tell how real his improvement is.    But it may be worth finding out.  

 

2 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

Why not just keep Martin?  He's improved in the second half.

Does Villas have trade value, obviously, he has some?

Enough to send him packing for a decent ROI? Probably not.

Which leads me thinking we will see Villar in 2020 in ST and most likely the 2020 Oriole Roster.

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4 hours ago, wildcard said:

If they trade Villar the O's will need to add a SS.  Martin probably can't handle SS by himself.

MLB is adding another player to the active roster next year.  Not allowing teams to play two SS. ;) 

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