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Is there a roster move coming today? (8/31 Edition)

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5 minutes ago, Tx Oriole said:

Contribute down the road? This team is toast for several years.

Sure. So why even bother acquiring Diaz, Kremer, Ortiz, Encarnacion, Tate? What was the point of all those trades in July other than a waste of time? Right?

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2 minutes ago, Yardball85 said:

Sure. So why even bother acquiring Diaz, Kremer, Ortiz, Encarnacion, Tate? What was the point of all those trades in July other than a waste of time? Right?

Trim payroll.

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56 minutes ago, Redskins Rick said:

at this point, no, I am looking at a 2-3 process to build and field a competitive them.

but, hey, who knows, Ive been wrong before.

At this point I would like nothing better than for the Os to buy low on some 1-2 year bounceback candidates that we flip for value at next year’s deadline.  The only question is, are the Os actually capable of identifying and improving someone like this (spoiler: no).

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1 hour ago, Ruzious said:

Duquette must be a transactionaholic.  

Hello, my name is Dan and I am a transactionaholic
Hi Dan
I traded Kevin Gausman for a small bag of bitcoins


 

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Just now, TonySoprano said:

Hello, my name is Dan and I am a transactionaholic
Hi Dan
I traded Kevin Gausman for a small bag of bitcoins


 

Well really, it was the right to spend a small bag of bitcoins. ;) 

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22 minutes ago, TheOtherRipken said:

At this point I would like nothing better than for the Os to buy low on some 1-2 year bounceback candidates that we flip for value at next year’s deadline.  The only question is, are the Os actually capable of identifying and improving someone like this (spoiler: no).

Sure we are.    Nate McLouth?   Steve Pearce?   Miguel Gonzalez?   Mark Trumbo?  We’ve had our experiences spinning straw into gold.   Now, knowing when to flip them?    That’s another story.

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1 minute ago, Frobby said:

Sure we are.    Nate McLouth?   Steve Pearce?   Miguel Gonzalez?   Mark Trumbo?  We’ve had our experiences spinning straw into gold.   Now, knowing when to flip them?    That’s another story.

People tend to forget how much Duquette was able to find when he was completely in charge of finding talent for the team. They tend to forget how much say Buck has in his 25-man roster. Hell, it's taken a three game sweep for some people to start thinking this team is on to something. lol 

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1 hour ago, Yardball85 said:

Further to this Joey, 

 

I assumed this referred to potentially controllable players that teams were attempting to pass through revocable waivers as trade bait

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7 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

People tend to forget how much Duquette was able to find when he was completely in charge of finding talent for the team. They tend to forget how much say Buck has in his 25-man roster. Hell, it's taken a three game sweep for some people to start thinking this team is on to something. lol 

Duquette was brilliant in 2012 at finding nuggets.    Should have been Executive of the Year IMO.

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1 hour ago, Redskins Rick said:

They are just trying to be a thorn in the side of some of their competition.

Yankees used to do the same thing.

What competition? The Orioles aren't in competition with anyone except the Royals, standings-wise. There's no reason they would claim players just to block trades.

If they're claiming a bunch of players, it must be because they actually like the players and think they can improve the club. And based on the current roster, that's not a far-fetched belief.

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13 minutes ago, PaulFolk said:

What competition? The Orioles aren't in competition with anyone except the Royals, standings-wise. There's no reason they would claim players just to block trades.

If they're claiming a bunch of players, it must be because they actually like the players and think they can improve the club. And based on the current roster, that's not a far-fetched belief.

Here is why this is happening.  

1) Just about everyone is put on revocable waivers.

2) When a guy is put on waivers in the American League the Orioles have the first waiver claim of any team in the league.

3) A good player is put on waivers in the American League with a below market rate contract

4) The Orioles have the first shot to claim him and do

5) The team pulls the player back. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, atomic said:

Here is why this is happening.  

1) Just about everyone is put on revocable waivers.

2) When a guy is put on waivers in the American League the Orioles have the first waiver claim of any team in the league.

3) A good player is put on waivers in the American League with a below market rate contract

4) The Orioles have the first shot to claim him and do

5) The team pulls the player back. 

 

 

Notice they didn't claim McCutchen.

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2 minutes ago, atomic said:

Here is why this is happening.  

1) Just about everyone is put on revocable waivers.

2) When a guy is put on waivers in the American League the Orioles have the first waiver claim of any team in the league.

3) A good player is put on waivers in the American League with a below market rate contract

4) The Orioles have the first shot to claim him and do

5) The team pulls the player back. 

 

 

Again, Joel Sherman, who probably knows more about what's going on than you and me, tweeted that this was surprising.  He probably wouldn't be surprised if it happened the way you describe it, but we'll see. I doubt anything actually happens, but good on the Orioles for potentially trying to add future contributors to their team.

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2 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Notice they didn't claim McCutchen.

Yeah probably just claiming guys with low salaries who will be under team control next year.  

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