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Would anyone trade the three years and the nearly $50 million remaining on Alex Cobb's contract to Seattle for two years of transitory outfielder Jay Bruce at $26 million?

Bruce could put up big numbers at Camden Yards but the O's starting rotation would be further depleted.

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1 hour ago, health55 said:

Would anyone trade the three years and the nearly $50 million remaining on Alex Cobb's contract to Seattle for two years of transitory outfielder Jay Bruce at $26 million?

Bruce could put up big numbers at Camden Yards but the O's starting rotation would be further depleted.

No.

Mullins, Stewart, Hays, Diaz, McKenna, along with Rickard and Mancini (and Trumbo...) until they figure out what to do with them.

Orioles need a starting rotation, not someone else to clog up a spot where they have an excess of players.

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4 hours ago, health55 said:

Would anyone trade the three years and the nearly $50 million remaining on Alex Cobb's contract to Seattle for two years of transitory outfielder Jay Bruce at $26 million?

Bruce could put up big numbers at Camden Yards but the O's starting rotation would be further depleted.

Why would Seattle do that?

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6 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

Why would Seattle do that?

The Mariners would trade from a surplus to address a deficiency.

The Seattle outfield is set with Mitch Haniger, Mallex Smith and Domingo Santana while the 1B/DH slots are crowded with Edwin Encarnacion, Jay Bruce, Ryon Healy and Daniel Vogelbach. The projected starting rotation remains thin with Marco Gonzales, Yusei Kikuchi, Mike Leake, Felix Hernandez and Wade LeBlanc.

Whereas Bruce's two-year contract does not extend into Seattle's anticipated window of contention, Cobb's three-year contract just might.

Or not.

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1 hour ago, health55 said:

The Mariners would trade from a surplus to address a deficiency.

The Seattle outfield is set with Mitch Haniger, Mallex Smith and Domingo Santana while the 1B/DH slots are crowded with Edwin Encarnacion, Jay Bruce, Ryon Healy and Daniel Vogelbach. The projected starting rotation remains thin with Marco Gonzales, Yusei Kikuchi, Mike Leake, Felix Hernandez and Wade LeBlanc.

Whereas Bruce's two-year contract does not extend into Seattle's anticipated window of contention, Cobb's three-year contract just might.

Or not.

Aren't the Mariners rebuilding?

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24 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Aren't the Mariners rebuilding?

The Mariners reportedly have "stepped back" in 2019 and 2020 in hopes of competing in later years when Mitch Haniger, Marco Gonzales, Yusei Kikuchi, Mallex Smith, Domingo Santana, J.P. Crawford, Omar Narvaez, Justus Sheffield, Kyle Seager and possibly Mike Leake, Dee Gordon and Wade LeBlanc remain under team control.

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Just now, health55 said:

The Mariners reportedly have "stepped back" in 2019 and 2020 in hopes of competing in later years when Mitch Haniger, Marco Gonzales, Yusei Kikuchi, Mallex Smith, Domingo Santana, J.P. Crawford, Omar Narvaez, Justus Sheffield, Kyle Seager and possibly Mike Leake, Dee Gordon and Wade LeBlanc remain under team control.

Right, so they wouldn't want a Cobb on a three year deal.

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1 minute ago, Can_of_corn said:

Right, so they wouldn't want a Cobb on a three year deal.

Alex Cobb's contract runs through 2021, the latest the Mariners hope to contend.

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Just now, health55 said:

Alex Cobb's contract runs through 2021, the latest the Mariners hope to contend.

They aren't going to be willing to pay for three years in the hopes that he has something left in year 3.

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3 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

They aren't going to be willing to pay for three years in the hopes that he has something left in year 3.

Seattle might prefer that to paying Jay Bruce for two years. The trade would extend the window by one year.

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2 hours ago, Il BuonO said:

Parker Bridwell is now available.

A thread exists if curious on OH thinking.  Weams says, "He gets outrighted. To the Angels AAA. "

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A couple releases today:

Frank Crinella and Chris Shaw from Delmarva,

Tyler Coolbaugh from GCL O’s (rough week for the Coolbaughs I guess),

Welbin Bautista and Carlos Mendez from the DSL O’s.

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1 minute ago, Enjoy Terror said:

A couple releases today:

Frank Crinella and Chris Shaw from Delmarva,

Tyler Coolbaugh from GCL O’s (rough week for the Coolbaughs I guess),

Welbin Bautista and Carlos Mendez from the DSL O’s.

Zoellner survives!

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