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Poll: Will the O's sign the Mesa brothers?

Will the O's sign the Mesa brothers?  

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  1. 1. Will the O's sign the Mesa brothers?



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32 minutes ago, Frobby said:

I’ll say he lasts through year 4.   If we don’t appear to be ready to go over .500 by then, he could be in trouble.   Realistically, we all know it would be a surprise if we had a winning record before year 4.

Is he signed through 5?  If so I think he makes it 5 either way.  Either the team struggles and they let him walk or things look really good and he leaves for a higher profile job.  Only way he stays if the team is in the might make the wild card range.

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8 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

Is he signed through 5?  If so I think he makes it 5 either way.  Either the team struggles and they let him walk or things look really good and he leaves for a higher profile job.  Only way he stays if the team is in the might make the wild card range.

They’ve never revealed the length of his contract.    It’s true that PA was always very reluctant to fire anyone before their contract expired.    Even Flanny wasn’t officially fired.    They just hired Andy and gave him the superior title.   

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4 minutes ago, Frobby said:

They’ve never revealed the length of his contract.    It’s true that PA was always very reluctant to fire anyone before their contract expired.    Even Flanny wasn’t officially fired.    They just hired Andy and gave him the superior title.   

Frank Wren. That loser. 

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2 minutes ago, TonySoprano said:

He was replaced by Syd Thrift.  Two words

Baba Booey

I think health issues, ruined his name and reputation as he was formally a brilliant baseball man.

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9 minutes ago, oriolediehard said:

I thought the Mesa brothers were signed by the Marlins?  What am I missing here?

Old thread, was brought back by this post, sharing a Meoli article about the Orioles international program. 

On 10/22/2019 at 8:48 AM, Frobby said:

Article discussing the state of the Orioles’ international program a year after the Mesa/Gaston sweepstakes.  
 

https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-victor-mesa-sandy-gaston-20191017-6djkuyhftrearmbwwdwb4p3fnq-story.html

 

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Gaston and the Mesas were viewed as a chance to acquire first round talent for just the money. Like an opportunity to have an extra first rd pick. We can break down their performances one year later, but I’d like to see my team take the opportunity to acquire first round pick talent when they can.

The Cuban defectors are a good chance for us to get international talent because we’re just now getting Kolby Perez set up in the Dominican. I think Gaston and the Mesas were looking for the most money, which we didn’t offer. 

Don’t forget SS Yolbert Sanchez($2.5 million) from Cuba, we were rumored to be interested in him as well. Probably only rumored because we had the most international slot money available. 

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=sanche000yol

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1 hour ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Gaston and the Mesas were viewed as a chance to acquire first round talent for just the money. Like an opportunity to have an extra first rd pick. We can break down their performances one year later, but I’d like to see my team take the opportunity to acquire first round pick talent when they can.

The Cuban defectors are a good chance for us to get international talent because we’re just now getting Kolby Perez set up in the Dominican. I think Gaston and the Mesas were looking for the most money, which we didn’t offer. 

Don’t forget SS Yolbert Sanchez($2.5 million) from Cuba, we were rumored to be interested in him as well. Probably only rumored because we had the most international slot money available. 

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=sanche000yol

Agreed, but it's some good schadenfreude when you lose out on the equivalent of a 1/1 pick and he hits like Mark Belanger at 22 in A ball.

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7 minutes ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Agreed, but it's some good schadenfreude when you lose out on the equivalent of a 1/1 pick and he hits like Mark Belanger at 22 in A ball.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=mesa--003vic

He basically didn’t play baseball for three years. I have no stock in the matter, but I’m sure the Marlins would tell you that this year was just about getting him reps. That’s why they sent him to the AFL. 

I’d be pretty happy just to have the younger brother in our system. 

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6 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=mesa--003vic

He basically didn’t play baseball for three years. I have no stock in the matter, but I’m sure the Marlins would tell you that this year was just about getting him reps. That’s why they sent him to the AFL. 

I’d be pretty happy just to have the younger brother in our system. 

That's an exaggeration.  He had almost 200 PAs in 2017-18, and almost 300 in 2016-17.  Then this year he had 503.  He didn't play most of 2018, but that's it.  I'm sure the Marlins are hoping that his .537 OPS, and zero home runs across AA/A and the Fall league is just fine.  Maybe it is.

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28 minutes ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Agreed, but it's some good schadenfreude when you lose out on the equivalent of a 1/1 pick and he hits like Mark Belanger at 22 in A ball.

He is older than Yusniel Diaz. 

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