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7 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

If Straily is released and available for less than a million, I think Elias bites, but other than that, I don't see the Orioles claiming a $5 million salary. 

Straily is not the difference between being bad and epically bad. He might be an upgrade but unless Elias thinks he can flip him, it's not worth the risk.

He's worth $2mm if it means getting rid of Mike Wright, even if he pitches just as poorly.

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16 hours ago, Frobby said:

You drop a guy when you conclude he’s playing so badly that he’s hurting the team compared to any random minor leaguer you might call up and that he’s unlikely to improve.    The paycheck is irrelevant except maybe makes the burden of proof on “unlikely to improve” a little higher.

Let’s say you buy a really nice 10 pound roast and pay $100 for it for a big family meal.    But you leave it in the refrigerator too long and it goes off-color and smells really bad.   Are you going to eat that roast just because you paid $100 for it, or are you going to throw it away and eat something else?    The only difference between the roast and Chris Davis is that we’re hoping he miraculously regains color and starts smelling better.   

Clearly dropping Straily and keeping Chen is all about the money and a way for the Marlins to save money.

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15 hours ago, mdbdotcom said:

He's worth $2mm if it means getting rid of Mike Wright, even if he pitches just as poorly.

Was you in favor of Elias getting the GM Job?

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So what’s the latest on Straily? If he wasn’t claimed, that means he was released at noon today, and if he’s available, I think we should jump on him.

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This is just the low risk possible reward and trade move a rebuilding team does. Of course you snag him, and move a pitcher with options to the minors. You can trade him later in the year to a contender for a decent prospect or two or release him if it does not work out. This for me is a no brainer move, and only has upside on a rebuilding team.  I am not calling these shots, but this is one I would call easily.

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I hate to say it but we have to find out what we have.  We have like 10 pitchers in similarish situations that we’re going to have to make decisions on this offseason(or sooner) if they belong on the 40 man. 

Hess, Means, Rogers, Yac, Yefry, Wright, and even Karns. Then non roster guys like Ynoa. Plus potential waiver claims.

Finding out what we have in those guys is more valuable the signing a SP, getting “quality innings”, then flipping at the deadline. 

The reality of us being an expansion team should be setting in. We don’t have the burden of “trying to win”.  Which means we get to trot guys out there and give them a chance.  It’s going to be hard to watch, but we have to find out what we have. 

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Heyman reports that Straily has MLB offers on the table from 3 different AL teams assuring him of a rotation spot, and will take a week or two to decide which one to take.

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On 3/25/2019 at 2:34 PM, Frobby said:

You drop a guy when you conclude he’s playing so badly that he’s hurting the team compared to any random minor leaguer you might call up and that he’s unlikely to improve.    The paycheck is irrelevant except maybe makes the burden of proof on “unlikely to improve” a little higher.

Let’s say you buy a really nice 10 pound roast and pay $100 for it for a big family meal.    But you leave it in the refrigerator too long and it goes off-color and smells really bad.   Are you going to eat that roast just because you paid $100 for it, or are you going to throw it away and eat something else?    The only difference between the roast and Chris Davis is that we’re hoping he miraculously regains color and starts smelling better.   

Ummm, Chris Davis is not going send me to the emergency room to treat food poisoning. In that way, Chris Davis is, in fact, better than a rotting beef roast.

On the other hand, it would take a million rotting roasts to be as bad as the remainder of Chris Davis commitment to the Orioles.

 

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1 hour ago, SteveA said:

Heyman reports that Straily has MLB offers on the table from 3 different AL teams assuring him of a rotation spot, and will take a week or two to decide which one to take.

Minnesota, San Diego and who? Seattle maybe? Cleveland and Houston don’t need anyone. Maybe Tampa? Although Tampa seems set. Anaheim?

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My thinking is that we’re the worst team in baseball. Why put any money into that?  This is going to be ugly, but we’re literally one game into a rebuild. 

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6 hours ago, SteveA said:

Heyman reports that Straily has MLB offers on the table from 3 different AL teams assuring him of a rotation spot, and will take a week or two to decide which one to take.

If true he isn’t coming here.  

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We have to ask, why would he come here? Harder division. Smaller parks. Maybe we can offer the strongest opportunity to start regularly. Play to his ego. Come here and show how good you are vs. the best division in baseball. Pitch well here and you are sure to get a big pay day.

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3 hours ago, Bahama O's Fan said:

We have to ask, why would he come here? Harder division. Smaller parks. Maybe we can offer the strongest opportunity to start regularly. Play to his ego. Come here and show how good you are vs. the best division in baseball. Pitch well here and you are sure to get a big pay day.

Not with other offers for a rotation spot he's not. 

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Yeah we can cross him off now.

I do think it behooves the O's to find somebody to slot into the rotation. Just for some stability and to make Hyde's job a little easier, if nothing else. 

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