If I were an offensive player looking to pad some stats and was struggling finding a job, the Orioles and OPACY would be a good fit.
I would be good with signing Puig for this year or this year and next year.
Anything beyond that would be a mistake.
According to Statcast he was exactly league average in speed. I thought the scouting reports always said his defense was about average too, he just doesn't look good doing it.
In his last five seasons Puig's best mark is 3.4 wins, and that coming with a +14 in RF which he's never approached before or after. He's an average to average+ RFer.
I'm sure from Puig's standpoint he wants a one-year deal where he hits pretty well and turns that into his last reasonably big contract. Hopefully the Orioles want nothing to do with the latter.
Not explicitly, but at least a few people are talking about how he's a top prospect. And he needs to have a lot of PAs in the majors this year if he wants to be a top prospect. I think he's an Orioles top prospect (for now) which is kind of like saying you're Rich Dauer, an Orioles HOFer. Hopefully in a few years we'll be talking about O's top prospects like Rutschman being 5+ win players.
I'll be pretty pleased with a 3-4 win peak, not quite as happy if he tops out around 2 wins. But it's going to be a challenge to get much north of two wins with Adam Jones' plate discipline while playing first.
I'm sure you could argue either way. They spent 1.35 million over their allotted pool last year (Spotrac). Expanding international signings which takes time due to relationships built years in advance.