I already said why it’s foolish in several different posts.
1). There’s no hurry
2). He hasn’t shown to be good enough
3) I want to see how he does with bet tw r weapons and a better system
To name a few...
As I have said, this version of Lamar is not worth a monster extension. I just can’t fathom how anyone can believe that to be the case unless your goal is to not win titles.
I think he can become the player who is worth the extension but he has to show it first. I’m not going to just assume that he will be that guy.
BtW, your reasoning was why you sign him to that extension instead of franchising him. I’m not saying I am for franchising him(and you have TWO more seasons before you have to think about doing this anyway), I am saying that because you have that in your back pocket, there isn’t an immediate hurry to sign him. You have him under your control for a while. So, make him prove that he is worth that extension.
This is true. I hope it's nothing, but we have definitely seen a history of guys shut down with elbow "strains", feel good over the winter when not pitching, then needing surgery. Let's hope not but I agree, I'll be holding my breath a bit until I see him healthy and throwing well this spring in games.
I understand that the O’s are planning to field two GCL teams this year. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mlb.com/amp/news/orioles-minor-league-affiliates-for-2021.html
We'll see, but I just don't see Elias concerned over control six years from now with a 25-year old. Plus, we don't know what the next bargaining agreement will hold for free agency or arbitration eligibility.