Life has really been showing me lately that I am old. I used to post a bunch at one time. Now I usually just read what posters have to say. I am in the process of moving from Florida to Wisconsin complicated by having a heart problem a week ago. When I get settled up there I will renew my long overdue subscription. I will probably never post like I used to as I coach football and in Florida that is basically year round. I do really miss the conversations with bunch of guys on here that I used to participate in. Just haven't felt like I had kept up well enough to contribute much. But this is the best site on the Web I'm and has been for decades.
Tony: Let me add that I would be willing to contribute more to keep the site going. I know it is not completely a financial decision but if it will help I am willing to contribute. I also there could be a creative way to keep it going in some form or another.
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Here's a series of brief notes on the DFAed players with significant team control remaining. In order of preference for the Orioles...(top 5 would be a clear back of the 40 man upgrade IMO, although Cotton and Greene are projects rather than immediate improvements)
23yo, mid 90s, overpronated fastball with big horizontal, makings of two quality but low spin offspeed pitches
27yo super premium spin guy, 4 pitch 5'11" righty, needs to use curveball more, better.
27yo 5 pitch former top prospect, led by a elite changeup, been injured, reclaimation project, maybe in the pen
27yo, solid pitch mix including above avg spin mid 90s FB, slider, hard cutter (90mph), rare change. Strikethrower, but lacks command
24yo righty, big stuff, mid-rotation or late inning, has never been able to throw enough strikes
26yo Bat first catcher, but not an everyday bat. fringe average catch and throw, questionable framing, better than Wynns maybe
29yo super low spin 4S FB, uses it up when he shouldn't, good changeup. Could be useful, limited upside
27yo Mid-90s lefty, low spin FB, that he elevates and gets crushed, quality split, and a usable slider, poor command
26yo with premium curveball spin and solid command who lost the zone in 2019.
Nestor Cortes Jr
24yo command and deception lefty, good k/bb, flyball pitcher hurt by juiced ball
24yo hard throwing lefty reliever, has t100, couldn't throw strikes in 2019
23yo righty, good changeup, hasn't been used in relief, doesn't work as a starter
24yo blah command based sinkerballer without a strikeout pitch
26yo plus run, fringe average glove COF, hit a little, but not enough
29yo LF with some bat control but without LF power