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Early November should be a busy time for Elias

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Five days after the World Series is over the 6 year minor league free agents become available.  Starting  pitching probably will be Elias focus.  Elias has said he will be active in signing some of these players.  He has a couple of spots on the major league roster to use and  he can offer minor league spots with an invitation to ST.  

I look for at least a couple a Wojo/Brooks types to be signed.  Guys in their late 20s or early 30s who can add length to the pitching staff.

Early November for the 6 year free agents and early December for the Rule 5 draft may be as busy as any time this off season for player acquisition.  The rest of the winter will probably be watching the waiver wire and see if who is available is better than who the O's have on the 40 man roster.

 Other dateS of interest:

November 20th   Roster set for the Rule 5 draft

December 2nd    Non tender deadline

December 12th  Rule 5 draft

Here is an article with more dates:

https://www.brewcrewball.com/2019/10/9/20906317/mlb-offseason-important-dates-milwaukee-brewers

 

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Trading arb-eligible players before the non-tender deadline may also be a priority for Elias in November. I expect look to reduce payroll and add more young talent to the pipeline.

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After having the worst ERA in baseball the last couple years, I agree that improving our pitching is a nice idea.

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He's already been pretty busy and we're not even into a 7-game series yet. 

But yeah, he's got plenty to do and I suspect we'll be signing a lot of these 6 year guys. 

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4 hours ago, mdbdotcom said:

Trading arb-eligible players before the non-tender deadline may also be a priority for Elias in November. I expect look to reduce payroll and add more young talent to the pipeline.

Reduce. Payroll. Reduce. 

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1 hour ago, Natty said:

After having the worst ERA in baseball the last couple years, I agree that improving our pitching is a nice idea.

They promoted Holt. That's the pitching expenditure. His raise. 

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8 minutes ago, weams said:

Reduce. Payroll. Reduce. 

Impossible to get below $50 million with Davis and Cobb on the team. $55 million might be a good target.

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3 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

There should never not be a busy time for Elias.

He can take the day off right after we win the 2023 WS, but yea that's about it!

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3 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

There should never not be a busy time for Elias.

True, but this busy is more visible to us.

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Just now, Moose Milligan said:

More visible = more important?

No, just we can actually see it and have something to talk about. 

If he spent a few weeks planning/orchestrating the K-Motion partnership we wouldn't know too much (I mean maybe now that it's announced).  If he spent the month of August evaluating 40 guys for the _____ position and picks one, we'll never know anything other than the guy he picked to be ______.

But removals from the 40 man, MiL deals, Rule V pickups are easy to see, follow and evaluate.

 

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43 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

More visible = more important?

Lol. Trolling alert!!!!

It's a good thread. A lot to follow over what is otherwise a quiet time of year for O's fans.

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