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Oscar Colás - Time to Spend Some of That Int'l Money?

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8 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Probably more than any other team. As usual. 

Maybe they could trade the slots to another team that wants to sign  Colas.

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17 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Probably more than any other team. As usual. 

A real statement would be to spend over the allotment and just pay the penalty of sitting out a year, plus the dollar for dollar penalty.  

The real question is, if this dude were in the draft, where would he get drafted?  It could be like adding a top 5-10 pick.  Our franchise desperately needs talent.  

It is a hard cap now. There is not going over and paying a penalty.

The Orioles will not be among the teams with the highest allotment next year. The teams with the highest allotment will be the teams that have competitive balance picks in Round B of the 2020 MLB Draft, namely the Marlins, Tigers, Rays, Brewers Reds and Twins.

The Orioles will be among the teams with the next highest allotment, those with competitive balance picks in Round A of the 2020 MLB draft which includes the Orioles, Pirates, Royals, D'Backs, Padres, Rockies, Indians and Cardinals.

The difference between the first and second group last year was about $550K. 

For the 2019-20 period, those two groups were swapped.

The remainder of the teams all have the same allotment (approximately $550K less than the second group), except the Braves who will have half as much due to their tomfoolery in the International market.

Teams also forfeit part of their allotment if they sign a QO declining free-agent, and slots can also be traded.

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30 minutes ago, MurphDogg said:

Keep in mind that if he ends up as a two-way player, his defense won't matter, as he would presumably DH on his non-pitching days.

That's an excellent point. That's how it's playing out with Ohtani and even to a lesser extent Brendan McKay.

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Just now, MurphDogg said:

It is a hard cap now. There is not going over and paying a penalty.

The Orioles will not be among the teams with the highest allotment next year. The teams with the highest allotment will be the teams that have competitive balance picks in Round B of the 2020 MLB Draft, namely the Marlins, Tigers, Rays, Brewers Reds and Twins.

The Orioles will be among the teams with the next highest allotment, those with competitive balance picks in Round A of the 2020 MLB draft which includes the Orioles, Pirates, Royals, D'Backs, Padres, Rockies, Indians and Cardinals.

The difference between the first and second group last year was about $550K

The remainder of the teams all have the same allotment (approximately $550K less than the second group), except the Braves who will have half as much due to their tomfoolery in the International market. Teams also forfeit part of their allotment if they sign a QO declining free-agent.

...but they can trade for international money right? Maybe we can actually follow through with the plan that Duquette and Brady botched in 201.

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19 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Probably more than any other team. As usual. 

A real statement would be to spend over the allotment and just pay the penalty of sitting out a year, plus the dollar for dollar penalty.  

The real question is, if this dude were in the draft, where would he get drafted?  It could be like adding a top 5-10 pick.  Our franchise desperately needs talent.  

...and more specifically "pitching" talent. 

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12 minutes ago, wildbillhiccup said:

...and more specifically "pitching" talent. 

We just need talent. Prospects are going to fail. That’s why you need depth. Get as much talent as you can. 

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1 minute ago, Camden_yardbird said:

Colas will tell us a lot about the Orioles plan and Elias' ability to spend money.  He seems to be an absolute no brainer in terms of talent acquisition.

If I'm advising him I tell him to wait until July when team's allotments reset.

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2 hours ago, ArtVanDelay said:

I had never heard of him until now but I'm sold. No reason to not spend that money. 

I agree.

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7 minutes ago, Camden_yardbird said:

Colas will tell us a lot about the Orioles plan and Elias' ability to spend money.  He seems to be an absolute no brainer in terms of talent acquisition.

I like how this guy we learned about today is "an absolute no brainer in terms of talent acquisition," just like VV Mesa was right? 

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19 minutes ago, Spl51 said:

I like how this guy we learned about today is "an absolute no brainer in terms of talent acquisition," just like VV Mesa was right? 

My thoughts exactly. Let's hurry up and sign this guy before MLB executives read this post and learn how good he is. 

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19 minutes ago, Spl51 said:

I like how this guy we learned about today is "an absolute no brainer in terms of talent acquisition," just like VV Mesa was right? 

Hey, it's not our money...

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17 minutes ago, Spl51 said:

I like how this guy we learned about today is "an absolute no brainer in terms of talent acquisition," just like VV Mesa was right? 

To be fair all you have to do is read the scouting reports and look at the statistics.  Your characterization that it is impossible to make an informed judgment after doing even a modicum of research is baffling to me.   

Here, I will make it easy for you: 

Colas Statistics

Article 1

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Article 2 (with scouting takes)

Yes.  This is a no brainer.  The Orioles need talent, and they need to be willing to spend money to get it, evening some of it is a miss.

And adding a hindsight anecdotal observation of a cherry picked other player who almost everyone agreed at the time was a no brainer doesnt really carry much weight.

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1 hour ago, atomic said:

Maybe they could trade the slots to another team that wants to sign  Colas.

1 hour ago, wildbillhiccup said:

...but they can trade for international money right? Maybe we can actually follow through with the plan that Duquette and Brady botched in 201.

We could likely get this guy if we really want him and he's willing to post this year. If next year, all bets are off.

 

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30 minutes ago, LookinUp said:

We could likely get this guy if we really want him and he's willing to post this year. If next year, all bets are off.

 

We spent a good deal of our allotment already for this period.

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