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52 minutes ago, Camden_yardbird said:

Beckham on a minor league deal or Holt for $5 million...seems like a no brainer.

For those wondering why.  Because injuries happen, because Ruiz doesnt work out, because Alberto realizes hes alberto...and mostly because you need to protect your prospects from having to come up and play to early.

The point isn’t that we need somebody, nobody disagrees with that, the argument is whether we need Beckham himself, and I vote with the crowd that says it doesn’t really matter either way, but I also vote with the crowd that says let’s find somebody else.

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1 hour ago, interloper said:

What's odd about this is it seems to be the rare Roch scoop that he also based an entire article around. That's not a thing you see much of from him. Although he did mention Caleb and nothing came of that. 

It's slow this time of year.

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Everyone got mad at letting Villar go, but also hates the idea of a fairly talented and young-ish middle infielder on a minor league deal with a similar speed/power/bad defense skillset as Villar. Not saying he's anywhere as good as Villar, but that's why he's available on a minor league deal. 

He's never dipped into a negative WAR aside from his rookie season.

He also plays the outfield and is objectively a better offensive threat than Stevie Wilkerson by FAR.

There's some stuff to like here, especially when you already have the makings of a good defensive MI with Iglesias and Alberto. 

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53 minutes ago, interloper said:

Everyone got mad at letting Villar go, but also hates the idea of a fairly talented and young-ish middle infielder on a minor league deal with a similar speed/power/bad defense skillset as Villar. Not saying he's anywhere as good as Villar, but that's why he's available on a minor league deal. 

He's never dipped into a negative WAR aside from his rookie season.

He also plays the outfield and is objectively a better offensive threat than Stevie Wilkerson by FAR.

There's some stuff to like here, especially when you already have the makings of a good defensive MI with Iglesias and Alberto. 

It seems like Urena and Wilkerson are penciled in for bench spots, but those two spots could easily go to Beckham and Mason Williams.  Beckham could be the UTIL IF, and Williams would be the 4th OF/LF vs LHP.  

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2 hours ago, Camden_yardbird said:

Beckham on a minor league deal or Holt for $5 million...seems like a no brainer.

For those wondering why.  Because injuries happen, because Ruiz doesnt work out, because Alberto realizes hes alberto...and mostly because you need to protect your prospects from having to come up and play to early.

Holt would be such a bad idea. 

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7 minutes ago, weams said:

Holt would be such a bad idea. 

Holt tallied only 0.6 bWAR more than Beckham last year in about the same amount of ABs, and yet his price will be quadruple Beckham's, if not more. 

Granted, Beckham is suspended for a bit, but. Yeah Holt would be a bad use of funds.

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12 minutes ago, DirtyBird said:

What’s the point? Just throw McCoy out there if we need a middle infielder.

This team is going to be extremely bad.

Exactly.  This team will be terrible.  So why rush a potential prospect like McCoy?  

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3 hours ago, Camden_yardbird said:

Beckham on a minor league deal or Holt for $5 million...seems like a no brainer.

For those wondering why.  Because injuries happen, because Ruiz doesnt work out, because Alberto realizes hes alberto...and mostly because you need to protect your prospects from having to come up and play to early.

I am not sure which side you are on here.  I would rather pay Holt.

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4 minutes ago, atomic said:

I am not sure which side you are on here.  I would rather pay Holt.

He's on the side of signing a much less risky player who is younger and similar in talent level, than overpaying for a meh player like Holt. Meh players should be minor league deals.

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12 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Exactly.  This team will be terrible.  So why rush a potential prospect like McCoy?  

McCoy isn’t really a prospect IMO.     He’s a decent fielding SS who would be lucky to OPS .600 in the majors, whether it’s in 2020 or in any other year.   He’s about as much of a prospect as Brandon Fahey was.   OK, maybe a smidge better than that, but not much.   

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6 hours ago, Aristotelian said:

I guess there's no such thing as a bad minor league contract. Otherwise, hard pass. 

Hard pass anyway.

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4 minutes ago, interloper said:

He's on the side of signing a much less risky player who is younger and similar in talent level, than overpaying for a meh player like Holt. Meh players should be minor league deals.

I think Holt is worth a couple of million, but not to the Orioles.    He could be valuable on the right team.   

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34 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Exactly.  This team will be terrible.  So why rush a potential prospect like McCoy?  

What Frobby said.

He's not really a prospect. And he's also going to be 25, so it's not like he would have been rushed.

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1 hour ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Exactly.  This team will be terrible.  So why rush a potential prospect like McCoy?  

If we're thinking of McCoy as some kind of potential answer, we got bigger problems than I thought - and I already think we have ginormous problems. 

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