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6 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

wildcard picks some off-beat topics.

Wildcard’s factoid of the day. I thought it was interesting and would have never guessed considering how young the team was last season.

But if MLB contracts weren’t guaranteed two of those players would be gone.

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1 hour ago, Aristotelian said:

You know as well as anyone that all of those guys except D are on expiring or short term placeholder contracts. Seems perfectly normal for a rebuilding team with holes in the pipeline. 

They're all fungible.  Iglesias and Givens are the only ones who they could trade or release tomorrow and anyone would really care.  None of them have any direct impact on how good the 2022 Orioles will be.

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3 minutes ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

Wildcard’s factoid of the day. I thought it was interesting and would have never guessed considering how young the team was last season.

But if MLB contracts weren’t guaranteed two of those players would be gone.

Except for his comment that "it seems high for a rebuilding team."  No one cares if your short-term placeholders for year of contention minus-two or minus-three are 27 or 33.

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1 minute ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Except for his comment that "it seems high for a rebuilding team."  No one cares if your short-term placeholders for year of contention minus-two or minus-three are 27 or 33.

Yeah, it’s only a concern if the rebuilt 2024 Orioles are an older team. 

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However, Elias has sent a 25  and 26 year old packing.   That would seem to mean he cares about how competitive the 2020 team will be.

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22 minutes ago, Oriole1940 said:

Yeah Steve A.  The joke of the day with the math adding up to 110.  I caught that too, but was going to let it fly.

Oh, don't act like you've never given 110% effort...  :)

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We’ll see where things end up.   Last year our position players were third youngest among the 30 teams, while our pitchers were sixth youngest.   This team could be a bit older if the players listed in the OP stick.    But by the end of the year I expect to see a younger profile.   

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1 hour ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

Wildcard’s factoid of the day. I thought it was interesting and would have never guessed considering how young the team was last season.

But if MLB contracts weren’t guaranteed two of those players would be gone.

Not to derail a good topic, but would it be a good move for MLB to consider trading guaranteed contracts for more guaranteed money for MLB players in their first 3-4 years and also minor leaguers?

Would the game be better off?  Perhaps it's just wishful thinking given the dumb money owed Davis...but nobody seems to mind NFL walking away from contracts...

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2 minutes ago, foxfield said:

Not to derail a good topic, but would it be a good move for MLB to consider trading guaranteed contracts for more guaranteed money for MLB players in their first 3-4 years and also minor leaguers?

Would the game be better off?  Perhaps it's just wishful thinking given the dumb money owed Davis...but nobody seems to mind NFL walking away from contracts...

Why in the world would the Players' Union agree to a move like that?

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1 minute ago, Can_of_corn said:

Why in the world would the Players' Union agree to a move like that?

Well, for the good of the game.  Also, the trade off would be more money for everyone.  So...I think members would like that overall a heck of a lot more than say, Davis being cut 3 years ago.

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4 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Why in the world would the Players' Union agree to a move like that?

Chris Davis hitting .280 with 50 home runs this years would get better odds. 

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1 minute ago, foxfield said:

Well, for the good of the game.  Also, the trade off would be more money for everyone.  So...I think members would like that overall a heck of a lot more than say, Davis being cut 3 years ago.

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Why would the Players' Union want more money for everyone?  They want more money for established ML players, not kids in the minors or rookies.

As for Davis, guess who the O's Union rep is?

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Just now, Can_of_corn said:

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Why would the Players' Union want more money for everyone?  They want more money for established ML players, not kids in the minors or rookies.

As for Davis, guess who the O's Union rep is?

Who is Davis?  More baseball irony for 300 please Alex.

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2 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

wildcard picks some off-beat topics.

I prefer those to the Often-Beaten topics.

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