A potential solution to this would be to add a surcharge to the MLB package to allow in market streaming. For example, for subscribers in the Orioles and Nationals area, add say $50 (?) if the subscriber wants to access in market games. That way, the O's and Nats retain their media revenues.
While we are complaining, MASN isn't airing the exhibition games. Seems like they would want to get the kinks worked out before Opening Day, but alas.
The O's play on the 19th in Philly, vs the National on the 20th and at the Nationals on the 21st. No tv or radio coverage.
Mountcastle is definitely going to have to walk a little more to be a true impact player. He had 10 walks over his last 27 games of the season last year batting .311/.381/.573, and obviously it is something he is aware of, so hopefully he can maintain that approach. That more than anything is why I wanted him to be called up in September.
Unfortunately he only had 14 walks the rest of the season. He had more walks in August than he had in May, June and July combined.
I suppose the last couple prospect threads have graded him out to average regular (50 grade), which would be about a 2-3 WAR player. Looking at guys in AAA with strikeout/walk issues, or IL MVPs... they aren’t star studded lists of players and most haven’t stuck. He has youth on his side, still time to work on selectivity.