It’s MASN that owes the money, not the Orioles. But I forget right now if MASN overdistributed to the Orioles based on the old formula and will have to claw it back, or whether MASN was sitting on the money, or a little of both.
Maybe. It's a little bit of the old "we know he's not a .373 hitter, but do all the other GMs know that?" ploy. Even if you believe that his last three years (308 games) is his new established level that makes him about a 2.5 win player. How much could you expect in return for one year of a 31-year-old, 2.5-win player making $3.5M? Who, oh by the way, missed 20 games this year and has only once played as many as 140.
Like all hypothetical trades I'll be skeptical until I see it happen. I think they keep him for at least the first half of '21.
I was thinking the same thing last night. A good weekend and he may be able to get his OPS close to 800.
Shame he missed that time.
For all the love Mullins is getting, he is still a sub 700 OPs guy with good but not great defense. Hays should still be the starter in CF from day 1 and I think he will be.
Yes. The IT department. The cleaning people. Rent. Facility maintenance. The analytics department. If the Orioles employ 300 people (besides players) at an average loaded salary of 100k that's $30M.
From a recent post on Bill James' site, with the question being something like "what looks different from the inside of a MLB organization since you worked for the Red Sox":