And by competent players you mean your definition of competent.
The O's have two catchers with a rWAR over 0 and AR waiting in the wings. The only catcher they need is a backup type at Norfolk, the kind that doesn't go onto the 40 man.
I didn’t say that they would actually look for anybody for those spots, but we definitely need competent players for those places. I think the focus is going to be on second base and third-base, and it will be catcher and 1/3 of the outfield That will be the biggest impediments to a winning record next year
If mods want to move to MLB section I understand but wanted as many people to see it as possible. Manfred is such a hot topic.
He was just on SiriusXM with Chris Russo for about half hour.
-Talked covid, social justice a little bit. Nothing earth shattering. Did say they were a little slow with social justice comments but wanted to make sure it was correct - paraphrasing
-On criticisms he doesn’t love baseball. Said he loves baseball. Went in 1968 Yankee Stadium as a fan. Grew up with cable watching Yankees.
-Not a fan 16 teams playoffs. Purely a 2020 issue. 12-14 playoff teams if we do it.
-No Decision on DH National league. Seems to want to leave up to NL teams.
-Extra inning rule has a chance. Players like it.
-Less than 9 innings for DH tougher one. Not sure whether it has life. Sounds like that isn’t happening.
-Not appropriate to comment on Mets new owner. Wasn’t a criticism just not appropriate. Did say amount for team speaks to health of sport.
-TBS new Tv deal by 2023 will be 50 years going back to Braves. They will have Tuesday TV window. Good for our game. 3.7B deal
-Negotiations with ESPN hopeful continue relationship.
-Cash loss will approach over 3B this year.
-Different without fans hope next year can.
I wish Chris had asked him about draft but he did not.