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Could Elias Keep Mountcastle Down All Year?

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1 minute ago, Can_of_corn said:

Friedman left without a ring.

I could see Elias leaving for a larger market when his contract is up if offers are out there.

Higher profile gig, more money, larger budget.  Why wouldn't he consider it?

First of all, the other team would have to get permission from the Orioles to even interview him.   It's something that typically doesn't happen.   You raid the front office for it's #2 and #3 guys and give them head jobs.

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1 minute ago, SteveA said:

First of all, the other team would have to get permission from the Orioles to even interview him.   It's something that typically doesn't happen.   You raid the front office for it's #2 and #3 guys and give them head jobs.

Did you see the part where I said when his contract is up?

 

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1 minute ago, Can_of_corn said:

Did you see the part where I said when his contract is up?

 

Actually I didn't.   Do we know when that is?

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6 minutes ago, SteveA said:

Actually I didn't.   Do we know when that is?

I don't think it was ever officially said but I heard five years. 

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43 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

I don't think it was ever officially said but I heard five years. 

Even if moves wouldn’t necessarily materialize into MLB benefits by that time (e.g., improving the LatAm pipeline), that’s part of his resume for that potential next opportunity. It benefits to think beyond his theoretical tenure to a large degree. 

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6 hours ago, Lucky_13 said:

I think it's more likely Elias is seeing whether MLB can get the covid situation under control. 

No reason to call up Mountcastle and burn a year of service time for a season that gets cancelled. 

Eh.  Next season it'll be another excuse.

Maybe Mountcastle's just not that good.

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1 minute ago, 25 Nuggets said:

Eh.  Next season it'll be another excuse.

Maybe Mountcastle's just not that good.

Have you noticed that Nunez is playing first opening up DH.

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29 minutes ago, 25 Nuggets said:

Eh.  Next season it'll be another excuse.

Maybe Mountcastle's just not that good.

What's not being good have to do with playing for the Orioles?

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1 hour ago, wildcard said:

I think Mountcastle's service time issues are behind him.  The first 7 games, Sure.  But I don't see them keeping him down all of the 202 season.

In fact, I could see him called up for the doubleheader this week.  I asked the question "How long can Stewart keep Mountcastle down."   I think the answer is  "Its time."    Stewart can be optioned.

I’ve seen enough Stewart. 

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3 hours ago, Tony-OH said:

I heard he has not been impressive with the bat in the "intrasquad games" so not sure if that has anything to do with it as well. 

Personally, I'd like to see him come up.

It's extremely unlikey that Elias is making this decision based on a couple of weeks of intrasquad games. Of all the possible reasons he isn't up, this isn't it.

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1 hour ago, LTO's said:

It's extremely unlikey that Elias is making this decision based on a couple of weeks of intrasquad games. Of all the possible reasons he isn't up, this isn't it.

I tend to agree with you. I've heard some others things too but rather not spread them them without conformation.

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I suppose a lot of high draft picks miss and Mountcastle, Stewart, Sisco, Sedlock, Grenier weren’t single digits or anything. And they have no ties to current management so I can’t think why Mike would be reluctant to get rid of them if he didn’t think they had a future.

however, if Mike really wants 1-1 next year, it looks like he’s going to have to work for it.

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Mountcastle not being up has very little if anything to do with service time.  They just don't think he's all that great and before they give him a chance they want to see what happens with Stewart, Nunez, Rios, etc.

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