Exactly. This is lazy reporting, kinda. Not lazy in the sense that it makes sense to report that he mentioned Baltimore but too lazy to connect the dots that we aren't interested in paying that much for a player.
I also think that Bauer is way overpriced at 7/245. He's a good pitcher but not THAT good.
if there are questions about picking up Iglesias option do you really believe we're going all out for Bauer when we're probably not going to be truly competitive until at least the 2022 or 2023 season?
I am surprised that Nunez is 2M for a 30 HR guy even if he is only a DH. I think Elias can negotiate a lower base salary for Mancini if he is willing to add incentives for numbers of PAs.
So previously I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to the details here, but my guess is that these three are going to cost what you think, and bring the Orioles about seven wins a year, declining as they age.
Bauer is 29 and has had 1.3 seasons where he's looked like an ace. Career FIP of 3.85.
LeMahieu is 31 and has a career OPS+ of 102.
And we've talked about Colome and his unimpressive peripherals.
It'll be lovely in a few years when the O's are paying an entire Rays' payroll for three average guys.
The only question here is who is going to be his Teixiera/Fielder champion? If you volunteer you have to start four threads a day talking about how there won't be any starting pitchers of this caliber on the market until 2026 and we have to sign him if we ever have a chance to compete. All in on the last TOR! Outbid all the other teams, and add in the Confederate money tax. 7/150? 10/300? 15/675? Not my money!