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55 minutes ago, Matt Bennett said:

Roch mentioned a possible non-tender of Núñez. I don’t like that idea at all. All he’s done since being an Oriole is hit above league average. Mancini, Mountcastle, Valaika have the ability to play first. I would be very pissed if Davis prevents the O’s from keeping a solid offensive piece in Núñez. And he’s only 26. 

Nunez can't play anywhere defensively, and with the glut of first base / corner outfield types and having two bat-first catchers, the Orioles might be better served to have players rotate through the DH spot rather than dedicate a roster spot to Nunez, a sub 1 rWAR player. Add in the fact that Nunez will be arbitration eligible and with his counting stats (31 dongs in 2019!) he is likely to be overpaid, non-tendering seems more reasonable.

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I think Renato's days as an Oriole are drawing to an end, if I had to guess. I'll be sad to see Nunez go. He'll be one of the faces that I long remember and associate with this era of Orioles baseball. The band of cast-offs that could... or couldn't. Mostly couldn't, but he was definitely fun to watch when he was hot.

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Re: Nunez, if he goes we should see it as a positive development that the Orioles don't have room for a streaky 30-homer bat because they have better, more dynamic, more athletic players coming up like Mountcastle and Diaz and Stewart competing for that spot in the lineup. 

 

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2 hours ago, Matt Bennett said:

Roch mentioned a possible non-tender of Núñez. I don’t like that idea at all. All he’s done since being an Oriole is hit above league average. Mancini, Mountcastle, Valaika have the ability to play first. I would be very pissed if Davis prevents the O’s from keeping a solid offensive piece in Núñez. And he’s only 26. 

I don't have an issue with non-tendering Nunez if they can't move him. But I agree that if he's non-tendered, but Davis stays on the 40-man, I have an issue. I could see a scenario where Davis and Nunez both depart off the 40-man and in that scenario, I'm okay with it.

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I agree with these:

  • Yusniel Diaz OF
  • Mike Baumann RHP
  • Zac Lowther LHP
  • Bruce Zimmerman LHP
  • Alex Wells LHP
  • Rylan Bannon 2B
  • Isaac Mattson RHP
  • Zach Pop RHP

At the expense of:

  • David Hess
  • Asher Wojciechowski
  • Branden Kline
  • Bryan Holaday
  • Wade LeBlanc
  • Austin Wynns
  • Ramon Urias 
  • Evan Phillips

That's if there are no trades or non-tenders, and not accounting for the free spot on 40-man currently. 

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1 hour ago, interloper said:

I agree with these:

  • Yusniel Diaz OF
  • Mike Baumann RHP
  • Zac Lowther LHP
  • Bruce Zimmerman LHP
  • Alex Wells LHP
  • Rylan Bannon 2B
  • Isaac Mattson RHP
  • Zach Pop RHP

At the expense of:

  • David Hess
  • Asher Wojciechowski
  • Branden Kline
  • Bryan Holaday
  • Wade LeBlanc
  • Austin Wynns
  • Ramon Urias 
  • Evan Phillips

That's if there are no trades or non-tenders, and not accounting for the free spot on 40-man currently. 

Velasquez needs to go. 

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1 hour ago, interloper said:

I agree with these:

  • Yusniel Diaz OF
  • Mike Baumann RHP
  • Zac Lowther LHP
  • Bruce Zimmerman LHP
  • Alex Wells LHP
  • Rylan Bannon 2B
  • Isaac Mattson RHP
  • Zach Pop RHP

At the expense of:

  • David Hess
  • Asher Wojciechowski
  • Branden Kline
  • Bryan Holaday
  • Wade LeBlanc
  • Austin Wynns
  • Ramon Urias 
  • Evan Phillips

That's if there are no trades or non-tenders, and not accounting for the free spot on 40-man currently. 

Cross off Wojo and Zimmerman. 

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8 hours ago, wildcard said:

Roch weighs in today that Davis will probably stay on the 40 man roster this winter because of possible reductions in his remaining 46m salary due to COVID or labor contract problem shortening the next two seasons.   

https://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2020/09/examining-the-chris-davis-situation.html

If that is true someone would have to come off the 40 man to make room for Davis.  My guess is Eshelman, Kohl Stewart, Fulmer or Wells.   I think the best think to do is to see how the season plays out before making that decision.  So I am not adjusting the roster in this thread now.   Let wait as see.

Really wonder what Roch's username is. 

As for Nunez, I like Interloper's comment. 

In the aggregate, I'm not too worked up on this topic. It's what good organizations face every year.  It's why we end up with guys like Nunez almost every year. You lose them sometimes. That's part of the system. It is what it is.

 

 

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