Maybe I am feeling shiny new toy syndrome or over-happy we get one last (LOL) Mets deal done before a regime change, but I'm feeling my brakes pumped a little by Smith's fall here.
SEC late bloomer that validated his draft year growth his first full pro year, earned an org Pitcher of Year award and some AA success - I'm a bit more excited to see him pitch next year than a few of the guys ahead of him.
One other layer of the onion is that Elias trades have more often gone down the platter fork in the road, and Smith is the first time he's closed for one guy with a marketable asset. Heck, I even have an Easton Lucas candle lit for One Guy trades, though accepting the 30 clubs general consensus Villar was a dicey tender.
Any updates on any of this? Any rumors for 2021 on streaming in-market Orioles games?
With the advent of Peacock and ESPN+ much of the soccer I watch is now only streaming. Used to be 2, 3, 4 Premier League matches on every Saturday, now most of them are on Peacock while NBCSports shows monster truck replays. There was Bundelsiga on Fox Sports, now it looks like most of that is ESPN+. And the lower division matches I like are only on @scOtt's dicey Russian sites.
So I'm doing a Hulu/Peacock/CBS streaming trial this week. Most of the stuff the kids watch is on Hulu. Only thing that I don't think I can legally/easily get is the Orioles. But I have six months to figure that out. That streaming combination is $60-70 a month cheaper than DirecTV.
Looks to me that the plan is to home grow as much as possible and use cheap stop gaps until the prospects are ready.
Real long term moves involve either trading young assets or taking on substantial payroll.
There are many ways to bring in good cheap talent with higher upside than Alberto or Ruiz
I don’t want a “lazy offseason” by the FO this year. Start making some real long term moves instead of settling for sucking with guys who aren’t part of the future.
That's fine. Its proven that the organization was a disaster before Elias (its not a lot better now because we are still owned by the same family but they are better nonetheless).
But Phillip is using the words "he should have been given a chance". I see zero evidence that they SHOULD have done anything besides what they actually did. I also think there needs to be some accountability on the part of Yaz himself. Maybe the Os wanted him to do things differently but he had plenty of time to show them what he could do and he failed.