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22 hours ago, 86this said:

Do you think this is this still leftover 2019 J2 $?

This line from MLBTR suggests yes, I think:


The other two trades helped build the Pirates’ 2019-2020 international pool money. The Pirates sent left-hander Domingo Robles to the St. Louis Cardinals and right-hander Connor Loeprich to the Baltimore Orioles in separate trades for international pool money.


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7 hours ago, Sports Guy said:

If you have money left over and no one really left to sign and you obtain an arm you like for asset you won’t use, how can anyone be upset by that?

I don’t care what he said in the past.  Plans change.  Things are presented to you and you decide to pivot off of your original intentions.  

It would be worth getting upset over if he DIDN’T do this.

Exactly. I don't personally understand the fuss, especially when almost all the trades we made this year added to our young international talent.

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Before the analytics...23 yrs old, 7 HR in 124 MiL inn, Solid K rate...nice pick up for little cost. 

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On 9/20/2020 at 3:53 PM, Can_of_corn said:

I'm going to go ahead and make a big fuss out of the O's once again trading international slot money.  Didn't Elias specifically say he wasn't going to do that this year?

Nope. It's last year's pool money slots. And Covid. Things change. 

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On 9/20/2020 at 4:49 PM, Can_of_corn said:

I have no idea.

It is all just such a convoluted mess.

I'm not actually all that upset about one deal and if Elias did specify last signing period and not this signing period than he didn't even go back on his word.

Just folks have expectations of me when things like this happen.


I still think trading international slots for 20th round college pitchers isn't something I'm in favor of.

There is no 2020 slot money. It's a January deal now, 

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