Nunez made 578K last year and was projected to get 3 mill. I think the team had issue with the 3 mill vs the ML/MiL part of things.
A 1 yr 1-1.5mill major league contract seems (**feels**) like the O's "willingness" rate. Is that a major league deal he accepts? The door is open until he signs elsewhere and my expectation for him is similar to Hanser.
Says Thorne had not heard from the Orioles since his contract was renewed last August until last week when he was told he would not be returning.
I just don’t get that at all. Is that how you treat people?
I'd rather be the backup on a decent team that has a chance at the postseason as opposed to being the backup on a horrible team that's closer to home. After having so much success in Baltimore I'm sure he can't stand the losing, but he may not have many options at this point.
A Google of Oriole MLB player rep didn't give an insta-answer but did get me here.
One line from the page -
Every two years, all 30 teams hold elections for their Player Reps and Alternates.
No clue if we are mid-term or at the start of a new one, but if new, hmmm. I have no real guess if in the union Davis is a hero, or if in the clubhouse Davis is a punchline, and the regard for veteranosity runs that deep. I guess a curmudgeon might say he's likelier than Santander, Means, etc. to still be on the team in two years.
Davis/Cobb/Trey/Yolmer the only guys above 4.000 service time I see, and guessing these reps skew old.
Rhys Hoskins and Jameson Taillon two younger guys on this old list
I think Stewart is more likely to have at least 5 WAR (maybe a 30 percent chance), but McKenna is more likely to reach 10 WAR (maybe a 5 percent chance).
If McKenna hits enough to be a regular he could play a long time and carve out a decent career. I don't think it is very likely, which is why his floor is a lot lower than Stewart's in my view. Stewart's ceiling isn't as high as an average at best defensive (supposedly, although he has looked worse than that at the MLB level) corner outfielder.
I know it is completely unfair to judge Stewart's defense off of one play but I can't help it ... I can't unsee the ball bounce off his head. And I didn't laugh at it, i cringed. But even when he steps to the plate, that's what I remember.