I’m fine with risks but money should not be an issue here. This isn’t a Nunez and Alberto situation.
Yes, the Brewers let go of Schoop but they had a talented young player replace him and a contender in the Twins signed him.
I think the system is too deep for a backup catcher or middle reliever to make the list, which is a good thing. The days of needing to put potential backup catchers in the top 30 is hopefully behind us with the new found International pipeline adding to our 1st year player drafts and trades.
I could definitely see a headliner from Mancini or Santander trade getting on the list, but I think the Orioles would have to eat some of Cobb's contract to get something back from him.
Now who's creating the straw man?
I believe that Santander can be a valuable contributor on a competitive Orioles team during his team control. That doesn't mean that I think he "is the future."
You know he played a lot of games in 2019, minors and majors.