I think he is generally considered to have a reasonably attainable above average floor. I think the surprise with the draft pick was that some people may have not projected that high a ceiling for him, and generally teams go for ceilings that high in the draft.
The team has played .328 ball over the past three seasons. They traded Iglesias, they non-tendered Alberto. You think trading Santander will be the straw the breaks the camel's back?
Please, can we just shut up about Yaz already? NO ONE saw it coming, not even the Giants. It was a freak thing. For fans of one team it sucks, for the fans of another team it's great and for the fans of the other 28 it's a good story.
Do you think that if the 2021 O's field a team with Yaz, Bundy and Santander they would be contenders? If not what difference does it make how they are playing for other teams?
1) how would it be any demoralizing than what they have done and how they have operated the last few years?
3) No it’s not
4) No it doesn’t. How does getting a significant return change anything about #1 or #2?
It isn't. They will claim financial martyrdom until CD is gone and maybe beyond. There is something really rotten going on at an ownership level that we aren't privy to. I hope its an effort to sell the team, but I fear its maximizing profits in the wake of the financial instability of PGA being in bad health, MASN, and the scornful eye of Rob Manfred.
I think if we trade Santander it will:
1. Be demoralizing to the players here. Presumably you want to win in the next few years (though I am not sure about that), and Santander could be a significant part of the process. He's in this group of young players you want to think about winning and trading a possibly budding all star does not send a great message.
2. I can't wait for the article mid season "Orioles say they are not ready to contend, meanwhile Santander, Yaz and Bundy are killing it for other teams."
3. Be selling low.
4. Need to be for a significant package of prospects to feign off #1-3.