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Signed or Resigned the following minor league free agents: RHP Marcos Diplan, RHP Mickey Jannis, C Taylor Davis, C Alex de la Cruz, C Alfredo Gonzalez, C Pedro Perez,1B Ryan Ripken, 2B Steve Wilkerson

Tony's Take: Not much to see here. Diplan has some upside, Jannis is a 32-year old Knuckleballer, and Davis is AAA catching/first base depth. Wilkerson is AAA utility depth. Perez and de La Cruz must be signed as some kind of coaches/players or something because of their age and experience, because their signings don't make much sense otherwise. Ripken apparently will be signed until he sets some kind of record for most plate appearances for a First Basemen with a career OPS under .650.

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4 hours ago, Tony-OH said:

Signed or Resigned the following minor league free agents: RHP Marcos Diplan, RHP Mickey Jannis, C Taylor Davis, C Alex de la Cruz, C Alfredo Gonzalez, C Pedro Perez,1B Ryan Ripken, 2B Steve Wilkerson

Tony's Take: Not much to see here. Diplan has some upside, Jannis is a 32-year old Knuckleballer, and Davis is AAA catching/first base depth. Wilkerson is AAA utility depth. Perez and de La Cruz must be signed as some kind of coaches/players or something because of their age and experience, because their signings don't make much sense otherwise. Ripken apparently will be signed until he sets some kind of record for most plate appearances for a First Basemen with a career OPS under .650.

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On 11/12/2020 at 1:54 PM, Tony-OH said:

Signed or Resigned the following minor league free agents: RHP Marcos Diplan, RHP Mickey Jannis, C Taylor Davis, C Alex de la Cruz, C Alfredo Gonzalez, C Pedro Perez,1B Ryan Ripken, 2B Steve Wilkerson

Tony's Take: Not much to see here. Diplan has some upside, Jannis is a 32-year old Knuckleballer, and Davis is AAA catching/first base depth. Wilkerson is AAA utility depth. Perez and de La Cruz must be signed as some kind of coaches/players or something because of their age and experience, because their signings don't make much sense otherwise. Ripken apparently will be signed until he sets some kind of record for most plate appearances for a First Basemen with a career OPS under .650.

De La Cruz, Gonzalez and Perez are all bullpen catchers for the minors. 

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Updated post on first page of thread with 40 man roster info (post #10 I think) for the Shaw/Eshelman move.   I listed Shaw as an outfielder because he has played most of his MLB games in left.

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