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Again, the fact that the Orioles got anything more than a box of baseballs and three jock straps for Velazquez is a good thing. 

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55 minutes ago, ScGO's said:

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/11/hector-velazquez-deal-close-to-completion.html

12:18 pm: The Orioles will receive right-hander Miguel Padilla from the Astros, the Orioles announced. Per their announcement on Twitter: Padilla, 18, was originally signed by the Astros on November 26, 2018, as an International free agent out of Carora, Venezuela. He appeared in 19 games for the DSL Astros in 2019, pitching to a 4-1 record with a 2.08 ERA (6 ER/26.0 IP) and 26 strikeouts.

One would assume that Elias is very familiar with the guy, given that he signed only a few weeks after Elias left the Astros and Elias was in charge of their international operation before he left.    Nothing not to like here.   

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edit: info below specific to Hector Velasquez....

If like me you forget where guys came from (especially ones that don't play here at all....) here is some info how we acquired and how he previously pitched info.  Seems solid for a waiver pickup, reading this it does seem to be more than cash consideration worthy.  Doing a waiver and getting a flyer is fairly efficient.

https://www.camdenchat.com/2020/3/10/21172708/should-hector-velazquez-get-a-shot-at-orioles-rotation

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Velazquez’s splits, the Orioles are making the right decision. He has a 2.99 ERA in 99.1 career innings as a reliever, and a 5.27 mark in 66.2 innings as a starter. That disparity was stark as well during his 2018 season, when he helped the Red Sox to the championship by going 7-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 47 appearances. He had a 2.64 ERA out of the bullpen, and a 4.15 ERA in starts.

https://wtop.com/baltimore-orioles/2020/03/orioles-claim-rhp-hector-velazquez-on-waivers-from-red-sox/

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The 31-year-old was 11-7 with a 3.90 ERA in 89 games in the last three seasons with Boston, including 19 starts.

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More detailed stat line: 26.0 IP, 20 H, 10 R, 6 ER, 16 BB, 26 K’s, 2 HR, 2.06 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 9.0 K/9, 1.63 K/BB, .222 BAA, 0.53 GO/AO.

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9 minutes ago, Frobby said:

More detailed stat line: 26.0 IP, 20 H, 10 R, 6 ER, 16 BB, 26 K’s, 2 HR, 2.06 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 9.0 K/9, 1.63 K/BB, .222 BAA, 0.53 GO/AO.

Gotta like the k/bb rate.

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