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We concentrate  on who the O's may protect or expose to the Rule 5 draft but the other 29 teams have to remove player(s) from their 40 man roster to clear space for  young players they want to protect also.    To me Elias seems to be more fond of claiming players off waivers then selecting players in the Rule 5 draft.   He selected two in the Rule 5 draft last year and sent them both back.   He cited roster flexibility for sending them back.   Needing to keep Rule 5 players on the roster all year is not something he likes that much.

There will be a lot of player movement today.   I am sure Elias and  his staff have been analyzing  what players may be waived today and how they could fit with the O's.  It will be interesting.

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I could hit the lottery jackpot today or tomorrow or any other of the 4 days per week that I decide to buy a ticket 🤑

Just being a funny ... no offense

 

Honestly .... If Elias thought one of the rule 5 guys was ready he’d select them. I refuse to believe he would keep them if he thought the same after Viewing them in spring training.

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Won’t it be so exciting for our fan base then these threads won’t be necessary?!?No offense wildcard because I agree with you. But having the talent and depth in our system where we wouldn’t be as worried about other teams castoffs will be refreshing.

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Elias needs to get his big boy pants on and go get some real major league players for this team.  I dont want to hear that the teams finances are in flux.  This is year three and a playoff contender isn't built in a year so if you had a five year plan its time to start getting meaningful players in here.

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@Wildcard, I agree. Every team picks up waiver claims on occasion. Good teams would do it more often if players they liked were still available when they would have an opportunity to claim them. A piece here and there, even if it is for minor league depth. The Yankees picked up Alberto, for instance, and then waived him before the Orioles picked him up. Although they weren’t waiver claims, Taylor and Muncy were scraps before they got to the Dodgers and made swing changes. There is value out there, and while it may not be exciting for some, it potentially adds to the talent base of this team. 

As for the Rule 5, Elias kept Martin, but has sent back the other three players taken in his time here. Elias has to take shots like this to acquire talent. Take a look, see what you actually have and if it will stick on your club. We may well get to a point where we do not take a player in the Rule 5, but we’re not there yet. I would be surprised if they do not take at least one R5 player. 

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2 hours ago, Camden_yardbird said:

Elias needs to get his big boy pants on and go get some real major league players for this team.  I dont want to hear that the teams finances are in flux.  This is year three and a playoff contender isn't built in a year so if you had a five year plan its time to start getting meaningful players in here.

There is ample evidence of these scrap heap players going elsewhere and producing for playoff contending teams. It's not exciting but it happens. Also, the vast majority of their best prospects are going to be on the team this coming season and next. I would not consider their plan to be far off just because they haven't spent 20 mil a year on a FA.

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5 hours ago, IPlayGM said:

Won’t it be so exciting for our fan base then these threads won’t be necessary?!?No offense wildcard because I agree with you. But having the talent and depth in our system where we wouldn’t be as worried about other teams castoffs will be refreshing.

These threads are fun because they offer an opportunity to discuss: to cogitate and evaluate, to bloviate and pontificate.

And for some, to agitate-and aggravate-for others merely to regurgitate.

🙂

Meanwhile, yes, the favorite time of the year is “dumpster diving in other teams’ discard time”!

I’m heading for Tampa to see what the Rays are throwing away, maybe also New York Los Angeles and St. Louis.

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5 hours ago, IPlayGM said:

Won’t it be so exciting for our fan base then these threads won’t be necessary?!?No offense wildcard because I agree with you. But having the talent and depth in our system where we wouldn’t be as worried about other teams castoffs will be refreshing.

PS. Every team will be looking, don’t you think the New York guys  want to find a nice catcher for next to nothing? Heck if we cut Sevi, I bet the Yankees would love to give him a whirl.

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52 minutes ago, Philip said:

PS. Every team will be looking, don’t you think the New York guys  want to find a nice catcher for next to nothing? Heck if we cut Sevi, I bet the Yankees would love to give him a whirl.

I get it. My intent wasn’t to be derogatory, just more cheeky. We have all seen these type of pickups work from time to time. My point was that it wasn’t viewed as an event.

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