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9 hours ago, Philip said:

I read your comment about Shaw with great interest, I was also wondering why they would get rid of Nunez, and then bring on board someone exactly like Nunez... Who is also older, ha ha.

I agree with the poster who said that Shaw and Nunez aren't necessarily related, that is the team didn't "choose" Shaw over Nunez, they simply decided they didnt want to pay an amount incremental to the minimum for Nunez, and also claimed Shaw.

That said, for those who keep calling them the same player, Shaw is multiples cheaper than Nunez, if he even makes the ML roster (albeit small dollars overall). Also, he's a lefty. Our logjam at 1B/DH/LF is a lot of righty bats outside of Davis and Stewart. A cheaper significantly player who has a similar skillset, but hits from the left side of the dish, seems like a more efficient use of resources TBH, if one even grants that the transactions are related.

The team isn't in pure slash mode, which appears to be a concern. They picked up Iglesias's option as it presented positive value to the team. Nunez seems like a good place to trim payroll during the rebuild years as long as their is an understanding that ownership will be willing to reinvest when the team is competitive, something that recent O's history seems to show as true

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12 minutes ago, BohKnowsBmore said:

I agree with the poster who said that Shaw and Nunez aren't necessarily related, that is the team didn't "choose" Shaw over Nunez, they simply decided they didnt want to pay an amount incremental to the minimum for Nunez, and also claimed Shaw.

Yeah, I think the odds no more than 50/50 that Shaw even makes it through the off-season on the 40-man roster, let alone ever plays for the team.

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2 hours ago, OrioleDog said:

Granted those are the real results, but I would bet teams evaluate DH candidates against a higher replacement (or position average) level baseline.

It's a known known that the DH Penalty is real, yet despite the handful of Cruz/Yordan type guys, most teams cycle their regulars there and deem it a partial rest day.  

Half the teams do, and half don’t, as I documented yesterday.   The O’s didn’t have a primary DH this year; last year they did.   It just depends on a team’s personnel at the time.  

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