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14 minutes ago, Philip said:

Wynns is only here till we need his spot. Sulser probably is on the same track. But both are more valuable to the Os than Nunez. It’s also possible that by cutting Nunez now, They are giving him more opportunity to catch on with another team now, or perhaps to sign in one of the foreign leagues.

I wonder if we will try and pick up Mike Zunino. He can’t hit a lick, but he’s a terrific defender.

They are trying to work out a trade for Nunez. Wynns could be outrighted to AAA. Not sure about Sulser, if he has been outrighted before, anywhere.

Wynns might depend on what the team does with Severino. 

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24 minutes ago, Legend_Of_Joey said:

They are trying to work out a trade for Nunez. Wynns could be outrighted to AAA. Not sure about Sulser, if he has been outrighted before, anywhere.

Wynns might depend on what the team does with Severino. 

Trade to Colorado makes sense. All depends on the price tag. 

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20 minutes ago, MDtransplant757 said:

Trade to Colorado makes sense. All depends on the price tag. 

I wanted them to trade Trumbo to Colorado, he would’ve hit 100 home runs there, and they would’ve stuck him at first base because they’re not idiots.

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1 minute ago, Philip said:

I wanted them to trade Trumbo to Colorado, he would’ve hit 100 home runs there, and they would’ve stuck him at first base because they’re not idiots.

Colorado had Ian Desmond at the time and payroll wise were maxed out. I can see why that didn't happen. Plus they have to play in SF and SD, two non friendly pitchers parks. 

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3 hours ago, RZNJ said:

The devil's advocate would like to point out that Nunez was a bit better in 2020.  I don't disagree with the overall point but Renfroe is coming off a pretty rough season.

Yes, that is true. Nunez was around an .815 OPS and a 121 OPS+ in a two-month season. Renfroe struggled in Tampa for a short season, his first in the AL. In 2019, their offensive production was fairly comparable. Renfroe is a decent defender, but not a gold glove out there. Nunez, well someone should hide his glove. 

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2 hours ago, Philip said:

From @NCRaven “By mid-season, Santander, Hays, and Diaz in the OF, Mountcastle at 1B, and Mancini DH (or vice versa).”

In my first comment I did neglect Santander, Which is like the father with five kids forgetting that he actually has a sixth. And as one of five sons, I can tell you for sure that really does happen.

I neglected him in my first comment, butRaven had the best alignment. The only problem is that you have the question of what to do with Mullins and Stewart.

 

I’m not convinced that Diaz will hit and Hayes did nothing to prove he can stay healthy. 

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51 minutes ago, Roll Tide said:

I’m not convinced that Diaz will hit and Hayes did nothing to prove he can stay healthy. 

Even so, 2021 is the perfect opportunity for the Orioles to find out if Diaz can hit and if Hays can stay healthy. Nunez isn't a long-term piece for the O's if they ever intend to contend.

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Just now, wildcard said:

The O's have Hays, Mullins and Santander in the OF with Diaz joining the OF something this  coming season.  Mancini moving to 1B/DH and Mountcastle available for IB/DH/LF.   That is six players for 5 spots.   If the O's spend 2M on Nunez he would not have a spot and the money is guaranteed for all season.     Why spend that money and have it block Diaz from making the majors if he is ready in May?  

 

Just now, Philip said:

From @NCRaven “By mid-season, Santander, Hays, and Diaz in the OF, Mountcastle at 1B, and Mancini DH (or vice versa).”

In my first comment I did neglect Santander, Which is like the father with five kids forgetting that he actually has a sixth. And as one of five sons, I can tell you for sure that really does happen.

I neglected him in my first comment, butRaven had the best alignment. The only problem is that you have the question of what to do with Mullins and Stewart.

 

6 or 7 guys for 5 spots. I suspect somebody HAS to be traded, or thrown into a different trade. Even on a rebuilding club the math just doesn't work.

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Just now, SteveA said:

They dumped him to keep Chris Davis, basically.

That's how I think of it, not that they dumped him to make room for the young guys.

I have resigned myself to the fact that CD will finish out his contract here in Baltimore. That is a definite restriction that Elias is working under. From on high (the Bros.) It is the only restriction I can see but a restriction nonetheless. Is what it is. :noidea:

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4 hours ago, Philip said:

If you didn’t have Chris Davis, you would still have a surplus of guys who do the same thing that Nunez does, who do more than Nunez does and do it either better or cheaper or both.

Without Nunez, we still have a crunch, but the roster becomes clearer and more versatile.

You are making a lot of assumptions here, especially when health is concerned.

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3 hours ago, MDtransplant757 said:

Colorado had Ian Desmond at the time and payroll wise were maxed out. I can see why that didn't happen. Plus they have to play in SF and SD, two non friendly pitchers parks. 

Yes that’s true. But Desmond was moved to First from A different position(ss?) So I was considering that they might move him back to make room for Trumbo. Oh well, it didn’t happen.

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37 minutes ago, Sports Guy said:

You are making a lot of assumptions here, especially when health is concerned.

Not really. Even in a-reasonable-worst-case scenario, we have multiple guys who can fill in without dipping into AAA. Nunez has zero defensive ability( and he can’t run, either, for whatever that’s worth.) Losing Nunez loses a DH and nothing more, and we have plenty of them. His absence causes exactly zero problems and solves a few.

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4 hours ago, Philip said:

I wanted them to trade Trumbo to Colorado, he would’ve hit 100 home runs there, and they would’ve stuck him at first base because they’re not idiots.

Colorado is arguably the dumbest organization in baseball. 

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19 hours ago, Sports Guy said:

Thanks for the analysis.  :)

“Stupid move” was not exactly an in depth analysis either.  Elias makes a good point, Nunez is not a good fit on this roster.  That’s true even if Davis weren’t on it.  He’s got one tool 

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5 hours ago, Philip said:

The only problem is that you have the question of what to do with Mullins and Stewart.

 

They are 4th and 5th outfielders.

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