We got my son a Mancini jersey for Christmas, so it would check out that he would be traded prior to Opening Day.
I hope he stays with the club. I get the cold-blooded nature of this, always have, but you couldn't ask for a better guy than Mancini to be a face of your franchise. The return would probably need to be more than reasonable for me to want to trade him.
You beat me to it Corn. The team is in a rebuild that is seemingly taking forever with no real signs of being ready anytime soon. They have gotten rid of the pre and post game shows and the "fan favorites" (or not) that sat behind those desks. And truth be told, by the time we are ready to compete, I'm not sure a 30 year old Mancini would really make much difference at that point.
So yeah, IF the deal is right, you make it. BUT...you don't just give him away. That would be ludicrous, which means the O's will do it.
In any event, the Orioles are still trotting out Chris Davis every game, so they are giving us fans what we want. (sarcasm alert).
Why did Toronto give Semien 18 million for one year? Can someone explain to me why this is not an overpay? Do they think they're going to win the WS in 2021?
.747 career OPS
.679 OPS in 2020
Career 105 OPS+
I know he balled out in 2019, but I'm struggling to make sense of that deal.
As far as not spending because of a possible sale........A winning team is worth more than a losing one. As players like Rutschman, Rodriguez, DL Hall, Henderson, Westburg, Kjerstad, Bauman, Lowther, Diaz graduate to the majors putting the FA around then on short term contracts to make the team win adds value. The rebuild is in motion. Seem logical to me that the O's ownership does what is necessary to make them win when at the right time.