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I don’t really get this move.    I’d rather have a AAAA pitcher than a AAAA 1B/DH/LF, given the makeup of this team.    Or, I’d rather have Nunez.   

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1 minute ago, Frobby said:

I don’t really get this move.    I’d rather have a AAAA pitcher than a AAAA 1B/DH/LF, given the makeup of this team.    Or, I’d rather have Nunez.   

If you view Shaw as a known quantity, then it doesn’t make sense. If you view him as a guy with a potential that you want take give a shot to unlock, then it makes perfect sense.

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7 minutes ago, Frobby said:

I don’t really get this move.    I’d rather have a AAAA pitcher than a AAAA 1B/DH/LF, given the makeup of this team.    Or, I’d rather have Nunez.   

He does not get arbritration. 

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Looks like a left-handed DH.    Elias probably DFA him to get him to Norfolk.  He has one option left.

Shaw has never been outrighted so if he passes through waivers he has to accept the assignment to Norfolk.

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I’m really thinking it’s a “buy low, sell high” move as Shaw hasn’t been too impressive in his limited time in the Majors, plus being at position(s) that aren’t exactly barren for the Orioles.

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Nice! He can battle it out with Mancini, Davis, Mountcastle, Stewart, Santander, Sisco, McKenna, Nevins, Diaz for those corner OF, 1B, and DH opportunities. 🙄
 

 

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1 hour ago, Frobby said:

I don’t really get this move.    I’d rather have a AAAA pitcher than a AAAA 1B/DH/LF, given the makeup of this team.    Or, I’d rather have Nunez.   

Cheaper than Nunez and lefty. That said I would be surprised if he makes our Opening Day roster. A little surprised to lose Eshelman but I'm not broken up about it.

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It's a poor man's Brandon Belt fantasy come to life!

I do confess the tiniest shred of interest in what left-handed sluggers first weeks outside AT&T as their home field look like, but he and Renato trading spots are just another mid-rebuild expression of what the churn of replacement level players looks like in real life.

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