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8 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

Eh, you don't have to be knowledgable to be a fan.  I mean, look at me.

No of course you don’t...but he believes himself to be.  It’s part of the whole thing you were talking about.

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5 hours ago, luismatos4prez said:

Back on topic here:

Valaika and Urias are Titanic deck chairs. I expect Jahmai Jones and Rylan Bannon to be fighting for time at 2B this summer. 

I just don’t get how we can send down our MVP, Valaika, and still expect to win games?!?!

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Just curious, what's the rationale of sending down Pat before bringing back DJ? I understand waiting to activate DJ till just before game time to make sure he's healthy but why not just wait to send down Valaika till that point?

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10 minutes ago, Bahama O's Fan said:

Just curious, what's the rationale of sending down Pat before bringing back DJ? I understand waiting to activate DJ till just before game time to make sure he's healthy but why not just wait to send down Valaika till that point?

Money. Players get a per diem when on the roster.

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5 minutes ago, MurphDogg said:

Money. Players get a per diem when on the roster.

Yes and his contract is lower when a MiL'er.  Wow!

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6 hours ago, luismatos4prez said:

Back on topic here:

Valaika and Urias are Titanic deck chairs. I expect Jahmai Jones and Rylan Bannon to be fighting for time at 2B this summer. 

If Valaika and Urias are Titanic deck chairs (let's be real here, if this is the Titanic, it sunk long ago) then I guess Jahmai Jones and Rylan Bannon are the band playing as the ship goes down.  Doesn't mean I don't think they should get a shot, they absolutely should...but I don't see how they're significantly better than Valaika and Urias.

7 hours ago, now said:

"As an employee" being the operative word here. So they have control over what he says in his personal life? I guess social media is to blame for personal becoming public. Who knew going public could mean losing freedom?

It's not "control," but an employer has the right to distance themselves from an employee if they feel that employee is not representing the company in the best light.  Employers have rights too, let's not forget.  But let's not let that get in the way of "mah freedumbs!!!"

 

 

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42 minutes ago, MurphDogg said:

Money. Players get a per diem when on the roster.

I would think the 10 day rule more then money.  It gives you an extra day on that if needed.  The amount of money basically nothing.

 

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53 minutes ago, Bahama O's Fan said:

Just curious, what's the rationale of sending down Pat before bringing back DJ? I understand waiting to activate DJ till just before game time to make sure he's healthy but why not just wait to send down Valaika till that point?

One less day of major league service time.  And he can be recalled one day sooner if necessary.    
 

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4 minutes ago, bpilktree said:

I would think the 10 day rule more then money.  It gives you an extra day on that if needed.  The amount of money basically nothing.

 

It’s about $3,000.   Valaika is on a split contact that pays him $875 k in the majors, $300 k in the minors.  The difference amounts to about $3,000 a day during the season.  

I agree it’s mostly about having the flexibility to bring him back one day sooner if needed.   
 

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7 minutes ago, bpilktree said:

I would think the 10 day rule more then money.  It gives you an extra day on that if needed.  The amount of money basically nothing.

 

I agree.

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1 hour ago, survivedc said:

Does Urias not have any options left? I’d rather have Valaika up here between the two.

Urias as an option left.   They know what they have in Valaika but they are still trying to figure what Urias can give them.

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46 minutes ago, bpilktree said:

I would think the 10 day rule more then money.  It gives you an extra day on that if needed.  The amount of money basically nothing.

 

This makes alot of sense. Thanks 

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Plus Valaika may have been able to get 10 plate appearances against Zac Lowther or whoever the Bowie SP was yesterday on the Orioles off day.   Good practice for both.

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1 hour ago, wildcard said:

Urias as an option left.   They know what they have in Valaika but they are still trying to figure what Urias can give them.

I think they feel more comfortable with Urias as backup SS, drfense-wise.

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