My Initial take:
Looks like Elias is going with someone who can move quickly through the minors and be able to get and produce at the major league level quickly. While scouting takes on Cowser are a bit all over the place, he's a three year producer even though his conference is not very strong. He appears to be a high OBP guy with some pop and speed and even if Mullins is still center, he would like real good in Camden Yards spacious left field.
He appears to b a lower risk guy thoug
By the time the Orioles reach agreements with Tavera and Arias they should still have somewhere around $3.5 million left out of their $6.26 million dollar pool of money to fill out the class with another 12 to 15 signees.
Baseball America projects Tavera to get 1.5 to 2 million dollars.
Arias was not in their top 30 list. Players outside the top 30 historically get less than $1 million.
So I'm hoping they still have $3.5 million to pass out in 6 figure bonuses.
That could get them 10 players in the $400,000 to $300,000 range.
This January they gave their top 2 signees combined $2.5 million. Then signed 6 more between $400 and 300 thousand. Then still sprinkled in bonuses $200,000 and below. Some bonuses weren't announced so I'm thinking they were 5 figure bonuses
The best player, especially at the plate, this year was year de Los Santos who cost them $350,000.
Their best prospect, to me, is the 1.3 million dollar power bat and power armed catcher Basallo.
One of the 13 balls was after an 0-2 count and a foul ball that went over the left handed batter's head. The next pitch was a low and away breaker for a swinging strike three. It was a nice command and control moment.
Not sure if the catcher told him to hit the bull, or if he did it on his own.
5 perfect innings, 7 K’s, 41 of 54 pitches for strikes. Not a single ball hit in the air in fair territory; 8 ground outs to go with the 7 K’s. That’s what you call finishing your regular season with a bang.
Rom closes his AA season with a 3.83 ERA In September, he threw 14 scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits and 1 walk, striking out 18.
No one argued that the line played crappy. The criticism of his passing has been exactly what I stated.
I think he does some impressive stuff but also think he’s makes stupid mistakes and untimely blunders like this game.
The 2 fumbles hurt big time. The third that everyone wants to dismiss is an indecisive error IMO. The RB has to secure the ball if it’s handed off. If Lamar decides too late to keep then tries to pull it back in and causes a fumble we should blame the RB?
Either way, I’ve stated my preferences in the past. I don’t need to do so again and guys here mentioning Flacco won’t cause me to do it either. Joe was done when he left here and it was time for a change.
I don’t think the Ravens ever win the big one with Jackson. I’ll be shocked and happy if they do. But to me the mistakes like the ones in the last game are obviously a problem and caused by the fact that he wants to run the ball and that’s his preference. A number of his sacks are also for that very reason.