You mean Pop, who Elias then deemed not good enough to protect.
For a guy who can build a good farm system Elias has a pretty spotty record on waiver claims. I have zero faith he will put in a claim here.
I think it matters in that it would (could...) show the O's that he's fully recovered, speedy as again and all.
I guarantee if not Elias himself down there, the O's will have eyes on him. It's more like ST. It's not about the numbers he puts up but how does he look?
Yea, I tend to think something in the 9-12 range is realistic.
The thing is, you would expect that most of that comes in the next 2 seasons, one of which we won’t be contenders and another one where it’s up in the air.
In 2024, do you want to pay him good money to likely be playing a below average CF or a CO spot where he has no arm? I think the answer to that is no…thus why trading him now makes sense if teams are valuing him as I mentioned. If not, you hope for another good year in 2022 and trade him in July or after the season.
I was at MLB trade rumors, and there were already 3-4 Articles about this team or the team out-righting players or designating players, And once the season ends, there’s no distinction between leagues, and the Orioles get first crack at everybody so I’m sure we’re going to get some upgrades.