The Marlins are not trading a guy who would be a highly sought after guy for a top 75 prospect, a one year expensive (for them) rental player and essentially a throw in vet in Urias. That’s laughable.
Even if the Marlins really value the bat of Santander, that trade would get blown away by many other teams.
Love Hyde. It hasn’t eased for me either. Bradish and Grayson got much needed exposure to the playoffs. Looking back on the juggernaut that Bradish faced… was that actually a “good” playoff start? Grayson has all the humbling fuel to have a big offseason and learn to become a true #1.
A Kimbrel signing would tell me that we’re out on Luzardo, and Cease. Wells as a SP. Why give up one of Westburg, Holliday, Mayo, Basallo, Cowser, or Kjerstad? I wouldn’t doubt if Santander, Urias, and Ortiz, was our actual best offer.
Kimbrel as closer puts us where we were at the end of September. Wells should be able to build upon his really strong 1st half by able to go another 30-50 IP as a strong SP. I’d feel comfortable if we added Robertson too.
The time to get aggressive is at the deadline. I doubt Elias and Co. chose Flaherty over Montgomery. Seems like his hands were tied over Montgomery costing more money the rest of the way. $4 million ish. Elias just knows what to expect this deadline and to leave himself some wiggle room.
Bradish, Grayson, Means, Kremer, Wells
Kimbrel, Cano, Webb, Baumann, Baker
Coloumbe, Perez, Irvin
AAA - Hall, Tate, Zimmerman, Akin
It makes a lot of sense. We could bring in the Japanese reliever to have optionable depth on the RH side. We could sign Robertson. We wouldn’t have to trade a big piece for Luzardo/Cease.
Do I care what Frazer thinks? Yes, he has been around for a while with Pittsburgh, Seattle before being part of a 101 wins in Baltimore. He has a perspective that is interesting.
I like his points about why Hyde is such a good manager. His comment about Holliday was good to hear.
Glenn kept trying to get him pumped up about the O's being special and Frazier enjoy his time here. Thinks they are winning group of players, some special moments but overall he wants to be on winning team and says there are other places to win.
He know the chances of returning to the O's are slim. And he also wants to get paid which is not in the cards with the O's going forward.
Overall a nice interview.