Bullpen - He said that another bullpen signing would have to be a significant upgrade over what we have because it would hurt our flexibility.
SP - Of course we would prefer a #1 over a #2, and a #2 over a #3. And so forth. But we’re looking in that #3 range for a SP acquisition.
Hyde said we haven’t made a call on Hall or Wells coming to camp as a SP or RP. That decision will be made based on our personnel.
Elias seems like a straight shooter. He looks from input from Hyde a lot more than we think. Overall, Elias just seems to be very happy to be talking about winning versus rebuilding.
Isn’t it possible that the Orioles like Povich a lot, expect him to be a contributor in 2024, but would still be open to trading him if that’s what it took? If the WS asked for Joey Ortiz and Povich for Cease I suspect Elias would pull the trigger. Are you suggesting that the Orioles are so high on Povich that he’s essentially on the “no trade” list?
I really, really hope you poured one too many of the good stuff this fine December eve, in anticipation of holiday cheer, because that will give you reasonable cover. I'm only halfway through this thread, and you've generated excess cringe value. If cringe could be express as Cwar, you've generated 2.8 in a very short cup of coffee.
It's always interesting how people who don't have money are experts on how people with money are / were / will be.