wildcard Posted November 15, 2014 Share Posted November 15, 2014 Roch says he would keep De Aza and Lough. http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2014/11/decision-pending-on-de-aza.html This is interesting because De Aza is not that much different from Nate McLouth. And the O's would not go 2/10 for McLouth just last off season. Now they are faced with 1/5.9M for De Aza according to MLBTR's projections. Roch is right in that the O's would like to know about Markakis and Cruz before they decide on De Aza. If they have Jones in center, Markakis in right and Cruz playing part time in left, do they spend 6M on a part time player in De Aza in left? And where does that put Pearce? Fact is the O's probably will have to make a decision on De Aza before they know whether they have Cruz back. De Aza has to be tendered by Dec 2nd. The O's probably sign Markakis by then but Cruz could go longer. Such is the headaches of a GM. DD will probably have to use the best information he has on Dec 2nd to determine when he pays 6M for a leftfielder. It could go either way. De Aza speed is a plus for the O's but they have Lough. And playing time is an issue for both. If the speed is not in the lineup then its only there for pinch running and defensive replacements. Where do you think this is headed? Do the O's keep De Aza? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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