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Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal
Sources: #Nationals' target is E. Jackson, not Oswalt. Move hinges on whether they can trade Lannan.
ugh, f'ing nationals.
Anyone care to entertain us with Bowden's solution? (sorry, insider expired last month..)
Is there some negative(i.e. roster limits for ST) with having him in for ST?
This post was edited by WIC 2 years ago
1) Commit to the draft
2) Hire 23 "super scouts"
3) Trade young players
4) Stop hiring stopgaps like Chavez/Davis/Reynolds/Betemit
5) Selectively sign elite FAs
Chavez is a bench player. Maybe the best 4th OF we've had in some time. We should stop signing bench players?
This post was edited by fearthenoodle 23 months ago
Apparently. We all know how well Bowden rebuilt teams.
Did I forget to mention Bowden's comment that it will take 6-10 years to rebuild?
Where did 23 scouts come from? Was 22 not enough but 24 too many?
MLB designates 23 scouting "areas" that pertain to baseball’s amateur draft. (A talent-rich state like Florida contains a number of areas, while the upper Midwest is one area.) Each team usually has a primary scout overlooking each of those areas. The Orioles should ask to interview all of the area scouts of the other 29 teams. Sure, that’s more than 600 interviews, but you want the best. First, obtain from the teams the scouts’ original draft lists over the past 10 years. These don’t always reflect who the team selected, but rather the scout’s own personal recommendations. Those lists will say a lot about that scout’s ability to evaluate talent.
The Orioles should then rank all the area scouts, and offer one of the top three in each territory a job that includes their current area, as well as crosschecking responsibilities for two other adjoining areas to where they are now, at triple their current salary (from about $30,000 a year to $100,000).
Do the math: Hiring the 23 new area “super-scouts” with an increase of $70,000 each comes to approximately $1.61 million. That’s barely the cost of a fourth outfielder these days.
These new “super-scouts” would also be trained in integrating all new analytics and technologies, so they would be well-rounded, and not just ordinary scouts. This will allow the Orioles to compete with the beasts of the AL East.
scouts make $30k? wtf?
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
what the Orioles need more than anything is a change in "luck". We need Machado and Bundy to be legit.
The way to rebuild is to get better players. That doesn't take 10 years.
I actually couldn't agree more. I really hate the word "luck" in sports but if it was quantifiable I have to imagine the O's are towards the top of that list.
Jackson done deal to Nats.
Frees up cap room for the O's to go get Juan Pierre [/terpskinsfan21]
I predict the Nats $$ for E-Jax are way higher than speculated on this thread. i.e., not $5MM/1 year or $32MM/4 years.
One year deal apparently
I just embarrassed myself with this post
I'd say 10M. Really don't know how Boras does it.
Is it bad that I hope E-Jax suffers the worst possible SLAP tear?
He took between $8 and $12 to go to the Nats. He would have been dumb to turn down 4/32 for that. Or even 3/30.
Nobody here speculated 1/5.
1/10, per Rosenthal.
I bet higher than $10M. Given how shitty the Orioles are, I wish they had made an aggressive offer. $44 for 4 years, etc.
Need to get out of this hole, and you do that by getting better players. Duh.
Think about it - he is taking a one year deal from the Nats because presumably (i) they offered a fat chunk of change for one year and (ii) they are a "contender", so he will have good stats to take to the marketplace next winter. Other factors are its easier to win in the NL and Boras has a great relationship (ie, he owns) with the Lerners. The Nats 2-3 years ago were a historically bad team. They are now an attractive destination. Luck was the biggest part (landing Stras and Harper), but also some good trades and a few absurd signings (FA and in the draft). Os have a tougher climb thanks to the AL East, but it clearly can be done.
They offered 1/10, and he took it.
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