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#21 dude

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 09:42 AM

MASN: Wondering whether it makes sense to keep or trade Santander

https://www.masnspor...-santander.html

 

So Roch says....

Santander could be set to enter free agency before the Orioles are ready to contend, though as a Super 2, he retains arbitration eligibility up to four times. More team control, but also more raises.

 

...so 2025?  talk about creating low expectations.  <<shocked face>>



#22 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 10:04 AM

So Roch says....

 

...so 2025?  talk about creating low expectations.  <<shocked face>>

 

Why does Roch's expectations matter?



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Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:13 AM

Why does Roch's expectations matter?

 

As one of two primary media conduits for the Orioles owned MASN, it's reasonable to assume specific comments Roch makes aren't random.  He's been doing this long enough that specific comments like this, like floating Santander trade availability aren't happenstance.

 

So you likely make that comment (because it's utterly unnecessary in terms of reporting or opinion) because you want to create one of a couple of narratives....

1) Santander is getting traded and it's more palatable to a fanbase if you sell that he's not part of a future.  That falls into the rebuilding argument that nearly everyone accepts.  That's the case he's not-so-indirectly making.

2) You are using the situation to lower the expectations of the timeline for rebuilding in general.  There's a reason nearly all of the people that report on the Orioles say "still we're in the middle of an extended rebuild".

 

So it could just be about Santander or the Orioles or both (two birds, one stone) ...or I guess you could believe that it's random and he's just talking out his ass.



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Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:33 AM

The Santander trade rumors floated by Roch is specifically him relaying something he's been told.  Reporting. 

Him suggesting the Orioles may not be in position to contend until '25 is his conjecture. Opinion. 



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Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:37 AM

The Santander trade rumors floated by Roch is specifically him relaying something he's been told.  Reporting. 

Him suggesting the Orioles may not be in position to contend until '25 is his conjecture. Opinion. 

If Roch's opinion about 2025 is true, I will have totally lost interest in the rebuild.


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