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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 13 November 2023 - 04:53 PM

FanGraphs: FanGraphs Power Rankings: The Start of the Offseason



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Posted 13 November 2023 - 04:53 PM

FanGraphs: 2024 Top 50 MLB Free Agents



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Posted 13 November 2023 - 07:16 PM

FanGraphs: FanGraphs Power Rankings: The Start of the Offseason

 

LOL at projecting the Rays to finish 7 games ahead of the O's. 



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Posted 13 November 2023 - 09:59 PM

Rays relied on career years from guys like Yandy Diaz, Isaac Parades, Jose Siri, Josh Lowe, and Harold Ramirez.

Who knows what will happen with their best player - Wander Franco.

And how many pitchers will be missing most if not all of 2024 due to TJS?

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Posted 14 November 2023 - 06:45 AM

LOL at projecting the Rays to finish 7 games ahead of the O's. 


Or the Orioles winning 17 less games.



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Posted 14 November 2023 - 12:58 PM

CBS Sports: MLB free agency predictions: Projecting contracts for top 10 players with Shohei Ohtani hitting $500M mark

https://www.cbssport...ting-500m-mark/



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Posted 16 November 2023 - 10:29 AM

ESPN+: Jeff Passan's Offseason Preview and Predictions

https://www.espn.com...htani-juan-soto



#8 Mackus

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Posted 20 November 2023 - 07:06 PM

$11M guaranteed with incentives and an option for Lance Lynn with the Cardinals.

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Posted 21 November 2023 - 01:41 AM

The Cardinals certainly outdid themselves in finding a downgrade to Jack Flaherty. 



#10 Mackus

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Posted 21 November 2023 - 12:57 PM

3/$30M for Reynaldo Lopez with the Braves

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Posted 22 November 2023 - 07:14 AM

$11M guaranteed with incentives and an option for Lance Lynn with the Cardinals.

 

 

They also gave $12M to Kyle Gibson .



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Posted 24 November 2023 - 01:27 PM

MLB.com: Why Each Fanbase Should Be Thankful

https://www.mlb.com/...ankful-for-2023



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Posted 25 November 2023 - 11:06 AM

CBS Sports: MLB free agency: Four under-the-radar players who could sign for a bargain, including a World Series champion

https://www.cbssport...eries-champion/



#14 Mackus

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Posted 27 November 2023 - 10:58 AM

3/$75M for Sonny Gray with the Cardinals.



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Posted 27 November 2023 - 11:07 AM

2/$24M for Maeda with the Tigers


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#16 Mackus

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Posted 27 November 2023 - 11:08 AM

I'd have been somewhat interested in the Gray or Maeda deals.  Gray would've cost the O's their 1st round pick, though.  And Maeda isn't a reliable bet to be the top guy I think we need, so he'd only have been an acceptable option if they had added two SP.


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Posted 27 November 2023 - 11:24 AM

I'd have been somewhat interested in the Gray or Maeda deals.  Gray would've cost the O's their 1st round pick, though.  And Maeda isn't a reliable bet to be the top guy I think we need, so he'd only have been an acceptable option if they had added two SP.

Unfortunately I feel like until shown otherwise the Maeda deal is likely on the very high end of what this team will do. That seems like a reasonable deal for him, probably a higher upside Gibson type. But I believe we haven't done a multiyear deal in years, other than team options.

 

Contract aside, no way this FO was signing a guy with a 1st round pick attached.

 

But as always, we can argue both about what is possible vs what is plausible. I'd have been ok with either.



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Posted 27 November 2023 - 12:21 PM

3/$75M for Sonny Gray with the Cardinals.

This IMO, is the type of deal the Orioles should have been offering.  Gray does get hurt and is 34 but he was very good last year.


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Posted 27 November 2023 - 12:24 PM

Feel like Gray is worth the 1st round pick now that we should expect the O's to be picking in the 20's in the draft now. 2nd in Cy Young voting last year, career 3.79 ERA. 3 years only takes him to age 37, not into his 40s. There is a log jam of young talent in the farm. In win now mode, rather skip a first round pick and replace Gibson with Gray instead of whatever hot garbage is left in January. 

 

Gray, Bradish and GRod would have been a nice top of the rotation, in the Orioles price range.  


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Posted 27 November 2023 - 01:21 PM

We've got Bradish, Rodriguez, Means, and Kremer who are all locks or near locks for the rotation depending on health. Irvin will probably get another go at it.

I wouldn't expect any major FA SP signing.




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