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#21 Mike B

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:53 PM

His value to the team is not worth much. I'd trade him for a single international slug if we can get it.

No matter how much everyone wants to trade everyone, up to and including the club house attendant, someone has to keep the trains and buses moving, for the current team.

I just don't understand what is gained by trading for a "slug"?


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 04:09 PM

No matter how much everyone wants to trade everyone, up to and including the club house attendant, someone has to keep the trains and buses moving, for the current team.

I just don't understand what is gained by trading for a "slug"?

 

A "slug" is $250k in international bonus money.  It's jargon that Elias used in an interview and I loved so I now will use it repeatedly until everyone becomes familiar with it.  :)


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#23 BSLBobPhelan

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 04:37 PM

Alberto will likely come crashing back to earth and DFA’d before the end of 2020 so yeah if you can get something for him, do it.
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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:04 PM

Alberto will likely come crashing back to earth and DFA’d before the end of 2020 so yeah if you can get something for him, do it.


Exactly. And intl bonus money or something like you got for Cashner would be great.
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#25 Mike B

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:16 PM

A "slug" is $250k in international bonus money.  It's jargon that Elias used in an interview and I loved so I now will use it repeatedly until everyone becomes familiar with it.  :)

Okay, had not heard that.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:28 PM

I think Alberto can be a capable UTI player on a good team, and if the O's trade Villar - I think he (with Wilkerson) can be a livable stop-gap at 2nd for a year until you find a better option. 

 


You'd like to see more xbh's... particularly doubles to the gap.... but I don't think the average is fluky. 

 

He's about to turn 27, and I think his upside is UTI player, so yeah... if you trade him, no big deal. And if he brings back slot $, or youth under long-term control you like.... that's cool. Maybe a National League team would be interested in him off the bench. 

I've enjoyed watching him this year.  He's having fun with the playing time. 


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 08:29 AM

.313 / .336 / .440  (.777)

 

409 ab's, 128 hits, 10 hr's, 44 rbi, 18 doubles, 2 triples, 13 bb's, 39 k's



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Posted 29 August 2019 - 06:11 PM

MASN: Hanser Alberto is putting the finishing touches on a strong season
https://www.masnspor...ong-season.html



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 08:49 PM

3 more hits vs. a lefty tonight.

 

Alberto broke the Orioles single season record for hits versus a lefty.


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:24 AM

3 more hits vs. a lefty tonight.

 

Alberto broke the Orioles single season record for hits versus a lefty.

 

5 hits overall... now batting .324.



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Posted 09 September 2019 - 06:09 PM

Balt Baseball: 

https://www.baltimor...ge-alberto-fan/

 

General manager Mike Elias has become an Alberto fan.

“I did not expect him to compete for the batting title, but it’s been unbelievable,” Elias said on Saturday.

“I think he’s been a real bright spot for us, and he’s exactly what I’ve been talking about. You make some waiver claims. You give some guys some playing time, and you never know what’s going to happen. He’s somebody that if you look at his minor league and winter league record, he has a kind of a knack for winning the batting title everywhere he goes.

“He does it with a lot of singles without striking out a lot and just a lot of good contact. I just think he’s somebody that’s able to put the barrel on the baseball.

“I don’t know what it is with the left-handed pitching, but that’s really impressive and the energy level that he’s brought to the team has been palpable. Very excited that we have him. We’re going to keep moving him around defensively and working with him on his defense, but he’s another young guy, 25 years-old, that has done about as much as anybody with the opportunity he’s been given here in Baltimore.”

Elias was happy to get Alberto back.

“You saw he got waived a few times this offseason,” he said. “The reason that teams do that is they’re trying to get a guy through waivers, so there was a period of time where he appeared to be somebody that … might be able to pass through waivers. We tried it. It didn’t work.

“I kicked myself very hard when that happened, and as soon as he went back on waivers again, we felt that we had lucked out and grabbed him right away. It’s a risk you take when you’re trying to game the waiver system in the offseason.”


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 10:26 AM

Won't be any waiver nonsense with him this offseason.



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:03 AM

No, He has certainly earned, the right to be comfortable that his spot on the major league roster is assured.


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