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#41 JeremyStrain

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:50 PM

I'm a little torn on this.

 

I think Vilar was great and a team that doesn't need to be pinching pennies could easily swing having him on the team. But I think there is something to the market trying to correct itself for uber inflating arbitration prices. Like what would he cost you on a 1 year deal in FA? Can you be sure it'd be $10m or more? Cause if not, say it's more like a $6-7m number, then it makes sense guys like him are getting NT.

 

The finance person in me is warring with the baseball person in me on this one.


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#42 Mike B

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:03 PM

I am not saying we will sign a similar level player.  I don't expect they will.  Just saying that many are available.  Villar had a real good season but I think assuming that level is his baseline is wrong.  He's just a guy.   

 

If we don't end up with another capable guy, then it doesn't really matter what we traded him for, the deal was a bad idea and we should've just kept him.

 

But having Villar be the SS is not important.  Having a real SS is important.  They had one and they let him go to save money.  Now they need to find one.  A AAAA bum is not acceptable to me.

Okay, we are not  far apart.  I do think someone like Iglesias would certainly be an upgrade defensively, but  not close offensively.

 

I just need to either ignore what they are doing or get over the fact, that they are fine with losing 100 + games.


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#43 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 02:02 PM

Villar ends up settling at $8.2M to avoid arbitration.



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Posted 10 January 2020 - 02:08 PM

Villar ends up settling at $8.2M to avoid arbitration.


That’s the area many of us said he would get.

The MLbTR number was always too high.
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Posted 10 January 2020 - 02:56 PM

That’s the area many of us said he would get.

The MLbTR number was always too high.

I think Roch was also floating that 10M number too, but that may have been with a purpose.


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Posted 10 January 2020 - 03:05 PM

I think Roch was also floating that 10M number too, but that may have been with a purpose.

I think Roch was also floating that 10M number too, but that may have been with a purpose.

He was just quoting MLBTR, as many writers do now.
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Posted 10 January 2020 - 03:28 PM

He was just quoting MLBTR, as many writers do now.

Yeah, it seems lazy to me, and I also think the Orioles liked the bigger number getting out there.


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