Sunday Bird Droppings: Looking ahead to the Orioles non-tender decisions
There are now 130 days staying till Orioles Opening Day 2021. Precisely three months today, the Orioles are arranged to have their very first full team workout of spring training. We can all hope that both of these things occur as arranged.
The next offseason day of genuine interest for O’s fans is going to be the December 2 deadline for teams to decide whether to tender contracts to their gamers for 2021. It is unusual for a gamer to be non-tendered, but it does happen, normally when a team considers that a gamer’s expected arbitration raise exceeds what the team is willing to spend for him.
There might be more non-tenders most likely to occur across the league in this offseason that is taking place in the middle of an ongoing pandemic, following a reduced season that had profits severely impacted by the very same pandemic.
On Friday, the Orioles currently dropped one of their players who was believed to be a non-tender prospect, as Renato Nunez was DFA ‘d in order to include the O’s to add all of the prospects they wanted to include to the 40-man lineup. It looks like the non-tender deadline may hold more pruning of the roster, with Hanser Alberto potentially being a prospect to be ejected.
There are trade possibilities too. The days between the Guideline 5 protection deadline and the Rule 5 draft in 2015 saw the Orioles trade both Jonathan Villar and Dylan Bundy. The O’s are going to require to open a 40-man lineup area if they wish to take a gamer because draft this year, so if they do not do it with a non-tender, they could do it with a trade over the next couple of weeks.
More thoughts on the Nunez DFA (School of Roch).
Roch notes that Nunez’s “forecasted arbitration income of $2.1 million, restrictions in the field and streakiness at the plate were a bad mix.” Though I believe it’s more about other players on the roster pressing out Nunez.
O’s add five leading 30 potential customers to 40-man roster (Orioles.com).
Joe Trezza goes through the gamers the Orioles included on Friday night. If things go right for them and/or wrong for Orioles at their positions today, they could each launching in 2021.
Chris Davis, partner Jill donate $1 million to “Fill the Stadium” effort to combat kid appetite amid pandemic (Baltimore Sun).
That is a good chunk of cash to a great cause.
O’s farm has actually enhanced and six 40-man adds is the most recent example (Steve Melewski).
Roch’s MASN associate is feeling positive about the farm after putting 6 gamers onto the 40-man lineup. I’ll note that Roch’s post also mentioned that the last time the O’s included six players remained in 2009, when the six gamers were Josh Bell, Brandon Erbe, Pedro Florimon, Rhyne Hughes, Luis Lebron, and Brandon Snyder – not precisely a considerable set of names.
Today in 1965, Orioles outfielder Curt Blefary won the American League Rookie of the Year award. Blefary was the second Oriole to win the award.
There are a few former Orioles who were born upon this day. They are: 2016-17 reserve pitcher Jayson Aquino, 2007-08 outfielder Jay Payton, and 1963-64 reserve outfielder Joe Gaines. Today is Gaines’s 84th birthday, so an additional happy birthday to him.
Is today your birthday? Happy birthday to you! Your birthday buddies for today consist of: War of the Roses side-switcher Richard Neville (1428 ), the very first 2nd Lady and 2nd Very first Lady Abigail Adams (1744 ), author George Eliot (1819 ), French leader Charles de Gaulle (1890 ), comedian Rodney Dangerfield (1921 ), tennis star Billie Jean King (1943 ), E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt (1950 ), star Jamie Lee Curtis (1958 ), and star Scarlett Johansson (1984 ).
In 1718, the pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach) was eliminated in a battle off the coast of North Carolina after being assaulted and boarded by HMS Pearl.
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot and eliminated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas.
In 1995, Pixar’s Toy Story was very first released in theaters. The motion picture is notable for being the first feature film to be made totally with computer-generated images.
And that’s the method it is in Birdland on November 22. Have a safe Sunday.