MichaelH24 wrote:I like trading Mauer, Weiters is a gamble but could pay off. Decent team, maybe brush up on your RP's
Everyone is extremely excited about him BUT there is a possibility that he might not get the call up for a little while 1) the orioles don't need to him to win since they are not competing 2) He is Drew Rosenhien client and has said he would rather keep Wieter in minors longer to develop 3) Has never played AAA 4) arbitration...
There's another date worth watching, too. If he makes it through May (or perhaps early June) at Triple-A Norfolk before being recalled, he most likely will not be eligible for Super 2 arbitration status. That means his base salary won't skyrocket in arbitration until after his third season instead of his second. And that could have some effect on his free-agent asking price. Although, it's doubtful the Orioles are worried about when he gets to arbitration. When he gets to free agency, however, is a major issue.
Publicly, the Orioles say the reason Wieters is headed for Triple-A is because he has had just one year in pro ball and they want him to have success at the highest minor-league rung. There is merit in that, too. Enough merit, combined with the financial ramifications, that it was a no-brainer to start him in the minors in 2009.
source: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/bal- ... 057.column
As far as your draft ... I am not sold on Cabrera for $42 but i understand it happen it happens in auctions drafts, but might hurt you down the road if you are keeping his salary. Would def try to trade for a pitcher and put jj hardy in at MI and cross your fingers.
you have a young team that could develop to be really good overtime but i think your keepers are a little weak for next year which will hurt you in the long run as I don't see your team competing for the championship this year and not enough talent to worth keeping.
Keep in mind that I am biased as I have a win now attitude and usually trade for youth and future.
thanks for helping on mine