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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Why did the Orioles, who lost 108 games last year, just waive their most valuable position player?

When you lose 108 games like the 2019 Baltimore Orioles just did, plenty of turnover is expected as the team continues its rebuild.

What is not expected is that turnover reaching a player who was the team’s most valuable position player during the season, according to multiple statistical measures. That would be a truly odd roster move, and also exactly what the Orioles did.

Orioles waive Jonathan Villar

Eyebrows were raised Wednesday when the Orioles reportedly put starting second-baseman Jonathan Villar on waivers after making an effort to trade him. The roster move comes ahead of MLB’s deadline for tending contracts to arbitration-eligible players.

The Orioles are a truly mismanaged team, aren’t they?

 

 

QLE Posted: November 27, 2019 at 09:53 PM | 65 comment(s)
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