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Posted: November 21, 2020, 10:44 AM Post
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Yes please...




Orioles designated 1B/DH Renato Nunez for assignment.

Hmm. This is one of the more puzzling moves of the day. The 26-year-old slugger has led the Orioles in home runs each of the last two seasons, slugging 31 long balls in 2019 and 12 more during the abbreviated 2020 campaign. He slashed .256/.324/.492 with 12 homers and 31 RBI over 52 games during the 2020 campaign. The Orioles needed to free up space on the 40-man roster to protect players from the Rule-5 draft, but inexplicably chose to hold onto the corpse of Chris Davis instead of Nunez. The Orioles could still attempt to trade him in the next few days, and the team acquiring him would control him through arbitration for the next four seasons.

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Posted: November 21, 2020, 10:50 AM Post
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Power bat, young, cheap, positional versatility at 1B, 3B and the corner OF (although not necessarily good in the field anywhere). K rate was high in 2020, but that otherwise hasn't been a concern in his career.

Seems like a Stearns (or I guess Matt Arnold) type to me.

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Posted: November 21, 2020, 10:57 AM Post
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The incompetence of the O’s could be to our gain. Can’t hurt to pick him up.


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Posted: November 21, 2020, 1:18 PM Post
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Seems like a signing that makes sense for the above mentioned reasons. Not really a fan of the type of hitter (Power, but low OBP), but can't get everything with a low-cost acquisition like this. Besides, a bunch of the other possible names at 1B/3B/DH are high-OBP guys (La Stella, Santana or even Vogelbach (Well, in his case relative to the low BA)) so one low OBP guy won't really matter.


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Posted: November 21, 2020, 1:42 PM Post
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Nunez makes way too much sense for the Brewers. Based off that, I am sure that we will end up going a different route. He will be turning 27 early in the 2021 season and should theoretically be entering his prime years. 4 years of club control taking him through his age 30 season, power bat, position of need, he’s a perfect fit. His current offensive production is similar to Moose at a fraction of the cost and has the potential to keep maturing as a hitter.


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Posted: November 21, 2020, 4:46 PM Post
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From what I've read his defense is terrible everywhere. If there's a DH in the NL, sure. Otherwise this is the opposite of a Stearn's signing. This one would have Melvin all over it though.


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Posted: November 21, 2020, 5:01 PM Post
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We can sure the hitting though


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Posted: November 21, 2020, 5:48 PM Post
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Reminds me of Schoop honestly. I'd pass.

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Posted: November 21, 2020, 8:15 PM Post
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trwi7 said:
Reminds me of Schoop honestly. I'd pass.


Except not making $10 million. Huge difference.

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Posted: November 21, 2020, 9:37 PM Post
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Seems very average. Slug on basepaths and slug in the field range. His bat isnt good enough for DH, and understandably in the field at 1b or 3b because of defense. Just a meh player. What he may have going for him is seeing he's like a 750/770 Ops split RH/LH. That's the thing though, there's nothing he excels at. Statcast. shows he Barrels ball above avg, but everything else is probably 2% positive or negative from MLB average. This looks every bit the type brought in last year. Like hey "He won't be the worst player on an average year" only virtually all of them were.
Sounds like the Stearns draft pick trade all over him. Be different went for a hitter.


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Posted: November 21, 2020, 10:01 PM Post
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better than any of the losers that was on this year roster?


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Posted: November 21, 2020, 10:09 PM Post
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He's a hell of a lot better than anything we threw out there last year... If he's cheap, why not? Is there going to be anything better out there in the dumpster we'll be shopping in?

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Posted: November 21, 2020, 10:30 PM Post
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Most people seem to agree that the Brewers can’t afford to pay the high cost to acquire certainty on the free agent market this offseason, and beyond Josh Hader or else moving someone from the team’s core (Woodruff, Burnes, Hiura) there aren’t a lot of trade options that are going to bring back certainty. At this point it’s likely the team is going to need to throw more spaghetti at the wall to solve the corner infield conundrum. Sometimes that strategy works for stretches (Shaw, Aguilar, Gyorko, Vogelbach, etc.) and other times it doesn’t work out (Smoak, Morrison, Sogard, Holt, etc.).

It would obviously be helpful to know the status of the DH in the National League first (how in the world are we a week from December without knowing that answer). Still, bringing in a 26 year old that slugged nearly .500 this season and plays the corner infield positions where there is currently a dearth of talent seems worth considering. Obviously you wouldn’t want to invest a large financial commitment into this profile, but taking a chance on getting a career year out of a player approaching the typical peak of the aging curve is worth taking a closer look into.


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Posted: November 21, 2020, 11:32 PM Post
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Eye Black said:
Most people seem to agree that the Brewers can’t afford to pay the high cost to acquire certainty on the free agent market this offseason, and beyond Josh Hader or else moving someone from the team’s core (Woodruff, Burnes, Hiura) there aren’t a lot of trade options that are going to bring back certainty. At this point it’s likely the team is going to need to throw more spaghetti at the wall to solve the corner infield conundrum. Sometimes that strategy works for stretches (Shaw, Aguilar, Gyorko, Vogelbach, etc.) and other times it doesn’t work out (Smoak, Morrison, Sogard, Holt, etc.).

It would obviously be helpful to know the status of the DH in the National League first (how in the world are we a week from December without knowing that answer). Still, bringing in a 26 year old that slugged nearly .500 this season and plays the corner infield positions where there is currently a dearth of talent seems worth considering. Obviously you wouldn’t want to invest a large financial commitment into this profile, but taking a chance on getting a career year out of a player approaching the typical peak of the aging curve is worth taking a closer look into.


It looks like he isn't even Arb eligible yet so he'd be about 600k no?


TurboRickey- justin Smoak is better than Nunez we threw him out there at 1b.

But hey chicks dig the long ball and he'll hit HRs for them. Smoak and mirrors on him solving a corner inf spot.


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Posted: November 22, 2020, 7:40 AM Post
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He would probably still be with the Orioles if he wasn't arbitration eligible. Maybe $2 million since it is the 1st year of arbitration. Would be okay as a DH but don't see the Brewers getting him.


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Posted: November 22, 2020, 11:03 AM Post
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brewcrewdue80 said:

TurboRickey- justin Smoak is better than Nunez we threw him out there at 1b.



Is this a serious post or was this meant to be in blue?

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Posted: November 22, 2020, 12:51 PM Post
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turborickey said:
brewcrewdue80 said:

TurboRickey- justin Smoak is better than Nunez we threw him out there at 1b.



Is this a serious post or was this meant to be in blue?


It is serious, but go ahead and believe on small sample seasons over his 1 true full season. Smoak had better years prior to coming here than Renato had in his small sample season.
https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/savant-player/renato-nunez-600524?stats=statcast-r-fielding-mlb
Pretty big indicator how poor he is defensively on attempts, success rate and expected success rate. Whole lotta below expectations.
https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/savant-player/justin-smoak-475253?stats=statcast-r-fielding-mlb
Meanwhile Smoak in more chances, always beat expectations, except this year.

You're setting yourself up for huge disappointment when a team thats been pretty much worst in Baseball for 3years dfa's a player who is still pre-arb eligible but has no options I imagine. You want a rebuilding AAAA player be my guest, He's not the kind of player a playoff contender starts on the Corners of the field.


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Posted: November 22, 2020, 1:16 PM Post
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Why do you keep saying he is pre arbitration, he is not.


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Posted: November 22, 2020, 1:17 PM Post
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brewcrewdue80 said:
He's not the kind of player a playoff contender starts on the Corners of the field.


Was Smoak or Healy?

I am simply saying he is worth looking into. I think you are going deeper than you need to.

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Posted: November 22, 2020, 3:48 PM Post
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Outlander said:
Why do you keep saying he is pre arbitration, he is not.


Baseball Reference Bio on him:
Renato Núñez
Positions: Designated Hitter, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right • Throws: Right
6-1, 220lb (185cm, 99kg)
Team: Baltimore Orioles (majors, designated for assignment)
Born: April 4, 1994 (Age: 26-232d) in Valencia, Venezuela ve
Debut: September 12, 2016 (Age 22-161d, 18,907th in MLB history)
vs. KCR 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2018 season
2021 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible
Service Time (01/2021): 2.167 • Arb Eligible: 2022 • Free Agent: 2025


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