MLB: Will Trey Mancini leave the Orioles nest or will he get a contract extension?

Even when they add in the margins, the Baltimore Orioles They seem open to offers from just about anyone on their roster. Reports from early in the offseason indicated that the O’s were willing to accept calls from both star center fielder, Cedric Mullins, as lead starter John Means, and there’s still a “slim chance” they’ll move to first base / designated hitter Trey Mancini.

There has yet to be any progress on a possible extension for Mancini, who is entering his final year of arbitration control. However, it’s an inopportune time for the Orioles to make a deal with Mancini:

The 29-year-old (March 30) missed all of 2020 battling colon cancer. His return to the field last season was heartwarming, and his advancement to the final round of the Home Run Derby was one of the best stories in the sport. Trading Mancini would be a serious blow to a significant part of the organization and the fan base.

He is also simply a difficult player for rival clubs to value. Mancini played 147 games and scored 616 plate appearances, impressive durability considering what he had to endure the year before. However, its bar line of .255 / .326 / .432 was quite a significant step back from the 2019 mark of .291 / .364 / .535.

It is certainly understandable that its production could be affected in the wake of a battle with cancer, and Mancini has shown itself capable of far better numbers in the past.

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It is arguable that the O’s are more prepared to retain him in 2022 in the hope that he will recover to his best form during the first few months. That would give the main office more time to determine whether to pursue a long-term deal or try to move Mancini before next summer’s trade deadline.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Will Trey Mancini leave the Orioles nest or will he get a contract extension?