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  2. foxfield

    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    If he want's 500...I would give it to him. But it would require him to be here 15 years......or a lifetime Oriole. I mean compared to Davis, it's almost a no brainer. Are there risks? Sure. Do I think the Orioles will do anything? No. But if Machado gave me a number to stay, if it meant lifetime Oriole, I'm buying. Edit to add: Of course, keeping Manny still requires trading him now, and cleaning house of leadership and naming a GM and giving him/her the power to make baseball decisions. And yes, I understand that is a fantasy.
  3. If we put a reliever in for the first inning, would Tillman pitch any better from inning 2 onward? He always seemed to me to be a guy who needs more time to warm up, since his first inning is always terrible, but if he makes it to the second inning, he settles down big time. You only get so much time to warm up, because of the way they organize the games. So maybe if he was able to spend the first inning still warming up, and pitching like he would pitch the first inning, he could start in the second inning after he's worked out his issues and be effective? I guess we might never know the answer when it comes to Tillman, but Cobb is kind of the new Tillman (or the new Ubaldo) so maybe we'll try it with him. Or maybe Cobb will finally get into midseason form in mid to late August and we won't need to worry about him anyway. He got a ridiculously, almost criminally late start on the season for some dumb reason, so as far as his arm is concerned the date is probably about April 3rd. By the time he's as ready to go as Gausman/Bundy are now, we'll be winding down the season.
  4. foxfield

    New Manny Updates from Heyman

    This article doesn't seem to offer new info....Braves? MLB Network mentions them every day as having enough to get it done IF they want to. If PA were truly the smartest man in the room, he would make it clear that he was going to auction off Manny and state that if the winner made the deal sweet enough, he would pay manny's salary. He would NOT require SP or SS or anything else other than stud players and as many of them as possible. Then of course he would hand Manny a blank check and say, fill this in on Nov 15 and it's good, but it has to cover your career here in Baltimore. Sorry, this obviously goes in the random thought thread.
  5. spiritof66

    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    And we have an owner who appears to to be better acquainted with fantasy than he is with reality. I would call that #5 in the list of problems that may thwart a trade for Manny. Number 1 is the owner's fixation on the very near term and his apparent disregard for the future of the team after the next season or two. Number 2 is the owner's chronic inability to say "yes." He seems to be of the mind that when trading for prospects whose trajectory and value are uncertain, it can't be a good deal for the Orioles if the team is willing to make it. At the same time, he won't make a realistic offer, or authorize anyone else to make a realistic offer, for fear it will be asking for less than the Orioles could have gotten, and the other team will say "yes." Then you're stuck. Number 3 is the uncertainty to the outside world as to who has what authority to make a trade on behalf of the Orioles. Up until recently, there was no question that everything had to go through the owner. Now that doesn't seem so clear -- and the situation may vary from week to week or day to day. Number 4 is the lack of credibility that the Orioles have around MLB. Other teams now know that Duquette or anyone else they talk to has no authority to close a deal, no ability to predict reliably whether the Orioles will approve a deal that's been agreed to, and no idea how long it will take to get a final decision. The uncertainty and frustration that a trading partner potentially faces may be worth dealing with if the elusive prize is Manny Machado, but some may not be willing to chase that wild goose. Even more so if the prize is just Adam Jones or Brad Brach.
  6. birdwatcher55

    New Manny Updates from Heyman

    Just rehashed information. Nothing new or revealing or what we don't already know. Tell me something I don't know. LOL
  7. birdwatcher55

    New Manny Updates from Heyman

    I could see that happening.
  8. glenn__davis

    Should the O's look to trade Jones and Schoop to the Angels?

    This is the only correct answer to any of these types of questions.
  9. birdwatcher55

    New Manny Updates from Heyman

    How true lol
  10. Jones stated in a recent interview that they live in San Diego in the offseason, so I don’t think they are committed to staying on the East Coast. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23368668/adam-jones-mr-baltimore-be-oriole-life
  11. birdwatcher55

    Preston Palmeiro 2018

    How tall was Raffy? Preston is on pace for 24 HRs it would seems.
  12. birdwatcher55

    Should the O's look to trade Jones and Schoop to the Angels?

    Creative thinking but didn't Jones just buy Cal's playpen? Jones' wife is from Maryland? This tells me he's staying on the East Coast.
  13. weams

    New Manny Updates from Heyman

    I cannot.
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  15. That's been done many times. But deliberately starting a reliever who will definitely only go 1 or 1.2 innings is pretty much a totally new thing the Ray's are doing.
  16. theobird

    Should the O's look to trade Jones and Schoop to the Angels?

    I think Jones to the Angels makes a lot of sense for the Angels and Jones too. I just don't think they have the pieces to trade for both Jones and Schoop. Schoop should stay for now, build his value back up to where it belongs before we consider trading him. Maybe by the deadline if he starts hitting to his level. Schoop by himself should return a pretty good haul. But I am firmly in the blow it up camp. I want to see Manny, Jones, Brach and maybe even Britton traded if he can demonstrate health and effectiveness by the trade deadline. This is the only thing fun and exciting left in this sorry season.
  17. Do teams do this in the minors? I see it mostly on rehab assignments and piggybacked starters; I’d have at least thought they’d experiment on the farm with this before moving it to production.
  18. weams

    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    Well stated.
  19. Not if they would start taking EPO.
  20. Roll Tide

    Manny Machado trade: Five sensible proposals

    It would be stupid to trade for players on the MLB roster unless they enhance the return or with the intention to trade them as well.
  21. We should do this with Britton when he comes back. How many save opportunities will he get before the deadline? Kudos to the rays for trying this. At least it’s something different. I hope they blank us all three 1st innings and maybe it will make Buck think. Remember the Rays were the first to shift. Then Buck jumped on that bandwagon. A team has to be in the right situation to try this. Nothing to lose. Have a bet reliever, who is not making big bucks, and isn’t scared. That’s Romo. Our equivalent would be O’day he he is under contract next year for $10ish million.
  22. wildcard

    Jim Palmer just threw Chris Davis under the bus

    I think Palmer did a real service for the team by bringing this out in the open. Now maybe it gets addressed. Davis is being paid 23m per year to hit homers. He knows that. He has said in the passed that bunts and singles to the off field helps the other team. They want him to go away from trying to hit homers. In Davis' mind he is not as dangerous when is does that. The league adjusted to Davis a long time ago. Shifting the defense to the right side of the field. Davis as yet to successful adjust to that change. Last year Davis was criticized for being too passive at the plate. Taking too many called third strikes. Over the winter he changed his mental approach to be more aggressive. Coolbaugh helped by talking with Davis about how to be more aggressive. Davis thought that would fix the problem. It has not. I don't think any one is lying here. I think Davis works hard to hit ball hard. However, the defense is catching what he hits. Davis considers that if he hits the ball hard as a good sign. But its not producing better results because he has not made the physical adjust to hit to the other side. Its really Davis mind set that is holding him back. He believes the has to hit the homers to earn the money from his contract. The defense shifts have countered that. Coolbaugh sees he problem but he has not been able to change Chris' mind up till now. Palmer's comments forces the issue. Now Davis has to do more self evaluation. Maybe he will be more open to changing his style.
  23. OriolesMagic83

    Is Yankee/Red Sox Hegemony coming to an end?

    Yankee/Red Sox hegemony is back!
  24. Elbren

    Star Wars: Episode IX

    Anyone going to see the Solo movie? Was hoping to hear some opinions since I don't plan on seeing it. The audience score at Rotten Tomatoes is currently at 64% and has been dropping slowing since the first showings began. Disney also officially announced an Obi Wan Kenobi and Bobba Fett films.
  25. I'm not sure I'd trade for Montgomery because of his latest elbow injury. He definitely won't pass our physical.
  26. 25 Nuggets

    Jim Palmer just threw Chris Davis under the bus

    Similar meds, similar side effects... makes sense
  27. rudyrooster

    New Manny Updates from Heyman

    I can truly envision a scenario where Manny walks at seasons end with only a comp pick as a return.
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