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  1. The Orioles should certainly entertain offers for anyone in the organization. If Gausman could net that kind of return I'd take him to the airport myself.
  2. Tony-OH

    TT: Orioles get Haul for Machado

    Not sure, but I just don't think it's as easy as saying anyone who makes good hard contact can become a power hitter just because some guys have. I remember Boggs saying he choose to try and hit for power one year, knowing it would drop his average, so perhaps it is more about preference, but at the same time, some guys can't successfully alter their bat path at the major league level.
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    Renato Nunez the likely Machado replacement

    No. I think we all want to see these guy play at the major league level. You never know if one might end up a piece. As you stated before, Nunez has some upside offensively. He has struggled in his limited chances so maybe him knowing he'll be the everyday third baseman will help him relax and we can see how he does.
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    Renato Nunez the likely Machado replacement

    Haha, actually I said he plays thirdbase like he's in the Army in the 1980's, "It's not just a job, it's an adventure!"
  5. Tony-OH

    TT: Orioles get Haul for Machado

    Not always because someguys swing path and approach don;t always lead to game power. Markakis could barrel the hell out of the ball but he never had great power. Kirby Puckett and Wade Boggs were others that never had great power but who barreled the ball often.
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    TT: Orioles get Haul for Machado

    Nick Markakis?
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    TT: Orioles get Haul for Machado

    The key thing I think people missed in my comment was the word potential. Jones and Tillman were highly rated prospects who I agree are more highly thought of than say Diaz and Kramer. But the depth of the guys who have chance to be good pieces could potentially make this a better haul.
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    And Manny will wear #8... the pain is REAL!

    I don't get this issue here at all. I wish Manny all the success in the world with whatever number he wears on his back.
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    Big time talk from Dan

    Terry is my boy! One of the best in Baltimore. A true Baltimore guy who knows the history of Baltimore sports as well as anyone and who is entertaining to listen to as well. I always enjoy doing his show when he asks.
  10. Tony-OH

    Big time talk from Dan

    Not to go off topic, but such an epic scene from an epic show!
  11. Tony-OH

    TT: Orioles get Haul for Machado

    That list is so crazy that I can't even start to discuss it's wrongness. lol Raise your hand if you think Sedlock is a better prospect than Stewart, Kramer, Baumann, Lowther or about ten other guys on that list! Who here would rate Mason McCoy over Ryan Mckenna who comes in at a laughable #28 behind guys like aforementioned McCoy, Rifeala, Reyes, Kline, Wynns and several other fringe prospects. I normally don't bash lists because they are opinions, but good God. I think Josh Hart would still be on the list if the Orioles hadn't cut him.
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    TT: Orioles get Haul for Machado

    Well can't argue with your company softball analogy.
  13. Tony-OH

    TT: Orioles get Haul for Machado

    What makes you think Mountcastle can't move. He's an ok runner once he gets moving. Not a base stealer but not a clog.
  14. Tony-OH

    TT: Orioles get Haul for Machado

    Sure, he was, but the scouting reports sound a lot alike. Kremer may have a tick or two higher velocity and but his curveball was his out pitch as was Tillman early on. The difference will be whether Kremer's change and slider can become average.
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    TT: Orioles get Haul for Machado

    I disagree as I stated above. Regardless of where they were in Seattle's list, if you look at their stats, age, and overall scouting, I think the Machado haul has the potential to be even better. Jones was rightfully so a top prospect and he probably would be more highly rated than Diaz. Diaz won't have the power that Jones has but I think Diaz will hit for a higher average and OBP. Reading the scouting reports on Kremer, he sounds a lot like a young Tillman and let's face it, Tillman was really a 4th/5th starter who was occasionally a 2 or 3 starter. Even so, the other three guys the Orioles got have the potential to all have roles, including the potential to be an everyday player and closer. Obviously Butler was an injury guy and Sherrill was a solid reliever, but what am I saying is that this haul has the potential to be much better. It may not be, but the fact that it has this much potential for a two and half month rental is astounding.