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  1. Tony-OH

    Baltimore Sun: Angelos Story

    I don't think we actually disagree. I'm just saying, if he was given the opportunity to come back and he didn't have any other offers, he very well may come back. I personally think he'll get another chance even though his personality holds him back a bit.
  2. Tony-OH

    Baltimore Sun: Angelos Story

    Guess it depends on whether he thinks he can get another Gm type job. Man has to make a living and being a baseball executive, neutered or not probably isn't the worse job in the world.
  3. Yeah, I'm not sure anyone saw the bottom falling out to where he;s the worse hitter in the league.
  4. Tony-OH

    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    Welcome back Dave. Always nice to see you when we start talking Cubs-Orioles. Always appreciate your perspective.
  5. Damn, took me awhile to find this post, but glad to see that I was against this deal from the start. Haha. I was pretty sure I was, but sometimes you gotta go back and find proof.
  6. Tony-OH

    Baltimore Sun: Angelos Story

    Ok, thinking Buck can solve this is a reasonable opinion. I don't subscribe to that theory, but if you feel giving Buck GM duties or President duties will solve the problems then at least I can say he's definitely a baseball man.
  7. Tony-OH

    Baltimore Sun: Angelos Story

    Well, the one thing to consider here is there are only 30 of those jobs around. I've heard its getting harder for older baseball people with experience to get jobs because the in thing now is to hire those cheap, smart young kids with no baseball experience to do jobs that traditionally assistant GMs and even GM would do. Baseball has always been a who you know kind of game, but then again most sports are like this. But this new thought process that ownership now has the information available to them and if they just had it all, they could be as smart or smarter than career baseball men seems to more and more prevalent. I can guarantee you that Angelos has always considered himself the smartest guy in the room. It appears his sons may now be acting the same way. they can run this with a little help from their friend Brady, who was a baseball guy so that's good enough. But, at some point someone needs to do Duquette's duties of at least digging up the potential trades before offering them up for decisions. This is what every other Orioles GM had to do as well, but they all had varying levels of influence at different times which gave them more power or less power depending on how they could influence ownership. It appears as long as the Angelos family owns this team this is how things will work.
  8. Tony-OH

    Baltimore Sun: Angelos Story

    I'm fairly certain you are encouraged by the sun rising, the sun moving along to the west, and then eventually setting. You are encouraged by a sunny day, a rainy day, hell even a nice cold, icy day that lets you sit inside and enjoy a nice warm day inside. You are perennial positive person and I can appreciate that. I mean, you've long given up any kind of reason or objectivity at this point, but that's ok, we know what we are going to get with your posts. I honestly wish whatever makes you not just a glass is half full, but a "glass is about to be full once again regardless of every other shred of information that would dictate otherwise" kind of person, is something you could bottle and pass around because it must be easier to leave in that world. I honestly mean this. The problem is I live in the world of reality where when you have a lot of smoke, and you can actually see flames, you go ahead and assume something is on fire. But you keep on keeping on. It's always interesting to see how you will twist something to be rosey, and anyone who can do that while being an O's fan has a real skill.
  9. Tony-OH

    Baltimore Sun: Angelos Story

    Sorry, couldn't resist!
  10. Tony-OH

    Baltimore Sun: Angelos Story

    It certainly is gloomy unless his sons are going to transform once they have full control. Everything that I've heard or read though leads me to conclude they will operate much like their father, allowing those close to them to influence major decisions rather than hiring professional baseball people with a track record to do so.
  11. Tony-OH

    Sorry this loss is squarely on Buck

    He struggled against left-handers pretty bad in the minors so it appears the Orioles are trying to keep him away from left-handers as much as possible. The Orioles hit a rash of left-handers which is why is only started 2-of the last-6 games.
  12. Tony-OH

    Sorry this loss is squarely on Buck

    Right, but his K rate skyrocketed in AAA and his walk rate and batting average fell off. Everyone assumed this was the Norfolk effect, but there were always concerns about his bat speed. Some scouts thought he cheated on good fastball which left him vulnerable to offspeed stuff. Although a very SSS (24 PAs), he's struggled this year vs BRs power pitchers, slashing just .190/.292/.238/.530. This season he's been awful at making contact against anything. From Brooks baseball: n 2018, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:Against Fastballs (201 seen), he has had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.07 c) with a disastrously high likelihood to swing and miss (38% whiff/swing).Against Breaking Pitches (89 seen), he has had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.08 c) with a disastrously high likelihood to swing and miss (61% whiff/swing).Against Offspeed Pitches (52 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (-0.26 c) with an exceptionally high likelihood to swing and miss (52% whiff/swing). Basically he cant hit anything consistently, but the fact that his WHIFF rate is just downright awful vs breaking pitches suggests he's sitting dead red most of the time and having trouble picking up the break. This much swing and miss is not good for the future unless it's some kind of eye sight thing that's causing it, because if not, his WHIFF numbers are a huge red flag.
  13. Tony-OH

    Sorry this loss is squarely on Buck

    Too bad he's slashing .222/.308/.370/.678 with an alarming 35 K's in 91 PAs. For those who don't like math, that's once every 2.6 PA. For comparison sake, Davis strikes out once every 2.8 PA.
  14. Tony-OH

    Sorry this loss is squarely on Buck

    Good post and it goes back to the schizophrenic way this organization goes about building it's roster. They entered this season with 3 rule 5 backs and four non-roster guys making the opening day lineup. They were counting on a starting pitcher (Tillman) who no other team in baseball would give a major league contract too, and then went out and signed two FA starters, one of which they gave out the biggest contract ever to for a pitcher (Cobb). Who in the hell signs that contract with this roster and then pretends like they are trying to compete?
  15. Tony-OH

    Baltimore Sun: Angelos Story

    You have to admit, Brady has a good gig. Who wouldn't want to do what he wanted, when he wanted within the organizations, and have influence over major acquisitions, all with no accountability? We can all say what we want whether we like this or not, but we have to admit that sounds like the perfect gig for almost everyone. Basically we have rich people and their friends running the organization along with a TV channel and law firm. What's not to like?
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