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  1. Hallas

    Ex-Orioles in the postseason

    I wasn't implying that the O's lost the trade. I agree that both sides can win.
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    Ex-Orioles in the postseason

    I personally think the bar is lower than that. Getting to the playoffs is enough of a reward, both psychologically and financially (the revenue sharing for playoff appearances more than offsets the value lost when trading prospects away.) Manny not only helped them get there, he also helped them win this series. Just as I feel that we won the Andrew Miller trade, I feel the Dodgers won this trade. That doesn't mean the Orioles lost, of course. That remains to be seen.
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    Ex-Orioles in the postseason

    Regardless of what happens to the prospects we got back from the Dodgers, it's pretty obvious that the Dodgers won this trade. They wouldn't be in the playoffs but for Manny, and he singlehandedly turned two games around this series, despite the fact that he's in a huge slump.
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    What Will Make this Season a Win?

    if our 2019 draft pick gets called up in August and hits 25 HRs rest of season while leading us to the World Series. edit: or pitches like Kershaw, if applicable.
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    'GM' Candidates and when

    Then bolt for the Cubs, Dodgers, Giants, Red Sox, Yankees for double what the Orioles are paying them, whenever they hire their next GM.
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    'GM' Candidates and when

    A dumpster fire may be appealing. It takes a special amount of skill to do worse than the 2018 O's. A decent GM could probably shake 30 journeymen out of the couch, see what sticks, and cobble together a team that ends up winning 20-30 more games than the 2018 Orioles.
  7. I'm apparently a terrible judge of talent. 2012-2018 production: Jones: 21.5 WAR Kemp: 10.1 WAR The Artist Formerly Known as BJ Upton: 5.2 WAR Span: 16.1 WAR Gutierrez: 3.9 WAR Cutch: 36.3 WAR Rasmus: 11.2 WAR, also stopped wanting to play baseball Granderson: 17.5 WAR Rios: 6.9 WAR Jackson: 11.8 WAR So among these, Cutch is the only correct answer. And not among the players I voted for. I'm really surprised at how well Jones' numbers have held up against his peers over this time period. A lot of the players on this list had perhaps slightly better single seasons than Jones, but flamed as they crossed into their 30s, while Jones managed to keep Father Time at bay for another couple seasons. His consistency and longevity has really set himself apart from most of his peers.
  8. Can we start a community association a la Green Bay Packers or euro soccer teams and make a bid for the team?
  9. Hallas

    Week 4 @ Pittsburgh Sunday Night Game

    Brown got mugged. Should have been 1st and goal.
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    Crasnick on DD, Buck, and the Angelos'

    There was a plan. The plan was "F 2018 and beyond, we're gonna try and win it all now." That's a valid plan, I suppose. The execution failed on two fronts though. (1: Didn't win it all, 2: Currently in contention for the worst team in the history of MLB.) I wonder what people would think about the plan if we won the WS in 2014 instead of KC, though.
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    Crasnick on DD, Buck, and the Angelos'

    According to this, Even assuming we win out this year, we would have to have the biggest year-over-year improvement in MLB history just to hit 84 wins.
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    Per Nightengale: Dan Stays, Buck Goes.

    I'd rather have crazy beer guy. I feel like I can count on someone like that to flip a coin and guess right 50% of the time. Dempsey you can almost be certain that whatever he believes is the opposite of the correct answer.
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    Per Nightengale: Dan Stays, Buck Goes.

    Well as long as nothing falls off on the landing I think he's good. Isn't the point of a parachute to be as un-aerodynamic as possible so you have a soft landing?