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  1. One reason why the Orioles have not improved their rotation

    I am fighting a losing battle. Everyone seems to be more concerned about defending the O's from what others who speak the truth than seeing the real issue. Go ahead and blast me for saying it as it is.
  2. One reason why the Orioles have not improved their rotation

    As long as we don't want to spend we are only going to see garbage pitchers. I don't see any excuses, the Minnesota Twins are a smaller market team than us and they spend. We should sign Vu Darvish for improvement and to get out of last place. We need to overpay to get better. I am disappointed that I don't hear over fans outraged about this. I know spring training is 2 months away, but every year is the same.
  3. What is Dan Duquette doing?

    I haven't heard any news from since the rule 5 draft? There will be no signing of a worth while pitching without spending. Let's be realistic.
  4. What about giving Hunter Harvey a shot in the rotation if he looks good in the spring? We badly need starting pitching. I think our bullpen is decent even without Britton.
  5. So What is the Plan for Starting Pitching?

    I love the O's. It tears me apart what the O's are doing to improve the club. Look at the Bleacher report article I got today. Offseason Moves What exactly is the Baltimore Orioles plan? Hold onto trade chips like Manny Machado, Zach Britton and Brad Brach, and then clean up the scraps of the starting pitching market in hopes of posting a winning record and avoiding a last-place finish in the AL East? That doesn't sound great. The O's had the worst starting pitching in baseball last season with a miserable 5.70 ERA and they've done absolutely nothing to address that situation to this point. In fact, they've really done nothing of significance, period. It looks like the window of contention for this current group has slammed shut and everyone realizes it except the front office. Sell. Sell now. Starting building toward the future. Throwing a couple band-aids on the starting rotation at the end of the offseason and hoping for the best is just a wasted year. Grade: F Nov. 22: OF Jaycob Brugman acquired from OAK for RHP Jake Bray. Dec. 14: RHP Jose Mesa selected in Rule 5 draft. Dec. 14: RHP Michael Kelly signed in free agency (MLB deal).
  6. Britton Out 6 months per Rosenthal

    Other than 1000 rumors and what if's, what are the O's going to do besides sitting and thinking? I know DD is deliberate, but when is he going to do something while waiting until all the free agents worth getting are off the board and trades for Machado deals gets diminished.
  7. Can the O's sign Manny contingent on being trade?

    I think the only team that idea would work with is the Yankees because that is where he is going in 2019. If we can get the prospects from them for them to get him 1 year sooner and a guaranteed 2018 WS trophy. Maybe they would go for that.
  8. After Winter meeting news pertaining to nonMachado news

    What have we done besides sign 3 rule 5 players and 1 upper 6 era pitcher? I know the offseason is not over yet, that was mentioned last year and same result nothing done. I am sorry I can't be positive especially what The Yankees have done. Please be realistic not be defensive for our team?
  9. Os requesting offers on Machado

    I think as I severely hate to say. I think the O's would get the most for Machado would be from the Yanks, because they won't see it as a 1 year rental like other teams would as they think they can sign him a year earier. I would start with Torreyes and 3 of their best blue chip prospects, the ones they got from Cleveland, Cubs and Astros last year. All the other teams would give us a lot less because they would look at it as a 1 year rental as he would be too expensive to resign. The Yankees wouldn't need those prospects because all the players they have will block those prospect except the pitching prospects. Machado would block Torreyes at 3B. What you all think?
  10. Stanton to the Yankees

    The Yankees almost never have to give up much quality to get a mega star and don't bet on it that they won't spend on Manny. I don't think it is fair the O's are stuck in the AL East. The O's Blue Jays/ Rays are overmatched with no chance. I definitely have and absolutely have the right to have sour grapes, no doubt.
  11. Carlos Gonzalez

    Find someone to take CD/Trumbo and use the money to sign Machado and good pitching.
  12. O's have traded for Konner Wade

    The Twitter link is bad.
  13. Mark Appel

    We need all the help we can get.
  14. Assume we don’t trade Manny and he walks

    Look at latest news about Manny. I think we made need to trade him. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2745308-manny-machados-already-huge-400m-free-agent-value-may-soon-rise-even-higher?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=mlb I really hate to see him go, especially seeing him as a Yankee. It is really sad. It is getting almost impossible to have a good team unless you are filthy rich.
  15. MASN Continues to Reject In-Market Streaming

    How can I watch MASN streaming? I don't have cable,or satellite subscriptions. I can't get air channels either. Can someone please help me?