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Everything posted by clapdiddy

  1. I don't know if anyone saw it, but on the post-game, they actually showed highlights of Chris Davis ALMOST getting hits...talking about how "unlucky" he was. You know you are bad when the network your team owns shows clips of you almost getting hits.
  2. Any team playing the Yankees, Red Sox, and/or Blue Jays is a team for which I will root!
  3. The problem with this year's staff is that they pretty much all stink. End of story. I think a few guys have some talent to be decent pitchers, but they have command issues and the only person that can fix that is the pitcher.
  4. I feel the same way about Blaine Knight...who we went over slot for last year.
  5. Said it before, and I'll say it again. I would immediately like to see an outfield of Stewart, Hays, and Santander. I would release Chris Davis and make Mancini the permanent first basemen, with Nunez as the full-time DH. Like others have stated, I'd like to see the continued development of guys like Hall, Rodriguez, , etc. I definitely do NOT want to see this team tank the rest of the season. We will still be in the top 3 or 4 picks in the draft, and I'm OK with that. I actually like watching this team now. Also, a strong output by Givens, Bundy, Villar and Mancini could make them movable in the offseason.
  6. Wilkerson and Sisco seem to be totally lost at the plate right now.
  7. Wilkerson should not be playing center field. And Hess is awful.
  8. These are great points. If the FO feels he's ready to contribute, he should be here. I think service time would be a bigger deal if he were 21 or 22.
  9. He did make a nice running catch on a ball to his right. It was a well-hit line drive that looked like a hit off the bat. I think Wilkerson hit it.
  10. I think he can be a productive outfielder. He strikes me as a 20 homer guy who will play decent defense. I see him as more of a 2 WAR type player...and there's nothing wrong with that.
  11. I didn't think their farm system is that great.
  12. I agree with Greg. I think Mountcastle profiles similar to Mancini and the extra control would be the deciding factor.
  13. I'd like to see an outfield of Stewart, Hays, and Santander on a regular basis.
  14. I'd rather see Santander in the outfield than any other outfielder we have on the 25-man roster right now. Personally, I'd like to see an outfield later this season of Stewart, Hays, and Santander.
  15. Milwaukee also may have insisted that Villar be part of the trade.
  16. Outside of Means, I think all of these guys are just "openers".
  17. Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction AD/DC - Back in Black Van Halen - Self-titled Candlebox - Self-titled Whitesnake - Self-titled Now...if you asked me for my list over the last 10 years, it would be much, much different.
  18. Same things I've read about him. If he's even average it would would be a big upgrade to Smith and/or Mancini.
  19. That seems about right. If he were just an average outfielder, I think he'd be worth more. Not a lot more, but one where you might actually get a very good (not great) prospect in a package.
  20. I agree with you 100%. I'd like our first pick to be the guy we can build the whole team around. I'm just saying that no player is a "sure thing". What if we draft Rutschman and he turns out to be Matt Wieters? Not a bad player, but not the game-changer we need.
  21. And if you can get someone to have a career like Markakis, Baines, or Garvey with the first pick of the draft, I'd say you've done a pretty good job. Many 1st picks in the draft don't have careers like those guys.
  22. I would describe depth in terms of the 60's/70's Orioles. Those teams were deep because the farm system was deep. It took Bobby Grich and Don Baylor probably a year longer than it should have to make it to Baltimore because of depth. They groomed their pitchers for longer periods because of depth. We need to be THAT team again. One that builds a DEEP farm system and has that problem. On a side note...I've been re-reading John Eisenberg's book on the O's (From 33rd Street to Camden Yards) for the umpteenth time and ran across this little tidbit. Over 12 years, starting in 1962, the Orioles farm system had a winning percentage of .538. They became accustomed to winning...and I think that shows when you get to the Majors.
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