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  1. Not that I have any input to Davis’s contract, but is he not getting ~17 million per year and the rest deferred until yearly after the contract runs out? Therefore we are on the hook for that amount yearly through the end of the contract. The rest is future like Bonilla’s was. So when we cut ties we are looking at 51-68 million not 69-92 million. The deferred payments should not even be part of the discussion re current sunk money i understand this is huge amount to give up on but not as huge as we talk about all time.
  2. Basically Rosenthal said we should consider someone from the MLB office, Woodfork or Ng but no real sense that is in the cards. Also talked about us not getting all-star game and the MASN dispute, but nothing really new, except Nationals would have liked the $200 million owed for 2012-16 to pursue Harper (he thinks)
  3. Let me ask an ‘out of the box’ question. Could the Orioles offer an increased minor league salary as a sweetener, or is there an established maximum for minor leaguers?
  4. It would seem to me that having some input into the Chris Davis situation would be a requirement that any managerial candidate should have. Perhaps Dan, if he remains, has already dealt with it with the Angelos sons. Regardless of how bad the team will be, that albatross should not be placed on the new person.
  5. i won't copy the article by Dan Szymborski: http://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/20155566/mlb-trade-deadline-deal-all-30-teams,but two fascinating if improbable trades: 1. Nationals get Brach and Jones; O's get SS Carter Kieboom, LHP McKenzie Mills, LHP Tyler Watson 2.Diamondbacks get Zach Britton; O's get LHP Anthony Banda, SS Domingo Leyba, LHP Alex Young i don't know the players but i am sure there will be a lot of comments.
  6. Although the 5th-7th pitchers in the bullpen have not be great, they are Cy Young caliber compared to our starters. Why not go 3 innings with each of them through 6 innings and if still in the game use the front of the bullpen? If we are blown out, we have Miley and Jimenez and maybe the others to blow it out more instead of starting out that way. It would also give us a chance for pitchers like Bleier to see what they could do. Since the season is clearly shot, we could see perhaps Aquino, Ynoa as well. They can't be worse than what we are seeing now.
  7. I am 73 and live mostly in Florida. So I have a long time watching, rooting, and bemoaning what happens. I must say that this thread is probably the best discussion we've had in the recent weeks. I have been a Hangouter and plus member for years Let me propose another reason for a rebuild. This team reminds of the Red Sox a few years ago in terms of the whole team being a problem from top to bottom even though both had/have talent. The Red Sox were a bunch of self-centered egotists as I recall, with strange things going on in clubhouse, etc. They also had Bobby Valentine I think. We don't seem to have 'troublemakers' like the Sox, but I think the team chemistry is perhaps just as bad. Roch I believe mentioned a veteran saying he had never seen a team go so bad so long, especially after the start. Anyway, we need the rebuild like the Red Sox did even without the farm system they had. We need to bring in fresh players without the 'baggage' that is now prevalent. We will never develop a new starting staff from within, but we do have some positional hope. I don't think PA will ever be competitive in the free agent market, except to get players other organizations recognize as not worth the money. What really is needed is a Shapiro (sp) from the Indians or Epstein to change philosophy. That is likely a pipe dream. Brady Anderson is going to be a disaster, think, if he is the anointed successor. This change will not happen during the season obviously, but do either Buck or Duquette have the makeup/willingness to tell Peter and would he listen. Sorry to be so long winded, but since I rarely post I needed the catharsis.
  8. i rarely post but this deserves a congrats. As someone who lives in Florida as well as Baltimore, this site is where i come for all of my info (plus SOR). Way to go Tony and also Weams and everyone else who runs this site! Barry
  9. what if club gives opt out? can they still designate QO for that player?
  10. one thought i will put out that i am not sure was mentioned in long thread. It's impossible for the Cubs contract to be drawn up overnight. This plan was in place by Fowler and his agent for days, not minutes, and we were therefore played to a degree.
  11. Cespedes was ineligible for QO because he was traded in mid season. Just like Andrew Miller
  12. Please don't take issue with me. I wasn't necessarily advocating the trade. I was just passing on one that i think was a little more balanced than some of the others we have seen. (Although i think i would lean towards doing it.) I personally think as well the Adam is the face of the Orioles and a great teammate, but i do think he is a little overvalued here because of that.
  13. This was a call-in trade on First Pitch MLB Sirius XM, with those expert analysts Steve Phillips and Todd Hollingsworth feeling it would be a yes from both teams, but nevertheless.......... First i know O's would never do this because of the player to be traded. Second, I don't think Dan would use the money as suggested. Third i'm not normally a fan of what-if trades but this was a very interesting proposal. Anyhow: Adam Jones to the Mets Syndergaard and Lagares to the Orioles. Money saved to sign Upton and finish Davis resigning Would you do it if everything happened as above?
  14. <p><p><p>Thanks Barry! I really appreciate the encouragement. If I ever can be of help try me at weams (at) Yahoo DOt cOM</p></p></p>

  15. <p><p><p>i just wanted to jump in and say i REALLY appreciate all you do on the board. I don't post much but have been on for years and am a 72 y.o. fan with homes in Baltimore and Boynton Beach FL. The board is great but you make it even better. (Too often people complain in the world, like in restaurants, but never stop to offer praise.) Well done sir</p></p></p>

    <p><p><p>Barry</p></p></p>

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