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  1. But you clicked anyway.😀
  2. How do I know what the O's did to change his game. Is it analytics? Did Chris Holt have him make a change? I have no idea. All I can say is what a month. Give him a chance.
  3. Shepherd reminds me of a kid jumping up and down, waving his arms and yelling "Pick me, pick me". Here is what he has done in August: Aug 1st Norfolk Start 6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO Aug 8th Norfolk Start 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO Aug 13th O's Relief 4 IP, 5 H, 1ER, 3 BB, 2 SO Aug 19th Norfolk Start 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO Aug 24th Norfolk Start 7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO Complete game Totals for Aug 29.1 IP, 20 H, 7 ER, 9 BB, 29 SO, 2.15 ERA, 0.99 WHIP So call him up. Put him in the rotation. Give him a chance.
  4. I was at the back of that line. Got there at 4:30. Barely got to my seat by first pitch. Grayson and Adley didn't look like anything special tonight. Rodriguez was hitable including a homer that was driven hard and Rutschman had a pop up clank off his glove and did not get a hit. Beautiful weather though. My wife and I enjoyed the trip to Hagerstown. We didn't stay for the 2nd game.
  5. While I can agree that because he is supposed to work on his secondary pitches we may not want to put too much value on him year to date numbers. I think the O's would paid a lot of attention to his July and August numbers to see if he has been about to become more effective as the season went on. That has not happen. July- 8.25 ERA, August 5.59 ERA. That shows me that he has more work to do to be ready for the majors.
  6. He has not played a game at AAA yet.
  7. Hyde described Tate's stuff as a 94-97 mph sinker, a slider and some really good changeups. He said he has shown he has the stuff to pitch in the majors. https://www.masnsports.com/media.php?show_id=3671752&p=
  8. I would think what Mike wanted for Villar was someone that with a decent chance of helping the O's when they are contenders and to assume the rest of Villar contract for this season. A decent prospect. And I don't think he was offered that or he would have made the deal IMO.
  9. Mr Analyst, tell me more. I would have expected more scouts. Do you know something different?
  10. This is to be expected. Any executive want his own people. People that he think are capable of taking him where he wants to go with the organization.
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    Austin Hays 2019

    Hays has 800 OPS in both July and August. I think the earns him a call up.
  12. If Zimmerman is not pitching well at AAA, how do you expect him to do well in the majors?
  13. I wouldn't, just because someone is ineffective now does not mean they can't be fixed or put in a different role if they have options. Hess, Kline, Phillips all have options. I think Hess and Kline are probably kept on the 40 man roster to try to fix them, Shepherd is on the inactive list for some unknown reason, Carroll and Ortiz are on the minor injured list. Rogers and Cobb are on the major league injured list and can't be released now. I would release Edelmann and Taylor Scott. Call up Tate and Tanner Scott. I am waiting to see how Eades does this week before making a decision.
  14. Rodgers has been released. Sounds like the Astros are trying to find a way to keep him in their organization. Had they put him on waivers someone would have claimed him and he would have been lost to the Astros.
  15. Ineffectiveness Some will be sent to Sarasota on the taxi squad.
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    Gray Fenter

    2022? Really. He could go through Frederick and Bowie next year and be in the majors sometime in 2021.
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    Gray Fenter

    I agree. If his fastball and curve are that good he might get claimed. Put him on the 40 man.
  18. Zimmerman does not have to be put on the 40 man roster this off season so I don't think he gets a call up.
  19. Who do you think the O's will call up? Here is mine: Pitchers: Tate, Tanner Scott, Hunter Cervenka* (still on the bubble: Eades, Shepherd) Outfielders: Hays, Williams*, Smith Catcher: Wynns DH: Trumbo* DFA to make room: Eshelman, Taylor Scott, Ynoa * means needs to be added the the 40 man roster
  20. He is building his arm strength back from two arm surgeries. Maybe his control will get better over the next 6 months. He has options.
  21. Wilkerson is hitting for a 791 OPS with 9 homers in 180 at bats vs righties. He is a platoon player. I agree that there are plays in the outfield that he misplays but he also gets to balls that other slower O's outfielder can't get to. Hopefully his time in center is coming to a close.. He will probably do better as a backup in the corners and at 2B. Hays and Williams are probably both better center fielders.
  22. Never been a big fan of Fangraphs. Didn't like their defensive metrics for years and now Mejdal is telling us they were never that actuate.
  23. Now we are into quartiles. I missed that note. In baseball talk the O's farm system is in the top 10 according to BA which is one of the better ranking services.
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