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  1. DrungoHazewood

    Nick The Stick

    In 2015, as per the bb-ref Orioles' page. Splits: As right fielder: OPS .767. Nick Markakis, 2015 OPS: .746 2016 O's RFers: .841 Nick Markakis, 2016 OPS: .744 2017 O's RFers: .759 Nick Markakis, 2017 OPS: .738 Each of the last three years the Orioles' comically inept attempts to replace Nick have resulted in better hitting performances than Nick himself. That's strange.
  2. DrungoHazewood

    Nick The Stick

    The key to building a winning franchise is to sign players to long-term deals so that they can be well-paid but mediocre performers for years, but late in the deal the guy can have an out-of-nowhere month and buoy the sprits of an otherwise cratering team. The second key is to trade your out-of-contract young star for that guy based on the best 100 ABs he's had in the last five years. If the O's trade Manny and get anyone over the age of 30 back it better be Trinidad Hubbard.
  3. DrungoHazewood

    Davey Johnson autobiography

    It'll be interesting to see Davey's take on Davey. And if there's any introspection on why he kept getting fired from winning teams.
  4. DrungoHazewood

    Dave Sheinin article on the plight of the Orioles

    So what could they be doing? Bunting and starting runners more is a good recipe for scoring less. There's nobody in the minors who would turn things around. Changing the lineup around is just shuffling the same resources, it won't do anything meaningful. This isn't football or soccer where you can introduce all new formations and tactics, it's baseball. For the most part the manager's best weapon is to get out of the way and let the players play. You could replace Buck tomorrow with any other human being and almost all of the tactics and lineups would be the same, or different in meaningless ways. Winning baseball isn't pulling levers and pushing buttons. It's building a team in the offseason, and the prior offseason, and the one before that.
  5. You don't have to use the DH, but when you do it must be for the pitcher. If you start without a DH you can't insert one later. And if the DH moves to the mound or another defensive position you lose the DH for the rest of the game. There have only been seven times in MLB history where a DH subsequently took the mound, so their team lost the DH but it didn't really matter because the DH was now pitching. Two of those were in The Chris Davis Game: Davis, and the Red Sox' Darnell McDonald. One of the others was the infamous game where Jose Canseco pitched and tore his UCL.
  6. No. Well, maybe in Little League, and I can see how you might get the Orioles confused with that.
  7. DrungoHazewood

    The Orioles have the worst record in MLB

    I think the Orioles may actually be the only team that has a negative correlation between payroll and wins. The more they spend the worse they are. In the late 70s and early 80s they totally opted out of free agency and were as good as any team in baseball. They started to spend a little in the mid-80s and ended up 54-107. They tossed all the high-paid mediocrities overboard and almost finished first with castoffs and kids in 1989. We'll ignore the 90s since it doesn't fit into my narrative... But in 1998 they had the highest payroll in baseball and started a 14-year run of losing. They had higher-than average payrolls through the 2000s and lost more than they won every year. In 2012 they were a massive Cinderella team with no high paid stars. They made a playoff run in '14 mostly with bargain players and pre-free agency players. And in 2017-18 they have by far the highest payroll in franchise history and they're awful. I think the key is to get back to $70M payroll.
  8. DrungoHazewood

    The Orioles have the worst record in MLB

    I thought worst team in baseball was a positive? We've heard for the past 20 years that the only reason to finish with 75 wins was because you're stupid and you don't want good draft picks. If you're not going to win 90+ you should have the worst record in baseball, right?
  9. Whether we like it or not we're in the midst of some kind of rebuild. The Orioles are going to have a top five pick this year, and possibly for quite a few years. I don't think they need to lose 320-odd games over the next three years, though.
  10. DrungoHazewood

    Orioles on pace to shatter MLB team strikeout record

    In 2017 the O's RFers were Seth Smith and others. Smith cost $7M and had a 108 OPS+. Markakis cost $11M and had a 96 OPS+. In 2016 RF was mostly Mark Trumbo, who had a 122 OPS+ and cost $9M. Markakis cost $11M and had a 100 OPS+. In 2015 the combination of Oriole RFers OPS'd .767. Travis Snider cost $2M, the others some spare change. Markakis OPS'd .746 and cost $11M. That was the point. I think Nick is a great guy and I'd be fine with him on the team in the right role. But without particularly trying hard the Orioles certainly have gotten better production for less money and less long term commitment out of RF than the Braves have over the past three years.
  11. DrungoHazewood

    Orioles on pace to shatter MLB team strikeout record

    They're on pace to score 559 runs, or 76 more than the 1954 Orioles. And it hasn't gotten warm yet. Rk Year Tm Wtm Ltm tmW-L% #Bat R/G G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB LOB OPS+ 1 1955 BAL 57 97 .370 54 3.46 156 5933 5257 540 1263 177 39 54 503 34 46 562 740 .240 .314 .320 .634 1680 127 19 70 27 31 1164 2 1972 BAL 80 74 .519 32 3.37 154 5676 5028 519 1153 193 29 100 483 78 41 507 935 .229 .302 .339 .641 1704 113 36 65 40 57 1042 3 1954 BAL 54 100 .351 38 3.14 154 5837 5206 483 1309 195 49 52 451 30 31 467 634 .251 .313 .338 .651 1758 131 21 99 44 1167 4 1959 BAL 74 80 .481 41 3.55 155 5884 5208 551 1240 182 23 109 514 36 24 536 690 .238 .310 .345 .655 1795 126 20 88 31 36 1126 5 1968 BAL 91 71 .562 33 3.57 162 6022 5275 579 1187 215 28 133 534 78 32 570 1019 .225 .304 .352 .656 1857 102 48 80 49 63 1119 6 2018 BAL 8 25 .242 18 3.45 33 1206 1133 114 253 55 4 33 113 13 4 102 322 .223 .292 .366 .658 415 26 10 2 6 8 213 7 1958 BAL 74 79 .484 38 3.38 154 5721 5111 521 1233 195 19 108 492 33 35 483 731 .241 .308 .350 .658 1790 134 28 62 36 31 1080 8 1988 BAL 54 107 .335 43 3.42 161 5979 5358 550 1275 199 20 137 517 69 44 504 869 .238 .305 .359 .664 1925 140 32 40 45 31 1092 9 1976 BAL 88 74 .543 37 3.82 162 6091 5457 619 1326 213 28 119 576 150 61 519 883 .243 .310 .358 .667 1952 119 23 57 35 34 1080 10 1965 BAL 94 68 .580 34 3.96 162 6138 5450 641 1299 227 38 125 596 67 31 529 907 .238 .307 .363 .670 1977 139 28 95 36 61 1097 11 1956 BAL 69 85 .448 48 3.71 154 5790 5090 571 1242 198 34 91 515 39 42 561 725 .244 .320 .350 .670 1781 133 22 84 31 30 1112 12 1957 BAL 76 76 .500 43 3.88 154 5965 5264 597 1326 191 39 87 557 57 35 504 696 .252 .318 .353 .671 1856 126 34 110 54 40 1145 13 1967 BAL 76 85 .472 41 4.06 161 6165 5456 654 1312 215 44 138 624 54 37 531 1002 .240 .310 .372 .682 2029 103 41 82 54 67 1125 14 1963 BAL 86 76 .531 34 3.98 162 6055 5448 644 1359 207 32 146 609 97 34 469 940 .249 .310 .380 .690 2068 119 28 73 37 43 1076 15 1974 BAL 91 71 .562 32 4.07 162 6230 5535 659 1418 226 27 116 608 145 58 509 770 .256 .322 .370 .692 2046 124 58 72 56 61 1166 16 2001 BAL 63 98 .391 46 4.24 162 6151 5472 687 1359 262 24 136 663 133 53 514 989 .248 .319 .380 .699 2077 121 77 38 49 26 1106 17 1975 BAL 90 69 .566 34 4.29 159 6211 5474 682 1382 224 33 124 635 104 55 580 834 .252 .326 .373 .699 2044 114 38 73 46 55 1192 18 1990 BAL 76 85 .472 47 4.16 161 6223 5410 669 1328 234 22 132 623 94 52 660 962 .245 .330 .370 .700 2002 131 40 72 41 50 1230 19 1962 BAL 77 85 .475 42 4.02 162 6159 5491 652 1363 225 34 156 617 45 32 516 931 .248 .314 .387 .701 2124 131 32 75 44 36 1117 20 2010 BAL 66 96 .407 45 3.78 162 6109 5554 613 1440 264 21 133 577 76 34 424 1056 .259 .316 .386 .702 2145 154 54 31 45 32 1139 21 1964 BAL 97 65 .599 37 4.17 163 6143 5463 679 1357 229 20 162 632 78 38 537 1019 .248 .316 .387 .703 2112 126 27 69 47 55 1130 22 1989 BAL 87 75 .537 40 4.37 162 6173 5440 708 1369 238 33 129 659 118 55 593 957 .252 .326 .379 .705 2060 140 30 63 47 44 1135 23 1981 BAL 59 46 .562 34 4.09 105 3985 3516 429 883 165 11 88 408 41 34 404 454 .251 .329 .379 .708 1334 110 15 26 24 29 760 24 1960 BAL 89 65 .578 41 4.43 154 5911 5170 682 1307 206 33 123 640 37 24 596 800 .253 .332 .377 .709 1948 127 36 72 37 36 1133 25 2002 BAL 67 95 .414 46 4.12 162 6096 5491 667 1353 311 27 165 636 110 48 452 993 .246 .309 .403 .712 2213 128 64 40 49 25 1037 26 1961 BAL 95 67 .586 36 4.24 163 6211 5481 691 1393 227 36 149 638 39 30 581 902 .254 .326 .390 .716 2139 140 23 78 48 25 1155 27 1984 BAL 85 77 .525 37 4.20 162 6187 5456 681 1374 234 23 160 647 51 36 620 884 .252 .328 .391 .719 2134 133 22 45 43 48 1203 28 1991 BAL 67 95 .414 42 4.23 162 6257 5604 686 1421 256 29 170 660 50 33 528 974 .254 .319 .401 .720 2245 147 33 47 45 33 1162 29 1986 BAL 73 89 .451 41 4.37 162 6203 5524 708 1425 223 13 169 669 64 34 563 862 .258 .327 .395 .722 2181 159 31 33 51 26 1159 30 1978 BAL 90 71 .559 33 4.09 161 6081 5422 659 1397 248 19 154 612 75 61 552 864 .258 .326 .396 .722 2145 136 22 41 42 34 1162 31 1977 BAL 97 64 .602 38 4.47 161 6173 5494 719 1433 231 25 148 677 90 51 560 945 .261 .329 .393 .722 2158 132 24 48 47 50 1151 32 2015 BAL 81 81 .500 48 4.40 162 6007 5485 713 1370 246 20 217 686 44 25 418 1331 .250 .307 .421 .728 2307 127 51 20 32 23 990 33 2012 BAL 93 69 .574 52 4.40 162 6160 5560 712 1375 270 16 214 677 58 29 480 1315 .247 .311 .417 .728 2319 152 50 38 30 24 1027 34 2011 BAL 69 93 .426 50 4.37 162 6156 5585 708 1434 273 13 191 684 81 25 452 1120 .257 .316 .413 .729 2306 154 52 24 43 24 1069 35 2003 BAL 71 91 .438 42 4.56 163 6241 5665 743 1516 277 24 152 695 89 36 431 902 .268 .323 .405 .729 2297 123 54 51 40 32 1121 36 1966 BAL 97 63 .606 34 4.72 160 6199 5529 755 1426 243 35 175 703 55 43 514 926 .258 .324 .409 .733 2264 119 39 82 35 59 1088 37 2014 BAL 96 66 .593 44 4.35 162 6130 5596 705 1434 264 16 211 681 44 20 401 1285 .256 .311 .422 .734 2363 112 62 35 36 29 1088 38 1973 BAL 97 65 .599 33 4.65 162 6335 5537 754 1474 229 48 119 692 146 64 648 752 .266 .345 .389 .734 2156 126 43 58 49 49 1241 39 1992 BAL 89 73 .549 38 4.35 162 6292 5485 705 1423 243 36 148 680 89 48 647 827 .259 .340 .398 .738 2182 139 51 50 59 55 1218 40 1987 BAL 67 95 .414 41 4.50 162 6185 5576 729 1437 219 20 211 701 69 45 524 939 .258 .322 .418 .740 2329 139 22 31 32 29 1104 41 2013 BAL 85 77 .525 52 4.60 162 6144 5620 745 1460 298 14 212 719 79 29 416 1125 .260 .313 .431 .744 2422 105 36 27 45 36 1053 42 1971 BAL 101 57 .639 31 4.70 158 6143 5303 742 1382 207 25 158 702 66 38 672 844 .261 .347 .398 .745 2113 127 46 85 37 69 1216 43 1970 BAL 108 54 .667 32 4.89 162 6416 5545 792 1424 213 25 179 748 84 39 717 952 .257 .344 .401 .745 2224 110 44 64 46 64 1262 44 2007 BAL 69 93 .426 49 4.67 162 6264 5631 756 1529 306 30 142 718 144 42 500 939 .272 .333 .412 .746 2321 139 47 38 47 31 1152 45 2017 BAL 75 87 .463 50 4.59 162 6140 5650 743 1469 269 12 232 713 32 13 392 1412 .260 .312 .435 .747 2458 138 50 10 37 12 1041 46 2009 BAL 64 98 .395 48 4.57 162 6233 5618 741 1508 307 19 160 708 76 37 517 1013 .268 .332 .415 .747 2333 131 39 13 46 25 1160 47 1980 BAL 100 62 .617 34 4.97 162 6282 5585 805 1523 258 29 156 751 111 38 587 766 .273 .342 .413 .755 2307 158 21 42 46 38 1153 48 1979 BAL 102 57 .642 34 4.76 159 6106 5371 757 1401 258 24 181 717 99 49 608 847 .261 .336 .419 .755 2250 143 31 42 54 52 1099 49 1969 BAL 109 53 .673 30 4.81 162 6328 5518 779 1465 234 29 175 722 82 45 634 806 .265 .343 .414 .756 2282 138 43 74 59 62 1200 50 1993 BAL 85 77 .525 41 4.85 162 6310 5508 786 1470 287 24 157 744 73 54 655 930 .267 .346 .413 .759 2276 131 41 49 56 52 1202 51 2016 BAL 89 73 .549 47 4.59 162 6089 5524 744 1413 265 6 253 710 19 13 468 1324 .256 .317 .443 .760 2449 119 44 17 36 19 1065 52 1982 BAL 94 68 .580 34 4.75 163 6325 5557 774 1478 259 27 179 735 49 38 634 796 .266 .341 .419 .760 2328 141 25 57 52 52 1207 53 2005 BAL 74 88 .457 46 4.50 162 6134 5551 729 1492 296 27 189 700 83 37 447 902 .269 .327 .434 .761 2409 145 54 40 42 31 1103 54 1983 BAL 98 64 .605 37 4.93 162 6273 5546 799 1492 283 27 168 761 61 33 601 800 .269 .340 .421 .761 2333 144 23 46 56 48 1165 55 2008 BAL 68 93 .422 46 4.86 161 6211 5559 782 1486 322 30 172 750 81 37 533 990 .267 .333 .429 .762 2384 111 42 27 48 37 1134 56 2006 BAL 70 92 .432 46 4.74 162 6240 5610 768 1556 288 20 164 727 121 32 474 878 .277 .339 .424 .763 2376 145 73 40 41 35 1177 57 1985 BAL 83 78 .516 38 5.08 161 6212 5517 818 1451 234 22 214 773 69 43 604 908 .263 .336 .430 .765 2371 132 19 31 40 30 1124 58 1997 BAL 98 64 .605 39 5.01 162 6340 5584 812 1498 264 22 196 780 63 26 586 952 .268 .341 .429 .770 2394 121 65 46 59 44 1198 59 1995 BAL 71 73 .493 46 4.89 144 5531 4837 704 1267 229 27 173 668 92 45 574 803 .262 .342 .428 .770 2069 119 39 40 41 36 1022 60 2004 BAL 78 84 .481 47 5.20 162 6431 5736 842 1614 319 18 169 803 101 41 528 949 .281 .345 .432 .776 2476 126 57 46 62 34 1216 61 2000 BAL 74 88 .457 50 4.90 162 6238 5549 794 1508 310 22 184 750 126 65 558 900 .272 .341 .435 .776 2414 148 49 27 54 34 1129 62 1994 BAL 63 49 .563 32 5.26 112 4386 3856 589 1047 185 20 139 557 69 13 438 655 .272 .349 .438 .787 1689 89 39 16 35 23 833 63 1998 BAL 79 83 .488 48 5.04 162 6304 5565 817 1520 303 11 214 783 86 48 593 903 .273 .347 .447 .794 2487 136 58 44 44 30 1187 64 1999 BAL 78 84 .481 43 5.25 162 6409 5637 851 1572 299 21 203 804 107 46 615 890 .279 .353 .447 .800 2522 146 61 41 55 34 1241 65 1996 BAL 88 74 .543 45 5.82 163 6494 5689 949 1557 299 29 257 914 76 40 645 915 .274 .350 .472 .822 2685 134 61 31 67 49 1154 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 5/6/2018.
  12. Just remember the Astros lost 324 games in three years. Watch what you wish for. Sure, things worked out and they eventually won, but they had 36 months of the 2018 Orioles, then in '14 dramatically improved to a little bit worse than the 2017 Orioles. Sit back and relax, fasten your seatbelt, it might get a little rough in here.
  13. DrungoHazewood

    Orioles -13 DRS

    I don't remember that post, but on Tuesday, August 5th 1986 the Orioles were 59-47. They'd just beaten the Rangers 9-2, were two games out of first, Earl's team was resurgent in his comeback, everyone expected the patented Orioles late season charge. From that moment to the end of the season they went 14-42, Earl retired for good before the season ended with his only losing season, and it was pretty much straight from there to starting '88 0-21. Sorry, just saw Beef Supreme posted mostly the same thing Friday.
  14. DrungoHazewood

    Dick Bleier, your new favorite reliever

    He might be the pitching version of Ryan Flaherty*. Random journeyman bit player who suddenly and inexplicably finds himself on a Hall of Fame track. * Yes, Flaherty is in a four game, 2-for-17 skid that's seen his OPS drop over 150 points, but I'm sure he'll be back to hitting .365 in no time.
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    154? Or Less?

    I'd love to. If the game wasn't two hours away and cost $30 a head and ended at 10:00pm. If I could walk to the park and pay $5 or $10 to see a two-hour game I'd go to any number of Monday games.
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