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DrungoHazewood last won the day on January 21 2017

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About DrungoHazewood

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  • Birthday 6/19/1971

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    Nate, Sam, Baseball, Soccer, Virginia Tech sports, Hiking, Cooking, Photography, Mad treks to the far corners of the globe
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    Electronics Engineer/Program Manager
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Manny Machado
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Doug DeCinces
  1. Is Davis Done?

    I like that he thought Craig Gentry's speed (5-for-9 stealing, -1 baserunning runs) was one of the keys to the lineup.
  2. Connolly: Six Moves the Orioles Should Make

    What's not to like? Owed $25M, 31 years old, defense like a slow-pitch softball player, coming off a sub-replacement season. The O's should only have to pay $30M of his remaining salary to get someone to bite.
  3. Tyler Wilson heading to Korea

    He's going to a league that averaged 5.3 runs/game, compared to the AL's 4.7. Although the LG Twins appear to be one of the more pitcher friendly places in Korea to go. I saw him start a game in Norfolk in July. I think he went five, gave up about three runs, and missed maybe three bats the whole time. He looks like an all American baseball player, but he just dosen't have very good stuff.
  4. Yes, they resigned him for $3.4M, after a year where he was hurt and hit .227 with 10 homers. At a time when Cal was making $2.1M. But that had nothing to do with the fact that they traded three young players for one season of a 30-year-old.
  5. Shohei Otani

    Yea, that. But the biggest issue has been no access from work for over a year. I've probably been a lot more productive there, but not sure that's a fair trade. Maybe if I was 20 and never did anything but post from my phone that would be fine, but I just can't do a, well, "Drungo" post with references and research on the phone. So my time to really dig in and read and post is about the time I'm ready to fall asleep. Yea, I should probably try harder this season. Without the daily Hangout fix my baseball fandom waned more than in many years.
  6. Do you really think the Red Sox were trying? This was a September 25th game between a 65-win team and 61-win team. I think everyone just wanted Satchel to get his pension and have a good time. He was 58 and hadn't played a major league game in 12 years, although he had pitched a little in AAA four years prior.
  7. Shohei Otani

    How's it going, everyone? Am I to assume that all threads about Shohei Otani are but wild speculation? There's no way the O's are even on his radar, correct?
  8. Are hops good?

    I've never really gotten the rush to see how hoppy you can make a beer. Give me a well done German Dunkelweiss and I'll be very happy.
  9. Anyone else open to the idea of extending Manny?

    I haven't been around much, but I'm assuming this has been a banner year for webbrick. Just remember, the only valid analysis is one that shows our guys are worthless idiots.
  10. Anyone else open to the idea of extending Manny?

    The Orioles have a $160M payroll. No single contract in the history of baseball would keep the team from contending. Other bad decisions might. But $40M a year for an excellent player won't. The Brewers are in first place with a total payroll under $70M. The Rays have a winning record in this division with a payroll slightly larger than the Brewers. No Manny deal will ever be the thing that keeps them from contending.
  11. Of course you start Hardy over Tejada once he's healthy. Tejada is a nondescript journeyman, Hardy a long-time solid performer. In a lost season you give the reps to the team vet over the random body when neither is going to be here in a few years. If Tejada was 22 or something maybe the argument would be different.
  12. Caleb Joseph's surge

    I think you can do worse than Joseph. He's good defensively. But he is a 31-year-old with a career .229/.282/.364 slash line. I'm comfortable with him as the primary backup for as long as he doesn't get expensive and since he didn't debut until 28 that's pretty much his whole career. I'm less comfortable with him starting unless they're punting the season.
  13. Washington Post ranks OPACY the no. 3 stadium in MLB

    Buffalo could support a MLB team if they fundamentally restructured the game. Like dividing up all the larger markets with other teams, and giving it about 25 years to mature. But right now there's no way. In Nielsen market size Buffalo is on par with Norfolk or Scranton, around 50th place. The current smallest market with a team is Cincinnati, at 36th place.
  14. Washington Post ranks OPACY the no. 3 stadium in MLB

    He watched the Babe's last game? The Babe's 6th-to-last game was his three homer game in Pittsburgh where one of the homers apparently cleared the roof at Forbes Field. But that was 1935. I suppose he could have been five years old then and still remembers it, that would make him about 87 now. He clearly wasn't an usher back then, not unless he's still working at 102 or something.
  15. Would you trade Manny to the Sox?

    But what is right? Getting better for the future will have to involve 4-8 wins (after discounting heavily for the risk that prospects won't develop) a year for the next decade, or slightly less value with considerable cost savings.