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Chavez Ravine

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Chavez Ravine last won the day on October 15 2017

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About Chavez Ravine

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    Plus Member since 11/03
  • Birthday 7/19/1970

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    Corvallis, OR
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    running, gardening
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    Researcher
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Adam Jones
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Tippy Martinez

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  1. Luke's 50!

    It is very cool that Luke/Philly has become an official OH contributor. I learn a lot from his observations.
  2. Hagerstown, Johns Hopkins, analytics, the Mexican League, and Tony Tarasco....what more could you want in an article? https://nyti.ms/2Fq3CoX
  3. Job Fair

  4. Os requesting offers on Machado

    That's how this organization has been consistently run since Angelos bought the team. We occasionally run into a string of good pitching...and/or finally get out from under a sadly senile GM. The thing is, short of consistently throwing gobs of money at the nut, I am not sure there are any smartest folks in the room who have come up with a better approach.
  5. Currently Reading

    I am finally reading two books that have been on my list for a while. The first is The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire by Mark Arax and Rick Wartzman. Boswell was the head of the family agribusiness that grows cotton in the southern San Joaquin Valley. I know that doesn’t sound like a compelling subject, but Boswell more or less developed the agribusiness model that defines global agriculture today. At one point he owned a 200,000 acre chunk of CA real estate. I am about halfway through; Arax and Wartzman do an amazingly compelling job of telling not only the story of Boswell but also the broader story of how California was transformed over the last century---- environmentally, socially, and economically. It is a comprehensive bit of scholarship that reads more like Joan Didion and less like a dry academic history. If you are a fan of history, CA, or agriculture I highly recommend it. The other one, is the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I think I flunked an assignment or two because I refused to read it back in my youth. I am just a wee bit into it now, and well, it definitely lives up to the hype. I can just see FSG sitting there at a cocktail party quietly getting drunk and absorbing it all in. Then re-writing it so that it is profound. I probably would not have appreciated it when I was younger. I think you might need some cocktails under your belt, plus some developed cynicism to appreciate it.
  6. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Or Epstein gets bored and goes on sabbatical again.
  7. Tear it down

    It’s all these snowflake millennial fans. Fans back then were hard.
  8. Britton Out 6 months per Rosenthal

    I think the return threshold should be set at something like the cost controlled talent we have in 2019 or 2020. I am also assuming that the money floating around this baseball year more or less needs to be spent this baseball year. I think your sarcastic post might be right on. What else exactly are we spending it on? Besides spending it on Zach, what else are we going to spend it on between now and April that might help us in 2020? https://dodgersway.com/2017/12/21/dodgers-should-consider-buying-low-on-zach-britton/
  9. Britton Out 6 months per Rosenthal

    But how is that much different than spending 4 mil on someone like Kevin Maitan? I am assuming the goal is to flip Britton for something of some future value.
  10. Britton Out 6 months per Rosenthal

    Particularly if we are rebuilding (in our own strange way) and we ain't using that money to build a vast international talent feeding infrastructure. I'd rather they spent that money on a wild hair that Britton will be pitching to form in late July than on some pitching equivalent of Marty Cordova.
  11. Os requesting offers on Machado

    It went to the same place leg room in coach did.
  12. Shohei Otani

    That promising talent is getting sidetracked by injuries...hopefully not derailed.
  13. Os requesting offers on Machado

    In theory we can have Manny and reload (perhaps with just a bump in the road or two). Granted, it might involve actually using that international money in some meaningful way. But, even if we stick to our principals, there are other paths potentially. I agree, the direction seems adrift. Perhaps it isn't. But, given our history, it seems eerily familiar.
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