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  1. Finisher

    Sorry this loss is squarely on Buck

    Buck has been making moronic personnel and in game decisions for years. I love how Boston can dump Farrell who won a World Series and New York can replace Girardi who won a World Series but somehow Buck who has never won anything is untouchable. Here's what it really boils down to: people wrongly attribute our turnaround after 14 straight losing years to Buck's magic touch when in reality it was the talent infusion of Machado, Schoop, Jones in his prime, monster year from Cruz, couple monster years from Davis, Miggy Gonzalez and Chen, Britton literally not blowing a save for over a year etc all performing at a HUGE discount relative to cost. In short, cheap talent greatly outproducing their cost was the main reason for our brief turnaround ON TOP of Boston and New York having a couple rare, and let's be honest, fluke down years. Does Buck deserve some credit? Sure. But is Buck replaceable and should he be replaced? Yes.
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    vs. WHITE SOX, 5/22

    LOL at the neverending idiocy from Buck. Such genius.
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    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    Would much rather go the Cards route and try for one of Flaherty/Reyes/Weaver + Tyler O'Neill + Gyorko. Probably already missed any chance for Flaherty - if it even existed. O'Neill is up and mashing. Yeah, Baez is another OBP slug. Montgomery also has settled in as a pretty generic looking reliever. Would need Happ.
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    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    Strange that they'd part with Baez for a rental but even in his "big" year his OBP sits at .299 so maybe this rumor has legs. Montgomery with only 13ks in 23 innings this year.
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    Joseph Optioned to Norfolk (Booo!)

    Small sample size and it's AAA but .424 OBP for Susac this year versus .203 for Caleb. So many duds on the roster to open the year this season. All the Rule Vers, Tillman, Wright, Joseph, Gentry, Rasmus, Davis.
  6. Hellickson has a sub 2 ERA this year. Didn't look like a major leaguer with us.
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    vs. D-RAYS, 5/12 (Game One of Doubleheader)

    Terrific recovery and outing all things considered.
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    vs. ROYALS, 5/10

    Absolute brain dead to still be trotting this corpse of Tillman out there. Should give refunds to anyone who bought a ticket.
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    TT: Orioles Games of Thrones and the Way Forward

    If you're talking about John Angelos here, pretty sure he's tight with Brady.
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    TT: Orioles Games of Thrones and the Way Forward

    Tillman was Buck and Brady. O'Day was Buck and Brady. Happy now?
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    TT: Orioles Games of Thrones and the Way Forward

    "The first was the decision to give a qualifying offer to Matt Wieters. Reportedly Buck was instrumental in the Orioles offering Wieters that $15.8 million offer as Buck wanted his catcher back full-time in 2016. The assumption by others was that Wieters wouldn’t take the offer anyways, but Buck was happy to have his catcher back. Next, after losing Cruz the year before, Buck wanted Chris Davis back badly. Duquette was reportedly less interested in retaining Davis for the money he was requesting, but Buck reportedly went directly to Angelos requesting his first baseman be signed. However, one source reported that Duquette was not the one behind the Trumbo re-signing and suggested that was more of a Brady/Buck decision." .. CliffsNotes: Buck and Brady in favor/responsible for pretty much all of our horrific contracts.
  12. Sadly he's probably outhit half the black holes in our lineup.
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    Chicago Sun: Cubs interested in Manny

    No thanks to Addison Russell and his .656 OPS (zero homers). Would need Ian Happ coming back.
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    MLB Trade rumors on Orioles overhual .

    Never gets mentioned but our brief success largely had to do with a couple rare awful years by Boston and meh years by New York. Also a closer literally never blowing a save. Stars really aligned.
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    Connolly: Heads may roll today

    Guys like Gentry and Wright are Brady pet projects and are only on the roster because of Brady. He relates to guys struggling for their careers because he was in that place at the start of his. Expect more of those AAAA and non major league types with DD out of the picture and Brady fully at the helm with Buck. Something to look forward to.
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