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  1. Ryan Flaherty Appreciation Thread

    You're right! I forgot even though I actually once called him up back in the late 1980s for an article I never got around to writing. Thanks for the reminder.
  2. Ryan Flaherty Appreciation Thread

    I was very glad to have Flaherty on the team. Very versatile and came through both defensively and offensively during crucial times more than any other utility player we've had since...who? Bob Johnson? We'll miss him more than most of us expect.
  3. Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    I hope it works out! But, needless to say, it wouldn't be the first time in recent years that the O's proved to be fools about a developing starting pitcher.
  4. Just to remind people of the O's post-season secret weapon: Flaherty (36 PA): .639/.830
  5. Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    Haha, going along with what you were saying, the play-by-play man was having a hard time picking up what Cortes was throwing and how: "I'm just going to start calling the speed of each pitch." I'm worried about how Buck and his coaches are going to treat him though, since they emphasize repeatability of delivery so much. For example, that was their diagnosis of Ubaldo.
  6. Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    What is weird about his pitching? Haven't heard about it.
  7. Excellent work by the Indians. I hope the O's learn from it.
  8. I think we've bad-lucked into a hitter's version of Steve Blass or Rick Ankiel.
  9. Britton Out 6 months per Rosenthal

    Jason was a Jay who thought he was a closer / But we knew it couldn't last!
  10. Curtis Granderson

    Granderson brings many plusses including the "intangibles." He'll help to make up for the energy lost with Manny's departure. Not that it's that important, but with Granderson and Adam both here the reporters will certainly never lack for lively interviews!
  11. Don’t you wish that just once....

    That we swept against the Tigers' trio of Cy Young winners and hung close to the Royals throughout the four games despite starting Flaherty at third due to Manny's injury and Davis being unable to reach the Mendoza line and then getting suspended (his replacement Steve Pearce went 1 for 17 against the Royals) bespeaks how strong the team was. That includes the pitching, including Bud Norris. It definitely was the right gamble by Duquette. We killed the division that year and had every right to believe the WS was within reach. So we went for it.
  12. After Trading Machado...

    I like this attitude: admit we blew it with Manny, fahgeddabout it and try to trade him to a NL team or at least another division, backfill at third, and build plus value elsewhere on the field. Also wish the high command realizes the ways in which it has to prioritize the long-term fortunes of the team over an OK W-L record in 2018.
  13. Shohei Otani

    Definitely preferable to the Ichi-rolls in Seattle's park.
  14. MLBTR: AL Notes

    CD or Trumbo need to be part of a mega-deal (that is, including Britton and Machado) that brings back real ToR starters or SP prospects. The type of deal MacPhail showed better skill at pulling off than Duquette, but I'd be glad to see that change.
  15. MLBTR: AL Notes

    Except there isn't much reason to believe that Zimmerman, Kennedy, or Bailey would actually improve the O's rotation. The Tigers still have Cabrera at first and the Reds Votto. If the Royals lose Hosmer, would they actually consider Davis? His contract is more onerous than Kennedy's. We ought to be able to make Trumbo part of a deal for a better pitcher.