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  1. vs. BOSTON AMERICANS, 9/19

    Ubaldo was on the team before the Orioles traded ERod. Miley, I'll grant you.
  2. vs. BOSTON AMERICANS, 9/19

    Don't insult girls like that.
  3. vs. BOSTON AMERICANS, 9/19

    You've basically described how baseball works.
  4. I've read a lot of things on this board, but "the Orioles should build around Gentry" has got to be a first.
  5. vs. BOSTON AMERICANS, 9/19

    I didn't see Manny do anything wrong on that play. He took a good angle around the bag from what I could tell.
  6. Are we? I don't think anyone said that the five players in this thread should all skip Norfolk. Hays did because he's a great prospect, and Santander did because he has to be on the ML roster as a Rule 5 pick. But I really don't think guys like Mullins, Long and Hess will jump straight to the majors from Bowie. I'd expect them to be at Norfolk next season, along with Scott.
  7. Let's not call Orioles players "bums." Thanks.
  8. Buck and Hardy deserve some credit

    Do you think maybe, just once, you could find something meaningful to contribute to a thread other than relentless, troll-worthy negativity?
  9. 2017 Washington Nationals

    Does that mean games against teams that currently have a winning record, or teams that had a winning record at the time the Nationals played them? That changes the calculus. For instance, the Nats played four games against the Orioles, who had a winning record at the time of those games but have a losing record now.
  10. Mission: Impossible?

    The Orioles' last regular season game is Oct. 1. Guess Bundy must be scheduled for that one.
  11. This is absurd

    You know what else would help acclimate them to the big leagues? Letting them actually play. It'd be one thing if the Orioles' lineup were hitting so well right now that you didn't want to disrupt anything. But the offense has been awful all month and badly needs a spark. You have three young prospects twiddling their thumbs on the bench. Hays, in particular, should be playing nearly every day. It's ridiculous to call him up (and start his service clock, and rob Bowie of its best player in the playoffs) only to have him ride the pine while the likes of Joey Rickard make starts. That'd be like if the Orioles had called up Manny Machado in 2012 and had him sit on the bench while Ryan Flaherty started at third.
  12. The Frobby jinx lives!
  13. Austin Hays

    I think you're right. But if that's the case, why call him up this week? The Orioles are facing a RHP in Gray today, then going to Cleveland, which doesn't have any lefty starters. So the earliest they might face a left-handed starter again is the series in Toronto next Monday-Wednesday if Happ or Anderson starts. So if Hays isn't going to play against righties, why didn't the Orioles just let him stay in Bowie for the playoffs through Sunday before calling him up? Do the Orioles need him off the bench that badly for the next four games? EDIT: Just saw FlipTheBird's post above about Hays being a pinch hitter against lefties. I guess that's possible, but the only starter the O's would pinch-hit for against a southpaw is Smith. So that's a very limited role that might not even come up in the next few games.
  14. vs. YANKEES, 9/05

    Heck, Hays would be outpitching Hellickson right now.
  15. vs. YANKEES, 9/05

    Smith, nah. In his career, he's terrible against lefties. Hays, definitely. Although his call-up wasn't announced until like 6:15 today, so they probably didn't want to rush him right into the lineup. But the next time the Orioles face a lefty, Hays better be starting over Rickard.
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