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  1. TGO

    Joe Espada Future Orioles Manager?

    He was a finalist for the Toronto job. Coached in the Marlins system, was a pro scout with the Yankees, left to go back to coaching for the Astros. Bilingual (from Puerto Rico). Has managed several PR winter league teams.
  2. TGO

    Free Agent Tracker

    Lol, that MLB thing is clearly a "let's generate some discussion on a slow day" post.
  3. TGO

    Buck speaks

    And the Rangers fired Showalter and...got worse the next year. So, flip a coin, either we win the World Series or win fewer than 47 games in 2019. 😁
  4. TGO

    Buck speaks

    Can they put him in charge of reviewing umpires or something? The man knows the rule book better than anyone I've ever seen.
  5. TGO

    Buck speaks

    I was wondering if perhaps that discussion was the point at which the decision on Duquette was made. It certainly seemed like he expected to return at the end of the season. Note that I do not ascribe any ill will to Buck or anything like that, but I think if he was asked a question he would have given a straight answer.
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    Ex-Orioles in the postseason

    If it's not Pearce it's gotta be Price, right?
  7. TGO

    Top President / EVP Candidates?

    I know nothing about Graham but if you what you want is a complete organizational overhaul, I don't see how you can keep or promote him (other than in an interim capacity), but that should be for the new president and GM to decide.
  8. Mesa, Jr. signed for a million or so. Anyone wonder if we offered, say, 1.5 or 2 to get him to ditch big brother? VVM's 5.25 million bonus was probably too rich for us.
  9. TGO

    Top President / EVP Candidates?

    We seem to be at a point where someone is has to step up and meet with everyone in the organization and sign most or all of them to new one year contracts before the new regime is in place to evaluate them. If your new leadership later figures out they want to go in a different direction, they can reassign people or pay them not to work until next year. Of course, some of them may look for more stable situations and that's their right.
  10. The money is not MLB's money. The "pool" is just a cap on what you can spend on international FAs. If you don't spend it on international FAs, you (meaning the GM/personnel decision maker) either use it for something else or you give it back to the team's owners.
  11. Calling it a bonus pool is a little misleading, but that's what everyone calls it. It's a cap on how much you can spend on international FA bonuses. It's still the Orioles' money. They can spend it or not on anything they choose, except that they can't spend more than they are allowed on international FAs.
  12. TGO

    Week 7 vs New Orleans

    That sucked but I just wanna say: That's my kicker.
  13. TGO

    When will the Orioles Announce hirings?

    Yes, but the part missing here is that the Astros were sold on Nov. 26 (when the deal was approved by MLB) in a deal that was announced on Nov. 18. I'm sure new owner Jim Crane talked to Luhnow and other candidates before Nov. 26 and probably even before Nov. 18.
  14. TGO

    A Few Questions About Some Former Orioles

    I think you'll see Buck on your tee-vee in 2019, and not managing some other team. Jones gets a starting corner OF job but it might be a one year deal.
  15. TGO

    Ex-Orioles in the postseason

    It would be interesting to know what the team thought of him. We let him stink up the joint in 2017 while working on his pitches. If they watched him and thought he wouldn't be able to figure it out, well, that's baseball. But if they saw something there and then didn't get the guy signed to a minor league deal because of front office/managerial in-fighting or something else (preferring Chris Tillman?), that would be pretty stupid.