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About ShaneDawg85

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    Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Mussina, Rafael Palmeiro, Roberto Alomar, Nick Markakis
  1. Chance Sisco called up.

    Definitely didn't see that coming, but congrats to Chance! Probably doesn't stand to play much with the O's still chasing a playoff spot and a two headed attack in Castillo and Joseph. But, hopefully he makes the best of the opportunities he does get. Trey Mancini didn't play much in similar circumstances last year, but boy did he make an impact and a name for himself when he did. Hopefully Sisco can do the same.
  2. Schoop and Mancini

    A Yankee hasn't won the MVP award since 2007, and it's not like there haven't been reputable candidates for the award during that time period. The list of winners has included two guys from Detroit, one from Texas, Toronto, and Minnesota. Voters may get it wrong, but they also know how to get it right some years too. Altuve may not play in a major market like New York, not that Houston is some backwoods small market, but the Astros are the best team in the league and he's one of the biggest reasons why. Chances are quite good he will win.
  3. Schoop and Mancini

    They should and will be in the voting, Mancini should be top 5, Schoop might get top 5 but who's to say. But under no circumstances will they or do they deserve to win their awards. Slump or not, Judge is ahead of Trey in almost every impactful stat and has played pretty much every day, and as a much as I love Schoop, he's not even close to the best second baseman in the league. Altuve should win the award, Trout being in the mix after and who probably would've been front runner had he not gotten hurt.
  4. Tillman is a crucial game to start a crucial series...

    I was there last night, and as much as I've liked Chris Tillman, it was just horrible to watch. There always was a sense of impending chaos with Tillman whenever he pitched, he'd start the game off shaky and you'd think there's no way he'll make it through three innings, then he'd end up going 6-7. But, he just doesn't have anything. I just don't believe that he isn't hurt, and if he is in fact healthy, the prior injury either zapped him of his physical abilities or is still effecting him mentally because he has absolutely no clue where he's throwing the ball. I'd take him back on a one year deal to reestablish himself, but they need to shut him down, it's just utterly sad.
  5. Id be happy to win one in Boston, but we probably won't

    Since 2011, the Orioles record against Boston: 8-10 13-5 11-8 11-8 11-8 8-11 10-6 (with 3 games to play) Names and talent may change, on both teams, but one thing is certain, the O's clearly don't have a problem staying competitive against Boston. Spare me who we missed and who isn't there any more; by the end of the season the Orioles may not make it to the playoffs, but it won't be on account of how we did against Boston.
  6. Pretty much this. They had already come back in Game 1 to take it to extras after Tillman had a bad start, and came back the next day when Norris had an even worse start. The fact of the matter is that the team couldn't hit that series, and when it looked like they were going to the Royals literally caught everything like the game was being played in zero gravity. The persistent failure of the Orioles in the postseason since 2012 has been their offense comes up short, and that series was no exception. Their flaws get magnified because they start swinging for the fences trying to make something happen. I don't care how much fire you've got in your got, or outward emotion you're trying to show, or if you respond to stupid taunts from stupid opponents, you're not winning when you can't hit. When the highest OPS in the series is by Ryan freaking Flaherty, followed by Adam Jones at less than .800, the same Adam Jones that I and many others have raked over coals for coming up short in the playoffs, you're not winning the series, and you'll be lucky to win more than a game, period. If you're going to crucify Buck for that series, go right ahead, but you'd be wrong. Why don't you instead crucify Steve Pearce, or Nelson Cruz, or even my eternal man crush Nick Markakis for coming up completely short that entire series. Nothing Buck could have done was going to change the outcome of that series, and even if Wieters, Davis, and Machado had been there, I'm not convinced the results would have been different. They went up against the wrong team at the wrong time in the wrong year, and guess what, that's baseball.
  7. It's about the only way he'll get into the Hall. Buck isn't getting in otherwise, unless the team somehow wins a WS in the next two years, and even then I can't see it.
  8. DJ Stewart 2017

    Because of course the second Stewart struggles in the slightest he has to show up with his tired and worn out gimmick that lost relevancy the moment it started.
  9. Pretty much how I look at it. That's not even factoring in his wretched postseason track record, which small sample size or not, definitely sullies my view of his overall production and track record, mainly because it encapsulates the things I've always despised about Adam's overall game.
  10. 2131. That moment, and more than that moment the basically year plus leading up to it, is more than anything that any Orioles current or future can hope to attain. Longevity doesn't always equate to greatest impact and fondest memory. Nothing against Adam, but if you ask the casual baseball fan over the age of 25 to name one memory they can call to about Camden yards, probably close to 9 times out of 10 they're going to say 2131. Hell, the Orioles had it listed unsurprisingly as the #1 moment in the stadiums history, and for good reason. Nothing against Adam, but I couldn't even give you a signature Adam Jones moment for the ages if my life depended on it. As for best, Frobby already showed it's a loaded discussion with many contenders.
  11. That's a hard one to quantify. He's up there for sure, in very rarefied air. He's probably been one of the most consistent over the course of his career during this era out of the other contenders. But there's so many ways to measure it: Popularity: It's still Cal and then everybody else. Best Single Season: Brady '96, Palmeiro '96 & 98, Tejada & Mora '04, Roberts '05, Davis '13, Machado '16. Much as I like Adam I can't really give you any one season of his that immediately jumps to mind over everything else. That's not a bad thing, it means he's been consistent, but he hasn't had that WOW season like these guys and others have had. Most Impact: Again debatable but in conversation with a slew of guys. Jones is definitely on the short list in the conversation, but I don't think it's a slam dunk, and there are other metrics that can probably be considered as well.
  12. Good Ubaldo!

    Last night was yet another example of the arbitrariness of the quality start rule. Ubaldo gets left in a batter or two long, gives up a three run homer, quality start gone. Like the rest of the start never even happened. Going against a red hot offense he pitched as well as you could have possibly asked him. I understand trying to save the bullpen, but Buck has always had a nasty habit of leaving pitchers in a batter or two too long.
  13. Cubs blow it in extras

    Funny I seem to remember them asking if Boston and the Cubs were destined to meet in the World Series last year when both were tearing it up. They bet the wrong horse on that one.
  14. Expectations for Nationals Series

    In what's essentially a four game series, I'm always happy and content with a split.
  15. I had to log-in just to rep this post. That mock Hunter quote is still making me laugh because of how I can hear him saying it.
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