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ChuckS last won the day on January 10 2016

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About ChuckS

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  • Birthday 12/3/1982

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    Washington, DC
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    Watching my O's and Terps, Weight training
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  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Cal Ripken (Mussina before he became a Yank)

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  1. ChuckS

    40 man additions

    Why protect Gonzalez? Because he was a third round pick four years ago? I don't see a MLB team carrying a pitcher with marginal stuff who has been getting rocked in Double A (ERA is currently at 7.01). He's a non-prospect IMO.
  2. He ran one down in the right center gap today making a catch near the wall. He was shading left center on that play. Adam wouldn't have come close.
  3. ChuckS

    Mullins is with the Orioles! (edited)

    Mullins offensive profile seems like it would fit better in the 6th or 7th hole to me. I don't think he's going to get on base at a super high rate. Has some moderate power. Being a fast guy with a smaller build is the main reason people are assuming he will be a leadoff or no. 2 hitter. I think McKenna and even Stewart may profile better as leadoff hitters.
  4. ChuckS

    Yusniel Diaz 2018

    Is the Texas League that much easier to hit in than the EL? We are still in SSS territory, but Diaz has really struggled. .905 OPS in 220 at bats in Tulsa and .570 OPS in 55 at bats in Bowie. I'm a little worried.
  5. ChuckS

    Renato Núñez

    Something that should be able to be corrected you would think. That's what coaches are for.
  6. ChuckS

    Duquette in mix for Mets new GM

    She's not aged well. I always thought she was a bit overrated (as far as being a beauty) even in her prime. She was certainly good at getting publicity though.
  7. ChuckS

    Take this for what it's worth....

    San Antonio might be the best option for an expansion team. Growing population. More importantly....growing young adult population. The group most likely to spend money at games. 1.5 million people live in San Antonio and another 1 million live in nearby Austin. People from these cities aren't driving to Dallas or Houston. Not with regularity anyway. Too far.
  8. ChuckS

    Take this for what it's worth....

    There is something to be said for smaller stadiums with less capacity. Drives up prices/demand for the tickets. Most empty seats in a baseball stadiums are the cheap ones anyway.
  9. ChuckS

    Take this for what it's worth....

    Agreed. But the old man has been the main driver behind that ongoing litigation. Settlements can happen quickly. The Angelos sons may be willing to settle.
  10. ChuckS

    Take this for what it's worth....

    He's the one billionaire that comes to mind for me when I think of Baltimore area Billionaires, but isn't Under Armour in terrible shape right now? Their stock has plummeted over the last two years.
  11. I've never had or claimed to have any inside info in the past. With that said, this comes from someone I know who has a source who knows one of the top attorneys from the Angelos organization. What they were told was that Peter doesn't have much time left and the sons are planning on selling the team once Old Pete is gone. This attorney has apparently been entrusted with some of the planning. I'm sure this isn't the first gossip like this that has been circulated, but I thought it was still worth sharing.
  12. ChuckS

    Thank You, Mark Daniel Trumbo

    I don't see a team claiming Trumbo. He will pass through waivers. The question is, can we trade him after he passes through waivers without having to absorb the majority of his contract? 1B/DH types with sub .800 OPS's have very little value. These guys are easy to find off the scrap heap. Pedro Alvarez is playing on a minor league contract. Mark Reynolds has a 1 year, 1 mil. deal with the Nationals. If we could trade Trumbo for C Prospect with some upside in A ball or even bonus pool money and only eat half his remaining contract for 18/19 I would consider that to be a huge win.
  13. ChuckS

    Cadyn Grenier 2018

    Hopefully this is just an adjustment to the wooden bat. There were questions about his hit tool and many people considered this pick a reach. He's turning 22 soon. Given his draft status he should be able to handle Sally League pitching IMO. Doesn't bode well.
  14. ChuckS

    Next years position players

    I think Beckham could be non-tendered. His offense and defense are both terrible and he stands to make 4 or 5 million so that's an easy choice in my book. I also think they find a way to move Trumbo in the offseason (probably eating 2/3 of his salary). The opening day roster will probably look nothing like the one we have mid-season and mid-season will looking nothing like the one ending the year. My early prediction: Starting lineup: 2B Villar, RF Diaz, DH/1B Mancini, 1B/DH Davis, 3B Nunez, LF Stewart, SS Valera, C Sisco, CF Mullins Bench: C Joseph, OF Rickard, IF Wilkerson, DH/1B Alvarez Starting rotation: Bundy, Cobb, Cashner, Akin, Rogers Bullpen: Givens, Castro, Carroll, Wright, Hess, Bleier, Fry It may be a stretch having Diaz in the opening day lineup, but maybe he has a strong spring training and gets the Schoop/Markakis treatment. It's more likely we make a veteran depth signing, but I wanted to use guys that are currently in the organization.
  15. Yeah, I think they are using the Tanner Scott model. Nothing I have read has lead me to believe that Bonilla could be a starter.