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  1. Decision Checklist for the Orioles

    It’s a screwed up dynamic. I like Buck as manager better than I like Duquette as GM, but in principle the manager should be selected by the GM and report to him, and not be able to end-run him with the owner. It’s never been clear to me how much of that really goes on, but there have been enough reports, even though lacking in specifics, where you have to worry that it goes on at least to some extent. And then you have Brady chirping in PA’s ear as well.
  2. Adam Jones Speaking out on Twitter.

    Actually, Andy probably did. Trembley was the interim manager when Andy was hired, and was hired as the full-time manager a few months later. Presumably Andy was involved in that decision.
  3. Adam Jones Speaking out on Twitter.

    Depends what kind of year he has. If he essentially repeats 2017, I’d say he’s in line for 3/$42 mm or so. I’m still waiting to see how this market plays out. Just because things have been slow to develop doesn’t necessarily mean prices are dropping through the floor. That remains to be determined.
  4. I was at that game. It was bizarre standing around for 15-20 minutes after the game ended, watching the Angels game on the Jumbotron, along with a number of players who were watching from the dugout. In the end, a great day. Were there 26 days more significant than this one? Maybe, but not 26 that were as happy.
  5. Probably not. It’s unusual for the second wild card to win only 85 games. I wouldn’t count on that happening again in 2018.
  6. I’d be happy with a half-run improvement in his ERA and 20 more innings. That would put him in the territory of vintage Tillman.
  7. 2018 Caps Stanely Cup ????

    It’s all in their heads. This year’s team is not as good as the last two, which were absolutely stacked, but they’re good enough to make a Stanley Cup run if they don’t run scared.
  8. Adam Jones Speaking out on Twitter.

    I just picked up on the title of the article. You’d prefer to call it “responding?” Fine. What I took from it is Adam won’t be giving any home town discounts to stay in Baltimore.
  9. Roughly correct. It doesn’t seem like it should be that hard to do, does it? But of course, .500 is not the goal.
  10. Wow, that’s optimistic. As discussed yesterday, if I go back to the start of the 2009 season, we had four pitchers who had done great in AA (Tillman, Bergesen, Hernandez, Berken), the Carolina League pitcher of the year (Arrieta), a young pitcher who’d done very well at Delmarva (Britton), and the top pitcher from the previous year’s draft (Matusz). On paper, that was a way more impressive group than the pitchers we have now, especially at the upper levels. Of course I’m rooting for our prospects to max out, but I don’t feel we are in a very good position talent-wise.
  11. What makes you think so? Especially in 2018? Most of our good pitching prospects have never pitched above Delmarva, and it remains to be seen how they’ll do as they progress up the ladder.
  12. Very rough rule of thumb: 10 fewer runs allowed = 1 wIn. So, half a run for each of 100 starts = 50 runs = 5 more wins. Of course, if you consider that the starters are only averaging 5+ innings per start, then half a run of ERA for those starters is only maybe 30 runs = 3 wins.
  13. I don’t know yet, and it depends what year you’re talking about. In that stretch, we won as few as 63 and as many as 79 games. We’ll certainly be as bad as some of those teams if we don’t shore up the pitching.
  14. Decision Checklist for the Orioles

    A very big reason we made the playoffs in 2012 was that Duquette acquired Jason Hammel, Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez, and acquired Joe Saunders for the stretch run. You really have to give Duquette full credit for those moves. Chen and Gonzalez were moves that paid off for multiple years and cost us very little money. The problem is, Duquette hasn’t made any starting pitching moves since then that have turned out as well. He did draft Gausman, so I’ll give him that, too.
  15. We are not paying $10 mm for Brach. He’s signed for $5.2 mm or so.