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  1. His homer yesterday was at Yankee Stadium, which for a LHB is even better than OPACY. Actually, OPACY has had a slightly pitcher-friendly park factor the last two years, at least on B.B.-Ref’s flavor. But certainly more hitter-friendly than Norfolk.
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    Will Chris Davis make it to 502 PA?

    I’m not sure I buy that. Does he want to hit .170? I’d think he’d be willing to try just about anything. But it’s hard to do.
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    Who’s in your MiL top 20?

    Hopefully he won’t fail. But these guys have succeeded at pretty high levels. Akin for example was drafted higher than Knight and has progressed very nicely through AA. No way I could rank Knight higher.
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    On the record: What I want is...

    I only voted for Buck to be gone — a position I could not have imagined taking at the beginning of 2018. But it’s clear to me that Buck no longer has the ability to get this team to play it’s best baseball, and there’s no point in paying any manager $3.5 mm right now. Maybe they can pull an Earl and bring him back in three years. As to the GM, I didn’t vote because it depends who they can get. There are probably some former GM’s and also some current assistants who’d be better than Duquette — but would they come here? And I don’t know enough to comment intelligently on who. As to Brady, it should be up to the GM whether to keep him and what his role should be. If he’s retained, he should report to the GM and have no line to upper level management.
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    Internal manager candidates

    Manny made Manny. God given talent. Even Dickerson would tell you that (and has). Which isn’t to say that Dickerson didn’t help refine his natural skills. “A lot of guys will come out and absolutely kill themselves trying to figure something out and work all day every day. Manny is just a super talent. You give him some information, he applies it immediately. He sees things pretty quickly on a baseball field, so the transitions have been pretty easy for him.” http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2018/07/orioles-move-into-second-half-without-machado.html
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    Internal manager candidates

    Managers make a lot more than coaches.
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    Top Manager Candidates

    Almost impossible. Maybe when the rebuild is almost over.
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    Internal manager candidates

    Sorry to make a separate thread for this, but I have a specific question. If we were to choose someone already affiliated with the Orioles to be the new manager, who would you want it to be? For this purpose, you can include retired players we think of as Orioles so long as they’re not affiliated with another organization now, or any of the O’s current major or minor league coaches? Tony, if you read this, I’d be particularly interested in your views as to who your top choice among our minor league coaches would be. I’d think Ron Johnson and Gary Kendall both deserve some consideration. By the way, I by no means intend to imply that I think our search should be confined in this way. I’m just curious who people would choose if we went that direction.
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    How do we say goodbye to Buck and Adam?

    Anyone remember at Memorial Stadium when the other team would replace its pitcher, the O’s would play “Take This Job and Shove It!” over the loudspeakers? With two outs in the 9th, the cameras could pan on Buck and Adam and they could play that song!
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    Per Nightingale: Dan Stays, Buck Goes.

    Yes, I recall that. And there may have been some guys in the clubhouse who weren’t thrilled with it either.
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    The Streak

    I got to thinking, if Bobby Dickerson is such a great infield coach, why is Manny Machado playing so much better at SS since he was traded to LA?
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    Baby Birdland: Some Surprises

    I love Baby Birdland’s stuff, but why is an article about a marginal prospect in low A posted in the major league forum? As to Jarrett, 136 K’s in 555 PA as a 23 year old in Low A is a red flag for me. But hopefully he builds on his success at Frederick next year.
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    Per Nightingale: Dan Stays, Buck Goes.

    Fixed that for you. I was happy about the KRod acquisition, but even at the time, others pointed out that his FIP with Milwaukee was much higher than his ERA. Then he showed up and pitched poorly in 3 of his first four outings. Even excluding those games he pitched to a pedestrian 3.50 ERA for us. Buck basically used him as a 7th inning guy. 15 of his 23 games were in situations within two runs, and he accrued 3 decisions and 5 holds in those games, so it’s not true that he only pitched in low leverage situations (I will grant you, he did pitch in some clunker games). In the time K-Rod was with the O’s, Jim Johnson had a 1.90 ERA, Darren O’Day had a 2.12 ERA, and Tommy Hunter had a 2.84 ERA. Relief pitching was not the reason we went 27-31 during the time K-Rod was with the team. The biggest reasons were: 1. The offense went from scoring 4.78 runs game before K-Rod arrived to 4.27 runs/game after. 2. Wei-Yin Chen went from having a 2.78 ERA before K-Rod arrived to 5.35 after. 3. Bud Norris, brought in to patch a hole in the rotation, didn’t perform well, pitching to a 4.80 ERA.
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    Will Chris Davis make it to 502 PA?

    I think Buck’s treatment of Davis reflects the fact that the organization is hoping for some kind of Hail Mary in which Davis returns to some level of respectability and they get some small return on their remaining $92 mm for 2019-22. The decision to abandon that hope really needs to come from above the managerial level. And I think it won’t come until mid-2019.
  15. Another homer for Stewart last night. Nice to see him looking a little more comfortable at the plate. Up to .200/.304/.550.