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Birds08 last won the day on October 20 2008

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  1. Os requesting offers on Machado

    The biggest joke in all of this is would be if we even consider playing Machado at short. If he won't resign with us and won't negotiate with a trade partner, why should we give a hoot about what he wants? You cater to stars at the beginning of their tenures, not in their walk years...
  2. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Any sense as to why Giolito struggled a bit in AAA? Or were his peripherals better than his actual ERA?
  3. Os requesting offers on Machado

    My gut is if this is going to happen, it happens within 24 hours. At this point sort of have to assume all teams have had their best offers on the table for a couple days now and DD is now pitting a couple against each other to squeeze a bit more out.
  4. vs. RAYS, 9/16

    Anyone that has HBO Signature who considers themselves an O's fan should be watching right now in tribute.
  5. One year deal <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Alvarez will receive $5.75M from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Orioles?src=hash">#Orioles</a> with about $1.5M available in performance bonuses</p>— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) <a href=" ">March 8, 2016</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  6. What's left in the budget/who do we get?

    Not sure if the Davis deal would have any impact on whatever conversations we were having with the Rockies...
  7. O's Offer to Davis Off the Table

    Is there an opportunity here to lower the 7/150 offer to Davis? The market has seemingly been reset with this Gordon contract. 7/150 for Davis after Gordon just got 4/72 just feels absurd. It will also highlight for Davis that the longer he waits, the worse the contract could get.
  8. Minor League Stats Relevant to MLB

    When a batter's stats against a particular pitcher are mentioned/displayed during a game, do they ever factor in when the two may have faced each other in the minors. I believe the answer is no, even though I think this would be a relevant data set. I assume at a minimum that manager would have access to this type of data even if the media doesn't...
  9. vs. YANKEES, 6/13

    What other team would allow a pitcher with an ERA of 8+ in mid June to keep heading out there every 5 days?
  10. 2015 Travis Snider Trade

    How could anyone possibly be against this move? We just got a guy who most would argue will be better than Markakis this year and beyond at a fraction of the cost. Yes, Tarpley has good tools, but he's by no stretch a can't miss prospect given his historical command and apparent intangible issues. He certainly won't be helping the major league team soon, if ever, and he's replaceable. And we are trying to compete this year and we needed outfield help.
  11. A Summary

    So is the latest now that he's more likely to stay or leave? I'm lost.
  12. TT: The Orioles should let Duquette walk

    When was the last time we heard any kind of quote from Duquette? The silence is really becoming deafening.
  13. I couldn't disagree more with the "parity" notion. I agree with the comment above that had the higher revenue/spending teams actually spent their money wisely, most teams (including the Orioles) would rarely have a chance, and that chance would only come at the point in the cycle where they've lost so much that they're laden with high impact prospects much like the Rays of 5-7 years ago. Part of my disappointment of losing to the Royals comes from the fact that once the Red Sox and especially the Yankees wise up (which it seems is slowly starting to happen), the Orioles will never have a chance. So statistically seeking, yes, there has been parity. But it's easy to find statistics to support any argument. The "poor" teams have to work that much harder and smarter in baseball to achieve that parity...Sorry for the rambling rant.
  14. vs. ROYALS, 10/15 (A.L.C.S., Game Four)

    Well we officially know something we've suspected for quite some time. Manfra can't see. Called Dyson Aoki about 3 times, and he also just said he supposed Dyson will stay in the game even though he was already in last half inning.
  15. Interesting Stat on Adam Jones...

    54 postseason plate appearances. .363 postseason OPS. Small sample size, but well...