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  1. From a purely mathematical standpoint, it may be because there are far fewer players getting contract through ages 38-40. Take away the old dudes and the average automatically gets younger, even without regard to when the youngest are being promoted
  2. Interesting take, but my counterpoint is this: players being good until ~37 means more “supply” of good players, and thus a better chance at competing. Back in the early 2000s, the yanks were dumping prospects left and right
  3. But that’s what makes this such an interesting question
  4. To be fair, his star faded pretty quick. If you didn’t know who he was in his first few years, there would be no reason to know him
  5. Did anyone see Matt Carpenter get a double by bunting down the third base line, away from the shift? A funny moment, and one that I thought the OH would appreciate
  6. Perhaps the most interesting question - and also most difficult to answer - is, how have the guys we “wanted” but didn’t trade for performed? Obviously that involves a lot of speculation as to who was a realistic trade target.
  7. That would be nice, but I’m pretty sure we’ve been over this and decided there was no precedent for this, nor would the MLBPA be totally cool with it. I guess one can always hope though.
  8. In my opinion, the only reason to keep him on the team is that we’re paying him, and the idea of paying him without making him give effort is offensive, on principle. Sooner or later we’ll need that roster spot. I don’t think we’re there yet, but Davis’ clock is ticking.
  9. Too lazy to look it up right now and confirm, but I’m pretty sure Theo Epstein traded for Rizzo twice
  10. What is Peter's current status as owner, has he officially transitioned out? Lol for some reason my mind seems to have blocked out most of the last year
  11. Oh ok I didn’t realize that. That changes my opinion.
  12. Maybe I’m overly sensitive, but I think your post is instigating on race where little to no evidence exists. This is particularly true in view of the fact that many minority players got paid by the orioles. As to your question, I’m not sure I believe that the Orioles weren’t interested. I think they lost interest when they realized what amount of money it was going to take to sign Manny. And you don’t want to talk about other teams, but it’s necessary to look at other teams. If your point is that refusal to pay Manny is indicative of racism, which seems to be your point, then the Yankees, Dodgers, Cindy, etc. are equally guilty. Whu do you think the Dodgers made no effort to resign Manny? I don’t know the answer, but it seems to show that the orioles weren’t the only ones.
  13. Obviously that’s a theoretical possibility, but you have nothing beyond speculation to support it. Not giving Manny the contract he wanted does not make Angelos racist. There’s a bunch of teams that could have afforded him but chose not to, are they also all racist? What about Harpers struggle to get the contract he wanted? Same with Arietta who ended up signing for only three years. All victims of racism?
  14. I'm all in favor of your concept. But we already have this QO regime and comp picks, and now I'm hearing media complaints that the comp picks attached to Keuchel and Kimbral are somehow unfair and should be eliminated.
  15. You missed a rare Chris Davis pitching sighting
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