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    Orioles, Ravens, Harley-Davidson
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    Manny Machado
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  1. NCRaven

    Emerging from the Stone Age

    Led Zeppelin and Harleys are cool. Now get off my lawn you crotch rocket riding hippity hoppers!
  2. NCRaven

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    If so, can't be more than 6-7 years with one or more opt outs.
  3. NCRaven

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    San Diego has the #1 rated minor league system according to most evaluators. Now they can build around Manny. Good move for them and I assume it will be a great deal for Manny. Maybe not the record setting deal he hoped for, but still massive.
  4. NCRaven

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    Hell, sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand.
  5. NCRaven

    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    Still believe that Tony LaRussa hurt baseball with his bullpen usage that has become the norm. But, also believe that the lack of balls in play is ultimately what will kill the game. The two are related.
  6. NCRaven

    2019 Spring Training Tracker

    My assumptions are that at some point Trumbo will be healthy and on the 25 man roster and that management will want to maximize his trade value (if any) by the end of July. But, more importantly, you don't think that Trumbo can be counted on so you're going to put Chris Davis at DH? Davis is the one that you're going to count on out of those two. Oooookaaaaaay....
  7. NCRaven

    Orioles sign Nate Karns

    This is exactly the kind of move that Duquette made lots of time, it seems to me.
  8. NCRaven

    Zach Britton is changing his name!

    If it’s your name it can be spelled Smith. But you can pronounce it Janopski if you want to. George Carlin, Occupation Fool
  9. NCRaven

    Zach Britton is changing his name!

    Crap! Nevermind.
  10. NCRaven

    Interesting FAs

    There likely will be changes, but where there is a new rule, there is a wise guy figuring out a way around the new rule.
  11. NCRaven

    Zach Britton is changing his name!

    As it turns out, all the time I thought my son was playing ball for North Carroll High, he was really attending South Carroll High. Henceforth, I will be known as SCRaven.
  12. NCRaven

    Interesting FAs

    I see no reason to treat any of our young players, including Diaz, Hays, McKenna, and Mountcastle, like teams have treated Acuna, Robles or Guerrero Jr. Those are huge talents. If we can't have a replacement for a player like Hays ready some time during the next six years, we are royally screwed as a franchise.
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    Trezza 2/1/19: Will O's target star Cuban SS Sanchez?

    When Schmuck retires, the Sun will have to hire a sports writer named Richard Pecker, just for continuity.
  14. NCRaven

    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    This is what I like about America. You want a Mini, I want a 64 Mustang, others want their Escalade. If we can keep others from telling us what we have to buy because it's what's best for us, we'll still be in good shape as a country. Oops, politics.
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    Here are the top eleven US television markets. I figured the top 10 would be the top 3rd of the MLB teams and should qualify as large markets. I include #11 because it’s a surprise and proved a point. 1 New York 2 Los Angeles 3 Chicago 4 Philadelphia 5 Dallas-Fort Worth 6 Washington DC 7 Houston 8 San Francisco-Oakland 9 Boston 10 Atlanta This group of teams has largely dominated baseball over the last decade. 11 Tampa-St Petersburg My point, owners are liars. There are very few truly small markets in baseball. Milwaukee is 36 and they still find a way to compete. The luxury tax has no impact.