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  1. Pheasants

    Grayson Rodriguez vs. Matthew Liberatore

    We'll know who's the better choice when one goes down for surgery.
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    Anyone Following Manny?

    The story is they stood at baseball pitcher's mound distance on a softball diamond (so no mound) and threw to two catchers side by side and the King continually beat him. Of course I wasn't there. I did a brief search and could not find the story but did find this: https://ourgame.mlblogs.com/who-were-the-fastest-pitchers-c453890d0516 and a 1972 Sports Illustrated story on Feigner. https://www.si.com/vault/1972/08/21/619134/a-king-without-a-crown
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    Anyone Following Manny?

    Underhand isn't necessarily slow. The King (Eddie Feigner) pitched faster than Bob Feller.
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    PECOTA projections are out

    Mancini as our most valuable position player. I agree with Frobby. Since they have every rookie with negative WARP, someone is going to surpass projections. Maybe it's time for a poll: Which player gets votes for Rookie of the Year?
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    Is the three-batter rule for all in the same inning? What if a pitcher comes in, gets the last out and the manager wants to lift him for a pinch hitter?
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    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    I like it.
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    We’re #30 - Keith Law farm systems rankings

    Of course it could be he doesn't see the sense of spending a lot of money during the first year of what will be a minimum 3 year rebuilding process.
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    # 19 Chris Davis 2019

    How would Davis in the outfield compare to Mancini in the outfield? I don't remember a lot of negative talk on OH when he was there before, possibly because everyone knew it was not going to happen too often. He's a slow runner on the bases, though he now says he's leaner. So, could we play Mancini at first and Davis in right after Trumbo's back?
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    Ryan McKenna - OF - 2018 #13 Prospect

    Who and when was Ed Reed?
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    Fangraphs: Top 32

    Interesting that AKin is high here but no invite to big league camp if I remember correctly.
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    Orioles ZiPS

    I'm hoping we have a lot of guys busting their butts in 2019 to prove they belong in 2020-22. Or, if they are older, hoping they can be trade bait. Thus, we can beat the projection. This must be close to a perfect scenario for a young player with almost no one in their way..
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    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    I didn't read everything, especially as the news became did we/didn't we, but one thing I never saw in any of the comments on Hyde: Is he a believer in analytics? How much so? I hope whoever we hire is on the same page as the front office.
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    Do you support rules limiting defensive shifts?

    I'm only in favor of a simple rule: Must be two infielders on either side of the second base bag. (If we state it as two, then you can't call a shifted player a 4th outfielder.) You can play the SS one foot over from right behind the bag and put the 3B in the SS spot; it's still quite a shift.
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    How long does your blank check for Elias last?

    Why not start a prediction calendar on when the first negative thread shows up (not by our Debbie Downers who hate everything)? I'd bet by the end of Spring Training, and I could even see one about the choice of manager. I like the choice of Elias; I think he'll be great, but we've spent two years in a culture of negativity.
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    2018 Orioles Top Prospect List

    Tony, How much stronger do you think the system is now? If you were to take last year's list and put current Dietz or Carmona in it, where would they fit, 25, 20?