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About Greg Pappas

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  • Birthday 3/3/1965

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    Abingdon, MD
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    Writing, baseball, football
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    Novelist/Stock Trader/Entrepreneur
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Brooks Robinson

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  1. Greg Pappas

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    From Facetious News: The Orioles have acquired Mike Zoellner from the Phillies for 500k of International slot money. Mike, a 30-year old lefty reliever, had been out of baseball since 2012, but was recently signed by the Phillies to a minor league contract for $5,000. It was a brilliant tactic, as it intrigued the Orioles, who had traded for Mike's younger brother Jack back in August for $750k of International slot money. Brady Anderson, the Orioles Vice President of Baseball Operations, said, "I'd worked out with the brothers before the original deal for Jack, and was impressed with both. Mike was up to 86 mph against me, and I couldn't hit him. I thought we were getting both brothers in the original deal, but there was a mix up and we only got Jack... until today. This is an under the radar move and one that could pay off big later." This was a joke, for those that missed it. 😉
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    'GM' Candidates and when

    I have to say that I'm getting nervous about this as well. If/when we establish a strong GM and ownership combo (mostly GM), one we feel comfortable with and trust, THEN we won't worry as much about what's going on. Until then, it's hard to be anything but concerned.
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    Poll: Will the O's sign the Mesa brothers?

    That crossed my mind, in so far as them not signing together, but I'd say the odds are highly in favor of a package deal, and I didn't want to have too many poll choices. Good thought though.
  4. I wish I could insert a poll into a current thread, but that's not an option. Regardless, do you expect us to land the Mesa brothers?
  5. Greg Pappas

    Have the O's stated that they will hire a president?

    BTW, love the user name and avatar. 👀
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    'GM' Candidates and when

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    'GM' Candidates and when

    J.J. Piccolo from the Royals may get consideration, as well as the Pirates' Kyle Stark.
  8. Greg Pappas

    'GM' Candidates and when

    Yes! I was just telling my brother I was missing someone from my list, but couldn't recall who it was. At one point, Elias was a co-favorite with McLeod. EDIT: I actually found this from Aug. 19th... so I have mentioned Elias here before. Strong candidate:
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    'GM' Candidates and when

    The following are my current favorite GM candidates, but I'd love to get everyone's thoughts on who they'd like, and why: Jason McLeod, SVP of Player Development/Scouting, Cubs Yet another Epstein disciple, McLeod has been part of the Cubs' brain trust since November 2011 as the club's senior VP of player development and amateur scouting. McLeod has been considered a future GM for a few years, though he signed an extension with the Cubs that runs through 2021. During his time in Chicago, he's overseen the selection of first-rounders Albert Almora Jr., Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber in consecutive years. Jared Porter, Assistant GM, D'backs As part of the Theo Epstein tree that has produced a wealth of front-office talent, Porter has been a part of four World Series championship clubs with the Red Sox and Cubs. Porter joined Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen (another Epstein disciple) in Arizona in November 2016, taking over as the D-backs' senior vice president and assistant GM. Porter is well-respected among scouts, coaches and player development folks, his experience in several areas making him an ideal GM candidate. Amiel Sawdaye, Senior Vice President & Assistant General Manager, D'Backs The 41-year old Baltimore native graduated from the University of Maryland in 1999 with a degree in decisions information systems and has an affinity for analytics. He currently oversees the D'Backs' amateur and international scouting and assists GM Mike Hazen on all facets of baseball operations. He is a former Red Sox Vice President of International and Amateur Scouting and drafted such talent as include Jackie Bradley Jr., Mookie Betts, and Andrew Benintendi, and was part of three world championship teams during his tenure. Here's an in-depth interview, wherein he discusses a multitude of job-related topics: Chaim Bloom, Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations, Rays A finalist for GM openings in Milwaukee and Philadelphia, Bloom has established a stellar reputation during his 13-year run with Tampa Bay. When Andrew Friedman left for Los Angeles in 2014, Bloom was promoted to the Rays' VP of baseball operations, adding the senior VP title in '16. Erik Neander holds the GM title, though the duo works in concert when it comes to the club. For Bloom, the opportunity to run his own team -- especially a big-market club in close proximity to his native Philly -- would be an interesting possibility. Tim Naehring, VP of Baseball Operations, Yankees One of Brian Cashman's most trusted lieutenants, Naehring has developed a reputation as one of the best talent evaluators in the game. The former Red Sox infielder would join Jerry Dipoto as the only former big league players in a GM position, though it remains to be seen whether Naehring would even be interested in leaving the Bronx after spending more than a decade working for Cashman.
  10. Greg Pappas

    Brand New Grandfather =)

    I wanted to share the news that my daughter (my only child) is pregnant! She's been trying for many years, so, I'm so extremely happy for her and her husband. 😃
  11. Greg Pappas

    'GM' Candidates and when

    The manager should be hired by the new GM. If that doesn't occur...
  12. Greg Pappas

    Duquette is expected to be fired

    In case you missed it, both Heyman and Nightengale tweeted that DD is out.
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    Duquette is expected to be fired

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    Duquette is expected to be fired

    He means Brady needs to go as well, not replace DD.