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  1. UpstateNYfan

    Renato Nunez the likely Machado replacement

    So, isn't nine innings of ball enough to watch with this team?? You want extra innings??
  2. UpstateNYfan

    Updated Farm System Rankings After Trade

    And BORING. This team has difficulty first to third on a base hit. I'd rather watch a team lose doing something different than waiting for the HR.
  3. UpstateNYfan

    Schoop: Extend or Trade

    Extend him and possibly see if the 2018 version is the real Schoop? Right now, IMO, Schoop has 2+ features..1) His arm 2) his work at literally 2B-turning DP, tagging). His fielding is meh (range???, going back to his right on pops??), his hitting is at best puzzling....just not sure about the guy.
  4. It was the first year he got married...someone posted it here..not sure if it was stated by MM, and quoted here. She was probably just unaware of the system. Someone replied that MM received his money upfront, with his bonus....not making that up... My point, is only, that he and the city never felt like a fit. Unlike AJ who really got involved in community affairs. Not a big deal, just my thoughts.
  5. For a guy that usually has wise posts, this statement seems out of character. Extensions are a two way street. IMO, I have never seen MM as a small to mid market player. Baltimore was just a holding pen to bigger and better places. His idol was (is) ARod. I remember a post here when Manny first came up...he was earning the base salary and stated his wife was not happy about that when he clearly better than players making many times more.
  6. UpstateNYfan

    Machado to the Dodgers, 5-1 deal

    Well it is. Can't be done in this country.
  7. UpstateNYfan

    Machado Trade Expectations

    You don't.
  8. UpstateNYfan

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Probably a precaution, but is there a possibility a deal has been made in principal and will be announced after the AS game?
  9. UpstateNYfan

    Machado Trade Expectations

    If he got traded today, let's say Dodgers (for no reason)...would he be an O in the AL for AS game or would he be replaced and not on either team??
  10. UpstateNYfan

    The Athletic: Buck Showalter's Job No Longer Secure

    Whatever happened to "In Buck We Trust" which was the mantra of many here that are now calling for his firing. I like Buck. It appears that he was heavily involved in the community, was appreciative of the Oriole Way in the good old days and joined knowing he was going to be a MAJOR part of decision making. As a manager, I never saw anything special, straight by the book, rarely trying anything unique, loyal to players, loved the HR. Saying that, what good is hiring an interim manager?? To do what?? Change things that will change again when a new manager is hired? We are a very punitive society, let's show we are tough by firing a man that served with decency the majority of his time here. Let the man decide..to resign or not renewing his contract. Firing is only for PR...and does nothing IMO.
  11. UpstateNYfan

    2019 Draft Order Tracker

    Just saying...division play ends up being .500, one wins, one loses...Cleveland is only 9 games above .500, not running away with it. 83 games below .500, a little over the halfway point is just weird because for 40+ % of games end up at .500 within the division. I am not trying to say the O's would be any better in that division.
  12. UpstateNYfan

    2019 Draft Order Tracker

    The AL Central, as a whole, are -83 games below .500, at least the O's are in a division that is 17 games above .500. It would seem that it must be really difficult to be 41 games under .500 in that division, seeing that over 40% of there schedule is within the division.
  13. UpstateNYfan

    Intervention by MLB

    IIRC, didn't KC rather rudely beat the O's a few years back in the playoffs? Many thought they had a model to try to imitate. Guess not. Once in a while teams get lucky for a while. Continued success for mid market teams and below is a real trick.
  14. I am not disagreeing with you. I think BS in particular rather deal with a somewhat known quantity than an unknown. Hence, he recycles everything until there is nothing less. I have some empathy for Tillman, things going bad just before FA and getting a big contract before going bad (Davis was LUCKY). Rasmus was a bad gamble (but remember BS went and visited him a couple years back to try to get him in an O's uniform). Deep in my heart, I have thought BS was as much the GM as manager. I don't believe he is a development guy, more of a cut and paste guy. I believe he had PA's ear, much like Thrift did. I very much could be wrong here, but that's my take. BS signed on before DD and had PAs ear first.
  15. I disagree, it is not cheap. Losing is expensive. The fan base will diminish, attendance down, concessions down, etc. Sometimes you have to spend money to make money. Unfortunately, the spent money involves risk. So, this organization plays it "safe" and loses.