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  1. MCO'sFan

    Business as usual for the O's. LOL.

    This was exactly my thoughts when I first opened this thread.
  2. MCO'sFan

    Who’s your 2018 back-up team?

    The Cardinals are my second favorite team. Would like to see the Indians win the WS (if the Cards can't) and I'd root for Kakes if they make the playoffs. I dislike the Nats and all the people that were "Os" fans until the Nats popped up. I worked for the Nats (ran the youth camps) for a summer and the Org is really top notch. Very organized and treated us and the kids very well. Their former S&C Coach (John Philbin) is a friend of mine so, I used to hope they did well when he was there. Unfortunately, he's now with the evil empire so ....FWIW, Anthony Rendon is not a good dude.
  3. MCO'sFan

    Business as usual for the O's. LOL.

    Waaaaaaaaay to many threads/posts about how lame the Org is. Waste of time...
  4. MCO'sFan

    I think we just saw the passing of the torch

    I am wondering if DD and Buck don't have contracts to all the sons to set up the FO the way they want. This could have been the plan all along. I am wondering if they have made the decision to bring back DD in a higher role such as President? He seemed very invested in the future while describing the changes. I am not sure why (unless instructed to do so) he would offer all the info he did if he is gone at the end of the year. He has always struck me as an innovative guy who wants to use analytics more and he certainly is a guy who believes in the international market. Maybe the promote him and bring in a GM. Also, I think Brady can be very helpful to the club, given the right parameters. He is one of the few forward thinkers in the organization and has done a good job (IMHO) in the training and nutrition areas. I was very encouraged to hear what DD had to say in Roch's blog.
  5. MCO'sFan

    Machado Trade Expectations

    I really don't care how the Astros owner feels. If there is a problem with medicals, there is a problem with the medicals. I want the team to be careful when making decisions on players. We can't absorb mistakes.
  6. MCO'sFan

    Machado Trade Expectations

    This is completely wrong in my opinion. I don't think teams avoid dealing with our FO. If we are a match they deal. There is no GM worth their salt that will not try to make a deal with any team if its the best deal. Way over blown and hyped IMHO
  7. MCO'sFan

    Machado Trade Expectations

    And he never has admitted that the O's have been correct virtually every time with their assessments. Just taking shots at PA and the O's. What an unbiased source...Frank Wren who PA fired after one awful year.
  8. MCO'sFan

    Machado Trade Expectations

    I couldn't agree more. He takes shots whenever given the opportunity and sometimes when he's not given the opportunity, he creates one. He was one of the biggest bashers when the medicals nixed the Balfour deal.... and when they were proven correct was he a stand up guy and admit that he was wrong...no it was more like even a broken clock is right twice a day. He is not alone. I breeze through more than half these posts because they are the same old thing by the same old posters who do nothing but bash the FO, DD, Buck, Brady and PA. It's just a complete waste of time. We all get it...you don't have to include it in every two or three posts. It doesn't add anything to the conversation and makes large threads unreadable. This board is a good resource but certain posters really negatively affect it by posting the same thing over and over and over. I guess that's how you rack up thousands of posts.
  9. While this is a true statement... I can't imagine that any team would have traded a franchise player coming off a wild card berth. Hindsight is 20/20 and I am sure that there were people on the board suggesting just that, as there has been pretty much since he established himself. Just as there has been people saying he should be extended. Hindsight is 20/20 but I can't blame them for not trading him 2 years ago. He didn't have a good year last year and I am sure his value was down this past off season. I don't know what kind of offers they got this off season so I can't say they would have gotten more for him then or now based on his MVP caliber first half. There are examples of rentals bringing back very good returns mid season so who knows. So to say he absolutely would have gotten a better package in the off season is opinion and not fact as often portrayed here. I KNOW that they constant drum beat that they should have done this 2 years ago and they should have done that 6 months ago makes this board hard to read sometimes. I find myself skimming through certain posters or skipping them entirely now. Most of the posters have great insight and I enjoy reading more than posting but this is getting monotonous.
  10. MCO'sFan

    An Alternate Watching Idea: College World Series

    I love the baseball tournament more so than any other college event (including so called March Madness). The competition is tremendous and heart that these kids play with is unprecedented. Personally, I don't think that any changes are needed. The colleges have no obligation to the pro teams and vise versa. I don't think that a college team can do anything to abuse a player/pitcher after he has been drafted to cause a career ending injury. It's what they've done to them long-term that can lead to that. Teams should know that history before the draft. Let the kids play for something that they've worked for fo a long, long time and then sign. This is a solution looking for a problem to me.
  11. Didn’t know that. Thought it was still 100K
  12. I am very surprised he hasn't signed yet.
  13. MCO'sFan

    Jim Duquette

    I have the same perception of him but, I never really was able to put my finger on it until I saw your post. Maybe that is why I reacted the way I did to the OP. I really don't know the man at all but, there is just something that strikes me as "soft" or "whiney" although he also seems like a genuinely nice man.
  14. MCO'sFan

    Jim Duquette

    Any or all of what I said may be true or it may be false...We'll never know. I was replying to a question as to why JD would be upset. It was pure conjecture on my part...which is what "we" do on this board however, most state that conjecture as fact.
  15. MCO'sFan

    Jim Duquette

    I can think of several reasons. 1. He doesn’t like PA after he got canned. 2. He’s a analyst now and needs to stay relavent. 3. He didn’t like the way DD was treated when he wanted to go to Toronto. 4. He’s just a petty individual who can’t get a job inside baseball anymore. It’s not like DD has fed him any major insights or scoops about the O’s.