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Babypowder last won the day on January 22 2015

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  1. Babypowder

    Harold Baines.....Lee Smith in Hall of Fame

    If you add the value of each of their careers together you almost have what I would consider a borderline HOF worthy career. Is that what happened here? Are they going in as some sort of half Baines, half Smith creature?
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    Harold Baines.....Lee Smith in Hall of Fame

    Pretty low bar for this committee, it appears.
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    Who should be dealt this winter/off-season?

    Chris Davis doesn't hit enough to play first for the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
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    Who should be dealt this winter/off-season?

    It also may be a one year blip. MLB 1B had a 105 wRC+ last year, which is the lowest it's been in the last 10 years. During that time period, the average is a little over 110. I think it's reasonable that Mancini can hit enough to be slightly below average total package at 1B, which is fine while he's cheap but certainly not a building block or anything to be excited about.
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    Who should be dealt this winter/off-season?

    And if he puts up another 93 wRC+ there, he will still be really bad.
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    Who should be dealt this winter/off-season?

    You'd think people would be more excited about a guy coming off a below replacement level season who can't defend anywhere but 1B and can't hit enough to play there.
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    Behind the Curve with Analytics?

    To make this an analytics trendsetting, you'll need data that supports this position. Cain won't make as much as Manny mostly because he was a late bloomer and wasn't a free agent until he was 31. Getting a 5/80 deal at 31 in the recent free agency climate is no small feat. Cain is pretty rightfully highly valued, I would say.
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    Behind the Curve with Analytics?

    And there are already well accepted offensive metrics that both support and dispute some of these thoughts. Mallex Smith had a 117 wRC+ and over 3 WAR, Merrifield has 120 and over 5 WAR, Lorenzo Cain had a 124 and over 5 WAR, Trea Tunrner was at 105 and nearly 5 WAR, all of these players are valued very highly by the current generally accepted metrics. If you're looking to buck current analytic trends, you'd need to identify data suggesting players that do not seem appropriately valued by these metrics are actually more valuable than they appear. As far your last comparison, Villar and Schoop are similarly valuable hitters for their careers by most metrics, wRC+ has them at 94 for Villar and 97 for Schoop. Do you have data that suggests otherwise? That would be the kind of thing I think you're encouraging the Orioles to consider.
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    Behind the Curve with Analytics?

    Is there data that suggests these qualities are undervalued? I suspect if they were, there would be more emphasis on them. Basically all the publicly available data says all of those things are generally overvalued by the traditional baseball minds. If there's data that suggests otherwise, I'm certainly open to it and I'm sure the budget conscious O's would be too. That would be an obvious cost saver.
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    Duquette is expected to be fired

    Our new GM Brady Anderson has it covered. Right after he hires our new manager Mike Bordick. I'm joking. I think.
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    How to make baseball more interesting

    Sports participation and viewing is way down across the board among the young. It's not a baseball problem. Minor rules changes aren't going to fix this. We are the midst of major changes in entertainment media and kids have better options than watching sports. I don't know if it is a solvable problem. A 12 year old would rather play Fortnite with his friends than watch a baseball game. Hell, I'm 34 and only watch the games on my PC while I'm playing my PS4 simultaneously. I can't even remember the last time I actually sat at home and watched an entire game with my attention solely on it. It was probably the last playoff game.
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    The Inevitable national outlet Chris Davis article.

    All time or this season? I'm assuming all time. This is all according to Fangraphs. Davis is tied for the worst all time season by first basemen with Ivy Griffin in 1920 at -2.8 WAR. He is also second worst all time in wRC+ to Ivy Griffin in that same season 46 to 49. His raw OPS is 9th worst all time.
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    How Do The Orioles Land On Sunday Night Baseball?

    I was at the game, unfortunately.
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    How Do The Orioles Land On Sunday Night Baseball?

    I don't know about that. ESPN's baseball coverage is pretty lackluster in general these days and Mancini is a bad player on a terrible bad team.
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    Cobb & Cashner Clear Waivers

    I still think he would if a contender wanted him for an everyday role. The list of teams that would want him in that capacity is pretty small, however.