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  1. Meant to quote @Tony-OH in my previous post, not @LookitsPuck. Sorry.
  2. @Tony-OHI haven't seen Mason play. Is Wilkerson better than him in CF? How is Stevie at third?
  3. It's probably the equivalent of the amount of money you save/lose depending on whether or not you turn off the lights in a room you are coming back to in 30 seconds. So for the Orioles, it could be a lot.
  4. I think Troy gets paid regardless because the Blue Jays had already released him before he retired.
  5. We're all really just biding our time for more bromantic banter between you and Can_of_corn. 😉
  6. I heard Hyde's comments about our pitching staff and I think they sound worse in print than they did live. What has also been neglected is that in the same press conference Hyde praised the offense and talked about how they show up and they have guys who are having great years. He praised the effort, the approach and the results. So to me saying that right now our pitching staff isn't up to par with the best team in the division isn't that big of a deal. He didn't say I wish I had Aroldis Chapman instead I have David Hess. He said we aren't close. Buck called out and showed up players all the time and from 2012 until the last game of 2016 those teams would have killed for the guy. I don't know if it's right or wrong because I don't know the specific mental make-up of the players. Using Buck again as an example, he would talk publically about different players differently. Some guys he would say yeah they need to get better, others he would say oh you know so and so had a rough game but we're going to put him back out there tomorrow and expect good things blah blah. Because they needed to be handled and motivated differently. If both parties were frustrated and at equal fault, and I'm not sure I believe that, then Davis needs to get out front of this and back up Hyde because Hyde has had Davis' back all year and last night was no different.
  7. Saying all that, don't you then have to give Hyde credit for not throwing Davis under the bus? He covered for him.
  8. You probably don't get enough credit for all the cool things you do on this board. Transcriptions, line-ups, pitching stat lines, etc. Love the Homer updates as well, would be awesome if you could add the player's OPS at the end of the game where he hit the homer, but now I'm just being greedy. But seriously, thanks for being one of the best posters.
  9. Here's what I know about Davis. He's expensive and that is guaranteed money. He doesn't hit at all. He currently is pushing our best player out of position. He is probably going to even further limit defensive alignment/flexibility if he remains on the team next year. His presence on the roster and need for intensive coaching has to at least somewhat take away valuable coaching and development time from younger players. In back to back to years he has been a part of the biggest PR disasters for two of the worst Orioles teams ever, which led to the team's all time greatest pitcher/commentator and the team's rookie manager taking heat for speaking out. At best Davis is an expensive and unproductive player. At worst he is an expensive and unproductive player, who is holding back the rebuild while also being a negative distraction to the team.
  10. If there's no discipline than Davis needs to come out and support his manager and say he was in the wrong, imo.
  11. My "safe space" is Orioles hangout and MASN at 7:05 p.m. I do think the term is drenched rightly or wrongly in political rancor and I hope that the abundant use of the term in this thread does not lead us down a black hole of bull crap that I am so grateful this site does not typically go into like lesser boards.
  12. I absolutely agree that it has gotten blow out of proportion. I will also admit I am not a Davis fan and there is a lot of negative emotion there. I do think in general I am able to separate emotion from logic but I am human, so there's that. I do find it interesting that you say none of us was in the dugout to know what was said but you seem to assume that what Hyde said was very wrong. I can't assume that Davis is the principle instigator and neither can you assume that Hyde outrageously lambasted Davis. I also don't think it can be said that Davis has never shown any anger in his career. He has broken more bats than any player I have ever seen. That is an act of physical aggression. I also posted a clip, that I am aware has little context, that shows Davis possibly showing up Buck. And to me if Davis really was restrained in the way you say he was, it's even worse because he the implication would be that he was calm enough to act normally but wanted to intimidate his manager physically. Lastly, I would say your use of the words attack in relation to Hyde seemed a bit outlandish when Davis was the one actually showed physical aggression. I don't want to pile on you and I think I covered what I wanted to cover. Thanks for your response.
  13. https://v.redd.it/1sp0jhqbbm911/DASH_600_K I mentioned this earlier, we have less context than the Hyde/Davis situation but it doesn't seem to me Davis has issue with showing up his manager.
  14. It wasn't just that one play. It was a series of lazy plays. Just to further my point from earlier. Critiques happen in the dugout all the time. Last night after David Hess came in and David Hessed another Homer over the wall, Brocail came and talked to him. I have seen that countless times this year but Hess takes it, because as bad as he is, he wants to get better. We don't know what Hyde said to Davis. The camera picked up the conversation after they were already yelling at each other. If Hyde had calmly said hey tighten it up a bit out there and then Davis took offense to it, leading to them yelling at each other, would you be more likely to side with Hyde?
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