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Hank Scorpio

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Hank Scorpio last won the day on December 19 2014

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About Hank Scorpio

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    Plus Member since 01/05
  • Birthday 4/3/1976

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  • Location
    The Hammock District
  • Homepage
    http://www.theonion.com
  • Interests
    Lacrosse, Drums/Music, Golf
  • Occupation
    Middle Management
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    JJ Hardy
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Gary Roenicke
  1. Os requesting offers on Machado

    What "staff!!!!!!!!!"
  2. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Baseball can be so depressing.
  3. What Do You Think was Communicated

    I am horrified, but you are probably right.
  4. What Do You Think was Communicated

    As an appendix to my post, here are starting pitching rankings for 2016. http://www.espn.com/mlb/stats/team/_/stat/pitching/year/2016/split/127/type/expanded
  5. What Do You Think was Communicated

    I don’t want to speak for Frobby, but even if you half-assedly pay attention, you can see that we finished in last place last year and the two teams who are likely to be atop the division are relatively young and haven’t gotten any weaker. For me it’s a simple question of what is the likelyhood of competing for a wild card considering the strength of the Red Sox and Yankees. Good chance at least one of the wild card teams comes from this division. My opinion, going back to last off-season is that at best they had a punchers chance. Yes, they have been fortunate over the last 5 years and outperformed their pythag. Bullpen performance was a big part of that and bullpen performance is typically high variance. They are a slow, free swinging, all or nothing offense... middle of the road at best. Their pitching rotation is a dumpster fire. This “reload” slash “rebuild” slash whatever semantical term you want to use SHOULD have happened last off-season. It really sucks that you have to be that proactive, but it’s way too fine of a line to tiptoe when your leverage can be dictated by ONE BS salary grab trade by an ascending team in your division. Duquette doesn’t really have a heck of a lot of leverage and my guess is he’s finding that out. At this point, wait for the deadline and see if you can fleece someone for a bunch of kids that are a couple years away. Your options are whittling away and it’s a shame they can’t do an honest appraisal of their team relative to their competition... because this was totally avoidable. Its as if they’re more concerned about the reputation of the owner than the organization’s overall competitive sustainability. Again, its a shame.
  6. Os requesting offers on Machado

    My guess is they won’t have much need for one next year anyway.
  7. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Everyone know when you wouldn’t have needed a 72 hour bargaining window??????
  8. Os requesting offers on Machado

    I think by now everyone knows MY opinion on this situation... but I’m happy to discuss it again if you aren’t. That aside in the meantime.... I think any of the returns that Paul talked about yesterday would be preferable to a comp pick considering this organization’s astounding inability to develop youth. As MacPhail always said, there is safety in numbers.
  9. Os requesting offers on Machado

    My man... must have been putting the lights out!!!! Easy to chili dip on that tight Bermuda grass 😉
  10. Os requesting offers on Machado

    It’s difficult for me to support a team that is willfully driving itself into the turf.
  11. Os requesting offers on Machado

    How many comp picks work out? Is 4 chances better than 1 chance?
  12. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Not sure if you're being serious or funny, Rick.
  13. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Because 3 or 4 semi-promising young players are not as valuable as a comp pick, right? Or is it because you really believe!!!!!!!!! Maybe you're just a REAL fan. GO O'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Hey, I wanted to trade Machado and Britton long ago, so at this point why not sacrifice some chickens and pray for a pitching miracle? We're pretty good at good fortune, right? Wait, what about Zach Britton??!?! On it goes...
  15. Os requesting offers on Machado

    I agree with your post. That is their intention. The idea that they are going to contend in this division THIS YEAR with or without Manny Machado is absolutely laughable. It's just another example of the completely out of touch with reality view this organization has of itself. I am jaw droppingly grateful that they have been relevant again for a few years, but the unfortunate reality for this team is this: Not only do the Yankees and the Red Sox have significant monetary advantages (read: they have larger metro populations), but they are extremely in tune with how to structure a baseball team. They are very competent at reloading at the Major League level, all the while trading assets and compiling talented young players from the Caribbean and Central & South America to replenish their systems. The Orioles are reloading with Rule 5 guys while they trade away International Draft slots. Meanwhile, they "like their guys." That's very heartwarming. But it's really unhealthy for the organization. This is how streaks of 14 years of losing seasons begin. To further beat a dead horse, they should have done this last offseason. Machado AND Britton. Here we are.
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