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About Eddie_Ripken

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  1. Eddie_Ripken

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Ohhh,....good one. Good timing, close call at this moment in time. But I will say pages in the thread. I think we are just past the millions.
  2. Eddie_Ripken

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Old news. That was from 9:22AM. LOL
  3. Eddie_Ripken

    Orioles Ratings Down 50%

    50 is A LOT. Holy crap. I expect it to be down. But 50? Yowzers. I was able to watch through MLB.TV early on, but they seem to now block any VPN usage. So, I do not watch. MASN forcing me to buy a cable or satellite subscription really pisses me off. So I will not watch. I am more than happy to pay for MLB.TV IF they allow in network streaming. Until they allow it they will not get my money.
  4. Eddie_Ripken

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Unless of course it's jail and you have two cell mates. LOL
  5. Eddie_Ripken

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Bundy is 6-9 with a 4.38 ERA. I feel like if he were a Yankee, or a Cardinal or a Dodger, etc. he would be in Cy Young talk. Gausman is having a decent year mostly this season but again, I just feel in other organizations he would have met his potential.
  6. Eddie_Ripken

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Curious why 90% of the info today is about what the Yankees are offering. What happened to the rest of the teams? I realize even what is "leaked" to the media is heresay. Just seems like it's Yankees only info. Is everyone waiting to see what that offer is to make their "final" offer?
  7. Eddie_Ripken

    Richard Justice on the O"S

    Of course Peter is still the guy in charge. It is 100% evident from what a crappy franchise they are.
  8. Eddie_Ripken

    Tillman back. Are we happy?

    I don't feel like any move that DD has made since being here has been a move that screams "this is going to make the Orioles playoff contenders". Don't get me wrong, I am mostly satisfied with how Dan has handled having to work within the confines of Angelos and his scattered front office loyalties but I feel like every move Dan makes has to be a shrewd dumpster diving, lottery ticket move. I am impressed with some of the performances he got out of some of those shrewd moves but again, the idea that he is allowed to make big moves that make a statement that they are going all in don't exist.
  9. Eddie_Ripken

    TT: Could the Orioles be Prepping to be Sold?

    You know, there is a lot of speculation in this thread about what the owner is doing. Not only regarding Tony's thought that the team is being prepped for sale, but for other numerous scenarios. You know what would be nice, if the owner actually showed his face and spoke publicly once in a while. I think that has irritated me more than anything the past few years. By Peter and his sons rarely being seen or speaking out publicly it makes me as a fan feel like he really doesn't care. The Orioles franchise to him at this point is just a business venture.
  10. I'd have to put more thought into which franchise as a free agent...but I will say as a fan I can tell you I would be pissed if I was a Pittsburgh fan after the owner made it clear they don't plan on spending to make the team better even though they are getting lots of cash from MLB and the revenue sharing deals. I was thinking with Orioles FanFest coming up and no moves being made the Orioles will probably make the Fanfest theme "At least we're not Pittsburgh"
  11. Eddie_Ripken

    Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    True. Those guys were rated higher and I guess I am thinking with more of a hindsight is 20/20 mentality.
  12. Eddie_Ripken

    Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    I certainly don't want to watch a tanked season, but I feel the same as you. I would rather see some of the younger guys than retreads. That talk sounds so similar to 5 -10 years ago here on OH "I'd much rather them bring up the young guys than to see.....play". As disappointing as the notion that we are heading back to those days is, I do feel that MAYBE the "young guys" this time around may be a little better than they were 8-10 years ago.
  13. Eddie_Ripken

    Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    I agree with the bolded statement. I'm just concerned as mentioned earlier about "adequate" candidates. While it's possible Castro and Cortes may have some success, with a lot of young pitching and no back up plan the season could get ugly real fast. Not that it won't be ugly anyhow. haha
  14. Eddie_Ripken

    Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    Looks like Castro has never thrown more than 80 Innings. Would he and Harvey be in the same boat with innings limits? I would feel a little better with Castro as an option even if Harvey kills it in ST. What if Dan signs Tillman(I can totally see that happening)? Gausman, Bundy, Tillman, Castro and Cortes? Ugh.
  15. Does anyone think Dan doesn't sign ANY starting pitcher free agents? I actually am starting to think that may be possible. Not just due to how slow the off season has been, but the Roch report about the medicals of the guys available and the early on statement from Dan about "internal candidates". So who would the internal candidates be? Castro Cortes Ynoa Yacabonis