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About Eddie_Ripken

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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"
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Some notes from Fanfest

    I just did a Google search about Orioles Cavalry....wanting to get a good laugh, I found a PressBox article citing the "cavalry" moniker was regarding Arrietta, Tillman, Matusz and Britton. I seem to recall it was earlier than that. Maybe I'm misremembering. I thought it was Hayden Penn, Matt Riley type time frame. Good times none the less. Good times.
  10. Is Davis Done?

    I get the feeling from his comments that he knows he isn't a power hitter anymore (for whatever reason) and is grasping at straws to try and be relevant. A guy who is supposed to hit 40 homers and 100 RBI per year should not be lamenting how he feels batting average is the most important thing. He is done. Thanks Angelos for appeasing the fans and making Duquette bid against himself and sign him.
  11. Britton Out 6 months per Rosenthal

    Unreal. Simply unreal.
  12. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Uh Oh....think Adam means anything specific here? http://<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It’s just business <a href="https://t.co/Me1Hh24yt6">pic.twitter.com/Me1Hh24yt6</a></p>&mdash; 10 (@SimplyAJ10) <a href="https://twitter.com/SimplyAJ10/status/941024351263997952?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">December 13, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  13. Washington Post ranks OPACY the no. 3 stadium in MLB

    Yea that is my biggest complaint about PNC. The concession area was laid out terribly. I get what they were trying to do, having access to both front and back of the concession stands....but most people don't realize you can walk around the back of them so everyone congregates on the front, which is too close to the walking area. Other than that the seating and the view at PNC is top notch. But I still rank OPACY #1!! LOL
  14. 25 greatest games at OPACY

    The September 15 2012 game for me was the best one I ever attended. Not just the game itself, it was the culmination of everything leading up to and going on at that time.That game, to me, was the "turning the corner" and not looking back moment when I finally felt like the decade and a half of loserville was gone and the O's were going to be contenders for at least a few years. Sept 15 was close enough to the end of the season to realize there would be no collapse. You could see the fruit of MacPhail and Duquette's labor starting to pay off. The team was gelled. Everyone was looking forward and not back at that point. There was no looking back. And then Manny absolutely electrified the ball park with that play. I mean, everyone was excited, but it was like someone hit Camden with 10 thousand volts when he faked that throw and caught the runner off third. It was like everyone in the stadium, at that instant, realized the O's were back.........and when McClouth doubled into the corner the magic was officially back in Baltimore.
  15. Dylan Bundy Thread

    We keep talking number of innings but are all innings created equal? I think overall number of pitches would be a more important number to track when concerning health. Also the effort put forth in those innings and pitches thrown. I guess this thread has most of his outings and how many pitches per inning we could look at how good or bad they were. Also, the velocity is up and the curve much sharper lately. The silver lining conspiracy theorist in me says maybe he wasn't throwing with as much effort early on and is just now starting to ramp up the effort. Maybe he was going 75% early in the year in an effort to maybe throw more innings than the stated 70? At the direction of Buck and Wallace of course.