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  1. Eddie_Ripken

    Koby Perez named Director of Int'l Scouting

    Not to keep hijacking this thread but don't the Blue Jays still have the same front office in place they did when they wanted DD? If so then why haven't they hired him already this offseason if they wanted him so bad?
  2. I'm with you. I had paid for MLB.tv last season(I have PSVUE as my streaming service)....and I set up VPN on my Amazon Firestick...all was good....but it seems they implemented software to detect VPN and I got blocked again. It really is infuriating. I am WILLING TO PAY and yet I get denied. WTF??
  3. Eddie_Ripken

    ATTN: 2 P.M. AMA (Ask Mike Anything)

    Somewhat interesting answer about pitching development. Said pitchers can be unpredictable and when you have them add a pitch, change their approach or alter their delivery things can change quickly. I am wondering if that is a reference to Arrietta going to Chicago and the Cubs just letting him pitch and not worrying about his TTP. He did however also say they will be providing data analysis to help pitchers attack the hitters. So maybe the focus will be on what pitches to throw and where instead of altering the pitcher. Of course the pitcher still has to be able to execute. LOL
  4. Eddie_Ripken

    Top President / EVP Candidates?

    Is Roch saying the people/number of people in the Orioles organization is a gold mine? Or is he saying the OPPORTUNITY for a new hire to build it however they want in the gold mine? I actually didn't quite understand what he was saying.
  5. Eddie_Ripken

    Top President / EVP Candidates?

    Yea...after my knee jerk reaction, and realizing what he does and his experience it makes sense to try and keep certain people. You're right, the one year deal is a good compromise for both he and the Orioles.
  6. Eddie_Ripken

    Top President / EVP Candidates?

    I jumped the gun a little. LOL. Appears Kent is more business administration than baseball. Here is an article from The Sun. Has a good explanation of what he does in his own words. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/lisbon-fulton/ph-ho-cf-orioles-qualls-0406-20170403-story.html
  7. Eddie_Ripken

    Top President / EVP Candidates?

    Exactly!! WTF? Shouldn't the person who they said was going to have authority of the entire baseball operations be the one to determine who the director of minor league operations should be?
  8. Eddie_Ripken

    Top President / EVP Candidates?

    Knowing the history of the ownership here's what I am sure is happening. The sons are interviewing these candidates and realizing these candidates aren't nearly as smart as them, their father and Brady, so they can't justify giving them a president's title. Let alone full control of the organization.
  9. Will there actually ever be an end to this dispute? I have the feeling this is just going to drag on for years. Is there anything that would make it come to a concrete closure? Or will it always just be appealed back and forth?
  10. 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.
  11. Eddie_Ripken

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Old news. That was from 9:22AM. LOL
  12. 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.
  13. Eddie_Ripken

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Unless of course it's jail and you have two cell mates. LOL
  14. 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.
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    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?