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About osfan83

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  1. osfan83

    Waste of International Bounty. New GM. Discuss.

    And even if you have the most slot room available doesn't mean its the right move to spend it. Why give Gaston $5M if you don't think he has a reasonable shot at being a productive major league player. These 16 year old kids miss all the time. Maybe the O's valued the Mesa's and Gaston and X amount of dollars...and when their price tags increased due to a bidding war, they decided no to participate. Bill Gates has the ability to out bid pretty much every one at every auction.....but that doesn't mean he will, or should buy everything regardless of the price.
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    GM Meetings Carlsbad CA 11/5

    I could not agree more. I was a fan long before any of the current players were born, and will be a fan long after every current active player retires.
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    When will the Orioles Announce hirings?

    They probably didn't even think about the futures of Dan and Buck until late Sept. This team might not be ready to participate in spring training.....Orioles pitchers and catchers to report on March 12!
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    Sandy Gaston (Orioles miss out)

    The GM should be fired.
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    A Few Questions About Some Former Orioles

    Better or worse defensively than Trumbo? Delmon Young? Cruz?
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    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    I have been to sold out opening day games and sold out playoff games....why do those people feel safer on those days than on the random Tuesday night?
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    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    If safety is really the driving factor on attendance then opening day and playoff games would also struggle to get attendance. Why do people feel safer in Baltimore on opening day and when the team plays in meaningful late season games?
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    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    Why would anyone want to own a professional sports team in Baltimore? Smart ownership would move the team to a safer city. or at least build a ballpark in the suburbs.
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    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    If we are at a point where dirt poor players from communist countries turn their nose up at Baltimore... then what chance do we have at signing players with money and other options.....time to move the franchise.
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    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    Well, reading most posts on this board, you wold think the majority of people here have that belief.
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    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    Whats amazing to me is; I work a full time job, have kids, and spend maybe an hour or two a day thinking about the Orioles, yet i know more about player development, drafting, the international market, free agency, and player evaluation than guys paid millions of dollars to do this for a living!
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    How to make baseball more interesting

    I think this is dead-on. In 1950 there just was not a lot of choices. When I was a kid in the 1970's I watched Columbo on TV, not because I liked Columbo, but because it was the best of 3 choices at the time. The popularity of Madden football probably helped the NFL over the past 20 years. Baseball needs to keep pushing their video game version to be better...that might be the gateway drug for generation Z.
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    October 4, 2016-Two Years Later

    The team never recovered from it, except for April-Aug 2017 when they were over .500 and within a couple of games of the last playoff spot. They all woke up on September 1st 2017 and said "Damn that decision 11 months ago was poor, let's stop trying!"
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    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    How could anyone look at Jake Arrietta in Baltimore and think he could turn it around?