The Goob

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About The Goob

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    Plus Member Since 12/07
  • Birthday 3/14/1977

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  • Location
    Wilmington, NC
  • Interests
    Orioles Baseball, Ravens Football, Golf
  • Occupation
    Accountant
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Jones
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Ripken
  1. This is the equivalent of judging an NFL team at halftime of Week 1.
  2. I think you could see the Orioles use Wieters as their primary DH and backup catcher. Joseph has so much value defensively that I still believe he will be the primary catcher. I would rather have Wieters as the primary DH than someone like Pearce or Pedro Alvarez. More money than they likely would have spent on a DH but not catastrophic in my opinion.
  3. Dispasquales has the best Italian sub in Baltimore and maybe the best that exists anywhere. The waitresses are a plus as well. Big plus.
  4. Amazing. It just keeps getting better everyday.
  5. What has the organization done in the last 10 years to make the fans believe winning is a top priority of the organization? Why has the payroll been essentially flat over the last 5 years despite the additional revenue from MASN? Why has the organization not made a significant investment in free agency since Miguel Tejada before the 2004 season? Why does the organization not do more to increase fan interest especially with younger fans? Why is Peter Angelos never heard from in the public speaking about the current state of the organization similar to what Steve Bischiotti does annually with his year end press conference? Why has the organization only recently begun to make investments in international scouting? Why does the organization limit the media outlets its player appear on?
  6. That analogy makes sense but I think the better one is an abusive relationship. Despite knowing that the relationship is bad and not good for your health you just can not get away from it and can not be objective about it. You can only gain perspective when you remove yourself from it and then you will look back and say why did I ever put up with that. I, like many of you, wish I could walk away and forget about the Orioles. They bring me nothing but pain and offer no hope of getting any better but they hold some power over me I just can not shake.
  7. I never expected Prince to sign hear but the fact that he signed in DC in part because the Nationals expected to have increased revenue from MASN is just so disheartening. It is really hard to continue to root for this organization when they consistently prove they do not care about winning.
  8. The question I have is whether this is the best Top 3 the Orioles have had in the last 15 years. I would be hard pressed to come up with a better three. Weiters, Matusz and Tillman would be the other group to consider. I just wish there was more depth beyond them becuase then we really would have real hope for the next few years.
  9. If the pitching coach at Triple A has really been able to straighten out Matusz and get his velocity back and also work with Tillman and get his velocity up in his last few starts he needs to be here now working with them the rest of the year and into next year. The only way this team has any chance to be even decent in the next few years is if Britton, Matusz, Tillman, Arrietta are all average or better ML starting pitchers and if at least one of them is above average and one is a TOR starter. If they are most comfortable working with Mike Griffin he needs to be in Baltimore.
  10. It likely just means that MASN is a seperate legal entity and not included in this debt service calculation. I am pretty sure given the Nationals partial ownerhsip that is would have been setup seperately.
  11. Leonsis is one of the best owners in sports. See the link below for a podcast Bill Simmons did with him recently. It is outstanding http://espn.go.com/espnradio/show?showId=bsreport He talks about owning the team being a civic responsibility and that the fans really own the team he is just the caretaker. That making money is not his goal, winning championships is. That his heairs will utilmately get the return on his investment when the team is sold based on its increased value so he feel no need to make a huge profit. He also talks about his role as an owner is to set the tone and vision for the organization and then put people in place to do the rest. He even admitted that the Capital recently entended a player (Erskin) and he did not even know about it until he saw the press release but it was fine becuase it was within the vision of the team. By the end of the podcast I found myself wanted to root for the Capitals and Wizards. I would do backflips is he bought the team. He is everything I wish Angelos would be.
  12. It has been dangerous for my health as well. I have found myself checking for Tex updates on my phone while driving.
  13. I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve no way I am going to sleep now.
  14. I really think someone needs to start The Mark Teixeira Watch IV. No offense to our fearless leader but after the last few weeks when the news officially breaks either way I think that thread title would be fitting.
  15. I not sure I understand "echoed his terminal" can you clarify?