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About esmd

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  • Birthday 11/14/1975

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    Chris Davis
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  1. Slow Offseason around MLB

    I knew it was only a matter of time before the C word came up...
  2. Suprising Off Limit Player

    Interesting. Looks like he's proven everything he can at Aberdeen. My guess is he starts off the season at Delmarva, or do you think they might jump him straight to Frederick?
  3. Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    Wright's out options, so he'll get every opportunity to compete for a job. My guess is he ends up in the 'pen. With that FB, if can ever get his head on straight, he could be a great late inning power arm.
  4. True story. Though I expect by ST we'll have some crappy retread Ubaldo imitator in the rotation. Probably Cashner and/or Lynn, who will each probably get lit up like a Christmas tree.
  5. Wonder if they checked medicals on Arrietta or Cobb? I mean seriously, if you're really going to keep Manny and let him walk as a FA, why not REALLY go all in and sign those guys and REALLY try and win a WS? You can always trade those guys to reduce payroll after the season if you need to go that direction. But for one year, one friggin year, put all your chips in and go for it. But this one foot in, one foot out, hokey pokey BS is just another tiresome recipe for 4th place. SMDH.
  6. Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    Your question should qualify if they're "adequate" candidates. To that, I say the answer is no. But I have a feeling we're going to see it all filled from in-house. What a cluster.
  7. If anyone here really did have "close ties" with anyone in the FO or ownership, and actually acknowledged it, I suspect those "close ties" wouldn't be so close anymore.
  8. Some notes from Fanfest

  9. Mark Shires is a great guy - I went to HS with him and played ball with him. Very happy to hear of his promotion!
  10. I went to High School and played ball with Mark Shires, who was named as an assistant to Ebel. Very happy to hear of his promotion to the ML club - he's a real good guy, and I'm sure an excellent trainer.
  11. Let's say they sign Cobb and Feldman. Would that be enough to allow them to realistically compete with Boston and NYY? At this point, I think I'd rather just blow it all up and go young.
  12. Orioles out On Cobb per Roch

    That's really the root issue. They need to pick a lane. Either TRULY go "all-in" and try to win a WS in Manny's last year as an Oriole, or sell off all the vets over 29 or 30 and try and rebuild. The problem is that they'll do neither. Pick a lane.
  13. Orioles out On Cobb per Roch

    Fair enough, but that was also two offseasons ago, and there is a year to year inflation in MLB. And the need for pitching has only increased.
  14. Orioles out On Cobb per Roch

    I can't see how Cobb doesn't get at least what Chen got. I think the Orioles are foolish, with their dire need for pitchers, not to be in on him. Foolish. What the hell are you even in the game for if you're not going to at least try to win?
  15. Tyler Wilson heading to Korea

    If you could Tyler Wilson's head on Mike Wright's body, you might have something.....If, if, if....