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About esmd

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  • Birthday 11/14/1975

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  1. Orioles interested in Cobb

    Well at least they're interested. They'd be foolish not to given their need for 2 or 3 starters. Question is, will they do what it takes to sign him? They really need to pick a lane this offseason. Machado has one one year, as does Britton. If they're REALLY going to go all in and try to win a WC, then they need to sign Cobb plus another decent starter.
  2. O’s Awarded the 33rd Pick

    Nice. I'm confused though, why did we get a competitive balance pick? We only made the QO to Trumbo, and then retained him. We didn't give Wieters the QO, correct?
  3. Orioles Sign Ryan O'Rourke

    Well, it's a start.
  4. I can definitely see teams being cautious with him, last year he definitely wasn't the same guy as he was in '15 and even '16. The downward trend would keep me from offering a huge deal. I dunno, maybe start at 4/75? Definitely be interesting to see where he ends up and on what contract.
  5. If I'm the Orioles, I'm not trading him unless I get two top pitching prospects in return, now lower than High-A, and one of them better be pretty much ML ready.
  6. Makes you wonder why. I know he had a reputation as being kind of a head case while he was here....but man....with as rare as top end pitching is in the game today....
  7. The more immediate issue is, do the Cubs back up a Brinks truck to keep Arrietta?
  8. I don't disagree. That's why I wanted him moved in July when it was obvious we were pretty much done as a 2017 contender.
  9. Depends on quality, but you're right, I'd prefer quality. But, IF they'd have traded him last year....
  10. Gausman posts, then deletes, cryptic tweet

    Could be any number of things. Who knows?
  11. They can withstand the loss of Manny if they replace his production, and that can be done in a number of ways. My issue is one of value. If they let him leave as a FA rather than trading him, they're getting significantly less value back in return most likely. I suppose the 2nd or 3rd round comp pick they get could turn into another HOFer, but odds are they'd do much better with getting 3-4 or more partially developed or even MLB-ready prospects back in a trade.
  12. We'll see. What did they predict for Chen? And Samardjzia? If Cobb signs for that and the Orioles aren't the ones signing him, they're idiots.
  13. What's the difference between that an opt out? It's the same thing. If he chooses, you're still on the hook for 10/330. Opting in vs Opting out is just semantics. It's like the difference between a nanny and an au pair.