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  1. Time to give Jones credit

    I felt the same way about Markakis, but then Atlanta backed a truck full of money into his driveway. Hopefully no team makes Jones a similarly extreme offer.
  2. Twins Upset with Sisco Bunting

    They all can bunt well enough to be worth it versus the extreme shift, apparently. Even people that only bunt once a season. This article about Joey Gallo breaks down all the numbers and it's not even close, players should bunt. https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/38922/baseball-therapy-bunt-joey-bunt/
  3. At the level he's being paid to? "Oh my Lord, no."
  4. I mean it's definitely because he knows Chris Davis sucked last year and he's trying creative ways to jump start him, right? If there's any skill remaining in Davis it's Buck's job to try to shake it out. But is there...?
  5. Who’s watching Ohtani’s debut?

    He seems to have looked pretty dang good on the mound. Now, hitting, all reports are that he's not as promising. Do people really think he's not going to make it on that side of the ball? I don't know what the scouts are saying, but his hitting stats in Japan really were good, at a young age too.
  6. 2018 Opening Day!

    I'd been hoping Santander would get a crack at some ABs from the jump. He's the guy I'm interested in getting a look at of the three.
  7. Did a news search to see if there were any Cobb updates and found this funny: Orioles fans aren't the only ones clamoring for him, I guess.
  8. My 25-man roster prediction (as of 3/7/18)

    Is there a deadline for setting the 25-man or can they wait all the way up to the start of the season?
  9. NEED one of the Big Three Pitchers Left

    Seriously, it seems like both are gonna come on nice deals to whoever gets them, and both are pretty solid pitchers, and the O's have a burning need for arms. I know we'll be lucky if the O's even sign one, but it's not like they're gonna be getting Chris Davis or Mark Trumbo money where they'll weigh you down and no one else will take their contracts. The outlook for this season with those guys versus without them is night and day.
  10. Anyone else open to the idea of extending Manny?

    I think Manny wants to test free agency and sign with the Yankees or somebody like that. So what I think the Orioles need to do is come up with their Wow offer asap, I mean maybe something as big as 10/300 (or as high as the Orioles are willing to go), and make him turn that down. If/when he passes on that, then you start looking for a big haul in a trade. Guys like Schoop, Mancini, and maybe Hays, Mountcastle, Mullins, Santander, and Sisco look like they could start us down the right path in terms of fielding a team of young position players. If the Orioles traded Machado, Britton, Brach, Beef, they could get the team rebooted sooner rather than later.
  11. Ubaldo Jimenez Today, 2017

    It's always a pleasant surprise when Good Ubaldo happens. He's such a Jekyl/Hyde.
  12. So how do you fix the rotation?

    Aren't you worried our coaching staff would mess them up?
  13. TT: How bad are the Orioles?

    We didn't even know if Bundy was going to give us anything going into this season. Now it turns out he's the only capable starter on the staff! Hard to believe but it could be even worse.
  14. This is not a bad stretch..this is who we are

    We could have potentially held it together with duct tape and crazy glue IF we still had one of the best bullpens in the majors. But with O'Day hurt all the time and Britton completely out, on top of the generally bad starting pitching, this team is pretty much at our opponents' mercy. Gausman has turned it around a bit and Bundy has been even better than expected. But that's not enough when there's basically nothing else except Miley.
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