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LookitsPuck last won the day on January 17 2016

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  1. LookitsPuck

    We desperately need our next JJ Hardy

    We desperately need an entire new defensive roster. The outfield sucks, the infield sucks....and the catching position is green at best. It's amazing how terrible this defense is.
  2. LookitsPuck

    Dan Duquette -- any chance he stays?

    Time to move on. Ubaldo, Gallardo, nixing MGon while going into the season with a depleted starting rotation, not hitting on really any starting pitchers since early in his tenure as an Oriole, being duped by Parra and giving up Davies for him...the list goes on. This team needs some fresh guidance. He harped on improving starting pitching and OBP, but this club has been anything such over the last few years. This team has been essentially a beer league softball club predicated on rarely hitting 3 run homers, having subpar defense and extremely poor team speed with little ability to manufacture runs all the while having average at best SP (or well below) and (the one thing done well until recently) an elite/above average bullpen. I'm sorry, I don't want to see that same old recipe again from Duquette. It's tired and this team needs a new direction. One that actually takes defense seriously otherwise our starting rotation will always has a disadvantage.
  3. LookitsPuck

    Tillman DFA

    I'm just saying, he won't be back in the majors and effective without some sort of surgery. No team in their right mind would take him back as is. The only reasonable excuse is Tillman hiding an injury to explain his lack of velocity and poor control. Otherwise? Not a chance.
  4. LookitsPuck

    Tillman DFA

    And get his cutter back, yeah?
  5. LookitsPuck

    Tillman DFA

    I'd bet my rent money that he'd come back...after a successful surgery operation and a rehab. He's only 30, but his velocity has been down and he's had nagging injuries. This is a bit different than Gonzo when Duquette cut him right after spring training. Tillman got *way* more leeway here. And Jake Arrieta was only 27 when he was traded. I don't think most people thought he wouldn't amount to anything. I think people thought he wouldn't amount to anything with the O's.
  6. LookitsPuck

    Tillman DFA

    So, the question again, was this Brady's influence? Buck? Duquette? The Angelos sons? I guess it shouldn't matter too much. Peter pulled the trigger to nix Bud Norris with a larger contract.
  7. LookitsPuck

    Big time talk from Dan

    So the question becomes: Is this Angelos's sons buying into this? And if so: who convinced them? Brady? Buck? Duquette?
  8. I have nothing wrong with the O's physicals over the last few years. It prevented us from getting Balfour and it nearly prevented us from getting Gallardo had Duquette did the right thing and walked completely away instead of restructuring the contract. There were also a few other scenarios that ended up being non-issues re: more stringent physicals.
  9. LookitsPuck

    Machado to the Dodgers, 5-1 deal

    Well this is disappointing from what was originally reported.
  10. LookitsPuck

    Machado Trade Expectations

    I'd be curious if Brady and John Angelos get credit if the Machado trade includes Diaz and May on this forum. 🤷‍♂️
  11. LookitsPuck

    Britton Trade Expectations

    Security line not baggage claim. He had a carry on. Was going through TSA Pre.
  12. LookitsPuck

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Diaz, May and Robinson? If so, nice haul. Props to Brady.
  13. LookitsPuck

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Yeah. Looks like Brady is handling this correctly.
  14. LookitsPuck

    2018 Chris Tillman

    I don't see why they wouldn't. On July 31, 2015 he was DFA'd and then released on August 8th. My math isn't going to be spot on, but he had an $8.8m contract in 2015. So you figure 4 out of 6 months he pitched for the O's, so it looks like they were willing to eat 1/3 of his contract. Which was roughly $2.93m. At this point, no reason to bring Tillman back up unless they legitimately feel that there is zippy depth to call up and/or Cashner is going to be out for a significant chunk of the year. The minors are pretty dearth of impact/ready starting pitching talent...so it's a coin flip for me. The season is a wash. No reason to rush players up. And Yacabonis vs. Tillman? Who cares. Yacabonis isn't a long term piece for this club. I guess you could make a case to call up Means. :shrug:
  15. LookitsPuck

    Britton Trade Expectations

    Speaking of Britton. Just saw him at BWI in the security line waiting for his bag about an hour ago.