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About btownoriole

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    Plus Member Since 7/08
  • Birthday 6/3/1971

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    Bloomington, IN
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    O's, Ravens, Hoosiers
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    Marketing Director
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Adam Jones
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Cal Ripken & Eddie Murray

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  1. btownoriole

    TT: Orioles Games of Thrones and the Way Forward

    Brady sat down for a podcast in the spring that sheds some light on his philosophy. It’s been a while since I listened to it but he does talk about analytics favorably. Not much mention of the international market. https://www.mlb.com/news/orioles-anderson-executive-access-podcast/c-270578884
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    Connolly: Heads may roll today

    The reality is that we just do not know who is accountable for this mess because the organization's decision-making is poorly structured.
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    Wanna reinvigorate the team/fanbase? Re-sign Manny.

    True but the 1992 O’s would’ve made the playoffs in today’s format and the ‘94 Orioles were 2.5 games out of the playoffs when the strike started. I would also argue that the Glenn Davis trade seriously dragged down the potential of those teams.
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    Who's most to blame for this mess?

    Roy - do you have any sense of how involved Peter is now? Will the sons be making these decisions?
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    Last 60 games: 15-45

    We’re 12-42 in our last 54 (1/3 of a season), a cool .222 winning percentage.
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    Wanna reinvigorate the team/fanbase? Re-sign Manny.

    Your idea is actually similar to the approach the late 80’s O’s took - rebuild around Cal (then 27) - instead of trading him for prospects. The difference was that Cal was under contract and the economics of the game were very different.
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    Worst start since 2010

    Good post. For those looking for hope, the 2002 Angels started 6-14 and won the World Series. On top of that, they ended 2001 by going 2-19. BTW, I think it’s highly unlikely that the Orioles even have a winning record.
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    Shortest Orioles Books Written, 2017 Version

    Pitching to Victory with Big Leads by Kevin Gausman
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    Building the 2018 team

    I'm an optimist but I just don't see the 2018 team being competitive. Being an optimist I like our position player young talent (Schoop, Mancini, Hays, Sisco, Mullins, Mountcastle) so I start thinking 2019 and beyond. I'd extend Schoop and try to get young talent (especially pitching) for Manny, Britton, Brach, & Jones between now and February. That said, I don't expect the O's to follow this approach.
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    Could Dexter Fowler Be An Orioles Offseason Target, Again?

    I don't know but I think it's plausible with the increase in TV ratings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Uh Oh - "Apres nous le deluge"

    The whole CTE thing has really dampened my enthusiasm for football. Being aware of what the sport is doing to the players long-term has made it hard for me to watch the sport with a clear conscience. I still check on the Ravens but I don't plan my life around the Ravens and Sunday Ticket anymore. As for the state of TV, I really think at some point in the next 20-30 years that there will be very few, if any, TV channels the way we know them now. I watch shows, sports, and news pretty much whenever I want to, not necessarily when they are broadcast. In fact, I honestly have no idea what time or what days the shows I like to watch are actually broadcast. It's very different from the late 90's when I would plan my schedule around when my favorite shows were on. Even with the O's I usually follow the games on At Bat while I'm doing other things and tune in as action develops and my schedule permits.
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    From the "let it go Roy" thread..

    Buck did pretty much the same thing in the 2014 ALDS Game 1. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I think our rotation will be better next year

    If everyone is healthy I think Bundy is in the pen for at least the first month or two. They'll still want to conserve his innings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Poll: Fireable Offense?

    Did 1990's Peter Angelos start this thread? The one who fired Johnny Oates? The one who forced Davey Johnson & Pat Gillick out after 2 playoff appearances? The one who fired Frank Wren for not holding a plane? Firing Buck for one bad decision, when few other managers would have even had this team in that position, would be similar to those ill-fated decisions.
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    Tillman or UJ on Tuesday?

    I think the Jays will go with Liriano, given the way he pitched last week and the O's struggles vs. lefties. I'd probably go with the hot hand but I'm not vehemently opposed to Tillman. While Tillman's career stats at Rogers Centre are not good, he did have a 2.38 ERA this year and the O's were 2-0 in his starts there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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