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About theobird

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    Plus Member since 7/07
  • Birthday 6/6/1962

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    Fair Play, Mo.
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    Pheasant/quail hunting, biking
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    Project Engineer
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Jonathon Schoop
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Boog Powell

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  1. NCAA OH Bracket

    That depends on whether or not K-States leading scorer and rebounder, Dean Wade, can play next weekend. If he can, I would take K-Sate. They are awesome defensively, and Wade gives them enough punch to beat Kentucky.
  2. TT: Predicting the Opening Day Roster

    Looks like you were right on the Catchers Tony! I think Sisco is gonna crack the 25 now.
  3. Showalter: O's "Lying in the weeds" in AL East

    I guarantee you that Buck thinks the O's are a contender. That's what makes him a really great baseball man, and he is. And its also why you play the games. Baseball is a funny sport that way. If he gets a few big contributions from a couple two or three upstarts, it can happen in this game. That's what makes baseball the best sport on earth. Let the season begin!
  4. I agree with Boswell. I think the owners have smelled the coffee, and those stupid contracts are gone forever.
  5. Projected 2018 Minor League Depth Chart

    Interesting stuff. I think Wynns is in Baltimore, and Sisco is in Norfolk. I would actually prefer Mullins to play at Bowie, hitters can make the jump to the ML from there. Teague has pitched so well in ST that he may move up quickly.
  6. Trumbo out 3-4 weeks

    I like Pedro Alvarez quite a bit with a bat in his hands. He is a more than adequate DH replacement for Trumbo.
  7. Castro moves into the lead for the 5th starter

    If you ask me I would say Castro is on the edge of elimination and Cortes is pulling back into the race with mike Wright.
  8. NEED one of the Big Three Pitchers Left

    OK. Fair enough. Check back in when Cobb signs with someone else and see how it looks in here. And I have been highly critical of this front office from the beginning, at times criticized for it on here. But I do not want to be 20 games back at the all star break. We will not get anything of real value at the all star break for any of our players and that includes Manny. That ship has sailed. Jones? Nothing in return that would be better than a pick. If Schoop has a real good first half, he might bring you some value because a team would still have a year and a half from him. Davis? negative value. Trumbo? negative value. The only thing to hope for is some Oriole magic. Cashner pitches good. The old Tillman returns and Mike Wright finds himself. Go O's!
  9. Jake Arrieta to the Phillies - 3/75M

    I will be shocked if Arietta earns anywhere close to that contract. He has been showing all the signs of a guy well started off the cliff.
  10. NEED one of the Big Three Pitchers Left

    I can't wait for Cobb to sign with somebody, so the board can have its melt down and we can move on. Mike Wright will be the Orioles number 5 starter, no doubt in my mind.
  11. My 25-man roster prediction (as of 3/7/18)

    I don't have any inside info, but I really don't think they are even considering Cobb. I think the moves are over, and this is our team.
  12. What If Tillman Gets Hammered in Spring Training?

    Or the development of a new sinker, one or the other.
  13. What If Tillman Gets Hammered in Spring Training?

    I don't think Tillman has ever been anything more than a number 3 starter on a contending team. So, I think it will be neck and neck with Cashner to be the 3 on this team. So I guess what I am saying is if Gausman and Bundy take small steps forward and Cashner repeats his 2017 performance, our Pitching will be pretty decent. And I don't think that is too much of a stretch.
  14. What If Tillman Gets Hammered in Spring Training?

    I think there is no chance that Tillman gets cut before the regular season. None. Now if he pitches really poorly in his first 6 or 7 regular season games then all bets are off. I think he will be a solid #4 starter, thats mr official prediction.
  15. Mike Wright’s last shot

    For the record, I am still a Mike Wright fan. I may be the only one around here, but the guy just has the stuff. I am pulling for him to get it together. And, he is more than a number 5 starter if he gets it together, imo. Only time will tell.