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theobird

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About theobird

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

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  1. theobird

    Memorable O's Lefties

    Yes, that is a terrible oversight. And although Cuellar was a lefty, he had the screwball that played havoc on RH hitters. By far my favorite all time Oriole Lefty and it isn't really close.
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    An Early Look at the 2019 Draft

    I like the two college Catchers. That is what I would be focusing on in the draft.
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    "GM" & Manager: What are your wishes?

    And me either, I just do not understand. I want a new regime. Time to turn the page, get a whole new outlook on life, both in the front office and on the field.
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    "GM" & Manager: What are your wishes?

    I want a clean slate, I would like to see a new GM who then hires his own manager. The manager then hires his own coaching staff.
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    Renato Nunez Claimed from Texas

    I like Nunez, kid has potential. I am pulling for the guy to steady up the glove work, because he has some thump in that bat.
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    What would it take to move Davis or Trumbo?

    With Davis, just remember this is a guaranteed contract. There will be no negotiating. The deal is what it is. You can keep him for the duration of the contract. You can release him, and pay the duration of the contract. But, you are going to pay the full amount of the contract in any event. The only way that does not happen is if he retires on his own. I think the chance of that happening are pretty slim. I think the smart move is to cut your losses, and release the guy knowing full well that you will be on the hook for the money.
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    Trey Mancini is going to trend up

    And I think his hit tool is better than that. Time will tell.
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    Trey Mancini is going to trend up

    I agree Roy. I see a young player having the typical "sophomore slump". He is a hitter in my opinion. I don't care if he is not a prototypical power hitting first baseman. I think he will provide adequate power for a first baseman, and imo he is a very solid contributor long term.
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    What would it take to move Davis or Trumbo?

    Trumbo is a little overpaid, he could be moved without too much pain. Trumbo has value. Davis? Davis has zero value, actually way negative value. The only thing you can do is just cut him loose.
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    Duquette in mix for Mets new GM

    I think the Mets should hire him right away! I am all in on DD to the Mets.
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    Renato Núñez

    Well, you don’t believe in growth Nd development of a 24 year old player. I do. I would give him every opportunity because....we don’t have anybody better that is ready.
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    Renato Núñez

    I would like to see him get a long look, and I think that will happen. Then work his tail off in the off-season on his defense. Got a sneaking suspicion that he may end up being a very valuable pick up
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    Are You Happy

    I am very happy with the direction of the club. They have finally picked a solid direction and a full rebuild was the only direction that I would have been happy with. The trades? its just too early to tell, I was good with the Schoop deal and underwhelmed with the Gausman trade. But time will tell.
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    Grade the Gausman Deal

    I gave this one a C. I really only like Encarnacion of the guys we have coming back in the trade, but 2.5 in International bucks pushes up to a C for me. If not for the $$$$, I would rank it a D. I was a little let down with the prospect haul.
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    Grade the Schoop Deal

    I gave this trade a B. Ortiz is a real good high floor starter prospect with excellent stuff. Carmona is an exciting, yet far away, high ceiling SS. Villar is really just a place holder, but that is needed also while our kids develop. This is a solid trade.
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