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wildbillhiccup

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About wildbillhiccup

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  1. I feel like you're overreacting a bit, because I do see potential in Diaz and Kremer, but I'm still baffled why a GM they had no interest in retain ingwas allowed to trade Schoop and Gausman in particular. And the whole trading for international money seems like a very poorly thought out and executed plan. All water under the bridge I guess.
  2. I will happily take the under on that number.
  3. Defensively? Gotta go with Brooks.
  4. I haven't been this emotionally confused/conflicted since Cal Ripken said Adrian Beltre was the best 3B of all time.
  5. You know we have a minor league system right? Not once in the other thread did I advocate signing someone like Allen. It would be a waste of money.
  6. Just to be clear I'm not advocating a move like this. Signing Keuchel, even to a one year deal, would have been wasted money. I'm talking about continuing to play under performers. We have minor league system so we have alternatives and no one can be as bad as Dan Straily.
  7. Again, I think you're missing my point. I'm not saying playing someone else will amount to more wins or make a difference, but that doesn't mean you stop trying. The question I'm asking is not whether or not the Orioles are capable of winning more games, it's whether or not they're trying to win more games.
  8. That's the problem. I've asked myself that very same question and the only answer I can come up with is that they are actively trying not to win.
  9. Again, it's not the losses so much as it is the not trying to win vibe that I've been picking up lately. Straily should have been DFAed weeks ago.
  10. If this is true then I have a real problem with Elias' strategy / approach. Fielding a bare bones / replacement level roster is one thing, but if he's blatantly not trying to win goes against the spirit / ethics of the game. It's no different than cheating IMO.
  11. The Davis situation is...complicated. I get that. So I'm not completely lumping that into the same category although while they technically have to pay him they don't have to play him. For me, it's more about me getting a hint of a tanking vibe lately. And that bothers me.
  12. Again, losing and not trying to win are two completely different things to me. I'm not ok with a complete tank job. Even if they have limited resources they should be trying to win and it doesn't seem like they are. And for me that really boils down to decisions to roster / play players who haven't performed. By not cycling out some of those players, like Straily, for someone new (anyone really) it crosses into "we're tanking" territory for me. And as much as Elias wants to base his rebuilding strategy on securing multiple #1 draft picks it needs to happen organically. Otherwise it goes against the spirit of the game.
  13. I really don't associate them not signing free agents with them not trying to win. I was fine with them saving money and going lean and mean for a few years. it's more about continuing to roll out the same players who really don't deserve to wear a MLB uniform. We have a minor league system. It may not be the best, but at this point I'll settle for seeing anyone not named Dan Straily.
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