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  1. wildbillhiccup

    The Colby Rasmus Appreciation Thread

    So here's the thing. I think "respects veterans" is just another term for stubborn and pig-headed. I think Buck's schtick is fine when things are going well, but the minute the ship starts to steer off course it becomes a lot less tolerable. 4 years with the Yankees...3 years with the D'Backs...4 years with the Rangers...there was definitely a trend before he joined the Os.
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    What year did they start the baggy pants

    General Larry Platt, is that you? Pants on the Ground
  3. wildbillhiccup

    So: at the end of the day, who was to blame for Chris Tillman?

    If you think that Duquette and/or Showalter were solely responsible for the Tillman signing then it's a moot point. If you think others were involved (i.e., the sons, Brady, etc.) then it's not. That's the problem wit this organization. We don't know who to hold accountable for anything because their roles are so ambiguous and undefined. It's not a healthy way to run a business.
  4. wildbillhiccup

    The Colby Rasmus Appreciation Thread

    I think we might need to coin the term "Brady Goggles"
  5. wildbillhiccup

    The Colby Rasmus Appreciation Thread

    It makes me wonder how much influence Buck had. And if it was a situation where Buck said he wanted Tillman and Brady was standing beside him nodding his head saying "yep, I can fix him". We know Brady was involved in the Cobb and Cashner signings so it's probably not that much of a stretch to think he hand in Tillman too.
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    The Colby Rasmus Appreciation Thread

    Exhibit A (and I stopped looking after a few minutes). SteveA - “I agree, the Rasmus signing could be a really good one.” oriole – “I’m actually liking the Rasmus signing too” DrungoHazewood – “Rasmus is a good player.” 25 Nuggets – “Don’t sleep on the Rasmus signing.” MDtransplant757 – “Rasmus is a good bounce back bat.” clapdiddy – “Call me crazy, but I'd be OK with a Rasmus signing. He's decent defensively and I believe he still has the ability to play CF.’ crawjo – “This is a good deal. Rasmus has real upside and could end up being a valuable piece for us this year.”
  7. wildbillhiccup

    The Colby Rasmus Appreciation Thread

    Agreed.
  8. wildbillhiccup

    The Colby Rasmus Appreciation Thread

    In all fairness many of the posters on this message board were lauding the Rasmus signing at the time, which I could never quite figure out. He had both physical AND mental red flags. It made no sense to me and neither did the TIllman signing. And that's not just in hindsight. I'm also not sure this off season will really give us an opportunity to assess the new regime because I don't see the team being very active in the free agent market. I think the primary focus this off season will be trying to find a way to get Trumbo and/or Davis off their roster (if that's even possible). It can't be a true rebuild if you still have two moldy walls still standing.
  9. wildbillhiccup

    How Long is the Road to Contention?

    Your statement - "True, Peter Angelos was "the sole decision making owner" and still is this season, since neither John nor Louis is an owner. " The Baltimore Sun published an article in May of this year that contradicts your claim that Peter is still the sole decision maker. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bs-sp-orioles-angelos-hierarchy-0523-story.html PS) http://www.businesswritingblog.com/business_writing/2010/04/the-overuse-of-quotation-marks.html
  10. wildbillhiccup

    A Few Questions About Some Former Orioles

    No one is signing him to play CF.
  11. wildbillhiccup

    A Few Questions About Some Former Orioles

    Ding ding ding. We have a winner.
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    A Few Questions About Some Former Orioles

    Ok, they're being overly pessimistic and you're being overly optimistic. No one is signing Jones to a four year deal. He'll get a two year deal or maybe a three year deal if everything falls perfectly in his favor. Spotrac has him listed as the fifth best free agent OF, which is probably a bit optimistic, but it's not that far off. I mean, I'd probably take him over M.Gonzalez (who they have ranked higher) and after AJ Pollock (who they have ranked lower). PLAYER (36) POS. AGE TEAM H RBI HR AVG OPS IP ERA W SV 2018 SALARY MARKET VALUE (AAV) Bryce Harper CF 26 WSH 137 100 34 .249 .889 $21,725,000 $31,053,237 Michael Brantley LF 32 CLE 176 76 17 .309 .832 $12,000,000 $19,295,073 Andrew McCutchen RF 32 NYY 145 65 20 .255 .792 $14,750,000 $18,988,416 Marwin Gonzalez LF 30 HOU 121 68 16 .247 .733 $5,125,000 $17,942,070 Adam Jones CF 33 BAL 163 63 15 .281 .732 $17,333,333 $16,020,959 Nick Markakis RF 35 ATL 185 93 14 .297 .806 $11,050,000 $14,995,660 A.J. Pollock CF 31 ARI 106 65 21 .257 .800 $7,750,000 $11,003,030 Hunter Pence RF 36 SF 53 24 4 .226 .590 $18,500,000 - Brett Gardner LF 35 NYY 125 45 12 .236 .690 $11,500,000 - Carlos Gonzalez RF 33 COL 128 64 16 .276 .796 $8,000,000 - Lonnie Chisenhall RF 30 CLE 27 9 1 .321 .846 $5,587,500 - Matt Joyce LF 34 OAK 43 15 7 .208 .675 $6,000,000 - Curtis Granderson LF 38 MIL 83 38 13 .242 .782 $5,000,000 - Carlos Gomez RF 33 TB 75 32 9 .208 .634 0.3 $4,400,000 - Cameron Maybin RF 32 SEA 85 28 4 .249 .662 $3,250,000 - Jon Jay RF 34 ARI 141 40 3 .268 .677 $4,500,000 - Colby Rasmus LF 32 BAL 6 1 1 .133 .426 $3,000,000 - Chris Young RF 35 LAA 19 13 6 .168 .615 $2,000,000 - Rajai Davis CF 38 CLE 44 6 1 .224 .559 $1,750,000 - Melky Cabrera LF 34 CLE 70 39 6 .280 .755 $1,250,000 - Gregor Blanco RF 35 SF 41 12 2 .217 .579 $1,000,000 - Matt Szczur CF 29 SD 14 6 1 .187 .532 $950,000 - Shane Robinson CF 34 NYY 7 2 1 .143 .432 $950,000 - J.B. Shuck LF 32 MIA 25 4 .192 .486 $750,000 - Eric Young Jr. CF 34 LAA 22 8 1 .202 .551 $545,000 - Matt Holliday OF 39 COL $545,000 - Jose Bautista RF 38 PHI 66 48 13 .203 .726 $545,000 - Austin Jackson CF 32 NYM 85 32 3 .245 .625 $545,000 - Clay Rapada RF 38 SF - - Emilio Bonifacio CF 34 MIL - - Jason Bourgeois LF 37 CHW - - Ben Revere CF 31 LAA - - Peter Bourjos RF 32 SF 9 4 1 .205 .603 - - Mike Baxter LF 34 SEA - - Jordan Schafer CF 32 SF - - Mike McCoy RF 38 SD - -
  13. wildbillhiccup

    A Few Questions About Some Former Orioles

    So let me get this straight. You all have been suggesting that the Orioles bring back Nick Markakis for the last four years...and now you're suggesting the bring back JJ Hardy as a player coach...BUT you don't think Adam Jones can land a MLB deal somewhere/anywhere (i.e., he might play in Japan). It's like you have blind homer amnesia today! Cleveland was rumored as a landing spot when the trade rumors were swirling and I believe Brantley is a free agent this year. I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up signing with the Indians for a modest two year deal (and yes, he's going to get more than the MLB minimum).
  14. wildbillhiccup

    Top Manager Candidates

    Well he's dead so there's that.
  15. wildbillhiccup

    Top Manager Candidates

    DeRosa - Has he really come across as intelligent to you on TV? Because I'd say the exact opposite. In fact I'd put him just a slight notch above Eric Byrnes and Pedro in terms of my least favorite former Major Leaguer on MLB TV. Guys like Thome, Dempster, and Smoltz seem much more savvy to me. Bordick - No just no. Sciosia - As you mentioned, there's no incentive for him to take the job and no reason for the O's to pay him. Kendall - Probably the best option. Cheap and already works for the organization. Also best suited for the lame duck position this hire will most likely be.
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