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About wildbillhiccup

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  • Birthday 5/15/1974

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    Trey Mancini
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  1. Os requesting offers on Machado (deal expected this week)

    Wow. A bit surprised the Cards would have only had to part with their 9th best prospect in the Stanton deal (which was rumored to be the best offer). So if they Cardinals have the pitching prospects that we want, I think Dan has to sell them on allowing us to be a one stop shop. They can trade for their power bat AND their closer (which they also need). And I really hope we can do better than Alcantra. I want Reyes.
  2. Os requesting offers on Machado (deal expected this week)

    I think it would. I don't see them trading for both players unless they get Ozuna REALLY cheap.
  3. Os requesting offers on Machado (deal expected this week)

    Pham isn't a prospect...he's 29 years old. I don't think he makes sense for the Orioles if they're doing a pseudo rebuild. Here's a link to the Cardinals top prospects for context - http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2017?list=stl Also, I just read that the Cardinals are the favorites to land Ozuna. I imagine they'll no longer be interested in Machado if they make that trade.
  4. Os have spoke with Dbacks re Corbin

    They could move Bradley into the starting rotations, temporarily.
  5. Os have spoke with Dbacks re Corbin

    I'm not sure how much it would take to get him, but this is definitely the most encouraging name we've been linked to. Corbin's a good pitcher. The Diamondback's need a closer so I'm sure they're interested in Britton or Brach. It's a shame we can't pry Archie Bradley away from them and convert him back to a SP.
  6. Matthew Edward Harvey - The Real Deal or Damaged Goods?

    I don't understand your logic either. O'Day is set to make $9M this year and $9M next year. Harvey is set to make $5.1M this year and is arbitration eligible next year. If they trade O'Day before the season starts (for Harvey) they'd be saving $3.9M this season and probably more next season (really depends on how Harvey does this year.). Andy why can't they replace O"Day with a minor league reliever or cheaper reliever? Even if they sign a reliever I'm pretty confident that Harvey's salary + a FA Reliever will be collectively less than O'Day's salary + a FA low end starting pitcher.
  7. Matthew Edward Harvey - The Real Deal or Damaged Goods?

    O"Day for Harvey would not be that egregious. I think you're over reacting a bit. And maybe the salary dump puts them in a position to up their offer to Manny. Ever think about that?
  8. Matthew Edward Harvey - The Real Deal or Damaged Goods?

    ...annnnnnnnnd END THREAD.
  9. Matthew Edward Harvey - The Real Deal or Damaged Goods?

    Rut roh. Second report in less than 24 hours. Where there's smoke... Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Orioles are discussing trading a reliever to the Mets for Matt Harvey. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports first mentioned earlier Monday that the O's were seen as one club that could make a play for Harvey. Rosenthal mentions that Harvey and Brad Brach are projected for similar salaries in their final arbitration years and that Darren O'Day is owed $18 million over the next two seasons. There's been a decent amount of smoke the last few days about the Mets listening to offers for Harvey. Related: Orioles Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter Dec 11 - 5:45 PM
  10. Os requesting offers on Machado (deal expected this week)

    I'm not condoning it, but you can't deny the recent wave / success of younger / millennial GMs. And the only reason I associated with age is that I think it's more of a culturally thing more than anything. These 30 somethings have grown up plugged in and connected.
  11. Os requesting offers on Machado (deal expected this week)

    Agreed and Brady Anderson is about as millennial as I am (I'm in my early 40s)
  12. Matthew Edward Harvey - The Real Deal or Damaged Goods?

    So you've never called into work claiming to be sick when you really weren't? Because if you have, then maybe you shouldn't be taking so much a moral high ground. People make mistakes. You can't condemn every person who has a bump in the road. There are plenty of things in life that shouldn't be forgiven (or forgotten), but this isn't one of them.
  13. Os requesting offers on Machado (deal expected this week)

    ...and as much as it pains me to say this, we need a young millennial. Someone who's just as comfortable texting / tweeting as he is talking. That's the direction things are heading.
  14. Matthew Edward Harvey - The Real Deal or Damaged Goods?

    In today's professional sports environment this seem like a pretty minor offense. Did he exercise poor judgement? Most definitely, but he didn't commit a crime and he didn't put anyone in danger. My guess is he was frustrated with his performance and channeled that frustration the wrong way. It's certainly not enough for me to condemn him for the rest of his playing career. Also, the Tillman comparison is ridiculous. Tillman has never come close to having the year Harvey did in 2013. And don't cite his 2012 season because he only pitched 78 innings that year. Chris Tillman is an average pitcher who overachieved for a few years. Harvey had the potential to be a Cy Young candidate before the surgery. Will he ever be the same pitcher again? Who knows, but at least with Harvey there's potential to capture lightening in a bottle.
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