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  1. Wilkerson can help as the Utility Infielder

    I agree with the article that it would ge a good idea to slide him to SS in the AFL.
  2. He can play all 4 infield positions and also COF. He looks to have a pretty good bat. As far as I'm concerned he replaces Flaherty, he makes the minimum, and can't possibly be any worse than Flaherty at the plate. http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2017/10/orioles-facing-roster-decision-with-wilkerson.html
  3. Offseason Trade Ideas thread

    That is why you don't deal hm now. Hope he recovers over the winter and pitches the solid 1st half.
  4. Offseason Trade Ideas thread

    If they gave to sell low on Britton to trade him I'd be opposed.
  5. Offseason Trade Ideas thread

    This is an interesting idea if you think Price will stay healthy. A couple of things ...Price has an opt out after 2018. If he pitches the full season healthy like Price can he had a slight chance of getting out. But do you really think anyone is giving him more than 30 million per? So I don't see him opting out. Next he only pitched half a season but his mid three era means that he was at least productive when he did pitch. why do you think the Red Sox would do this deal?
  6. Offseason Trade Ideas thread

    I don't think the Orioles are a team that can afford a 13.5 per year utility IF. You have no where to play Prado everyday and the DH hole is likely clogged up with Trumbo. If Buck had his choice he could probably keep Flaherty but I believe his salary is the reason not to keep him. I like the Staily idea but he walks a lot of guys. Would his era inflate in the AL East.
  7. Getting rid of Chris Davis

    My problem is the Davis' contract is restricting them from doing the right thing with Machado. You have 5 more painful years of his contract. That essentially means you'd have 50 million wrapped up in two players for the next 4-5 years. For a mod market team that is brutal. Maybe not impossible if the system has turned the corner and you stop giving away good MLB pitchers for junk.
  8. No help for the OL?

    Well I certainly think it's a problem! Some injuries are happen and are bad luck, and can't be helped.
  9. 2017 Week 6: Ravens vs. Bears

    I'm worried about an overly conservative game plan. The Bears defense is good but so was the Raiders. i calculate that we should be able to win the turnover battle against a rookie QB in our house. i think the Ravens win with the help of defensive points & turnovers. Ravens 24 Bears 9
  10. No help for the OL?

    Certainly not defending the Ravens brass. But, the Ravens have money concerns and have given up picks for Bergstrom and the Jacksonville center whose name eludes me as he hasn't made the field yet. You can't continue to throw good money (picks/future cap money) to bad. at some point the Ravens need to address strength and conditioning problems. Injuries happen....but leading the league the las three years in players placed on IR is not imo.
  11. What will $40-50M get you?

    Yeah....if there is any chance of resigning Machado it would take a payroll increase to afford to 20 per pitchers
  12. Connolly: Just swing the damn bat Davis!

    So in this Mornings Roch article, Chris Davis is advocating for Coolbaugh and the infield coach to Beverly retained. He points out 8 guys hitting 20 homers as a point of achievement. Chris ....You sucked major butt this year. The best way to advocate for anyone is by not saying anything. Your 20+ million salary was a complete waste of money. Who cares if 8 guys hit 20 home runs. The offense didn't manufacture runs, had a very low OBP, too many Ks, and you were the biggest culprit. If it weren't for the albatross of a contract that Angelos' so foolishly bid against himself to give you the DFA designation would be in front of your name. Hire a psychiatrist, and a off season hitting coach to try to get back to the player you were before you signed that contract. Maybe then will you have some credibility when advocating for a hitting coach. Sorry for the rant! http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2017/10/davis-wants-entire-coaching-staff-to-return-in-2018.html
  13. The #11 Pick in 2018 draft

    Sure....but he didn't start fast this year which is why his season was so poor.
  14. The #11 Pick in 2018 draft

    Your not trading a high draft pick to dump Trumbo. His contract isn't outrageous And he is a notorious fast starter. He very easily could put up a fast start and be dealt for something of value. Davis is the problem and you have to hope he's embarrassed by his poor performance and hires a psychiatrist and an offseason hitting coach.
  15. He talks about that as a weakness. In my mind the Orioles are right in that middle, which to me that is anywhere from 12 to 18, that range. That is a much better place to be than the bottom five. Are there some areas where the Orioles come up short?: “Probably in middle infielders and pitching at the upper level of the minors. If you are an Orioles fan you would love to see some pitchers at the upper levels that could help next year. “With college pitchers like (Cody) Sedlock and (Keegan) Akin there was probably some hope that those guys would move quickly this year and maybe help in the second half of 2018. I don’t think you can count on that because neither of those guys had that kind of season. That is why the Orioles are not quite a top 10 farm system. These things are important - athletic middle infielders and starting pitchers at Double-A or above. Those are two families of players maybe you want the most in a farm system. But on the corners and with some lower level starting pitchers they do have some encouraging signs.”
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