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About Ven6

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  • Birthday 2/15/1966

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    Mill Valley, CA
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Manny, of course
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Brooks, followed by Eddie Murray (always thought he was under-appreciated, and Cal got a tad too much credit.)

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  1. Ven6

    Logan Schafer signed to minor league deal

    This makes it pretty clear we're going to sign Boone Logan, rounding out our Logan trifecta.
  2. Ven6

    Pirates shopping McCutchen

    Bump. The shopping is heating up: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/11/andrew-mccutchen-trade-rumors.html Would love to add Andrew Mc. What is a realistic offer from the O's?
  3. Ven6

    @ Athletics 8/8

    I hear ya, Roy. But the A's have taken about 4-5 hits away and another 2 hit into the shift that would've been hits.
  4. Ven6

    RHP Odrisamer Despaigne

    Hey, I know bumping old threads is your thing. I don't like it. It makes the front page of threads seem old and tired. To each his own.
  5. Ven6

    RHP Odrisamer Despaigne

    Respectfully done, Frobby, and I agree. The board is far too full of zombie threads in general, in my opinion. At minimum, the minor league goings on should be moved. There was a time when all the threads on the ol' OH were original thinking, insights and stat crunching. Now it's littered with all old rehashed threads (do we have to see the NY/NJ/CT fans thread from 7 years ago every time we play the Yanks?)
  6. Ven6

    Jeff Beliveau

    He was hurt earlier in the year. Buck talked up his return back in spring training. At one point, Buck made it seem like he was a real option for the big league club.
  7. Of course. But there's a pretty successful/influential ex-player GM named Billy Beane who made a case for mental toughness being an overlooked key ingredient (he didn't have it, despite the talent and Dykstra did, despite having less pure physical tools.)
  8. Ven6

    Orioles scouts will be watching Rich Hill today

    Hill pulled after 5 pitches today. Injury or trade?
  9. Ven6

    Analytics Free Thread

    Yes, and "clubhouse chemistry is the ultimate difference maker."
  10. Ven6

    Analytics Free Thread

    Machado is a man among boys. Jones is scaring me. Trumbomb is the new Nellie Cruz. Cito still sucks.
  11. Ven6

    Joey Rickard is the real deal

    Your question is a bit aggressive and a complete non sequitur. I like Joey R. I'm glad we have him. And I think he will play good D for us. He's just still adjusting. So why are you asking me about those scrubs?
  12. Ven6

    Joey Rickard is the real deal

    Buck raved about his defense all spring, especially his routes to the ball. I think Joey Rickard is a good defensive outfielder, but we've haven't seen it yet entirely. Adjustments to the ballparks, the second and third decks, and big league crowds and play in general are all still happening, IMHO.
  13. Ya know, I was thinking the same thing. And the worst part about Manfra on the radio is, he describes the play so thoroughly and intently without telling you what the result is--caught, foul, safe, whatever.
  14. Just reading the last two pages at Sons of Sam Horn. Priceless. Starts with Ortiz is going to end this Hollywood script style. Ends with misery: http://sonsofsamhorn.net/index.php?threads/4-11-baltimore-at-boston-home-opening-day.13664/page-15