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  1. Number5

    The Oriole Killer Hall of Fame

    I was thinking of Harmon Killebrew. He seemed to kill us. I don't know about labeling him as an Oriole killer, though, because he pretty much killed everybody. ☺️
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    SABR Sentiment for the NL DH

    Or they could just eliminate interleague play and go back to teams having more fair and balanced schedules within their own leagues. Then whether or not the NL has a DH wouldn't matter until the world series. The only advantage to interleague play was the novelty of it. That's pretty much gone by the wayside now, and we are left with imbalanced schedules, so get rid of it.
  3. Only if he swings it.
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    Baseball Gif Thread

    Can it be? Is she that nymphomaniac brewery heiress who likes sports that we went to college looking for? 😍
  5. Number5

    Best baseball movies

    "Cool Papa Bell was so fast he hit a line drive up the middle and the ball hit himself in the butt sliding into second base."
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    O's said to be interested in Hanley Ramirez

    Sure, he could do that. Don't see how that would help him if he still wants to play, though.
  7. Number5

    O's said to be interested in Hanley Ramirez

    False. Boston owes him the money.
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    O's said to be interested in Hanley Ramirez

    My understanding is that for a player in this situation, the Red Sox pay what is owed less the prorated league minimum, or, if a team is stupid enough to pay more than the prorated league minimum, it is the Red Sox that gain financially, as they still pay the difference between what they owe him and what the new team plays. No difference to the player. If two teams are looking to sign him, he just chooses what he feels is his best situation to go to. He makes a total of what he is owed by the Red Sox in any case.
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    O's said to be interested in Hanley Ramirez

    Boston is paying him.
  10. Number5

    Happy Birthday

    Diamond Jim.
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    O's said to be interested in Hanley Ramirez

    He has already cleared waivers.
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    Random Thought Thread

  13. So lets offer them Davis for Calhoun. 😶
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    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    Welcome back!
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    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    I see this type of calculation a lot. I see guys adding up expected WAR totals of multiple players and/or multiple years and asserting that that makes up for reduced quality. It doesn't. Whether Machado would be resigned or not, it is absolutely certain that somebody will be playing shortstop for the Chicago Cubs for the next 3.5 years. Or are you actually saying that the Cubs will only play with 8 players on the field for the next three years after this season? The money earmarked for Machado for the Cubs in such a trade will surely be spent on another player, should Manny not be resigned, who will, undoubtedly, produce something in the WAR column. I don't know Theo Epstein personally, but I'm pretty sure that he doesn't make trades based on this kind of misguided calculation. Unforeseen events, such as injury, can always happen, but the team getting the high-quality player in such trades usually comes out ahead. For the Orioles, the consideration for the trade is simply that no matter how good Machado plays from here on out this season, the team is out of contention. The future production is the Orioles' concern. For the Cubs, however, this season's production is a paramount consideration, and the following seasons will be addressed appropriately when necessary. Neither team, however, is performing your suggested calculus, as it doesn't apply in either case.
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