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Punchandjudy

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  1. I don’t need to look at the rankings to know they are stupid clickbait.
  2. I’m going with Norfolk especially if Hays, Mountcastle, and Diaz are there. The rotation, pen, etc should be stacked.
  3. To paraphrase Jack Nicholson’s joker: this town needs an enema!
  4. This statement isn’t remotely close to the truth in the case of Baltimore. The city continues to hemorrhage people, the housing market is declining. I’m all for keeping the O’s here, but there are facts and then there is this statement. I’ve lived here for 43 years. I own two houses, one of which I spent 6 months trying to sell unsuccessfully because the rental market is strong. The market for home sales keeps showing home values decreasing while home values in the rest of the country increases. Sure millennials are renting but they are putting roots down in the community. As for the article, I think it’s mainly clickbait. Camden Yards is a crown jewel in the pantheon of ballparks. The Baltimore media market is a top 30 market in the US and that doesn’t factor in the greater viewing area reaching from Harrisburg/York extending down to Charlotte. Remove Baltimore from MLB and you risk a huge potential boycott of the game which certainly would impact the bottom line as these fans allegiances certainly would not transfer geographically if at all. I believe expansion is a greater possibility at this point for Nashville, Vegas, or San Antonio as I believe MLB would look more to add to its base than risk potentially turning off one of the biggest media markets in the country.
  5. Without seeing the game-the line is better than “pretty good.” WHiP under 1, more than a k/inning, give up only 2 earned over 7.
  6. I’m in the Dave Johnson camp as far as relievers are concerned: the more you use, the more chance one of them will have an off day.
  7. He also does a real good job at clearing his hips through, head stays steady, swing is compact, straight to the ball, and gets good extension...also real quiet takes, the first one looked like a ball as he shot a quick look at the ump.
  8. I don’t see the fascination with this guy. Perhaps he can field but can’t hit worth a lick. Seems like an organizational guy to me that’s getting promoted and hyped bc of his draft status. I thought Adam Hall deserved the bump to Frederick before Cadyn. I’ve never seen him play but I’m extremely skeptical of his upside.
  9. I don’t disagree that he has an opportunity to prove me wrong. My opinion is what I stated above, doesn’t make me right or wrong right now. I don’t see the upside besides the ability take a few walks but you are right, time will tell. Either way, I wouldn’t let him dictate whether he is in the O’s future plans.
  10. Because he shouldn’t be-the guy is a AAAA player/5th outfielder. He is fine as the 24th-27th man but isn’t a difference maker. The O’s are a long way away from needing 24th-27th guys.
  11. It’s like a living document (oh boy I dated myself)
  12. One could argue Peralta and Fenter’s stuff has more upside then someone like Knight.
  13. Yeah I liked watching him play. He reminded me of a few guys I played with. I’m sorry to see him go. Seemed like a real good organizational guy.
  14. And I got the other 1/2...btw JMU, Shelton Perkins is off to a nice start!
  15. average has slipped to .417 with an OPS of .911-I went to his player page and it is showing him as an Aberdeen Ironbird which makes me wonder if he has been promoted?
  16. I believe Ortiz was 34 in the overall 100 at some point. That guy’s star has really faded. I’m most disappointed in Encarnacion, thought he had upside. Carmona too, but wasn’t overly surprised when he was held back on extended spring training. I still have faith Pop can be a nugget but I guess we will wait and see if he can find his sinker again or if he is like Britton when he came back from injury.
  17. I wonder how many people who have opinions set in stone on a 22 year old have seen the guy play in person? How many have watched a game of his start to finish? How many have watched him play in the field? How many have drawn their conclusion based on what they’ve read and stats? My point is I reserve judgement until I’ve seen him play and I reserve ultimate judgement until i see him in person. The guy has some flaws to his game and there are others who are pushing him to start tomorrow against the Sox. I think if he played short for so many years, he could play a respectable left. I think if he rakes, he will learn to walk here and there when he matures a little. I don’t know if he will be a good, great, or average player but I’m not willing to make that call until I see him with my own two eyes. I suspect that rule doesn’t apply to a lot of people who have posted in this thread, and think they know what type of player Mountcastle is.
  18. Based in no small part to the different ways the radar now measures mph versus how it did 10-15 years ago. The gun is 3 mph faster today even though today’s gun is supposedly a more accurate measurement.
  19. That was supposed to read Red Sox "Assistant" GM Eddie Romero-I can't edit for some reason.
  20. I read that Cashner credits his better year to the advanced metric information pushed by the Elias regime. I also read that the Red Sox liked both prospects the O's picked up. Prado had approximately as many K's as BB's and has played all 3 outfield positions with an intriguing mix of power and speed. Noelberth Romero has a really cool first name has some tools too. Listed as a utility infielder, word is his arm strength should be enough to have him play up the middle. Sounds like his defensive skills are ahead of his offensive skills though he has shown a little pop but not as much as Prado. Both need to add some weight to their 6' frames. Prado tips the scales at 160 while Romero is 145. Red Sox GM Eddie Romero: "I know these guys are far off, but it hurt. When they were coming up with these names, they weren’t guys that we were hoping they’d asked for..." I like the move of rolling the dice on upside youth rather than middling older prospects who don't present much upside (ala the Homer Bailey trade)
  21. Pinch hit for Lewis (who is hitting .484) last night, Shayne is off to a hot start himself hitting .364 through 26 ab’s in the GCL. Nice to see a few guys hitting on that team so far in the young season.
  22. First 11 games, 31ab’s, .484 avg....only a couple of doubles but guy has come out of shoot firing
  23. Cashner is an extremely mediocre pitcher having a good year (Brocail deserve any credit?) and most likely going to regress to the mean. He was going to net you an extremely mediocre return. I see nothing wrong with the trade. The money was most likely the key. Wonder if Elias get carte blanche to reinvest that into the organization or if that money is refunded to the Angelos’’?
  24. I wouldn’t be so quick to remove Tate. His stuff seemingly is playing better as a reliever.
  25. Guess Verlander answered my question above and then some! Next question, will MLB change the balls back? Or will they basically do the same thing they did by turning a blind eye to dopers and completely invalidate all the stats that came before.
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