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thezeroes last won the day on January 2 2017

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About thezeroes

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  • Birthday 1/24/1957

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  1. Far from routine with the shift they had on.
  2. thezeroes

    Who would you hire to replace Buck?

    I would make Chris Davis the Player/Manager. This way he could explain why he sucks and is still playing everyday after EVERY GAME. Also would at least earn some of that salary.
  3. thezeroes

    What Will Happen to....Pedro Alvarez

    They had BOTH under contract the last two years. So there is no need to imagine much. 2017 Mark Trumbo cost $11.5 Million and Alvarez at a percentage of the $1 Million when on the MLB Roster for the 14 games played in September.
  4. thezeroes

    Time to give Jones credit

    I used the 1PA or greater and the 0 walks or less. Pie may have been used on defense and no PA's.
  5. thezeroes

    Time to give Jones credit

    Your Orioles top Ten 1 Felix Pie 2010-09-15 2011-06-14 50G .246 .246 .338 .585 BAL 2 Adam Jones 2013-05-19 2013-07-03 43G .268 .275 .464 .738 3 Delmon Young 2014-04-19 2014-07-29 40G .320 .333 .456 .790 4 Caleb Joseph 2016-07-23 2017-05-24 35G .218 .225 .336 .561 5 Jonathan Schoop 2014-06-12 2014-07-25 33G .185 .200 .287 .487 6 Jonathan Schoop 2016-07-01 2016-08-06 31G .256 .279 .416 .695 7 Josh Bell 2010-08-20 2011-08-05 31G .194 .194 .301 .495 8 Luis Lopez 2004-06-14 2004-10-03 31G .179 .171 .284 .455 9 Brandon Fahey 2007-08-04 2008-07-08 30G .185 .197 .292 .489 10 Jose Morban 2003-05-27 2003-09-28 30G .136 .149 .182 .331
  6. thezeroes

    Deadline Trades

    To trade you would need a partner with a need and salary space. Trumbo, Davis contracts would be an issue without eating $$$. Jones is a full non-trade tenured player. Machado, Brach, and Britton would be rentals and unless two or more teams are involved a very little return IMO.
  7. thezeroes

    2018 Mike Wright

    I also have the same feeling when Mike Wright starts that I had with Jake Arrieta in 2013. A pitcher with excellent stuff but used his pitch count up by the fourth inning. Have a good start then two stinkers in a row. Having said that , I do hope he gets it turned around for the Orioles and not some other team.
  8. thezeroes

    2018 Chris Tillman

    In 2015, Chris Tillman had two games early in the season that he gave up 7 runs in each outing. Both against Toronto, both outings were under 5 innings. It took him until July to get his ERA below 4.00. Buck loves his "Track Record" stats a lot.
  9. thezeroes

    What does no announcement of a Buck extension mean?

    Buck could/should put into his contact the same type Opt Out that Maddon had with the Rays. Contract becomes Null and Void after a GM Change if he so desires.
  10. Baseball-Reference has the total at $125.3 Million with the suggested arbitration rates for several players. I see no mention of the Hardy and Miley buyouts and they also have Castillo as a free agent. https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BAL/baltimore-orioles-salaries-and-contracts.shtml
  11. thezeroes

    Tell me again why we didn't claim Verlander

    I was speaking to the "Leverage" that the Orioles did not have. By making a claim, they accept the terms and agreements of the contracts that they are claiming. Houston traded for the contract and accepted the $8 million added to the contract payoff per year. The Tigers could have allowed the Orioles to take on the whole contract if they had made a claim and not been compensated with a player in exchange. Basically the Orioles could have had him in a salary dump by Detroit. The Orioles had zero leverage if they made a claim.
  12. thezeroes

    Tell me again why we didn't claim Verlander

    Exactly the point. The Tigers could have just said he is yours (if he had waived his no trade clause) for $28Million over the next two years and have a good day.
  13. thezeroes

    Cafardo: Showalter losing the clubhouse

    Agree to disagree then.
  14. thezeroes

    Cafardo: Showalter losing the clubhouse

    If the opposing pitcher is below 1.5 seconds with his TTTP and the catcher has a POP time of under 1.85 then the battery can/will throw out all but the elite baserunners when the average time to second base is 3.3 to 3.4 seconds for baserunners. Given that the management of the Orioles know the speed to second of their baserunners and the TTTP + POP times of the opposing battery , why would you give any baserunner a green light when the numbers say they will be thrown out by a wide margin.