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About sportsfan8703

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  • Birthday 9/15/1983

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    Catonsville, Md
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  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Manny Machado
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Cal Ripken Jr.

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  1. sportsfan8703

    This guy the Brewers have Wade Miley.

    Miley is an example of a guy that needed to come up with something new to get outs and did. We were out of contention last year so he spent the rest of the season working on his cutter/slider. Remember there was talk of the FO wanting to re-sign Miley. Instead we brought back Tillman instead.
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    The Colby Rasmus Appreciation Thread

    Wasted millions.
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    Sun: Ripken files suit against Aberdeen

    The O’s messed up during the 2014 ALCS. Ripken should’ve thrown out the first pitch. It’s fun to pile on Cal as being a jerk, how the hell did Cal not throw out a first game playoff pitch? Embarrassing
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    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    There’s a select group of people that wouldn’t think you were a huge weirdo if you were messages from “sources” regarding an obscure Cuban baseball player with two first names.
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    Will Givens be traded this offseason?

    Exactly. Get all the lotto tickets we can. We need more depth at SP and position players though. Relievers most always come from being failed SPs. “Failed” is probably the wrong word because being a SP in the minors is just a way to get a guy IP. Even if he is destined for the pen.
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    Top Manager Candidates

    Everyone loves a comeback story. It’s the American way. Washington has a big lots of experience with good player development organizations. He’d likely be able to put together a top notch staff.
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    Ex-Orioles in the postseason

    If DFAd I’d offer Schoop every day 2nd base ABs because Beckham will have already been DFAd. Maybe offer Dickerson roving MILB IF instructor and have him in ST with Schoop.
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    Will Givens be traded this offseason?

    He may be 24. But he will either not be here when we are good again or be on a pricey 2nd contract. The process is to start being good in 2021 and 2022. Sorry, but few players here(minus rookies) will be here then.
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    Why Marlins Might Hire Buck in Front Office Rebuild

    Buck would be a great fit for everyteam in baseball as some time of front office consultant type. I’d love to see him on MLB tv with Billy Ripken. I think Buck is great on tv. I know I was here for the 14 years of losing and then some. I appreciate everything Buck did.
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    How to make baseball more interesting

    Have the Orioles be good at it. I don’t mind watching a 4 hour game if it feels like 2014 or 2016.
  11. Britton has one of the best seasons a reliever has ever had his last healthy season in Baltimore. How much more could analytics change that? Plus it doesn’t seem like other teams’ pitchers are that smart to see how to find Davis’ holes in his swing to to throw low and away breaking balls to Jones, Machado, and Schoop.
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    Will Givens be traded this offseason?

    It would be selling low. Givens value is a little down. Plus relievers are “volitaile”, so a team might try and pick up a couple reclamation projects first, rather than trade a prospect for Givens. The time to trade Givens is next trade deadline. These “bullpen” games only help relievers value. I’d look to trade Givens, Bleier, and Castro next deadline. We need to build up our inventory of position players and SP. Acquire more lotto tickets.
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    Ex-Orioles in the postseason

    Hader is Andrew Miller. It’s official. I don’t regret any of the trades. None. I regret that we didn’t go all in on 07/31/14 and trade Harvey+ for Lester. Sometimes it’s the moves you don’t make, DD- Lester Buck- not pitching Britton.
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    October 4, 2016-Two Years Later

    Exactly. First, Ubaldo should have never been anywhere near that game. Second, you put Britton in and ride him as long as he can go. We fell apart on that date. You have to have talent, but look at the Nats and Dodgers. Those teams believed and Buck and overperformed big time. Buck messed up. I forgive. I’m sure the team does too, but probably not in the 2017 season. Put it like this, Buck put a guy in that in early 2017 was in tears in a post game interview because he had a quality start, in an NL ballpark, with the P batting, to a team that lost nearly 100 games. He pitched that guy because it wasn’t a “save situation”. Look at the pens now. Britton should’ve pitched that game. I don’t care if it was right after Tillman.
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    'GM' Candidates and when

    I like Cherington for multiple reasons, - Would be awesome just to stick it to Toronto after what they did to us in the 2014-2015 offseason. Not even going to lie. - Knows how things work in the AL East - The guy was the wonderkid and “failed” once. You learn from your mistakes.