Jump to content


Plus Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

61 Low A-Ball

About Sydnor

  • Rank
  • Birthday 11/18/1980

Recent Profile Visitors

273 profile views
  1. Why do you think that they selected predominantly college players? Do you think it was due to unfamiliarity or concerns with the current scouting in the organization, because there is more data available on college players, or something else?
  2. Britt got the Manny interview. If you have a subscription to the Athletic, it’s worth your time. Manny reflects on the emotions of returning to Baltimore and the lack of love he felt from management because they didn’t talk to him about an extension after they said they’d call. Manny also says that it was a common theme with the organization because Nick and Adam also wanted to stay. He also indicates that he thought they could’ve let him know he was going to be moving across the country to LA rather than letting him be in limbo. For example, Manny said the following: “There was a lot of situations (in the past) where we reached out, and we wanted to stay there, and they kept saying, ‘Hey, yeah, we’re going to call you back. And we’re going to talk.’ And we’re still waiting for that call. That just sums up the whole summary of why I said that (to SI). It had nothing to do with the fans. I loved the fans. It was unbelievable playing in front of those guys every single night and day. They were always there cheering us on. Whether we were sucking or balling out, it didn’t matter; they supported us through everything.” https://theathletic.com/1042595/2019/06/23/baltimore-will-always-have-a-piece-of-my-heart-on-eve-of-his-return-to-charm-city-manny-machado-reflects/
  3. This was probably a little bit easier because it doesn’t appear to be hit as hard and V-Mart was a much slower runner, but it’s close.
  4. Sydnor

    Hunter Harvey 2019

    Meoli wrote that the move to the bullpen was innings related, but that it also presents another path to the majors: The change was made to keep his innings under control and possibly give him another path to the majors, and if Friday’s performance was any indication, it’s an intriguing possibility. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-hunter-harvey-20190614-story,amp.html
  5. I think you are referring to Yolbert Sanchez. As far as I know, he has not yet signed with a team.
  6. Mods, if this isn’t the appropriate place for this, please feel free to move it. Meoli did a nice accounting of where the 2018 international signing bonus slots were sent and spent: https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-international-bonus-pool-accounting-20190612-story.html Of note, Stivan Acevedo received the largest bonus and the team believes he would’ve gone for 7 figures if he held out until the 2019 signing period: The highest bonus of the signing period went to Acevedo, a 16-year-old outfielder who got a $275,000 bonus when his signing was finalized in April, according to the baseball source. Acevedo fit the "late bloomer" tag, not because his talents came along late but because he was born Aug. 2, 2002, making him very young for the 2018-19 period. He wasn't 16, nor was he developed enough, when teams used most or all of their bonus pools. Because the Orioles had the money to sign him, they believe they got a player whose present-day talents would have his bonus in the seven-figure range if he waited to sign until the upcoming period beginning July 2, as he was turning a corner. Acevedo is a 6-foot-4 center fielder with feel for the barrel, not much swing-and-miss and the chance to grow into some power.
  7. I believe I may have posted this at the time of the trade, but not everyone was sold on Diaz at the time of the trade. For example, in Baseball America’s article discussing the Machado trade, one scout said as follows: "The Dodgers sold high on a risky guy they don’t believe heavily in,’ said a third scout. "Having said that, I didn’t expect a big package. Rentals don’t command big packages in the game these days.” https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.baseballamerica.com/stories/how-scouts-front-office-personnel-viewed-the-machado-trade/%3famphtml I’m hopeful that Diaz turns it around and, with his injuries, I have no idea what his true talent level is, but I’m concerned that he might not be the player that we were hoping to receive in a Machado trade.
  8. Melewski transcribed an interview that Henderson did on 105.7. He indicates that he hasn’t decided whether he will sign or attend Auburn, but I wouldn’t expect him to state otherwise and decrease his bargaining power. https://www.masnsports.com/steve-melewski/2019/06/gunnar-henderson-interview-plus-os-notes-and-delmarva-getting-close.html
  9. Broxton wasn’t on the team in February. I suspect you wouldn’t have seen that post if he was on the team. I just wasn’t excited to watch Joey Rickard play replacement to slightly below replacement level baseball for the third straight season.
  10. @Luke-OH I apologize if you have already commented on this and I missed it, but like Meoli in the copied tweet, my recollection is that Stanford was known for teaching swings that suppress power. Do you know if that is still the philosophy employed by Stanford, and if so, do you think it would add to Stowers’ upside?
  11. I’d like to think that we can all agree that he has 80 hair.
  12. Stewart is staying when Davis is activated on Tuesday and Sisco is coming up.
  13. I voted Rutschman because he seems to be the safest pick, but am I crazy for preferring Abrams over Witt and potentially over Rutschman if Abrams gave a bigger discount?
  14. I have a few questions about Hinds: Do you think he has the most raw power of any high school player? Do you know if he’s singable (my recollection is he has a LSU commitment)? What position do you think he can play adequately? Thanks for all the work on this. I enjoyed the article.
  • Create New...