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GoldGlove21 last won the day on March 10 2013

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  1. The goal might be to field a cheaper team and net another high draft pick next year. If you are going to be terrible why not do it for as cheap as possible?
  2. It is mechanics. If they feel they can fix something in a delivery or swing they could take a risk.
  3. GoldGlove21

    TT: Silence of Ownership is Deafening

    To me the Orioles turnaround was always going to be tied to moving our everyday players and subsequently the ROI. Once the Orioles gave Gausman to the Braves to eat O'Day's contract I knew that we were in trouble. The Orioles goal was getting cheaper as quickly as possible and I suppose they accomplished that on the surface. They didn't restock a below average farm system and they didn't fix what was broken in the international market. If they were always going to go down this route then why not deal players away at the deadline prior to this year's deadline? I think the Orioles are one of the biggest jokes in sports, not just baseball. I had the O's in the same class as the Brown's, but I feel that the O's just passed the Brown's in futility. In a town full of love for their sports teams the O's are going to go on another dormant stretch of below average baseball. There is no Machado level talent to save our future and the only big money they gave to a player is now the disaster that is Chris Davis' deal. The way the Orioles ownership has handled two decades of mostly poor baseball hasn't ruined the game for me yet. But I am not sure that I have another 4-7+ year run of poor team performances in me.
  4. GoldGlove21

    Sandy Gaston (Orioles miss out)

    Yep... I get that the cost of the Mesa Brothers would be the same as the price for two high first round draft picks, but who cares? If you are going to over by tens of millions on Chris Davis, why overpay two quality prospects by a total of $2M? If either work out the results are impactful. The Gausman deal headline should be "Gausman sold to the Braves".
  5. GoldGlove21

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    I lived in the city from birth until 18 (1979 through 1997) and again from 22-27. I never felt more at risk in Baltimore although I did see the risk around me. Not one incident happened to me except when a white cop pulled a gun on my cousin and I because they were looking for 2 men who just robbed a bar. The cop happened to be white and so was I. I followed the orders very carefully because there was a gun drawn on me. I was 15 and my cousin was 14. Cops are a fun topic for a lot of folks. Baltimore can't seem to keep cops and it is easy to see why. There are much safer places that need cops. There are places that need cops where they are more likely to be called Sir than Pig. One of my best friends is a BCPD cop and he happens to be Puerto Rican. He says "Yeah it is awesome being a cop. You work long dangerous hours in dangerous neighborhoods that have a predetermined idea of who you are based on your uniform. You take drug users off the street and to central booking. A few days later they are back on the street and people blame cops. On top of that I am Puerto Rican which makes me another white man in the city. If a guy comes at me and I defend myself I will be labeled racist even though I am not racist." The problem with the city is simple. Some eople stopped holding life and basic decency in high regard. I think most people are a product of their environment. Neighborhoods used to police themselves. Now everyone expects other people to police their fellow neighbor. Cops usually do not directly stop crime. They respond to it. Baltimore can be tough, but most big cities are dangerous. Look at New York, Chicago, LA, Tulsa and Boston. If you really want see danger look where Baltimore ranks in violent crime in the world. If all these terrible places just had better cops... (sarcasm)
  6. Sounds that way to be honest. If a player is willing to be sold by a team for international funds, what does that say about the player you are acquiring? It isn't even actual money.
  7. International money is not "real money". It is the allowance to spend money. The Orioles have way more than they could likely spend. This was basically a free pickup money wise. I am fine with it as long as they don't do this more than 2 more times before making a run at bigger international talent. $750k is a lot if true. If the Orioles start dealing those funds away and do not land VVM then they used the ideal of VVM to dump O'Day (in terms of the fan view).
  8. GoldGlove21

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    Right... plus and this is huge to me. If some of the buzz behind getting less for Gausman due to the Braves eating O'Day's salary was to get money to sign VVM and we do not actually sign him (and do not spend that money elsewhere) then the Orioles would have essentially dealt Gausman in a salary dump.
  9. GoldGlove21

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    Then trade $4M for 2 good prospects.
  10. GoldGlove21

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    If you want to get more out of the Orioles saying that $3M isn't much difference than $5M is a solid move IMO. Or he could have enough confidence in himself to mean it. If I knew that I was going to be good I would probably choose the place were I was most comfortable too.
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  12. $120M will be 23rd or 24th in MLB come 2020. The MASN dispute will eventually hurt the team too.
  13. GoldGlove21

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    There is just no way. VVM is more than 1 year away. Tate is more than a year away. I think starting many prospects service time in 2019 would be a big mistake.
  14. GoldGlove21

    Is Dez Bryant still an NFL player?

    Got to imagine that he goes patriots first and foremost to show that he "got a ring" and the Cowboys didn't. Brady's ring would certainly show up the Cowboys, lol.