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  1. Ohfan67

    Luke’s 2018 Rule 5 Draft Preference List

    Definitely. There’s subreplacement and then below average Oriole.
  2. Ohfan67

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    Hey Rick, That language and those kind of insults are not cool on OH.
  3. Ohfan67

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    The hall of fame thread may be the only recent thread that didn’t end up being about Roch or Brady. Jeez. Roch is getting more discussion than the new manager.
  4. Ohfan67

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    I can't remember the details. People did post little tidbits on OH that did turn out to be true. I can't remember the player, but there was a report around the trade deadline years ago that the player and his agent were seen in an elevator at the Warehouse. The poster or an acquaintance of the poster had been on the elevator with them. It appeared that they were there to negotiate an extension so the player would agree to the trade. The trade didn't happen and some folks called b.s., but later reports suggested that the player and agent did indeed visit the warehouse. I'm sure someone on here remembers the player. Someone also posted the Mazzilli firing on OH hours before it was reported. I was never a big fan of the leak frenzies that occurred on OH back in the day, especially the almost begging of leakers for updates and the like, but there were enough real nuggets to keep folks intrigued, for sure.
  5. Ohfan67

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    Oh I don't mean to sound that way. It's not a big deal to me, but I'm sure Elias didn't like looking a little foolish/ridiculous. He will learn to be a little more circumspect. That's all I'm saying. I also am not a fan of lying to reporters unless it's some emergency thing that basically never happens in sports. It's very easy not to get trapped into specifics. As you said earlier, he will learn. I'm sure he was not happy with how that went down.
  6. Ohfan67

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    It was dumb, for sure. But kind of fun, especially in retrospect. I enjoyed Roch's gripes about having to run around the stadium looking for Teixeira, the wine-and-dine posts and ensuing OH riot, etc. I almost giggle just thinking about it.
  7. Ohfan67

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    But it's dumb to get caught in an unnecessary lie when you are trying to build a relationship with the reporters. Plus he's just not talking to the reporters, he's talking to fans. I don't mind being told that they don't want to share things with the media/fans, but I don't want to be lied to.
  8. Ohfan67

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    He still gripes about the Teixeria-Ravens game incident.
  9. Ohfan67

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    Sure, but lying to the media over something like this is dumb IMO. Certainly awkward and totally unnecessary. Duquette was a really boring interview 98% of the time...on purpose IMO. He had a lot of experience with an active media in Boston, etc.
  10. Ohfan67

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    Yeah, he needs to get a little slicker. The GM equivalent of the bus ride tutoring scene in Bull Durham. "I'll just say the process is moving forward and that I am not going to talk about specifics. We anticipate hiring a great manager in the near future and are totally focused on that goal." Yada yada. If you don't respond to specifics that you don't want to lie about, then you don't lie.
  11. Ohfan67

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    Joe Madden apparently yucked it up with reporters a ton yesterday. Madden has done a great job cultivating reporters during his career. I wouldn't be surprised that he confirmed the hire off the record. And it is not the end of the world. Once multiple organizations are affected these things leak. Elias should be prepared to deal with that in the future. I assume Elias' interactions with the media has been very limited relative to GM's and managers. I suspect there will be some serious on-the-job learning in this area.
  12. Ohfan67

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    He has griped a lot about them over the years.
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    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    The reporters assigned to the Orioles were with Elias and the Orioles crew. The leak came from the Cubs side. The national media guys are talking to and have contacts in many clubs, obviously including the cubs. Not a failure of local reporting. They have new and apparently tight lipped people to get to know.
  14. Ohfan67

    New manager

    I know very little about most of the candidates. I certainly don't know enough about any of their qualities and expertise relative to working with Elias and the system he builds to have a real opinion. As a few have mentioned, that seems to be what is most important...The new manager should be an integral part of the system they build. I'm sure that will be an important trait for the new manager.