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jamalshw

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About jamalshw

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    Plus Members since 4/12
  • Birthday 5/13/1987

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    Winter Garden, FL
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    Baseball, Disney
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Manny Machado
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Eddie Murray
  1. Orioles out On Cobb per Roch

    I would tend to agree. I think it would have to be a four-year deal to get Cobb to come to Baltimore and given how badly it worked out the one time this administration went off book and gave more than three years to a pitcher, I think it'll be a few years before we go beyond three on any arm. I think it would have to be 4/$60 at a minimum to get it done. I think it ultimately would have to go closer to $70M (or even a bit higher). I'd do it, but no way Angelos approves that.
  2. Suprising Off Limit Player

    There shouldn't be any off-limits players. I'm find if the Orioles brass value certain players differently than the industry and, as a result, that player seems unlikely to move. That said, there's a big difference between valuation differences and pure unwillingness to deal a player without exception.
  3. Nice interview with Richard Bleier

    As most have said Bleier's best role is where he is. His stuff isn't dominating, but he does what he needs to do to get outs. That's easier when he's facing only a handful of batters at a time. The more times through the order the harder it is for a guy that doesn't have great stuff to get by on the grit and pitchability. I would hope by Spring Training we have a few other options in the rotation.
  4. Slow Offseason around MLB

    The deal doesn't make sense to me from a short-term perspective either. Part of the reason they were shopping him last off season was a poor performance after they got him and the fact that their team was overloaded with corner outfielders. Yes, Granderson is gone, but they're still overloaded with corner bats with plenty of other holes. They don't have a CF. Lagares cannot play everyday and Conforto is not a CF. They don't have a 1B (Dominic Smith might be the guy, but was out of shape and struggled last year). They have Asdrubal Cabrera for 2B or 3B, but need someone for the other spot. Travis d'Arnaud is not an everyday catcher. They also have questions in the rotation after Syndergaard and deGrom, Harvey, Matz, Wheeler, Lugo, Gsellman is better depth than we have, but they're also significant questions. The Mets have a lot of needs, but corner OF wasn't one of them.
  5. Slow Offseason around MLB

    I would imagine the starting five would be: Verlander, Keuchel, McCullers, Coles and Morton. That would push Peacock to the pen and as a swing man, sixth starter. I would think McHugh now becomes (even more) available via trade as Musgrove, Paulino, Martes, etc. all serve as adequate rotation depth.
  6. What is Dan Duquette doing?

    I'll take the Bundy, Gausman, Cobb trio and then fill in the back two with Castro and Cortes. I'd prefer to throw someone else in the rotation, too. Assuming we don't trade Manny (which we should, but that's another conversation we've rehashed half a million times on this site already), I think it's possible to do something like 4/$66M with Cobb and then add on someone else in the lower range Dickey/Feldman category. Even if the O's don't, they should at least add depth options in Triple-A in case of injury. Assuming healthy, I'll take the first one listed, but the need for starters 6,7,8 and 9 is where it gives me pause. We need more depth regardless of which option above you pick.
  7. The Yankees Know The Orioles Want Two Starters

    I think they'd give up Montgomery first. New York seems to be looking for another starter (based on reports) which would bump Montgomery to the pen or minors.
  8. Os take Yankees LH Cortes in the MLB rule 5

    Maybe we can get something out of that investment if 53-year old Davis wants to try and make a comeback.
  9. The Yankees Know The Orioles Want Two Starters

    Yes. In my scenario I'd slot them all in from Day 1 (maybe hold Adams and Andujar enough to gain an extra year of control, but that's about it). Montgomery already has a year under his belt and showed well. Adams is Major League ready by most indications. And (at least publically) Andujar is expected to start 3B for the Yankees as of today.
  10. That's were I sit, too. I'm okay with him and think he could be a solid enough addition at the right price. I'm just skeptical he'll come at that 'right' price.
  11. Mini Camp Thread

    So, you're saying Lee Mazzilli, Sam Perlozzo and Dave Trembley aren't the top three on your list?
  12. If healthy, I'll take Davis for .240/.330/.490. That's not living up to his paycheck, but certainly would be better than he's produced the last couple years. I'd be sure to give him enough days off (either on the bench or at least DH) and would stick him in the five hole and leave him there. He's been his best at that spot in the order.
  13. The Yankees Know The Orioles Want Two Starters

    I don't either. I think a Machado for Adams and Andujar (plus a low level throw-in) deal is a good structure. And the add of Ellsbury also lands a Montgomery along in the package with the Yankees taking back someone like Trumbo. I do think a Adams/Sheffield, Andujar, Ellsbury and Montgomery package for Manny and Trumbo is about the best we can hope for. The problem is, I don't think it's enough for Angelos to allow Manny go to go the Bronx.
  14. I wouldn't be opposed to two years at a reasonable price, but I don't think that gets it done and that's where my problems lie. Like many, I fear Gallardo 2.0. Cashner is a fine No.4 or No.5 starter, but he's going to be paid more than other No.4, No.5 starters on the market. If I'm the Orioles and I don't fill the rotation via the Machado trade (or other trades), I'm looking more at Jamie Garcia and Miguel Gonzalez before Cashner. Of course, I'm also looking at Cobb or Lynn along with one of the other two and we'll probably end up with Cashner and Vargas so it really doesn't matter what I'm looking for....
  15. The Yankees Know The Orioles Want Two Starters

    I'm content with a Manny and Trumbo for Ellsbury, Adams, Montgomery and Andujar deal. That more than balances out the deal. If i could squeeze out another piece, Frazier would be my add. Still, even just the four noted would be enough for me to pull the trigger provided there's something to balance out the money in Ellsbury's final year. I know that Ellsbury wants to stay in New York, but you'd have to imagine he eventually sees the writing on the wall and realizes that if he wants to prolong his career, he'll go where there's playing time.
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