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  1. Yeah. I don't think Elias wants organizational filler type guys. He's looking for home run talents. I expect low A ball prospects or DSL dudes coming back in almost any trade we do.
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    Alex Wells 2019

    Wells has been unreal -- only 2 HRs allowed and that WHIP. Last year in A-ball, he gave up 1 HR per every 7 innings. This year in AA, 1 HR per every 43 innings. I wonder what's changed? Just sample size and chance? Seems unlikely.
  3. I watched 2 Cadyn Grenier games in college after we drafted him and I immediately thought... "This guy is nothing special. Why did we spend a 2nd round pick on him." Just one fan's naked eye take. I was also a guy who talked about how by my naked eye, Mike Wright had good stuff. So, I'm obviously no incredible scout.
  4. There are always good glove, no-hit infielders around. For example, the Orioles could have had Jose Iglesias this past off-season, but we deemed him to expensive I think ($2.5m) and too old (29). I don't think there is a major impetus to put a team that will finish higher in the standings on the field. The team is looking for diamonds in the rough that are young and super cheap. Hence, Martin. I have no problem with the team's approach. What difference would Iglesias really make on a team like the Orioles? Would we be one game better if we had him over Martin? I would like to see Martin show some improvement. The light could easily go on in August or September.
  5. I don't understand why general admission to say 6 sections in the upper deck is not $5. Why? There are folks who would walk up for $5. The current low price of $15 is not cheap enough. To me, they really are not encouraging folks to come to the ball game at $15. The team's fan policies have long been a mystery to me though, so... .
  6. I'm told patience is a good thing. I think we have to just let this train wreck play out. From the Orioles perspective, they need to put him in the lineup everyday. He needs to play even worse. Only then will he think about retirement /buyout. Believe it or not, it needs to get worse.
  7. The gifs at the beginning of this thread are amazing. I will be totally upset if we don't take AR. He is a no-brainer. You are going to get value out of him. Don't make this harder than it is. There is way more risk for all the other guys. If it's Witt, I think I'll live. Anyone else, I'm off the Elias train.
  8. The Orioles have real challenges. 1-- The team is really bad and the system needs alot of work. We're not going to compete for a playoff spot for at least 2 more years. 2-- Baseball attendance in general is down. 3-- The TV situation is bad. O's need their own station. Nats need their own station. 4-- The resurgence of Baltimore has been extraordinarily slow and just not happened in many places. It appears to be getting worse, not better. So... that's alot. It's hard to see the light. O's need to control what they can control -- focus on development of the team and fix the freakin' TV deal. No one can tell us the sky is falling like Rosenthal. I mean, I do think the Orioles have been poorly run for decades, so I get his frustration. But, I'm not ready to run for the hills just yet.
  9. Did the Angelos family ever think of moving the Orioles to DC? Like, in retrospect, from a long-term financial perspective for the Angelos family, that might have been the smarter move that trying to essentially make the best deal possible to have your most important market taken from you. "No Lerner family, you can't move the Expos to DC because we are going to move the Orioles to DC first." I can't remember if that was ever a discussion. I know it sounds like blasphemy, but I wonder if I would be happier as an Orioles fan if the team was in DC?
  10. I think they would want to keep Rickard in the system if they DFA him. Would he be claimed or might he slide through waivers? I would like to see Mase!
  11. I'm a dad of two young kids. I coach their teams so there is some truth to what you are saying. Parents do not want their kid yelled at. Period. They are happy to have their kid coached though. Yelling and harsh discipline is basically not accepted anymore by parents. But parents don't spank today either. I was spanked, but I would never spank. You can tell kids what to do -- no hugging on the field, pay attention, run hard out of the box. It just has to be delivered in a way that is not aggressive. Just the way it us. Coaches didn't used to have to worry about this or adjust to this. Now we do. Do I worry some lessons that I learned are not getting taught/reinforced? A little. But kids are just used to a little different world. They want know why you told them to do something. Not just do it. I get it all. The frustration with the new generation by older school people, but also I get why kids are different and why they question stuff and are not just robots and why they just don't take verbal abuse. Just my perspective.
  12. Loved the trade back. Love the pick. I targeted Brown at the beginning of the draft as someone who could be a dynamic playmaker for us. You can get the guy the ball in a bunch of different ways -- jet sweep is a huge play now. Ask the Rams. I think we wanted him all along. There were lots of good players at our pick -- the ASU WR, Sweat, and Brown. This guy is going to touch the ball 10 times per game and he could take it to the house at any time.
  13. The change up is a real weapon. Means has been great!
  14. True. Don't suburban fans want to come to a place that's nice and fun? They don't want to see addicts on every corner panhandling and trash in the gutter. The city has to "come back" to get the suburban fans too. I wonder if the casino has hurt or helped attendance?
  15. Agreed. If you don't look at paper, he looks like a major league-er. We'll see. I like what I saw last night.
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