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About jtschrei

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  1. jtschrei

    'GM' Candidates and when

    I should say this all seems very Angelos. Also, I want someone to tell me I'm wrong regarding Cherrington. I'll repeat. I don't think Cherrington would take the job or even interview for it.
  2. jtschrei

    'GM' Candidates and when

    I would be very happy with Cherrington. I don't think he would take the job. This all seems like typical Orioles.
  3. jtschrei

    The Colby Rasmus Appreciation Thread

    I have one to say about Colby Rasmus: #@$% THAT GUY!!
  4. jtschrei

    Will Givens be traded this offseason?

    Exactly. Why are the Orioles (through the team mouthpiece Roch Kubatko) putting out this story? Like, once we have a GM, he could decide he wanted to keep Givens or trade Givens. Unless we already have a GM (Brady)... Or the Angeloses put out the information, which is alarming because the GM should be making baseball personnel decisions. Either way, this kind of blog post is clearly meant to remind me that the Orioles are a messed up organization. I was getting my hopes up thinking that the sons might change things, but the familiar patterns are re-emerging...
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    Will Givens be traded this offseason?

    Did anyone else find Roch's blog post on this a little weird? Like, Roch states, "The Orioles won't consider trading Givens...." Um, who is "the Orioles" here? It's obviously no longer Buck or DD. Who is feeding Roch this info? The Angeloses are unwilling to trade Givens? Seems weird. Why would the owners care about a middle reliever and non-superstar? Is this Brady feeding Roch stuff? If so, it's weird. Do we actually already have our GM?
  6. Correct. Those wishing for a buyout are living in a dreamland. Ain't happening.
  7. Roch repeated again today that Chris Davis's contract went against the wishes of Dan Duquette. "He [DD] wasn’t in favor of signing Chris Davis to a seven-year, $161 million contract, but it will go down in history as happening under his watch." For me this is final confirmation. Roch knows. I'm not sure anything else matters -- who the manager is, who the GM is, what Brady's role is. As long as the Angelos Family meddles in the baseball decisions and as long as their is no clear chain of command, this organization is going to suffer. 😡
  8. jtschrei

    The Orioles biggest problem is....Baltimore

    I am grateful that Buck never blamed Baltimore for anything. He always was empathetic. He always spoke highly of us the fans. Attendance is down because we stink and the Orioles FO does a piss poor job of marketing and promotion. Over the past 20 years, I think season ticket sales and luxury box sales have certainly been affected by DC. But DC was going to get a team. It was inevitable. That city has grown so much over the past 20 years and continues to be gang-busters. After NYC, LA, and Chicago, isn't it the most important city in the country. Maybe it's more important than those. So, DC was going to get a team. What 2012-2016 showed is that the team can still draw well if they put a winning product on the field. Baltimore is still really fun when the team is good -- Fed Hill, Cross St, Pickles. And compared to other places, it's super affordable. So, at the end of the day, the team is run really, really poorly and that is why attendance is down.
  9. jtschrei

    The Buck Showalter Appreciation Thread

    Thank you Buck! Glad You Came!!
  10. My feelings precisely.
  11. Exactly. It's like the team doesn't care about the fans sometimes. Like, tell us something. It could even be this, "We plan to make a decision on the manager position by XX date. We plan to make a decision on the GM position by XX date." Keeping fans constantly in the fog is freaking annoying. Sucks to be an O's fan right now.
  12. jtschrei

    Loverro: The Orioles could be sold this winter

    I agree that it seems like the O's are being set up to be sold. Given Peter's health, it does seem like the timing is right. I don't know who has the money besides Kevin Plank. There are probably numerous potential buyers out there though. I believe the Angeloses have always wanted to keep the team with Baltimore natives. It would make sense to me that they would want to sell to a party led by Cal Ripken. We'll see...
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    Renato Nunez Claimed from Texas

    If the O's are confident he can put up a .750 OPS and has the potential to be an .800 OPS guy or higher, then I think the O's should sit tight this offseason and let him have the 3B job next year. He was a very high priced signing out of Venezuela. He has put up good numbers in the minors. He has worked hard at 3B. He's definitely not great there (remember when we had Manny, sigh..) but Nunez seems competent. Eye test -- he's got a nice swing. Bottom line: I don't think Mountcastle is better than him at this point and so it's his job.
  14. I'm hopeful the Angelos family will sell the team. I'm hopeful that there is a group being formed right now that will approach the Angelos family and aggressively try to purchase the team. Save us Cal Ripken and Kevin Plank! I have long said that the Orioles would not win a World Series with Peter Angelos as owner. They almost made me happy to eat my words in 2014. So, I don't think it matters what happens with DD and Buck and Brady if the Angeloses stay in power. I think it will be more of the same -- a poor chain of command, a commitment to putting only a decent product on the field, and continued legal fighting with MASN/MLB. I'm pretty pessimistic ...