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Spy Fox

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About Spy Fox

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    Plus Member Since 01/11
  • Birthday 7/20/1992

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    New York, NY
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Kim, Jones, Gausman
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Mora, Markakis, Bedard
  1. 2017 Week 11: Ravens @ Packers

    With the soft remaining schedule, Miami losing today, and Buffalo losing by 30 at halftime, the Ravens are somehow looking like the potential favorites for the second Wild Card.
  2. O's interested in Tyler Chatwood

    As long as he's healthy he'd be a solid upgrade, even if he doesn't get a boost from leaving Coors.
  3. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    Looks like the list has 30 players, but there's a typo where Hess and Liranzo are both listed as #25.
  4. Gausman posts, then deletes, cryptic tweet

    There are too many possible explanations for any particular guess to be likely. He may not even have been referring to the baseball industry. My guess is that it has nothing to do with any O's transaction business.
  5. Roy Halliday plane crashed one confirmed dead.

    That's horrible. He was an amazing pitcher. But of course the main tragedy of it is the family he leaves behind. Flying must be exhilarating but it definitely seems to be a dangerous hobby.
  6. Expansion/Realignment

    I like the idea of moving to 32 teams and it seems pretty certain that will be happening. I'm more skeptical of dissolving the AL/NL. My favorite option would be two eight-team East and West divisions in each league. Let the two division winners get the byes into the division series and four wild cards in each league play a three game series in the higher seeded team's city to earn their way in. I think there's some flavor in the league separation that MLB and NFL uses, and it's more interesting to me than the Eastern/Western Conferences used by the NHL and NBA. That's why I don't prefer total geographic realignment, though I won't be surprised if it's what they do. And if it happens, we'll get used to it pretty quick.
  7. 2017 Playoffs Thread

    Who's angry about it?
  8. I won't be tuning in for every game/inning like I would for the Orioles, but I'm rooting for the Nats. I'm from the DC area and enjoy seeing their teams succeed despite not following them as closely as the Baltimore teams. If not DC, I'd prefer Houston. But anyone is okay besides the Yankees and Sox. The Cubs and Dodgers could reach my root-against threshold if they become World Series regulars, but they're not there yet.
  9. 2017 Tampa Bay D-Rays

    After an 11 year tenure. How many different pitching coaches have we had in that time frame?
  10. 2017 Playoffs Thread

    Predictions, discussion, etc! I might tune in more than usual this year just to see some good baseball and wash out the horrible taste of the Orioles' September... My picks: Wild Card MIN over NYY, just because I want it to happen. Only happens if they can keep the Yanks in the park, but maybe the Twins have one of those offensive explosions they've been doing a lot lately. ARI over COL. Greinke shows up. Division Series WAS over CHI. The Nationals get their first playoff series win as Scherzer/Strasburg/Gio deliver. LAD over ARI. I can see Arizona making this close but the Dodgers just have more weapons. HOU over BOS. If the Astros can beat Sale one out of two times I think they've got this. CLE over MIN. Not sure this one will be close... Championship Series HOU over CLE. Houston's offense gets hot enough that Cleveland's pitching advantage can't make up for it. WAS over LAD. The Dodgers have more overall team depth, but Scherzer can match Kershaw and I think the rest of the rotation favors DC in a short series. World Series HOU over WAS. DC's bullpen vulnerability causes problems for the first time in the playoffs and the team that looked like the best for the first couple months of the season ends up bringing home the stats of Texas' first Series win.
  11. John Angelos mentions expansion

    For a part of the new annual 12 day, 10 game, three-city, and two-hemisphere AL West trip!
  12. Pulling Miguel Gonzalez and Wei-Yin Chen out of a hat was a major part of our run of success. If we don't pay for any top FA SPs, we're going to need that type of good fortune again to turn this into a decent rotation. Even if you plan on Gausman and Bundy both having very good years there is currently nothing reliable at all behind them.
  13. Thank You, James Jerry Hardy

    Orioles Hall of Famer?
  14. Buck: Chris will be a good pitcher next year

    I do think he'd have a shorter leash, and it's possible his health will allow a bounceback. The problem is he shouldn't be relied on as one of the five SPs and I think they'll be looking at him as a Plan A.
  15. O's dodge a bullet and stay in it

    In light of Cleveland's current record-setting winning streak, I was reminded of 2013 when the Indians won the last 10 games of the season to win the AL WC. Playoffs aren't happening for us this year unless we do something like that. Looking it up, on Sep 18, 2013, Cleveland was only a half game in front of the Orioles. The O's then lost six in a row while Cleveland and Tampa were winning, effectively ending our season. Cleveland won those 10 in a row and then promptly lost the WC game at home to Tampa, who had just beat Texas in Game 163 to earn the second spot.
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