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About ScGO's

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  • Birthday 8/11/1983

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    Highlandtown, Bmore
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    reading, writing, baseball, outdoors
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  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Nick Markakis
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Cal Ripken Jr.
  1. Gausman posts, then deletes, cryptic tweet

    Right, "...in this industry." The use of "this" hints at an industry he belongs to.
  2. Orioles offseason simulation

    Hire this man! Most of these moves aren't overly ridiculous to imagine MLB teams agreeing to or pursuing. At least the "essence" of the trades anyway,; I'm sure the prospects included would be a bit different based on the taste of the teams' actual scouting departments and GMs. Some prospects included in this guy's scenario that I think we as O's fans might be a little high on anyway (although I cheer for and hope for their success) are as follows: Tanner Scott, Mullins, Santander, Jomar Reyes, DL Hall and Stewart. Sucks to lose Harvey, Adam Hall, Bishop and Hanifee, but we're getting some interesting prospects back too. The rest of the prospects I can lose without losing sleep. Most impressive is how much talent remains in the organization while we shed so much payroll in 2019. Leaves wiggle room for a couple potential paths. Could resign Manny, or buy some other talent on the FA market. Or put a little of it into the foreign markets, eh? All I'm saying, is if Dan read this and chose to pursue this path although it might not look the same in reality, I'd pay attention and support it.
  3. Where Can The Orioles Find A Left-Handed Starter?

    Decline option on Miley, resign him for 1/4?
  4. Where Can The Orioles Find A Left-Handed Starter?

    I could see O's give Jorge De La Rosa a deal too. There really isn't anything on the market. It's going to have to come through a trade. Any lefties going to get cut during arbitration? https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/10/projected-arbitration-salaries-for-2018.html
  5. Where Can The Orioles Find A Left-Handed Starter?

    Jaime Garcia? I don't like it, but could you see it? How much $?
  6. Where Can The Orioles Find A Left-Handed Starter?

    What gets Vargas 4/50?
  7. 2017 Arizona Fall League Thread

    A lot depends on if guys are max effort throwers vs the the more fluid types with smooth arm action that throw a "heavy ball." A !ot of that depends on body type, core strength, balance. Strength can come from different parts of the body too and that effects how velocity is generated. Max effort guys can be valuable as their deliveries can have great deception or an awkward arm slot, but those types of throwers don't often end up in a rotation. Guys like Scott don't always try to fix the mechanics that come with max effort throwers bc it can decrease the velocity or deception that has given them success. That being said, don't expect Scott to ever be a rotation option. The 3 inning starts were to help him get a better feel for his stuff in low pressure situations early in the game and to keep him on a schedule to ensure his innings. He has a cannon, but he might always be a K or BB relief pitcher. I'd have to watch some more tape from the profile angle to determine if these mechanics can be fixed while preserving his velocity and effectiveness at striking batters out.
  8. 2017 Arizona Fall League Thread

    Watch his warm ups compared to in-game pitches. Flails hard with his front side arm. Needs to create some more foreward direction by pulling that glove hand into his body and it will help with a more consistent release point and create a better finish as he's too upright in his follow through at times. He does it a little better on his warm ups, but he pulls off hard when throwing to actual batters.
  9. Connolly: Just swing the damn bat Davis!

    Give him the bunt sign
  10. UThe O's, with some good luck in development, could have a nice rotation by 2019 if Bundy, Gausman, Harvey, Akin, Wells, Louther, Bauman, Bishop, and maybe Sedlock stay healthy and produce. But I have no idea for 2018. But a few things to consider: A) The O's will not spend money on the likes of Darvish or any other sought after starters. B) Beyond Bundy and Gausman, Castro is the only in house option worth looking at and that's if a transition back to starter works; that experiment could be over real quick if it looks rocky. C) We do have some trade chips with Britton, Brach, and our abundance of young position prospects D) Teams do trade bad contracts for bad contracts, so what under performing starters are out there that have contracts comparable to Trumbo, Davis, and O'Day? E) If Angelos' opens his wallet for a free agent pitcher, we know by now what type of quality we will go after, so start sifting through the less in demand types early while everyone starts the bidding on Darvish, Arrieta, and Cobb. So if my goal was to be competitive for 2018, I'd try something like the following. Bundy Gausman Trade Britton or Brach or a prospect for a young MLB ready arm Sign a Feldman type on 2 year contract Go with Castro or a bad contract pitcher by trading one of our bad contracts, most likely Trumbo
  11. Ongoing Lineup Thread, 2017

    Austin Hayes name would look nice in that lineup in place of Rickard. Just saying...
  12. Verett and Yacabonis are here

    Agreed, lots of life and run on that 95 mph fastball.
  13. Chance Sisco: 'I'll Be Ready' When Orioles Call

    Did he get charged with a passed ball on that one that was up and outside last night? Besides that I felt he looked alright.
  14. I voted for our milb hitters development simply bc it was the least expected and the most crucial in our push to be competitive past 2018. Now the pitching... All the options in this poll are great accomplishments for the squad and Dan. But Dan needs to help create a plan that allows us to pick up a few arms other than trading intl $ for fringe relievers. I think Britton and Brach need to be shopped again. Especially Brach; I think Brach has quietly peaked and is looking at future decline in value. Might be able to trade Trumbo for an under performing starter with an equivalent contract. Not sure who that pitcher would be, maybe someone like Zimmerman? Or Kennedy? Our offense looks fairly stacked for next season, the BP can handle some losses with the emergence of Scott, Blier, Castro, Yacobonis, etc. But our SP from AA up looks like butt. Dan needs to use trades or FA signs to fix the big league rotation AND the upper level of the farm's SP depth this off-season. Not easy, but a constructive challenge for our GM.
  15. What Trades Will the Orioles Make?

    What time of day does the deadline end? Need to clear a few spots on the 40 man if Alvarez or others are added. Could see Dan trying to do that through a potential trade. Aquino, Lee, Chricton, Ynoa, Wright, Wilson and the likes could be part of a trade too.