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SteveO

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  1. Oh I agree. If your serious about improving you can sign two free agent pitchers who have better numbers than Guthrie this year ...that would not be to hard would it? I mean come on lets get real here, Bartolo Colon and Feddy Garcia have better records, ERA and WHIP than Jeremy What I am saying is that even if you sign two veteran guys to one year deals, the bottom line is that counting on more than one out of Britton, Matusz, Tillman, JJ, Simon, Hunter, Reyes, Arrieta is asking for yet another disasterous year. I would rather have some of those guys fill in the pen or make them break down the doors at AAA (good ERA, WHIP and show the ability to pitch deeper into games) than just hand them starting roles and roll the dice. If those guys who do not make the staff respond and you have an excess of pitching then that would be a welcome issue to have
  2. You must think that this is going to happen in a vacuum were the Orioles are the only interested team Tillman/Bergesen/Davis and Miclat will NEVER get you a talent like Morrison. Stacking low end talent in deal will not get it done unless you add a high end talent to the mix. Schoop + Tillman and either Davis or Miclat might get it done and even that is a might. My guess is that it would more likely take something like Schoop, Arrieta and Reimhold. Morrison is a valuable commodity. Not some lets hope he makes it project like Tillman, Davis, Miclat and Bergesen
  3. Esposito and Delmonico are icing on the cake. The cake is Bundy. If they fail to sign him then this whole exercise was an EPIC fail. Bundy is a must.
  4. Logan Morrison would be a fine addition. Problem is that short of including Machado, Schoop, Jones, Weiters or Britton the Orioles have NOTHING to offer. The Marlins are not going to take prospects who have not shown an ability to deliver for a guy like Morrison.
  5. As of right now far as I am concerned the Orioles have 2 starters. Guthrie and Arrieta. Arrieta I am giving the benefit of the doubt to because of his elbow. If you want to even sniff .500 next season you need to have a rotation that is something like this 1- Free Agent Signing/Trade 2. Free Agent Signing / Trade 3. Guthrie 4 & 5 Filled out by whichever 2 out of the following win the job. Britton, Matusz, Tillman, JJ, Simon, Hunter, Reyes, Arrieta, and I would even try to bring a vet of some kind to compete. You need to address 3B, 1B (Put Reynold as DH) LF and get a decent 2B who can play when Brian Roberts does his annual disappearing act. Maybe you can get away with Reynolds at 1B or 3B if need be but would prefer to see him DH
  6. Or alternatively he can go to JUCO and be eligible to reenter the draft NEXT YEAR. Of course we are picking #2 then though lol
  7. Personally I would release both of the scrubs playing LF. Reimhold has done nothing to distinguish himself from Pie. Stats for June, July and August Reimhold 88 AB 16 hits 3 Doubles 3 HR 6 RBI .181 avg .265 OBA Pie 73 AB 13 hits 3 Doubles 0 HR 2 RBI .178 avg .250 OBA Pathetic. God help us if Jones or Markakis gets hurt
  8. Just a little homage to the great one Felix Pie
  9. You must be real fun at parties Dude if you cant see some humor in this then I don't know what to tell ya. Pie while he really serves no purpose on the field, does provide quality entertainment for the average fan.
  10. I think Andy has been a horrible GM but am gonna give kudos to him on this trade. For a 36 y.o reliever who has zero chance of being part of the team when the Orioles are finally competitive Andy managed to get a guy who can be a competent #4 starter and in Davis a guy who at worst provides you some depth at 1B/DH has some pop in his bat and some upside to him. Both these guys are young enough to be part of a rebuilding project but also contribute immediately ....thats pretty darn good haul for Koji...
  11. I think Andy has been a horrible GM but am gonna give kudos to him on this trade. For a 36 y.o reliever who has zero chance of being part of the team when the Orioles are finally competitive Andy managed to get a guy who can be a competent #4 starter and in Davis a guy who at worst provides you some depth at 1B/DH has some pop in his bat and some upside to him. Both these guys are young enough to be part of a rebuilding project but also contribute immediately ....thats pretty darn good haul for Koji...
  12. Andy should go first and foremost. Bring in a GM who has a proven history in scouting and development. Anyone even remotely competent will fire the Stockstills first thing Let him make the decision as to what to do with Jordan
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    vs. ANGELS 7/22

    Woot! Well at least there will not be a no hitter
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    vs. ANGELS 7/22

    Nice play by Hunter... sigh
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    vs. ANGELS 7/22

    Matt will get his bat cracking in time.... when he does he will be Ivan Rodriguez part deux
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    vs. ANGELS 7/22

    Yup we all know that team...
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    vs. ANGELS 7/22

    Well with those two in the rotation I can envision yet another 90 loss season.... I like them both in the bullpen
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    vs. ANGELS 7/22

    Allergic to baserunners...... Simon looks pretty decent first time through a lineup but seems to falter a bit second time through....still think he needs to be in the bullpen next year....this year we have very few options.
  19. We have ZERO prospects near major league ready. The ones we have produced are under performing and the players signed have been abysmal. Other than that Andy is doing a fabulous job. In 4+ years now this organization is marginally better than it was when Andy got here if not in worse shape. What does it take????
  20. Its really time to look at what is going on in terms of player development. Pitchers lose velocity, end up hurt, never reach potential. Positional prospect never seem to develop and the ones who do never seem to live up to their full potential. This team is abysmal for a organization that has 14 straight losing seasons at developing young talent. Its not bad luck, its a bad system but it can be fixed. First to go the Stockstills......then have someone who knows development come in and do a top to bottom eval on what the hell is going on down on the farm.
  21. Fair enough. I just prefer a team that is a winner not just one that is watchable. You do make a good point that Hardy would be tradeable later but I doubt his value will be much higher based on his history. Could be wrong but guys who have a history of getting hurt, generally continue to get hurt a lot. This is a team even with Hardy that still has holes at 1B, 3b (Reynolds is a DH), LF, 2B .... needs at least 2 SP if not 3 depending on the Matusz outcome and will likely need a arm or two in the pen. Have you seen the free agents available....your not coming close to addressing all that in a way that will help you compete via free agency unless you spend megabucks and this team does not do that Teams that rebuild successfully rarely hold on to players that are at their maximum value in terms of what they can get for them when they are going to be a losing team All that said I like JJ and will be happy to root for him just think its not the right move at this time.
  22. I would move anything I can for as much talent as I can. I would not however simply give away guys for the sake of giving them away. If someone offers a good 1B, 3B, LF, SP, prospects for anyone on this team not named Wieters then you have to listen. This team is not going to win for several more years at the earliest, its time to reload get as much good talent as we can and bunker down for a lean year or two (we are good at that already). I would rather lose and have a number of good talented guys in the minors at AA/AAA we know are coming along soon than lose the way we are now and know that the cupboard is essentially bare.
  23. Ok JJ will bring us how much closer to competing for an AL East crown? I really thought the goal here was to build a team that can win, build a team that could compete for playoff births and a championship one day. JJ value in that regard is what he could bring back in terms of prospects who will help us get there when this organization is ready to make that run. Its not that I don't like the guy, he is one of my favorite guys to watch but lets be real, signing him is not the first step in making the playoffs in 2013 and we are now looking at that as the earliest we are going to compete. Far as draft picks, our record there is less than stellar and in reality this team needs guys who are at the AA/AAA level who can contribute in the next year or so. You could take a guy like JJ, match him up with a team that has a need at SS and look to see which of those teams have high level prospects that are blocked. It happens all the time. The Indians built their current team not by holding on to guys like JJ when they have NO CHANCE of winning, but by getting prospects who are giving them a real chance to win now. Same with TB, Atlanta, etc...thats how its done. Just cause a guy is like by fans (including me) does not make keeping him around as the right thing to do for your organization
  24. I love JJ as a player, he is fun to watch. This team needs prospects bad at multiple multiple positions. JJ could have brought you something back that would help you down the road and if you really want to have him back by all means resign him then ( the off season)
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