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  1. vs. RED SOX, 9/18

    Thorne: Scott still a rookie. Won't be after next year.
  2. vs. RED SOX, 9/18

    So, someone explain why Farrell brings in a guy who hits lefties well to hit for Holt vs O'Day.
  3. Pedro Alvarez Appreciation

    I'd appreciate the Orioles signing an affordable option like Alvarez instead of paying guys multi year deals based on career years.
  4. vs. RED SOX, 9/18

    It would have been really awful not to have signed Trumbo instead opting for Alvarez and Mancini at DH.
  5. What is everyone's idea for 2018?

    Yep, equal opportunity offender.
  6. What is everyone's idea for 2018?

    Trumbo and Davis should not be batting back to back. It's like the black hole of swings and misses.
  7. vs. RED SOX, 9/18

    Hembree looks like the guy from Southbound and Down.
  8. POLL: Yay or nay on Beckham trade?

    Oh sure, I'm not arguing about his production. I'm just hesitant to say he can improve on defense except marginally. I'd like nothing better than for him to make strides under the tutelage of Dickerson. I certainly like the idea of him being under control if for no other reason than his bat.
  9. POLL: Yay or nay on Beckham trade?

    As I said before, I don't think any of what I've proposed actually happens. And if they go with Beckham at SS I'm happy to be proven wrong. I hope he really can get better at 28 years old.
  10. POLL: Yay or nay on Beckham trade?

    You were talking about the play on which he made the error today. "Not many guys make that play." Seven is more than a few. I'll tell you who else makes that play. Machado.
  11. POLL: Yay or nay on Beckham trade?

    Simmons, Lindor, Gregorius, Iglesias from the AL and Seager, Russell and Trea Turner in the NL all make that play.
  12. POLL: Yay or nay on Beckham trade?

    One of the things you hear Palmer talk about with JJ, or even Machado and Schoop less frequently is the internal clock. That might come with experience. Lord knows JJ and Cal didn't have much range, but they both excelled at knowing hitters and positioning. Can he do that? Maybe.
  13. POLL: Yay or nay on Beckham trade?

    I thought you had all three on the team. My next question was,"Are you trading Jones." So, let's say Beckham plays LF. Hays can't work into a starting role? He's awful young to be thrown into a full time role. Jones is likely gone the following year and he probably is ready for a full time role then. This isn't to say what I think will happen. I don't think any of this happens, but yes it should be considered.
  14. POLL: Yay or nay on Beckham trade?

    Here's the thing; I'm not sure he can. His lack of arm strength causes him to hurry the throw because he's overcompensating on a play like that. Dickerson and JJ can work with him til the cows come home on everything else but they aren't improving his arm strength.
  15. Austin Hays

    He's had enough for me to know he's better than Trumbo. I know, low bar. But he's agile, fields well (error notwithstanding) and runs well.