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  1. gmelson26

    Speed

    Is there any data correlating steals and shifts used against? I wonder if fast teams get the shift used against them less often than slower teams.
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    Brady

    I would prefer Brady is gone for reasons previously stated in this thread. There's just too many questions marks and potential for shenanigans with ownership for my liking. We finally get a great fresh start, let's do it completely right, out with the old. That said, if he is going to stay, let's give him a clearly defined lane and title. Vice President of Player Reclamation. Let him use his backstory, gifts, and knowledge to make the mistakes we have, or will have, the best they can be. The next 92 Brady Anderson. And if Elias thinks Brady can help sway a free agent that Elias wants, let Brady get involved and go lift with him bro. Mostly, I want him to have nothing to do with evaluating or re-signing current players on the team. He gets too close them, and while that might be great helping get some more talent or value out of them, he makes him a true liability when it comes to assessing whether to keep or cut a player.
  3. Concerning the potential midseason trades, I'm hoping we put a premium focus on defense. Let's make our pitchers look as nice and shiny as we can for their trade value.
  4. gmelson26

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for this forum/baseball community. I come here 3, 4, 5.. more times a day every day since 2009. Love this place!
  5. gmelson26

    Update: Elias brings in Sig Mejdal:

    I'm sorry in advance, I know you couldn't do more, but this one must be included. Mike "Bat Head to the Ball" Bordick
  6. I get what you're saying. On the other hand, maybe they identified something with Aiken that they felt they could change or work on that would have made him useful to them, something others have missed? I dunno, trying to think positive for the next few years!
  7. gmelson26

    Elias vs. Duquette

    I've taken to "the Angelos family." It checks all the boxes. It covers the kids, Peter, but most importantly Angelos is front and center.
  8. gmelson26

    My approach to the 2019 season

    If the idea is to try and trade Trumbo, which it has to be, then we need to be playing him at 1B and maybe a bit in the outfield as well a bit of DHing. Him at straight DH is going to lower the trade value. All of that assumes he will hit well, but then if he doesn't his position won't matter.
  9. I read this as Buck saying I signed up for Andy MacPhail to be my GM, and things would have been better with him running the ship.
  10. gmelson26

    Ex-Orioles in the postseason

    Yeah they are certainly the least of the issues.
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    Ex-Orioles in the postseason

    My friend just posted this on fb, this seemed like the right place for it. https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/9s3xm6/manny_machado_being_a_douchebag_compilation/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=mweb&fbclid=IwAR312bVDPGtDaX72L-nK7dpUAGA4bNFBpovLzLhT5QUDT1tC76NXkSrJeDg&_branch_match_id=557178282966459303
  12. gmelson26

    Grade the Gausman Deal

    You would have thought Brady might tip the scales in our favor on VVM or Gaston. He could make a nice pitch, "Look if you sign with us, I will make sure you get paid in the big leagues even if you aren't that good, once this initial contract ends. Just look at what I did for Chris Davis, Darren O'Day, and Chris Tillman."
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    Grade the Gausman Deal

    Anyone want to revise their grade in lieu of the MIA Mesa signings? I think I'm almost willing to go F, but will say a D at the moment. Who knows, maybe they get Gaston?
  14. gmelson26

    A Few Questions About Some Former Orioles

    That would put him an awfully long distance away from his charities.. = (
  15. gmelson26

    Ex-Orioles in the postseason

    I agree for the most part. The bat throwing was the only incident as an Oriole that I really have a problem with. The play last night, however, was dirty, plain and simple. I'm glad it wasn't as an Oriole. I'm not going to try and make excuses or give him the benefit of the doubt. It clearly wasn't an accident.. it was probably a momentary split second decision that he wishes he could take back, but it was a dirty choice he made willingly.
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