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  1. I see almost the same thing. We'll start out well, then start to get whipped. I will be very surprised if we win more than 7.
  2. He's definitely drawn some attention from me this year, FWIW (which isn't much). Would love to hear some more on him from our experts.
  3. If I understand correctly, there is a new rule that now allows you to declare for the draft even if you hire an agent, as long as you back out by May 31st or something. So really they're not gone yet, I'd imagine Cowan will be back still but still was surprising. If he's gone I'm not too concerned about it. Obviously, would love to have Fernando back but that isn't going to happen.
  4. Bumping this for 2019. I have always like Reyes for some reason. .857 OPS so far this year.
  5. scbalt52

    JC Escarra

    I was kind of curious about him as well. I keep track of guys that I think are worth tracking each year on google sheets for fun and was wondering if I should add him to the list. I just did, both of them are linked below if anyone wants to follow along. I usually try to update each morning or every few days at least as a way to follow along with our minor league system. Hitters Pitchers
  6. Any online streams of the orange carpet festivities pre-game?
  7. Are there any online streams of the opening festivities? I can't watch MASN or CBS at work without being connected to my in-home wifi. I'll be able to find an online stream of the game no problem but wanted to watch the orange carpet and all. Wasn't sure if there was going to be a Facebook stream or anything online that you guys have heard of. Thanks!
  8. No one can agree with the pull, no one. You may see the other side but nope. At the same time, that's why I'm drinking beer and not managing a big league team. And I'm okay with that, 3-1 baby.
  9. Tell you what...I'm pissed. If you aren't something is wrong with you. But I get it. He pitched opening day, he's young, he wasn't going to make it. But still disappointing. I wont agree with anyone that doesnt say pitch 90-120 is all adrenaline without any basis on future, it might be his only chance. And if he gives up 1 hit soon he's gone. But good win
  10. I turned on the radio Saturday and was disappointed Brown wasn't doing the game, was hoping to catch him.
  11. 1) Chris Davis will get: A. 300 or more at bats B. Fewer than 300 at bats 2) Trey Mancini will start more games at what position: A. Left Field B. First Base C. DH 3) (One point for each correct answer): Name up to 3 players currently on the 40 man roster who will be the property of another major league team on the last day of the season Alex Cobb, Mychal Givens, Mark Trumbo 4) (Tough one, this is worth 3 points): Name a player who is not currently in the Orioles organization who will be in the Orioles organization on the last day of the season. Steve Pearce 😂 5) True/False: Austin Hays will play for the Orioles before September 1 6) True/False: Anthony Santander will play for the Orioles before September 1 7) True/False: DJ Stewart will play for the Orioles before September 1 8 ) True/False: Yusmiel Diaz will play for the Orioles before September 1 9) True/False: Ryan Mountcastle will play for the Orioles before September 1 10) True/False: Ryan McKenna will play for the Orioles before September 1 11) True/False: Chance Sisco will play for the Orioles before September 1 12) What Oriole pitcher not named Cobb/Cashner/Bundy/Wright/Hess will start the most games this year? Karns 13) Who will start more games at 3rd base: A. Renato Nunez B. Ryan Ruiz C. Other 14) Who will lead the Orioles in saves? Givens 15) Who will lead the Orioles in home runs? Mancini 16) Who will pitch the most major league innings before September 1 (if you answer A-D and that player does pitch in the majors before Sept 1, you get a point; if you answer E you get a point only if all 4 fail to do so). A. Dillon Tate B. Dean Kremer C. Keegan Akin D. Hunter Harvey E. None of the above will pitch in the majors before September 1 17) Will Mark Trumbo be traded to another team during the season? Yes 18) Will Chris Davis be traded to another team during the season? No 19) Will Alex Cobb be traded to another team during the season? Yes 20) Will Dylan Bundy be traded to another team during the season? No 21) Will Mychal Givens be traded to another team during the season? Yes 22) Will the Orioles get the #1 draft pick in 2020? Yes 23) Will Brandon Hyde be ejected from a game in 2019? Yes 24) Will Chris Davis OPS be: A. < .600 B. .600 - .699 C. .700 - .799 D. >= .800 25) Who will lead the Orioles in home runs? Mancini 26) Name a player who will represent the Orioles in the 2019 All Star Game Castro 27) Who will start the most games at Catcher for the Orioles in 2019? Sucre 28) How many stolen base attempts (SB+CS) will the Orioles have in 2019 (reference: 103 last year)? A. Less than 60 B. 60-89 C. 90-119 D. 120-149 E. 150 or more 29) What pitcher will start the most games for the Orioles in 2019? Hess 30) Will the Orioles use an "opener" at least 5 times in 2019? [Definition of an opener for the purpose of this question: someone who has not had at least 10 5+ inning starts in 2018 & 2019 starts a game, and is taken out after less than 3 innings without having gotten injured or giving up 4+ runs -- that would have to happen 5 times for the answer to this question to be "Yes"] No 31) Last year's attendance was 1,564,592. This year's will be: A. Less than 1 million B. Greater than or equal to 1 million but less than 1.3 million C. Greater than or equal to 1.3 million but less than 1.6 million D. Greater than or equal to 1.6 million but less than 1.9 million E. Greater than or equal to 1.9 million 32) True/False: The Orioles will sign an international prospect for at least $500,000 bonus in the current signing period which lasts until June. False 33) True/False: The Orioles will sign an international prospect for at least $500,000 between the start of the next signing period (start of July) and the end of the regular season Yes 34) Name the winner of the 2019 Brooks Robinson Award for Minor League position player of the year. Diaz 35) Name the winner of the 2019 Jim Palmer Award for Minor League pitcher of the year. Hall 36) True/False: the Bowie Bay Sox will make the playoffs. True 37) True/False: The Norfolk Tides will make the playoffs False 38) The most games over .500 the Orioles will be at any point this year will be: A. 10 or more B. 6-9 C. 2-5 D. 1 E. The Orioles will never have a .500+ record this year 39) Name an Oriole not named Chris Davis who will put a ball on Eutaw Street this year. (You are allowed to answer "None" and that will only be correct if no one other than Davis does it). None 40) Will Richie Martin start more games at SS for the Orioles than any other player? Yes 41) Will Jonathan Villar start more games at 2B for the Orioles than any other player? Yes 42) Will Cedric Mullins start more games in CF for the Orioles than any other player? Yes 43) How many games will Joey Rickard start in the outfield? A. 0-50 B. 51-100 C. 101-150 D. 151+ 44) How many different positions will Drew Jackson start a game at this year? [DH does not count] A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 E. 4 or more 45) How many days before September 1 will Pedro Araujo be on the major league roster? A. Under 17 (so he does not complete his rule 5 eligibility) B. 17-30 C. 31-80 D. 81-100 E. 100+ 46) Name an Oriole who will be DFA'd after the season has begun. Mike Wright 47) Will the Orioles #1 choice in the 2019 draft be: A. A college pitcher B. A college position player C. A high school pitcher D. A high school position player 48) Will the Orioles sign their #1 draft pick? Yes 49) Will Richie Martin fulfill his Rule 5 requirement before the end of the season and still be on the roster? Yes 50) Will Drew Jackson fulfill his Rule 5 requirement before the end of the season and still be on the roster? Yes 51) How many more deals will the Orioles make tradinga way international signing bonus slots between now and the end of the current signing period? A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 or more 52) How many deals will the Orioles make after the next signing bonus period starts, trading away slots from THAT period, before the end of the season? A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 or more 53) Between now and the end of the season, will the Orioles extend the contract or sign a multi-year contract with any player on their 40 man roster? No 54) What is the highest level of minor league baseball will Grayson Rodriguez reach during the minor league season? A. Low A B. A C. AA D. AAA 55) What is the highest level of baseball DL Hall will reach during the season? A. A B. AA C. AAA D. September MLB callup E. Pre-September MLB 56) Who will lead the Orioles in wins? Hess 57) Who will lead the Orioles in steals? Villar 58) Who will lead the Orioles in batting average among players who meet MLB batting title qualification minimums? Villar 59) Who will lead the Orioles in onbase percentage among players who meet MLB batting title qualification minimums? Mancini 60) Who will lead Orioles in slugging percentage among players who meet MLB batting title qualification minimums? Mancini 61) Who will lead Orioles in OPS among players who meet MLB batting title qualification minimums? Mancini 62) Who will lead Orioles in ERA among pitchers who meet MLB ERA title qualification minimums? Cobb 63) Who will lead Orioles in WHIP among pitchers who meet MLB ERA title qualification minimums? Cobb 64) The Orioles play 20 different opponents in 2019. Last year won the season series from 2 opponents (Mets and Braves) and lost the season series to 17 opponents. How many opponents will the Orioles win the season series against this year? A. 0-2 B. 3-5 C. 6-8 D. 9+ -- The next 5 questions will not be able to be graded the day after the season ends so if the competition for the prize is close a winner might not be known until early November 65) Will an Oriole receive any MVP votes (I believe voters put 10 names on their ballot)? No 66) Will an Oriole receive any Cy Young votes (I think this is also 10)? No 67) Name the Oriole who receives the most Rookie of the Year votes. ("None" is an acceptable answer and is only correct if no Oriole gets a single vote in the Rookie of the Year balloting). None 68) Will Brandon Hyde receive any Manager of the Year votes? No 69) Will an Oriole win a Gold Glove in 2019? No 70) Will the Orioles finish in last place in the AL East? Yes 71) What is the most games out of last place (i.e. ahead of the last place team in the standings) the Orioles will be on any date this season? A. 20+ B. 10 to19.5 C. 6 to 9.5 D. 2 to 5.5 E. 0.5 to 1.5 F. The Orioles will never be ahead of a team in the AL East? Note: the weather forecast looks good for New York on Thursday so the likelihood of a rainout is slim. 72) How many guys on the 40 man roster will be dealt in the month of July? A. 0 B. 1-2 C. 3-4 D. 5-6 E. 7+ 73) Will the Orioles be no-hit in a game in 2019? No 74) Will the Orioles allow 18+ runs in a game in 2019? No 75) Will Chris Davis be released during the season? No 76) How many home runs will Chris Davis hit for the Orioles? A. 0-10 B. 11-20 C. 21-30 D. 31-40 E. 41+ 77) Will anyone the Orioles draft in June play for the team before the end of the season (including September)? No 78) Will the Orioles have a winning month in 2019? [Consider March games to be part of April record] No 79) How far out of first place will the Orioles finish in 2019? A. 0-10 games B. 10.5-20 games C. 20.5-30 games D. 30.5 - 40 games E. 40.5 - 50 games F. 50.5 or more 80) Will Ryan Ripken or Preston Palmeiro get a plate appearance for the Orioles in 2019 (includes September)? No 81) Who will lead the Orioles in outfield assists? Smith Jr 82) Will Jimmy Yacabonis start a game for the Orioles and go at least 4 innings (the second part is to preclude an "opener" type situation)? Yes 83) Will John Means start a game for the Orioles and go at least 4 innings? Yes 84) Will Evan Phillips pitch for the Orioles before September 1? Yes 85) Will Trey Mancini's OPS be closer to his 2017 number (.826) or .2018 number (.715)? 2017 86) What hitter (not named Villar) acquired in last year's selloff will have at least 100 ABs and the highest OPS in the majors. Choices are Bannon, Diaz, Carmona, Cumberland, Encarnacion, NONE (an answer of NONE gets you a poitn if none of them gets 100 ABs). None 87) What pitcher acquired in last year's selloff will have at least 20 innings and the lowest ERA in the majors? Choices are Kremer, Pop, Ortiz, Phillips, Zimmerman, Tate, Carroll, Rogers, NONE. (An answer of NONE getes you a point if none of them gets 20 innings). Rogers 88) The Orioles are scheduled to play the Yankees 19 times. How many saves will Zach Britton get against us? A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 E. 4+ 89) The Orioles play the Padres 4 times. How many home runs will Manny Machado get against the Orioles? A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 E. 4+ 90) The Orioles play the Diamondbacks 3 times, in Arizona. Will Adam Jones hit a hom run against the Orioles? No 91) (For five points). Make an "outlandish" prediction for 2019. Possibilities include: -- Orioles have a winning record -- an specific Oriole gets at least 400 ABs and is at least .200 points higher or .200 points lower than his PECOTA projection (please include the PECOTA projection) -- a specific pitcher gets at least 80 innigns and his ERA is at least 2.00 points higher or 2.00 points lower than his PECOTA projection (please include the PECOTA projection) -- a manager, coach, GM, or Sig is fired during the season -- an specific Oriole pitcher wins 15+ games -- a specific Oriole puts up at least 5.0 WAR -- someone not in Tony's top 10 prospects list and who has never played in the majors is on the major league roster for at least 100 games -- a specific Oriole leads the AL in wins, saves, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts by a pitcher, batting average, home runs, RBIs, doubles, triples, onbase%, slugging%, OPS -- a specific Oriole hits for the cycle Mullins -- a specific Oriole pitches a no hitter -- a specific Oriole hits 4 home runs in a game (or ties/beats any other major league category record for a game such as RBIs, doubles, triples, runs, strikeouts by a pitcher -- a specific established major league player who has been to multiple all star games becomes an Oriole -- a specific Oriole wins one of the major awards (MVP, Cy, RoY, MgrOY, Comeback Player, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger)
  12. Guy traveled on the winner. 3 steps if you watch closely. Good try
  13. I enjoy following our minor-league system as much as the big league squad. Almost all of my knowledge and tracking of the system is done through the hangout. There is so much information and knowledge from you guys that you can't find anywhere else. I check here daily and always feel like I am on top of any Orioles news to disperse to friends/family. Was a long-time lurker but since joining it has fed my love of tracking the minor league guys quite well. Definitely recommend it, good group here.
  14. I was hoping we'd clean house. It'll be interesting to see where we go from here. I figured we'd probably dump a bunch of money to keep Mosley and Suggs here and thought that was going to be a mistake.
  15. Well you gotta share it now...
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