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InsideCoroner last won the day on May 13 2015

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About InsideCoroner

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    Plus Member since 12/13
  • Birthday 6/17/1970

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    Dortmund, Germany
  • Interests
    The Orioles; killing time between October and March.
  • Occupation
    Slogging through contracts so musicians don't have to.
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Hyun-Soo Kim
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    #33

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  1. O’s Awarded the 33rd Pick

    I will honestly be surprised if Dan doesn't trade that pick.
  2. 30 Years After Darrell Evans was Picked Off of 3rd Base ......

    I intensely dislike the whole "does the runner who beat the throw/tag maintain contact with the base the entire time" sort of reviews. Darrell Evans was picked off. To me, Lobaton beat the tag. Otherwise you start going back to 1991 and Hrbek muscling Gant off the bag (not that Lobaton was forced off, but there's a very thin line). It gets tedious.
  3. Girardi: "Buck, hold my beer"

    That one took me a few seconds.
  4. Girardi: "Buck, hold my beer"

    I couldn't understand why he didn't challenge, and do think some reactions are over the top. That said, I enjoyed it since anything that causes the Yankees discomfort also comforts me. (I live in Germany, so I'm allowed my schadenfreude)
  5. Right Now, I Hate Baseball.

    Ugh, like I needed one more reason to dislike Swisher.
  6. The outfield defense by the numbers, 2014-17

    If Mancini, Jones and Smith were at about -28 overall this year and the OF as a whole on the year was -16.2, who pushed the needle towards the black? Gentry and Rickard? Trumbo? Or are the totals weighted and not cumulative?
  7. The Orioles Have Lost 81 Games

    No Orioles fan I know could ever gloat about something like that.
  8. I think a lot of people had long-term concerns. But more in the sense of "how will this play out when he's in his mid-30s?" but thinking that's a bridge that would be crossed in due time. Even given his Jekyll/Hyde performances year-to-year, he had put up an average of 3.75 WAR per season over the past four years when the extension was made. And 3 WAR the year after. I don't think many people expected it all to cave in this quickly. And since he's not hurt to our knowledge -- at least not physically -- it's even harder to imagine him getting back on track in '18 or beyond. I don't see many outcomes in which this isn't a lead-plated albatross around our necks for the next five years.
  9. Last year Hart looked great, exactly what we needed out of a LOOGY after Brian Matusz. This year, though, he's looked an awful lot like Brian Matusz.
  10. Buck and Hardy deserve some credit

    A small but effective "block" list has made my time here on OH about 75% more enjoyable.
  11. Are we a bad team masquerading as a mediocre one?

    The pitching has been shambolic, and the defense has been below average. Then again, if you had told me at the start of the season that Caleb Joseph and his zero RBI would end up with more fWAR than Davis, Trumbo, Hardy, Rickard, Smith, Kim and Alvarez combined, I certainly wouldn't have believed it.
  12. Assuming we trade Manny, who's our target for 3B?

    Okay... but then who's your target for the now-vacant 2B slot?
  13. Cal Ripken Jr's Streak (22nd Anniversary)

    That's great. And those are the best kind of keepsakes. When I was a kid (and already an Orioles fanatic) my grandparents gave me signed individual photos of Lenn Sakata, Dave Ford and Jim Dwyer. The three had been at some kind of event and signed photos for everyone. I still love those photos primarily because my grandparents took the time to stand in line and get them for me.
  14. Will you be pleased with this season if...

    I have to go with (A), because I predicted before the season that they'd finish around 78-84. They didn't really make the moves along the way to make me feel like this was a year they could really compete with the better clubs, so with a winning record I would be satisfied. Of course I want to see them in the postesason, but I just don't see it (or don't see them advancing beyond a one-game playoff). Too many offensive holes, the rotation is awful and the bullpen is nowhere near the formidable force it once was.
  15. Toronto - trap series

    "Hold On" is just another way of saying "Buckle Up" though, right?
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