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InsideCoroner last won the day on May 13 2015

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About InsideCoroner

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  • Birthday 6/17/1970

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    Dortmund, Germany
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    The Orioles; killing time between October and March.
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    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. SP Openings Across MLB

    I think you’re right — on both points. Tillman will most likely be back. And his arm is toast. Burnt toast.
  2. Anyone On Here With Close Connections To Ownership?

    Except they would all only be available for day games, nothing under the lights.
  3. Is Davis Done?

    No matter how disappointing Davis has been the last two years, I never thought it was from a lack of effort, or caring. I think he cared too much, honestly. That guy is never going to just phone it in for a paycheck.
  4. Either cut Britton or give him a small extension

    Thanks, I stand corrected on the first part. I still don’t think an extension is really in the cards, though. I think if he’s healthy and effective (two large “if’s”) Boras will hold out for a bigger payday. If he’s not healthy the Orioles won’t want to keep him around. I just wish we had traded him after ‘16 along with Manny for the maximum haul.
  5. Either cut Britton or give him a small extension

    A) He’s already been tendered his 2018 deal as of December 1st. A 2/18 deal would be an extension through the end of 2020. B) Scott Boras all but ensures that a cheap, team-friendly extension in a walk year ain’t about to happen, damaged goods or not. C) What if he’s hot garbage from this point onward? You want another $18M on the books for that in addition to Davis and/or Trumbo? Our starting pitching is already going to make us look like the Washington Generals of the AL East.
  6. Curtis Granderson

    Hopefully Dan didn’t read this sentence, shrug, and shoot out a text to Ubaldo’s agent.
  7. Shohei Otani

    If you were running things for the O's, would you risk the 20M and offer him the chance to pitch, DH and even field all he wants? I would, in a heartbeat. It's not like the team has much to lose, and as you pointed out, 25M on the FA market doesn't get you much these days. We could use a pitcher, we could use a left-handed bat, and we could certainly use something that puts a few more butts in the seats. If he crashes and burns spectacularly, at least there is no long-term risk.
  8. O’s Awarded the 33rd Pick

    I will honestly be surprised if Dan doesn't trade that pick.
  9. 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.
  10. Girardi: "Buck, hold my beer"

    That one took me a few seconds.
  11. 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)
  12. Right Now, I Hate Baseball.

    Ugh, like I needed one more reason to dislike Swisher.
  13. 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?
  14. The Orioles Have Lost 81 Games

    No Orioles fan I know could ever gloat about something like that.
  15. 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.
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