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Aristotelian last won the day on November 9 2015

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  1. TT: Predicting the Opening Day Roster

    Good article. If Castro doesn't make the rotation, can't they option him? That would allow them to keep Joely. Tillman to the DL would allow them to keep Mesa. I like Cortes in the rotation, whether he beats out Tillman or Wright. If they keep Joely, they would still have two lefties in the bullpen.
  2. Welp, are we officially worried about Bundy?

    Brach sentiment status upgraded back to Feeling Okay. Bundy stays at Concerned (but not Officially Worried).
  3. https://www.mlb.com/news/oral-history-of-adam-jones-classic-wbc-catch/c-268992328
  4. Spring Training - Official 2018 Thread

    I would not want to lose Araujo either. Tough to carry all three but they always find a way if it's close. Could DFA Wright or release Tillman.
  5. I don't know why we need any of them on the 25. Beckham and Schoop can cover any position in an emergency. These guys will be a phone call away.
  6. Cashner coming in sharp is a great sign. If he is a dud like Ubaldo, we will be in serious trouble, but so far so good. I'm actually kind of excited to see what he can do. One more solid outing and I think Cortes locks up a spot. Impressive minors resume, let's see what he can do. I prefer him to start Tough choice for the final bullpen/SP spots. All eyes on Joely, Wright, Tillman, Mesa, Castro, possibly Scott. Hard to cut any of these guys. Agree, Santander is an exciting player. At this point I would prefer to see him getting time over Davis and Trumbo.
  7. Astros Sign Jose Altuve 5 Years $151M.

    Folks, we have no idea what Manny's agent has said to the Orioles and vice versa. If Manny's agent has said that they aren't talking, what would be the point of "trying harder" or throwing numbers out in the press? It's possible that Manny's agent won't even answer DD's calls. Why would he? He knows that Manny will get more money from the Yankees or Dodgers.
  8. Astros Sign Jose Altuve 5 Years $151M.

    That's about what Davis got. Well, Davis will probably hit a few more HR's over the course of the contract.
  9. To me it is more the years than the AAV that seem silly. I can't imagine promising $40M to a future 40 year old version of any player, even someone as good as Manny is right now. What I don't get is why players and owners don't agree to higher AAV deals in the 5-6 year range. At some point there has to be a number high enough for a guy like Manny to sign for fewer years. It might seem like overpaying in the short term but it would be preferable to ending up with a 40 year old Pujols/ARod. I guess that is what Angelos did with Davis, he just picked the wrong guy.
  10. Trumbo out 3-4 weeks

    Unless we get Flaherty back.
  11. Trumbo out 3-4 weeks

    Another option: Wynns at C and Sisco as the strong side DH?
  12. Projected 2018 Minor League Depth Chart

    Thank you, Tony. Have they given up on Lucas Long as a starter? I thought Wynns had a chance of making the team. Too early to make a call there, or you think they need Sisco's lefty bat badly enough? What about playing him every day at Norfolk vs backing up Joseph? Or you think he will get the majority of ABs and Joseph is the backup? The OF depth looks great. Infield, not so much.
  13. Trumbo out 3-4 weeks

    Could be more room for Flaherty too. I would love to see Pedro in the lineup. I wonder if he has a hot start, what would that mean when Trumbo comes back?
  14. Orioles 5th Starter

    Tillman is already struggling, after struggling last year. Tillman should have to pitch his way into the rotation too. Go with Bleier if you want Cortes in the bullpen.
  15. My 25-man roster prediction (as of 3/7/18)

    Valencia is a lefty masher but our team is already unbalanced on the RH side. If Santander starts against a RHP, we would not have a lefty on the bench (other than possibly Sisco, who may not make the team).