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About brooksfrankjim

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  1. I agree with the view that Manny is Beltre. That means he is HoF caliber player, but right now there are a lot of HoF level third baseman. I can’t imagine he would ge a $300 million contract. I’m not sure gets $200 million unless someone is willing to go 9 or 10 years. He was 90th ranked player in WAR. Now, I don’t think there are 89 players better than Manny, but give or take there are arguably 25-30 players that are better. It will be very interesting to see the deal he signs.
  2. Os requesting offers on Machado

    I’m not surprised at all. I love Manny but I would be shocked if he got a $300m deal. In fact, I could see him not getting $200m.
  3. The Yankees Know The Orioles Want Two Starters

    Why do we need 2 starters for Manny? Get the best haul possible and then use pieces for other deals. We need talent regardless of position.
  4. Os requesting offers on Machado

    The Cubs offer is weak. Almora and Russell are limited offensively and Montgomery is a 5th starter. I think we would do better at the trade deadline.
  5. Tear it down

    If you don't tear it down, then go sign Darvish, Cobb, and Arrieta. There really is no middle ground.
  6. Tear it down

    If you can't contend for a playoff spot, tear it down. Trade Machado, Jones, Bundy, Gausman, Schoop, Brach, Givens, anyone and everyone that can bring back young prospects. There is really no reason to keep any of them because by the time the rebuild takes hold none of these guys will be here. Shift spending to international market, get more draft picks, stock the farm.
  7. Britton Out 6 months per Rosenthal

    My bad. I forgot that.
  8. Britton Out 6 months per Rosenthal

    Frees up money to sign Machado or other free agents.
  9. Trades. Free agent signings. International signings above $1 million. First round draft picks.
  10. Should Dan and Buck Continue on a One Year Contract?

    If there was a Hall of Very Good, Buck would get in. He needs a ring for Cooperstown.
  11. Six man rotation

    Rosters expand in less than a week. Do it. Every starter has pitched better with more rest. Add a bunch of guys to the bullpen to deal with the games we need 6 guys to pitch to get thru that game.
  12. Six man rotation

    Do it. Certainly seems to result in better starts.
  13. Prediction for The Last 40 Games

    My recollection is Buck hasn't had a losing record in September since he has been here. I think we get 25 wins.
  14. I'm far from an Angelos apologist, in fact during the years and years of losing I blasted him, but I don't think it is unusual for an owner to approve major expenditures or transactions. I know a few majority owners in pro sports and they approve these things. Weams or Tony may have more insight on this but my gut is Buck carries more weight on things like this than Duquette. I'd be curious if Buck wanted to do any trades.
  15. Deadline Deal Orioles Mega-Thread

    A trade that would make sense is Britton for Trea Turner.