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  1. FlipTheBird

    How good can the 2019 Orioles be?

    Certainly not. Having earlier picks helps your chances of winning the lottery though, so to speak. That’s what those guys were when they were in their late teens and early 20s. It’s no secret that the Orioles haven’t done a lot to help themselves in the amateur draft the last 20 years, but if you’re going to stink, better to stink enough to get low slots and better your odds of picking a winner.
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    MLB Pipeline: Rutschman's rank if draft in 2018

    The only thing Wieters is guilty of is not living up to the insane hype this fan base built around him. He’s actually had an above board career for a No. 5 overall - a lot of guys simply don’t make it.
  3. He'd already have a working relationship/understanding of the process with the GM, and is fairly young by managerial standards (43, and thus could be around a good while if all went well). Why not?
  4. I imagine he intends to be here to see it through, otherwise he wouldn't have come on in the first place. It's his chance to make his mark and build a franchise up from ashes. He's also originally from Northern VA, so this is a sort of coming home for him. It's possible (maybe even probable) that he grew up an O's fan.
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    TT: Silence of Ownership is Deafening

    This is admittedly a paraphrase from Sherman (who probably had it paraphrased to him from one of the candidates or a source). Wish he had a full quote.
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    TT: Silence of Ownership is Deafening

    Peter Angelos tried very hard to get this franchise a title. He just went about it in an unfortunate manner. Poor or deliberate decision making does not equal a lack of competitiveness. To me it sounds a lot more like the ownership has finally accepted the organization needs to undergo drastic changes to survive. And they're trying to find the right person to oversee that. Given that 2019 is a dud no matter what, I'm fine with them taking their time and getting it right.
  7. Facts don't lie. The Nationals, ultimately, have been no more successful than the Orioles over the last decade. Of course, what really matters is the NEXT decade, wherein I strongly suspect the Nationals will be far more successful than the entirely rudderless Orioles.
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    Buck and Dan's home run strategy did not help the O's

    Then talk about the lack of OBP, sure. Cherry picking "home runs didn't work" is silly considering how many teams hit lots of home runs AND had guys get on base.
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    Loverro: The Orioles could be sold this winter

    Yeah, what was the organization supposed to do, have a "Farewel Adam" day for a guy who could well be playing for them - albeit more likely against them - next season? What the players and fans did for Adam was the perfect recognition.
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    The Inevitable national outlet Chris Davis article.

    If Davis is going to continue to be on this roster and in this league next year, he needs to, among other things, go see a sports shrink. Five days a week. Change everything about his physical approach. It's Hail Mary time.
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    PressBox: D.J. Stewart Thinks He Could Help

    I was never out on him to begin with. I think that was actually the first post I've made about him in about two years.
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    PressBox: D.J. Stewart Thinks He Could Help

    I think he should be up on Opening Day next year and given every chance to see what he's got. Can't hurt anything. Not a prototypical player but has the potential to be a piece.
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    Rosenthal: Orioles are in a state of confusion

    Can't burn bridges that weren't there. Angelos napalmed all league ties when he was pro Union during the strike. He had nothing to lose by fighting the MASN decision.
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    Could the Orioles Move Out of Baltimore in 2024?

    Portland (where I now live) is really ramping up the pressure. Allegedly going to have settled on a location for a potential stadium very soon. Primarily being eyed for expansion but given that this area has some Bay Area fans already in it... they'd take the A's.
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    Could the Orioles Move Out of Baltimore in 2024?

    No one. I'd eventually just be done with baseball.