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  1. Eh, it was a bad move, but it was 3 years ago and I’m over it. I still take more umbrage with how the team managed four whole hits in 11 innings. I don’t know that the O’s would have scored again had the game gone 20.
  2. Agreed with everything here. It was definitely time for Buck and the organization to part ways, but fans should have nothing but kind words for this guy.
  3. Given the control he has left, he should be.
  4. Possible, but Rosenthal is already speculating that he’d be an unlikely playoff roster addition if the Sox make it, given the guys they should get back from the IL by then.
  5. Cashner is far from a hot commodity. He’s been good this year but he’s a rental that’s not a game-changer.
  6. I'm glad we have such an unbreakable record. Could one day be matched, but never beaten.
  7. Agreed... a lot of the early strain and bullpen overuse we've seen so far is simply April. The Orioles are far from the only team that have had starting pitchers sputter out of the gate this year and dump a lot of work on the bullpen.
  8. Maybe. Mancini and Villar truly are the only two position players on the 25-man that are truly MLB caliber. The pitching staff is borderline an abomination. Granted, that’s part of rebuilding, which is why I’m not worked up over it. This year (should) be the toughest year of it, because it’ll probably be July or August before we see the young guys that COULD be the beginning of the next core make their debuts. As it stands right now, I think it’s a safe bet that no one on the 25-man roster as of today will be on the 25-man the next time the Orioles end the season with a winning record.
  9. Ankiel wasn't given an option because the Cardinals didn't need to give him one at that stage in his career. Davis is a different scenario. And ultimately, I can't get mad at Chris Davis for not wanting to go be a sideshow in the minor leagues, riding the bus, when the Orioles really should have just released him already and moved on.
  10. Same can be said about Mullins. Except he CAN be sent down to get reps, whereas Jackson has to stay here or be sent back from whence he came. I'd put Cedric in Norfolk.
  11. I don't know precisely where you're going with this, but if my hunch is correct, it's patently unfair. What's happened with Chris Davis is truly astounding to behold. He's essentially forgotten how to hit a baseball. He's the position player version of Rick Ankiel. And no, I don't mean the Ankiel that came back and played outfield. I mean he's completely lost ala Ankiel the pitcher.
  12. Unless he could somehow simultaneously play all first and second base by himself - thus allowing the team a fourth outfielder - while occasionally sneaking over to shortstop, I don't think his glove can really hide that .000 average and enormous K rate...
  13. Agreed. That all said, had they let Davis walked and somehow managed to work out an extension with Machado... and all other decisions the last five years remained the same... We'd still be a team at the very beginning of a rebuild, with a long road to go, and people on here would be debating whether or not we should move Machado to help speed it up/facilitate it.
  14. 5/7 with 4 homers is an OK ratio, I guess.
  15. Lot of factors go into this. Players graduating from other teams' systems. Star prospects getting hurt or failing. Unheralded prospects breaking out. Impossible to say.
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