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About ReclaimTheCrown

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  1. Season Plan Changes

    Thanks for pointing that out and please post what you discover. I too am reliant on exchanging a number of games each season, and if those count against my five (which is a pretty silly rule anyway), I won’t be thrilled. I’ll almost certainly renew my 13 anyway, but good to know the story going in.
  2. Decision Checklist for the Orioles

    Reviewing this list makes me even more pissed that the Ravens lost on Sunday because now there's no good distraction from the impending Orioles reckoning lol...
  3. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Sigh....I love Manny, but please make that deal.
  4. What if the O's did not need starting pitching for Manny?

    Lot of interesting stuff in this thread, but this post really gets to the crux of it - we should be getting the best package of players, regardless of position. If that means we still have holes in the rotation (which it will), so be it. We need good ball players, and as many as we get. I know it can be easier said than done, but we can always flip redundant pieces for someone else we want/need. Just squeeze out every drop of value that you can and we can sort em all out later.
  5. Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays all!
  6. Orioles out On Cobb per Roch

    It is pretty odd that MLBTR's projections seem to be pretty far off for a lot of these guys. Sometimes they seem to be from the DD school of starting pitching sticker shock....I think pretty much every team in baseball would've happily added him on a 4/48 contract. Like you said, if it was quickly recognized by fans on a site like this that such a contract would be easily exceeded, you'd think MLBTR may recognize that too. Oh well.
  7. Season ticket holders......are you renewing?

    I'm happily going to renew my 13 game plan (would love a 29 but living and working in DC, it's not viable). I get it that the benefits could be better, but really I'm mostly just interested in hitting the games. There's not much better than, after a long day of work and a long drive, sitting out at the Yard for a ballgame on a hot summer night. I know could get tickets whenever I want, but it's good to have a little bit of a forcing function. The club does a lot of things that drive me crazy, but this is my team. And it's not unreasonable to envision a future scenario where they leave. Want to do my part (however minor) to prevent that from happening. Just how I feel about it, obviously to each his own.
  8. Duquette's first BIG move (sarcasm)

    Thanks....as I mindlessly read this thread late tonight, I completely assumed it WAS Joe Mahoney back to the O's lol
  9. Lord I needed that

    Yup....that really needed to happen.
  10. Expansion/Realignment

    Oof....that all makes sense but that would be a horrific division for us. Three teams with plenty of resources, then us. We would struggle immensely.
  11. Right Now, I Hate Baseball.

    Try watching this series....bet you'll hate them again! Mercifully I'm going to dinner and not watching the game anymore lol...
  12. Right Now, I Hate Baseball.

    Yeah that was my mistake last night... And now, here I am at a sports bar waiting for my wife to arrive for dinner around the corner, watching the damn game lol.
  13. It's Time to Play the Youngins

    I would like to see Santander and Sisco start at least 3-4 of these last games. I think we've got a good handle for what Hays can do, but we obviously have to keep Santander up for at least a month and a half, so let's give him some chance to see ML pitching. Moreover, if Castillo doesn't pick up his option, Sisco is going to be at least a platoon starter. One of the reasons I (and many others) were frustrated with Trumbo's resigning is that we had a minor leaguer (Mancini) who appeared a viable option to step into a role and we effectively blocked him; I hope we don't do the same again this offseason. It's well past time to be transitioning to some of these home grown guys, even if there's risk involved. In a perfect world, Santander can at least platoon in RF to start the year for the first month and a half, while we keep Hays in AAA to preserve a year of service time. Probably not that realistic (I bet Hays forces his way onto the roster in spring training), but we'll see.
  14. Turn Out the Lights

    Well that did it, right?
  15. DJ Stewart 2017

    Lot of talk, rightfully, about Mullins (and of course Hays, who is a stud and probably our best prospect), but Stewart is arguably having a better year than Mullins (50 points higher OPS, though he's a year older). Folks have speculated a lot about whether or not Mullins could be called up this fall or make the club next year, but I think Stewart needs to be in that spring training discussion at least as well. I'm not sure any of them make the club next spring, mostly because we have to keep Santander up and it would be foolish to start their service time before May, but it's going to be a very interesting camp with all these outfield prospects.