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  1. O’s Awarded the 33rd Pick

    Maybe they believe Trumbo would fill the role of the big bopper.
  2. Offseason Trade Ideas thread

    Whoops, you got us. In previous posts. All hail tntoriole. You win. My bad.
  3. Chris Tillman Needs To Get Right

    Surgery is not just for "something seriously wrong in there structurally." Seems rotator cuffs have fallen out of vogue when talking about pitcher injuries, but something as common as scar tissue could be preventing Tillman from being able to lift his arm fully. It's just a guess but I thought he appeared to be injured from his first start this past season. He changed his arm slot, he changed his landing spot, he lost the ability to hit the strike zone with any consistency, he was rocked when he actually threw strikes -- some people might say he is a "duck" (i.e. injured) because he is walking like a duck and quacking like a duck. Sure, they may be other reasons for his historically bad season following a known injury, but I think it is highly likely that the reason for his failure is that he is still injured.
  4. Offseason Trade Ideas thread

    Trade Hall of Famer Bob Hayes or Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes, but you wouldn't trade an unproven prospect? I guess you are being sarcastic. If Austin remains an Oriole and has half the career of either of those two, he'll be a Baltimore legend and an Orioles' Hall of Famer.
  5. Chris Tillman Needs To Get Right

    And you are right: surgery may not help. In that case, Tillman's career is over.
  6. Chris Tillman Needs To Get Right

    I'm not a psychiatrist, but I don't believe that depression has caused the dramatic change to Tillman's delivery. I think it is much more likely the change stems from physiological injury rather than psychological damage. Something caused the change and I would guess it is 95% likely the reason is physical, not mental.
  7. Offseason Trade Ideas thread

    Duffy for Mountcastle or Hayes, with Scott & Mullins. Count me in! But I don't think the Royals would make that trade unless they were wholly focused on dumping Duffy's salary. Even then, there are a lot of other teams that could use Duffy. I certainly don't know this to be the case, but it is possible that the Royals may be motivated to cut ties with him over his DUI charge. Or maybe because of his bad dietary choices.
  8. Chris Tillman Needs To Get Right

    In addition to the lower arm angle, it looks to me that Tillman is throwing more across his body, his plant foot landing more towards third base than it had in previous years. I would suggest he get his shoulder cleared out of whatever gunk is fouling the works. Then, try to find a team that will invite him to spring training 2019. I think it is next to impossible for him to have a productive 2018.
  9. Should the Orioles bring back Miguel Gonzalez?

    How much does that matter? If the team is going to commit to signing him, we can expect: 1. Bundy 32 starts 2. Gausman 33 starts 3. FA pitcher 33 starts 4. MGonzalez 32 starts 5. Castro, Ynoa, Verrett, etc. 32 starts Or maybe we pencil Tillman in the #3 spot. Is that rotation going to help the Orioles improve by 15 games next year?
  10. Should the Orioles bring back Miguel Gonzalez?

    How much does that matter? 1. Bundy 32 starts
  11. Should the Orioles bring back Miguel Gonzalez?

    Wow! Excellent? Terrific? A safe play in Free Agency? Is that the consensus here? Is there a poll somewhere? I don't think we should be looking at signing a free agent just to be a "sizable upgrade" over the worst pitcher in baseball at any level last year, Chris Tillman, nor two of the other worst starting pitchers in MLB, Ubaldo and Miley. That justification leads one to eat the moldy cheese because it doesn't make us puke as fast as eating the rotten ground beef. And where are my FIP-colytes? Or is FIP-lover a better term? There are always multiple people jumping in to quote FIP when discussing any and every pitcher yet I see nary a post in this thread about Gonzalez's (awful) FIPs. His FIPs stunk during that "excellent" 2012-14 stretch in Baltimore and they weren't good this past season either (on a game-by-game basis). For those who want to bring back MG, my question is: Should the Orioles bring back Brad Bergesen too? j/k on B.B.
  12. Should the Orioles bring back Miguel Gonzalez?

    I know it's semantics, but I can't use the word "excellent" to describe MG, no matter what year we are talking about. And I would bet 90%+ of the people on the hangout would balk at using that word to describe him, too. He may be a better choice than Tillman, but that's because I think Tillman's career may be over.
  13. Should the Orioles bring back Miguel Gonzalez?

    They all count, I get it. Since they all count, let's look at the Pre-All Star break numbers:ERA: 5.72 QS/S: 5/13
  14. Dan Connolly: Orioles Must Be Willing To Make A Trade

    I had the feeling at the time that Bordick would be coming back after the season. I agree that the scenario with Manny would be much different.
  15. Should the Orioles bring back Miguel Gonzalez?

    Gonzalez's 4.08 ERA post-ASB is "excellent?" Maybe in your book but not in mine. Look what he did in the second-half of the season! Sure, that's the exact same thing that was said when they signed Ubaldo. In fairness to mdbdotcom, he used Gonzalez's final five starts -- re-read his post -- not two starts as you claim. I would say you are cherry-picking, too, as you start the clock on the "very good...8 of his last 10 starts" right after he allowed seven earned runs in an inning and two-thirds. I understand liking a former player and even wishing for his return. But I don't see Gonzalez as capable of providing the level of performance necessary to make a playoff run in 2018. Did we not see enough of "He'll throw well for a few starts, then get hammered.....then he'll throw another few solid starts....then get hammered" this past season? I would bring him back on a minor-league deal only.
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