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joelala

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  1. joelala

    Take the Quiz: Name the 2018 Orioles

    39. most of the guys I missed were relievers, which makes perfect sense.
  2. joelala

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    Makes sense. I'm prepared for the worst. Can we at least trade in our left-over slot money for little toys before we go home?
  3. joelala

    On the record: What I want is...

    Brady needs to go. As long as he's around he will meddle, either not giving Dan full autonomy, or making the position less desirable to outside candidates if that's the route we go. So many of these things are contingent on him.
  4. joelala

    Bundy is Broken

    Fine, very true. He has not lived up to the unfair amount of hype put on him as an 18 year old. 'Bust' is often used as a derogatory term to express one's frustration about a player, and you're right, that is how I used it in this case.
  5. joelala

    Bundy is Broken

    You hit the nail on the head. He's a bust, and it's getting hard to argue otherwise. Perhaps he can find a future in the bullpen, or learn a knuckleball? I think I know. As I'm sure has been discussed on this thread, one of his shoulder muscles started essentially turning into bone in 2015. Dr. James Andrews said he had never seen anything like it in someone's shoulder before. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but the precipitous loss in velocity can be traced back to around this time, yes? I'm writing him off as a starter. I don't think he'll ever be Arrieta 3.0 with that fastball. He's well on his way to being Matusz 2.0.
  6. joelala

    You're in charge: What would you do with Chris Davis?

    Exactly. This is all on the Orioles. And is one of Boras' crowning achievements.
  7. joelala

    You're in charge: What would you do with Chris Davis?

    We agree 100% in this regard then.
  8. joelala

    You're in charge: What would you do with Chris Davis?

    Disregard, this has already been addressed. My bad.
  9. joelala

    You're in charge: What would you do with Chris Davis?

    Is anyone really knocking on the door at his position though? Mancini, but he can DH assuming we cut ties with Trumbo. And I agree with you in principle, but don't see the Orioles eating that much money, so I would prefer my outcome to giving him any more chances as an everyday player until he proves he's a different player than he has been for the past two plus years.
  10. joelala

    You're in charge: What would you do with Chris Davis?

    Let him be a pinch hitter and start him once a week to start next year. Not sure he's even a good candidate to be a defensive replacement anymore. But we tried option 3 this year, all year, and look what he's doing. Lets take the spotlight off him all together and let him soul search and work things out behind the scenes. Then re-evaluate at the end of next season. We're in a re-build so we have the time and space to completely waste a roster spot on him.
  11. joelala

    Bundy should finish the season in the bullpen

    It screams bullpen.
  12. joelala

    Bundy should finish the season in the bullpen

    Trade him in the winter for a top 100 prospect and call it a day. Demand a top 100 prospect or don't trade him. Do not get 'Gausmaned' again. I think the Gausman resurgence of sorts may raise Bundy's trade value to a team that is confident in his ability to fix him. But I'm confident we cannot fix him, so lets get something for him. Also, the shoulder scares me.
  13. joelala

    The "showdown" is coming

    Is there any indication that it is? Not being snarky here. That would be awesome.
  14. joelala

    Some August movers and shakers

    Our farm system is very intriguing right now. In a good way.
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