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  1. DJ Stewart isn't a very good outfielder, is he?
  2. The Giants had Buster Posey skip AA entirely and promoted him directly from A+ to AAA during his first (and last) full season in the minor leagues.
  3. 5-5 night for Rutschman. OPS now up to .894.
  4. Delmarva is starting a home series tomorrow. Would be a perfect time to promote him and have him debut in front of the hometown fans.
  5. Now hitting .307 with a .840 OPS at Aberdeen. I have to think it's only a matter of time before he gets promoted to Delmarva.
  6. California does not test their high school athletes for steroids or PEDs while minor league baseball does. https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2007/06/15/high-school-athletes-next-for-steroid-tests
  7. How about this? The Cincinnati Reds had 17 different players who were drafted by their organization on their three playoff teams from 2010-2013. And that’s just one example.
  8. Here's a stat for you. On the three Orioles playoff teams, there were a total of seven picks by Jordan who made the roster on those playoff teams. That's Britton, Wieters, Matusz, Caleb Joseph, Givens, Manny, and Bundy. Those Orioles teams made the playoffs in spite of their terrible drafting not because of it.
  9. Also, it's hard to ask pitchers to skip AAA and go to the majors with the different balls they're using at AA compared to AAA and the majors.
  10. Yeah, those mid to late 2000s drafts outside of the Wieters pick were disasters. Wheeler was the consensus pick to be the first pitcher selected after Strasburg in 2009 and he would helped the starting rotations in 2013 and 2014 tremendously. The decision to pass on Lincecum wasn't that bad because his peak lasted from 2007-2011 when the Orioles were dreadful. He would have been wasted on bad Orioles teams. Passing on Scherzer OTOH was a massive mistake and probably did cost the Orioles chances to go to the World Series. Also in 2004, the Orioles won a bunch of meaningless games down the stretch in September that cost them the opportunity to draft Jay Bruce or Andrew McCutchen. Those drafts were just one misfortune after the other.
  11. Sounds more and more like it's John's wife who's pushing the Nashville move while everybody else is either ambivalent or resistant to relocating the team.
  12. Baumann's got to start next year at Norfolk, right? He only has 54 innings under his belt at Bowie but he's completely dominant in his time at AA. Plus he's not exactly a spring chicken. He'll turn 24 next month. It'll be fun to have a rotation of Wells, Lowther, Zimmerman, Kremer, and Baumann at Norfolk next year.
  13. I'm with you 100%. I would be fine with non-tendering Givens but it makes little sense to non-tender Bundy. Bundy's not that good but he's an innings eater and still relatively cheap. And who would you replace him with? All of the pitchers in AAA have bombed hard this year. You need somebody out there to bridge the gap until the next wave of pitching prospects is ready.
  14. Keith Law is a believer.
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