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  1. Radhames Liz still pitching and even younger. The ball comes out of his hand nice.
  2. Own a piece of the Roch.Orioles do.Where never was heard a discouraging word.
  3. Disturbing trend or just the offseason?

    I saw this in the Sun and got me thinking a little that perhaps maybe players don't want to come to the Orioles. Probably much ado about nothing and three players will probably sign with the Orioles this week. Players need to find a home and quick. How many other players have turned down Oriole offers? The Orioles attempted to bring back Flaherty, but their efforts weren’t enough to keep him as he signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. They also pursued infielder Ryan Goins to make him the utility man, but he signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals. The fact that both players signed minor league deals with other clubs is disturbing. Intent to acquire both was there, but it indicates the team wasn’t able to make offers in a timely manner. The Orioles also missed out on right-hander Mike Fiers, who had been nontendered by the Houston Astros, when he chose to sign a one-year, $6 million deal with the rebuilding Detroit Tigers this past week over a reported two-year offer from the Orioles, according to ESPN. Fiers, 32, turned down guaranteed money for a second year for a one-year deal that gives him the opportunity to earn a raise through the arbitration process next year. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bs-sp-orioles-spring-20180211-story.html http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bs-sp-orioles-meetings-20171210-story.html
  4. Orioles Acquire Catcher

    Needed to make this trade since season ticket renewals had to be in by today.This trade will get many more people to renew.
  5. Schoop absence from Fanfest

    They were almost skinny then. Good workouts and good eating do wonders.
  6. Schoop absence from Fanfest

    The first time was an arbitration dispute.
  7. Schoop absence from Fanfest

    Harper missed Fanfest and the team was not happy either. https://www.mlb.com/news/washington-nationals-bryce-harper-decides-against-attending-natsfest/c-104001352 http://www.talknats.com/2017/12/15/another-winterfest-another-bryce-harper-no-show-according-sources/
  8. Schoop absence from Fanfest

    What I heard at Fanfest was Manny had a family issue but not life threatening. Schoop was told by his agent not to come. For what it is worth.
  9. Schoop absence from Fanfest

    But it is a business. I think Schoop understands that. Otherwise he would not have listened to his agent and not show up. Friends get traded ,cut and let go all the time. Looks like he made a business decision not to attend and he should realize if Manny goes it is part of the business. Seems to be more about his arbitration dispute then anything else.
  10. Schoop absence from Fanfest

    Put this article separate since it gives some thoughts and information about the absence . At least the Sun did a little digging. MASN has all but forgotten it and mum is the word. But manager Buck Showalter was more than willing to offer his perspective. Showalter said that in his eyes, Machado was not there for a legitimate personal reason, but that Schoop’s reason didn’t fit his standard. FanFest is the one offseason event that all players under team control, whether you’ve just been added to the 40-man roster or are a 10-year veteran, are required to attend. Traditionally, few exceptions are granted. But Showalter told reporters during his FanFest media session on Saturday that he wasn’t satisfied with Schoop’s reason for missing the event. He said that he spoke with Schoop’s agent, Steve Veltman, who Showalter said told Schoop to hold out of the event. “I talked to his agent,” Showalter said. “He made me aware of the advice he gave Jon, so we'll live with it and move on." I was told by one Orioles player Saturday that it’s not uncommon for agents to tell an arbitration-eligible player who has yet to agree to terms to miss a team-sponsored offseason fan event. This player said he was advised to do it once earlier in his career, but he decided to still attend, and eventually reached an oral agreement there. Again this year, the Orioles tried to make it work, and Showalter talked to Schoop’s agent multiple times over the week. Once it was clear Machado and Schoop wouldn’t attend, the Orioles were proactive, immediately giving refunds for autograph sessions with Machado or Schoop, and giving the fans the remaining players in those sessions for free. More startling than anything was the tone-deaf nature that Schoop’s absence emits. He could have followed the lead of Britton, who did a Twitter question-and-answer session during the event as his way of interacting with fans. But it’s baffling that no one in Schoop’s camp -- while fast to advise him to skip FanFest – didn’t suggest to him to use the power of social media to send his own unfiltered message to the fans about his absence. Schoop’s Instagram account has included several posts of his offseason conditioning work in his native Curacao, and MLB.com did a heartfelt media campaign this month featuring Schoop and other players on how they’re growing the game on the island. But as far as FanFest, there’s still no word from Schoop’s camp. A text message sent to Veltman on Friday was unanswered. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bs-sp-orioles-schoop-20180129-story.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  11. Ariel Miranda an ace?

    MLB Zach Crizer has Miranda with potential to become an ace. i always heard he was considered a fourth or fifth starter at best. Can someone fix the name in the header please? Thanks https://www.mlb.com/news/3-starters-who-could-turn-into-aces-in-2018/c-265432782
  12. Does Adam Jones Want to Stay Here Past 2018?

    I think the Beatles said it best when the rebuild will be done. Will you still be rebuilding WI'll you still need me When I am 64. 32 years is not too long.
  13. If Manny stays he should play 3B.

    I know the Orioles are not great but an over 70 year old at SS who claims he is only 239 lbs. ,might not be a great move.Winning bigly.
  14. Fanfest

    Did you get your picture at Buck's media desk? They told me they never let you take pictures in the clubhouse.I knew that was a lie.Did you notice no names or much equipment in the locker room? Used to have many shoes and stuff in each cubicle. Was told season tickets are not selling well.Supposedly going to do a promotion season ticket package. Also single game tickets for weekend Yankee and Red Sox games selling well.
  15. Fanfest

    Some people at Fanfest said Schoop and Manny would get booed on Opening Day.I don't think so.