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  1. Dugout Club discount

    For those who do the dugout club. Early bird discount. https://www.mlb.com/orioles/fans/dugout-club?partnerId=ed-12090857-1032648183
  2. And from the Post: Litigation between the Nationals and Orioles over Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television revenue has been lost in a mess of legal twists and turns. The dispute, over whether the arbitration ruling that initially awarded the Nationals nearly $300 million should stand, has been carried far from its basic question: How much of MASN’s revenue should come the Nationals way? Another legal twist came Thursday, when a procedural ruling stalled another Orioles appeal. Basically, the Orioles had appealed a previous decision that the dispute should be heard again by Major League Baseball’s Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee (RSDC), the same body the Orioles argued was neither neutral nor unbiased in its initial ruling because MLB officials and owners comprise the RSDC. The Orioles will still appeal that decision, meaning the case could still go back to the RSDC but will do so through another legal avenue. Both sides expected Thursday’s ruling, and neither side’s plan changes dramatically because of it. “Today’s action just means that MASN’s appeal should proceed through a different procedural route,” MASN attorney Thomas Hall said in a statement. “Having won vacatur of the prior award due to MLB’s evident partiality and disregard for fundamental fairness, MASN will continue to press its appeal on the question of whether MLB is disqualified from rehearing the parties’ right fees dispute.” But the ruling does highlight the convoluted progression of the litigation, which likely will not be settled for years. As a result, the Nationals will probably be forced to operate under the assumption that the television revenue they are owed — however much the court decides that is — will not arrive in time to help meet payroll in the short term. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2017/11/17/nationals-masn-money-is-still-tied-up-and-deal-for-stadium-naming-rights-hasnt-been-reached/?utm_term=.f2118d69e307
  3. Heyman Says The Dodgers and Cubs Are Interested in Britton Again

    The Cubs’ bullpen search figures to be expansive this offseason, but Patrick Mooney of NBC Sports Chicago provides some insight into the team’s thinking. Per Mooney, while the Cubs performed their due diligence on Zach Britton at this week’s GM Meetings, they found the asking price to be too high this past summer and aren’t likely to rekindle those talks. Rather, they’ve landed on free-agent righty Brandon Morrow as one potential ninth-inning option and will also monitor the market for former White Sox/D-backs/Mets closer Addison Reed in free agency, according to Mooney.
  4. Rays extened qualifying offer to Cobb

    So Roch changes his tune on the Orioles and Cobb. I guess the Orioles brass did not like the feedback on saying he would cost too much. Cobb really seems to be within their range - as long as Ubaldo Jimenez’s failings don’t bleed into future negotiations. http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2017/11/because-you-asked---the-secret-of-the-ooze.html A little different then this. Also two of Roch's other tweets about it are not on his twitter account anymore. http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2017/10/cobb-figures-to-be-too-costly-for-orioles.html
  5. Rays extened qualifying offer to Cobb

    One of the genius pundits have the orioles signing Cashner or Vargas, Fister and Tillman. Chatwood as a sleeper. We shall see. I am sure nobody knows and depends where and what the pitcher wants and what the Orioles offer.
  6. Rays extened qualifying offer to Cobb

    Can we take out the word essentially. And all through the warehouse not a discouraging Oriole word
  7. Rays extened qualifying offer to Cobb

    Roch Kubatko for about the third time has said the Orioles like Cobb,but too expensive. Also like Vargas and Cashner.Just tweeted out again, today.
  8. Orioles extend offers to bring back coaching staff

    The article did say they don't like to pay for established managers.Bus Black was supposed to be the manager before they hI red Dusty.He was basically hired bur wouldn't give him the years or money.
  9. Orioles extend offers to bring back coaching staff

    Totally agree and the Orioles change pitching coaches like they are the plague. Just didn't see much praise in many articles for McDowell.
  10. Orioles extend offers to bring back coaching staff

    Multiple pitchers on the staff campaigned for McDowell’s return, and first baseman Chris Davisdid the same with Coolbaugh and Dickerson. Davis also vowed to work out with Coolbaugh this winter in Texas and make certain mechanical adjustments at the plate. I guess this might be true but I did not see many articles during the year that McDowell helped so and so pitcher. Like to know who these multiple pitchers are.
  11. Orioles Halt National's Exhibition Games At Naval Academy

    That is for sure. Sad that the owners of sports teams actually got money from DOD for patriotic displays. I guess the NFL and others can't afford to actually pay to honor the veterans and troops. On-field events recognizing military service members — including ceremonial first pitches, honor guards and Jumbotron tributes — have become common at professional sports venues over the past several years. Many in the stands assume the team or league puts on the tributes, but often it has been the Department of Defense, meaning tax dollars were used to foot the bill. A report released Wednesday criticized the Department of Defense for spending millions in sports marketing contracts and called to task the professional sports teams that took the money, saying they were engaged in “paid patriotism.” Prepared by U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Arizona Republicans, the report found that all military branches reported spending $53 million on marketing and advertising contracts with professional sports organizations between 2012 and 2015. More than $10 million of that went to the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA and Major League Soccer. “Given the immense sacrifices made by our service members, it seems more appropriate that any organization with a genuine interest in honoring them, and deriving public credit as a result, should do so at its own expense and not at that of the American taxpayer,” the report said. “Americans deserve the ability to assume that tributes for our men and women in military uniform are genuine displays of national pride, which many are, rather than taxpayer-funded DOD marketing gimmicks.” http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/11/06/Department-of-Defense-paid-53-million-to-pro-sports-for-military-tributes-report-says/stories/201511060140
  12. Astros Should Give Orioles What They Want for Britton

    I hope Gausman does not have the same trajectory.
  13. Orioles Halt National's Exhibition Games At Naval Academy

    Just not a good PR move. Could easily be corrected. Orioles could host a game at the Naval Academy. Just comes across as petty. Players didn't just play a game but toured the facility and had breakfast with the midshipmen, Capitals are playing a game at the academy,I don't think the Orioles can cancel that one. The Nationals have built a strong relationship with the military since baseball returned to D.C., culminating with last spring’s Naval Academy Baseball Classic. The April 1 game, which ended in a 4-4 tie with the Boston Red Sox, was played at Max Bishop Stadium in Annapolis in front of 1,030 spectators, including 800 uniformed midshipmen. It was the first time Annapolis hosted an MLB team since the Houston Astros played an exhibition game against the Naval Academy baseball team May 4, 1987. Before this year’s game, the Nationals ate breakfast with midshipmen and officers, then joined the Red Sox for a tour of the Naval Academy grounds. The Naval Academy Baseball Classic was slated to be held yearly through 2019, but due to a territorial issue with the Baltimore Orioles, the event will no longer take place, according to multiple sources. Since moving to D.C., the Nationals have made at least one trade with every MLB team, except one … their neighbors just 38 miles to the northeast. This newly created exhibition in Annapolis comes one year after the Braves and Marlins played a regular season game at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. “We’re really excited about this partnership with the Washington Nationals to have the opportunity to showcase the Naval Academy on a national stage,” said vice admiral Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., the academy’s superintendent. The NHL officially announced Monday that the Washington Capitals will host the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2018 NHL Stadium Series on March 3, 2018, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. “We look forward to welcoming the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans to beautiful Annapolis next March for the first-ever outdoor hockey game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium,” Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said in a release. “Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be a unique and historic setting for fans from all across our region to experience what promises to be a great hockey game. We are honored to have the opportunity to play at one of the very best institutions our region, and our country, have to offer: the United States Naval Academy.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2017/10/30/naval-academy-baseball-classic-scrapped-due-to-territorial-issue-between-nationals-orioles/?utm_term=.16a41619840f http://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2017/02/nats-to-host-red-sox-in-newly-created-exhibition-at-naval-academy.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capitals-insider/wp/2017/05/27/capitals-expected-to-play-in-outdoor-game-at-naval-academy-next-season/?utm_term=.b92901cacc7f
  14. Astros Should Give Orioles What They Want for Britton

    Also he may have been shut down after his stem cell injection. He never did pitch for the Orioles after this.
  15. Girardi: "Buck, hold my beer"

    Barry wrote this article yesterday before Girardi was let go. The Nats don’t need to see what the Yankees are thinking. The Nats can commit to paying an established manager what an established manager is worth. The Nats can pick up the phone. The Nats can call Joe Girardi. And by doing so, the Nats could soften the blow of Baker’s departure and have all of baseball wondering about a World Series in Washington a year from now. What we’re asking for, more directly, is for the Nationals — and not the front office, but ownership — to understand the value of strong, stable leadership, and the cost to bring it here. They had that with Baker, but for whatever reason — Rizzo called it a “pure baseball decision,” so in-game strategy had to play a part — they dumped it. Nothing against Dave Martinez, the bench coach for the Cubs, or Kevin Long, the hitting coach for the Mets. Both seem like qualified candidates, and both are due to interview in Washington. But a call to Girardi would represent more. It would represent ambition. It would represent transformative thinking on the part of ownership, thinking that would be on par with the rest of the industry. It would require a financial commitment — at least $4 million annually — that would represent an understanding that managers are important, that winning a championship doesn’t happen by accident. “We’ll see what the Yankees are thinking,” Girardi said Saturday. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/if-nationals-are-serious-about-a-world-series-they-should-make-joe-girardi-an-offer/2017/10/24/2c5e9ff0-b8f2-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?utm_term=.fd46cd8a2657