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  1. Just play this over and over again.
  2. Tough one. But how about just leave it as he made his decision? Or decision the Orioles and some fans don't like.
  3. So. I think that people are getting upset because the term selfish implies something ugly about Adam Jones, or that he's a bad guy. I don't think you mean to do that, but clearly it's rubbing some folks wrong. Not to belabor this. But there is some nuance and connotation to the word selfish. Yes. It is absolutely true that Adam Jones did not put the Orioles first in this decision. But selfish, by definition and by implication, means that the only person Adam Jones considered in this equation was Adam Jones. There are many others who benefit if Adam Jones maximizes his salary over the next few years who are not Adam Jones nor the Orioles, such as his family, his charity.... I'm fine with saying that he made a decision that did not consider the Orioles first. I just think selfish is the wrong term to use.
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    Do the O's even name a MVO this year?

    is it, though? that's the scary part.
  5. Santandah

    Do the O's even name a MVO this year?

    Trey Mancini, who is batting .241 with 23 HR and 53 RBI and who played terrible defense? He's likable and all. But yikes.
  6. Santandah

    Do the O's even name a MVO this year?

    I tend to agree. He is the only one who rightfully deserves it. But are the O's the kind of franchise that would do this?
  7. Who should be named the Most Valuable Oriole for 2018? I can't remember ever seeing a situation like this. In previous suck years, the Orioles always had at least someone who was worthy of being call the Most Valuable Oriole, be it Melvin Mora or Brian Roberts. There was always someone who at least had a moderately standout season. This year's most valuable player is hands down Manny Machado, both statistically and more abstractly for what trading him meant for the team. (Regardless of what they got back, trading him marked the start of the sea change.) But they can't give the award to a guy no longer on the team. Adam Jones on the other hand has had a league average season at the plate. Though he's shown no power. Was terrible in the field. And then made a me-first decision that the team sees as a detriment. (I support his right to not accept a trade, but it definitely pissed off the team.) I guess one could make the case for Jonathan Villar. He's absolutely been the Orioles' best player since the trade. (And seems to fit the Mora mold. Baseball gods help us if he is the best asset they ultimately get after the fire sale.) But has be been with the team long enough to get the award? Outside of those three, who could it even be? Caleb Joseph? Perhaps it'd be best to simply not give out the award at all.
  8. Santandah

    Luis Ortiz 2018

    Pause the video at 6 seconds. You'll see Ortiz is actually closest to the bag out of the three -- and at this point he jams on the breaks because Davis, who is furthest from the bag of the three, is coming right at him. It would have been close, and Moncada probably would have been safe. But Davis had no shot at him at all.
  9. Santandah

    Luis Ortiz 2018

    I looked at that. Davis made the decision very early on to not toss the ball to Ortiz. He cocked is arm back and changed his mind. Moncada and Ortiz neared the bag at almost the same pace. He should have tossed the ball.
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    Luis Ortiz 2018

    There is video of the injury in this story. The injury is not because he is fat. Yoan Moncada hit a grounder up the first base line that Davis fielded at the edge of the outfield. Ortiz, Moncada, and Davis all run toward the bag. Ortiz looks like he would be there in perhaps enough time to get Moncada (who has elite speed. rated 65). Despite this, Davis holds onto the ball and keeps running toward the bag. Ortiz beat Davis to the bag, but because Davis did not toss the ball and was barreling toward Ortiz, Ortiz stopped short and had to quickly jump out of Davis' way. This is on Chris Davis. It was a bad play.
  11. The eye test shows that Joey Rickard also is a terrible outfielder. He may be able to track fly balls because he has some speed, but he's atrocious at playing balls off the wall.
  12. Santandah

    Luis Ortiz 2018

    I'm starting to wonder if Chris Davis thinks that he's on a personal mission from Jesus to destroy the Orioles. 🤫
  13. Santandah

    The "showdown" is coming

    The rookie pitched like a rookie. Aces.
  14. Santandah

    The "showdown" is coming

    HUGE loss last night. The boys really fell through in the clutch.
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