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  1. Santandah

    Orioles sign Nate Karns

    It's not going to get worse than last year? nowhere to go but up? Syd Thrift isn't involved in the rebuild? Tickets will be easy to get for a good long while?
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    Orioles sign Nate Karns

    Pessimism is easy.
  3. Santandah

    Fantasy GM - Can You Make the Os Competitive in 2019?

    JCC adult slowpitch softball league. (And Chris Davis still strikes out twice a game.)
  4. 2.5 million might not be possible, but that 617,000 population number undersells the market by quite a bit. The total population for the Baltimore metropolitan area -- the city, Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Hartford and Queen Anne's -- is closer to 2.8 million. While I don't have the actual stats on where ticket buyers come from, I have to believe that the majority come from the counties, given the wealth distribution in Maryland. The Orioles also have to build back up their TV viewership, which will also come from the counties. That viewership is down 24 percent since 2016, according to Forbes. Winning will most cetainly help that, and most certainly help the O's profit margin.
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    Reminder: Official Press Conference Monday Noon

    You can watch it on Facebook now https://www.facebook.com/MASNOrioles/
  6. Keith Law's take on Martin and Jackson: http://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/25526772/mlb-keith-law-bullpen-overpays-rule-5-results
  7. I think it may. The writeup says he was preseason #26, and now he is ranked 19. Definite upward mobility.
  8. Gammons loved him at the 2015 draft. His grandfather played with Jackie Robinson and Satchel Paige on the Kansas City Monarchs. "He's really fun to watch. Plays with a lot of energy" Post draft interview. Sounds like a bright kid. Studied civil engineering.
  9. Kid's got a Machado arm.
  10. LA's #19 Prospect http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2018?list=la Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 40 | Run: 65 | Arm: 70 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45 The younger brother of former Cubs first-rounder Brett Jackson, Drew hit .184 in his first two seasons at Stanford before breaking out as a junior in 2015 and winning short-season Northwest League MVP honors in his pro debut. After leading the NWL in hitting (.358) and on-base percentage (.432), he hasn't come close to matching those numbers in his first two full seasons. Traded by the Mariners with right-hander Aneurys Zabala to the Dodgers for Chase De Jong in March 2017, he reached Double-A in August but batted just .234/.346/.324 there. Jackson is one of the best athletes in the system. Both his cannon arm and his speed grade well above average and give him the ability to play all over the diamond. He's a quality defender at second base and capable at shortstop, his two main positions, and also appeared briefly at third base and center field last year. A lack of feel for hitting hurt Brett Jackson and the same fate may befall Drew, who has been exposed earlier in his pro career. He's most effective when he shortens his right-handed swing, forgets about power and uses the whole field, but he has difficulty maintaining that approach. If he could get on base consistently, he could wreak havoc with his speed.
  11. OAK's #12 prospect http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2018?list=oak Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 30 | Run: 55 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 | Overall: 50 Many evaluators tabbed Martin as the top defensive shortstop in the 2015 Draft class before the A's made him the No. 20 overall pick and signed him for $1.95 million. Knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus sidelined Martin early in his first full season, and he produced uneven results at the plate in the Class A Advanced California League once finally healthy before a late-season promotion to Double-A Midland based on his defensive merits. Martin's offensive woes deepened in his return to level the next year, prompting a demotion from the A's back to Stockton, and he began '18 in extended spring training while recovering from his second offseason knee surgery in the past three years to repair a torn meniscus. But after making a healthy return, Martin's bat finally came around as he started to look more like the player the A's thought they were getting three years prior. Martin's impressive range at shortstop is a product of his athleticism and above-average speed, and scouts rave about his first-step quickness as well as his overall instincts. His arm is a clean fit at the position and enables him to make highlight-reel plays, but he's also capable of getting rid of the ball quickly while on the move, without sacrificing any accuracy. The A's have long held out hope for Martin's bat, believing that it would eventually catch up to his defense, and he's rewarded the club by making harder contact and driving the ball more consistently in 2018. He shows good bat-to-ball skills, doesn't strike out much and reaches base at a solid clip. He'll never hit for much power, but there's enough pop in his right-handed bat for him to a consistent source of extra-base hits.
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    GM Meetings Carlsbad CA 11/5

    Is Brady at the meetings?
  13. Gaston may be the real winner here. He'll get more money than he had signed for previously. Hopefully from the O's. The more lotto tickets the better.
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    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    Would prefer to trade Caleb and just run with Austin Wynns next year and give Sisco another chance, so to speak. That being said, they should only trade anyone if they know a deal is in place. The O's really aren't in a position to be giving players away for nothing.