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  2. wildbillhiccup

    2018 Trade Deadline

    Amir Garrett (Reds) Felipe Vazquez (Pirates) Anthony Swarzak (Mets) Kyle Barraclough (Marlins) Blake Treinen (A's) Sergio Romo (Rays) Addison Reed (Twins) Nate Jones (White Sox)
  3. esmd

    2018 Trade Deadline

    Agreed, I think the play here is to string teams along into late July and hope someone gets desperate. BUT, they need to make a move. No BS like last year. Make. The. Deal.
  4. Because Archer is injured and teams aren't going to pay top dollar for an injured player. I think Archer would be dealt this year if healthy...and still might if he gets back in time to get a couple starts (provided he looks good in those starts).
  5. Otter

    2018 Orioles Draft Tracker

    Looks like we won't have much leftover money to sign overslots after round 10. Sounds like Knight is very disappointed where he was drafted, so I'm guessing he'll want overslot money. I don't think he has much leverage, but the O's typically are not tough negotiators with their high draft picks. I imagine we'll have a tough time signing Killian.
  6. Redskins Rick

    Ryan McKenna 2018

    I can fix that problem, just promote Hays, up a level.
  7. OsFanSinceThe80s

    How long does it take REALLY bad teams to get good again??

    Economics of baseball is much different now. As impressive as the turnaround from 1988 to 1989 was, making next year's team a winner seems at least twice as hard.
  8. wildbillhiccup

    Speculation piece lists Bundy as a player that could be traded

    I think they'd get slightly less for Bundy then Snell (if they decide to trade him). I also don't put any stock in the Snell rumor. Why would they trade him and not Archer?
  9. jamalshw

    (Almost) All Things Manny Machado....

    Braves say no, not because of value, but because they're ahead of schedule in their rebuild. I don't see them mortgaging the future for a present that's already been a success based on preseason expectations. Of course, we all know Alex Anthopolis is a gunslinger so anything is possible, but I seem them going for more controllable guys rather than rentals. The only way I can see them doing a rental is at 3B if they can keep Riley for next year and don't completely drain the farm. If the Orioles would do Allard and Waters plus a throw-in for Manny, I could see Atlanta possibly doing it, but I think adding in a Britton would cost too much talent for the Braves given where they are in their rebuild. They're not half way through their window, they're just at the beginning. That said, I'd do Allard and Riley plus one of the other three listed (and a lower level lottery ticket type) for Manny and Britton myself, but don't see it happening.
  10. Frobby

    Ryan McKenna 2018

    Great article. He deserves to be promoted after the All Star game tonight. Could get crowded there with Hays due back soon.
  11. If we can get as much as you say for Machado and Britton (as well as Brach and perhaps others), why not keep Bundy and trade Gausman and keep Bundy?
  12. jamalshw

    2018 Trade Deadline

    I think the Herrera deal could actually be a good thing for the Orioles. He was having a great season and is playoff tested. He was the cream of the crop in the reliever market and now that he's gone to Washington (and Colome is in Seattle), that leaves Britton and Brach as two of the higher profile relief arms on the market and the reliever market is always one of the most active at the deadline. Cleveland desperate needs help in the bullpen. The Astros clearly need a back-end upgrade after Giles' struggles last October. I can see the Dodgers, Angels, Cardinals, Rockies (unless they fall out of it further), Braves and Phillies all still added bullpen help and outside of Brad Hand (who may not even be dealt), Britton and Brach should gain the most attention.
  13. OsFanSinceThe80s

    Dan Connolly: Orioles Must Be Willing To Make A Trade

    Ok, so Davis is around the next 4+ years then.
  14. OsFanSinceThe80s

    Dan Connolly: Orioles Must Be Willing To Make A Trade

    Yeah probably this, but I could also see a new manager telling Brady they want no part of Chris Davis. Also Davis has to actually work with the new hitting coach and not lie about it.
  15. jamalshw

    Help please: 2017 Astros / ZB trade talk

    Hindsight being what it is, I wish they got the Liriano deal for Britton. Hernandez would look good right now for the O's. They certainly could use an offensive piece like him even in the OF where guys like Mullins, Stewart and Hays are on the way. One or two of them will not pan out. Imagine having Hernandez and Moran. Who needs a pitcher with that kind of return. With Moran at 3B and Hernandez in the OF along with Mancini at first, some combo of Mullins/Stewart/Hays in the CF and RF and Sisco/Wynns at catcher and the team would have some pieces in place for the long run. Of course, hindsight is what it is. Hopefully, Manny, Jones, Brach and Britton all move and can give the team some good pieces.
  16. billw76

    2018 Trade Deadline

    I would hope they aren't making a GM move at this point, but it wouldn't be the Orioles if they didn't find a way to make things as difficult as possible right before the trade deadline. If Duquette and Buck get fired it should happen after the deadline or the season. Angelos is still calling the shots regardless of who the GM is so does making a change at GM really make any difference at this point.
  17. bobmc

    Dan Connolly: Orioles Must Be Willing To Make A Trade

    In fact they can "work" over the long winter, going oppo, developing his "eye" to bolster OBP and revving up his "change-up speed" bat. ⚾
  18. I don't really trust Bowden's evaluations. I know he's an experienced GM, but he seems to be off more than he's on. I'd imagine Bundy and Snell would land a similar haul. If the O's could get that for Bundy, I'd do it. But they'll never trade a long term asset to the Yankees.
  19. Can_of_corn

    Dan Connolly: Orioles Must Be Willing To Make A Trade

    I expect Davis to be back and excited about working with a new hitting coach in 2019.
  20. Frobby

    Dan Connolly: Orioles Must Be Willing To Make A Trade

    I agree that Davis’ further deterioration potentially has opened 1B up for Mancini. But only if the Orioles act rationally.
  21. Hey, during our 14-year losing streak we were never in the cellar until Tampa suddenly got good in 2008! We only spent 4 years in the cellar then. Prior to that, we’d only finished in the cellar twice in franchise history (1986 and 1988). If you think about it, only 6 last place finishes in 64 years is pretty good!
  22. OsFanSinceThe80s

    Dan Connolly: Orioles Must Be Willing To Make A Trade

    Hopefully Mancini can rebound and it's just a sophomore slump. I suspect Davis is gone after this year barring a miraculous rebound and Mancini/Trumbo is playing 1B in 2019.
  23. Since I think I'm one of the folks you are talking about I'd like to clarify that is my opinion. I am not a scout. My comments should be taken in that context.
  24. Frobby

    Dan Connolly: Orioles Must Be Willing To Make A Trade

    First, since I suggested this last offseason, it has nothing to do with abandoning Mancini after a tough patch. It had to do with the fact that we have lots of outfielders percolating up through the system, Mancini not being a very good defensive outfielder, Davis blocking him at 1B, and the fact that we had needs at other spots. I even said I expected Mancini to be a .775ish OPS guy going forward, so his current .654 has nothing to do with it.
  25. Several people are mentioning that our minor league talent is not good enough to lead a contending team. Thus they say we cannot keep Bundy, Gausman and Cobb (provided he returns to 2017 Cobb not the current one) to lead our pitching and have Hays, Mullins, Stewart, etc lead our outfield, Mancini at 1B, Sisco at C, while replacing 3B, SS and 2B with trade returns for Machado, Britton and Schoop, etc. OK, if that is true, who has been realistically named as a prospect we could get back for our trades of even Bundy that would be the man (men) to lead us to contending level? I have not heard a proposal for anyone better at any position than our current outfield prospects who are apparently not good enough. We are not going to be offered the new stud infielders from the Yankees or Red Sox. Toronto is not going to give us Vlad Jr. Therefore, I'm not sure there is a better choice than keeping our three pitchers who should be #3s or better, trusting that half of our minor league outfield prospects come through--Mullins or McKenna, Stewart or Mountcastle, Hays or one of several reaching down to Jarrett--and doing the partial rebuild by selling the relievers, Machado and Schoop. Any prospective free agents should be traded, but others only if we get a whale of a deal.
  26. Anything under a decade is "light retooling" here.
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