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04-27-2012 02:33 PM #1
Second In The AL East
Will get us a playoff spot. Third in the AL East could get us a playoff spot if the Angels don't turn it around. Noone from the Central is making the playoffs except the division winner.
04-27-2012 02:35 PM #2
Baby steps get on the bus.
04-27-2012 02:52 PM #3
13 -7 after tonight.
04-28-2012 12:55 AM #4
After Oakland finishes beating up on us we get to face the MFY, BOS, TEX, TB, and the MFY again. Playoffs?, Playoffs? We'll be lucky to be .500 on 5/16.
04-28-2012 01:12 AM #5
The next 5 series will be brutal. We need some momentum (ie. 2/3 with Oakland). We need every man healthy on board. And for the love of God stop carrying deadwood on the 25-Man roster. Get rid of Gregg and Johnson and bring up 2 more guys that can actually PLAY.
04-28-2012 01:39 AM #6
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As we get into the tougher part of the schedule we will NEED a long reliever because sooner or later a starter is gonna get knocked out in the 4th inning, or we're gonna have a game go to 14 innings after using johnson linstrom and strop the night before.
Give Berken another AAA start and then bring him back up. gregg can become a security guard to chase down all the streakers for all i care
04-28-2012 01:47 AM #7
I really want to see a fight.
I want to see this team angry. I said they'd win 60 games this year. I hope an Oriole read that post and gets so angry that during a Yankees series, when a HBP results in one of those stupid "fights" where everyone just crowds around and hugs each other, that said Oriole decides to punch Derek Jeter square in his jaw. And then said Oriole punches him square in the jaw for every time Jeter broke his own hips trying to dodge an 85 MPH fastball that was 2 feet away from him on the other side of the plate.
In FACT, I hope it's Kevin Gregg! I hope Gregg, who might not even be an Oriole for much longer, decides to go out in a blaze of glory and fights the captain of some team we hate. I'm LOOKING FORWARD to these series, this "murderer's row" of good competition. Yankees, Rays, Rangers, **** 'em all, I hope our team plays like they can beat the crap out of ALL of them. I don't even care if this team DOES end up winning 60 games, I just want to see effort and passion.
And you know what, if the Orioles get through this tough stretch and can at least go .500 against this competition, if not better, then the media will OWE us some props. This is probably not a playoff team but I hope they play like one and if they can't do that then I hope they play like a team that's out to ruin the dreams of the young Yankee and Red Sox fans of the world.
I would pay a liter of blood to experience the last game of 2011 all over again.
04-28-2012 01:54 AM #8
Blip. Radar. For Jake and the team.
.600 winning %age. THAT'S not sustainable but we did do that! For an eighth of the season. It could become something...
04-28-2012 01:57 AM #9
04-28-2012 03:27 PM #10
Bottom line with this team... They will have to go above .500 for the month of may, or they are cooked. We all know this... In order to be relevant, they can't have a stretch of a week or two weeks where they falter. The worst weeks will need to be .500 ball. The best will be sweeps or winning 2/3rds of the games.
In watching the game last night, I came to the realization that .500 for the year is probably their potential. I don't want that to be true... And I hope they prove me wrong... But I just don't see how they are going to wade through the AL East as a force with their starting pitching.
04-28-2012 03:39 PM #11Plus Member since 11/03 Hall of Fame
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04-28-2012 03:54 PM #12
There are a handful of things that absolutely have to be improved if this club is going to sniff contention. So far they've been able to win games based on good pitching and homeruns. We all knew the homerun rate would decrease and Arrieta has fallen back to career norms. We'll see what happens with Chen after the league gets a good look at him. Hammel is still dominating but he won't get the team to .500 on his own. Either way, I think this can be a league average pitching staff.
The offense is Jones, Wieters, and Reimold. That's pretty much it. There are no basestealers, too many strike outs, and not enough guys on base to even begin talking about the dismal RISP average. This absolutely needs to change. Three players cannot score every run. Reynolds needs to start hitting HRs. Markakis needs to get on base. Hardy needs to contribute and Johnson needs to do something, anything.
Defense. Errors. Amazing the O's have won as many as they have despite this alarming accumulation of misplays.
I'm glad they've been winning, I really am. But the W-L record is misleading. This club can not and will not even reach third if they continue with this many holes. I think the potential is there and if reached then the sky is the limit but what we're seeing here a good start...to make a good season much will need to change.
04-28-2012 04:35 PM #13
04-28-2012 04:35 PM #14
... And a sure shot ace.