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Sanfran327 last won the day on July 11 2008

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  1. OH Premium is free on holiday weekends.
  2. Agree, except that we know there will be some roster movement. That's just the nature of pitching staffs. My issue is that when I look at our T25 prospects, most ETAs are 2022 or later for the pitchers that will make a meaningful contribution. So while our position player roster could be looking nice by this time next year, I think there is room for improvement with the pitchers. Just not sure who to predict, although I like your Stroman idea.
  3. You can expect another 20% churn by the time this team is good again, if not more. Rutchman, Diaz, Hays, and Mancini just for position players are all guys that could or should be on the roster in September 2021. Yes, two of those guys are currently on the IL, but not on the current, active roster. Pitching is in constant flux, so who knows what that will look like a year from now (though for the most part, probably similar to today).
  4. I thought the OH consensus was already that 3 catchers was a good thing with the blend of talent they (Rutchman, Sisco, Severino) each bring. DHing one every now and then, etc.
  5. OH Debbie Downer Mob beating this one into the ground per usual. In a season with so little to be happy about, I'm glad that a guy like Valaika is having a nice streak and helping what should be an utterly terrible team hang around in most games. Maybe a more apt title for the thread would be "Valaika Makes a Bid to Become an Everyday Player on the 2020 Orioles" for proper context. But what's the point of being right about small sample sizes if you can't SHOW everyone that you're right? This is the way.
  6. Nice to have a super utility guy that's capable of playing all over the infield and isn't a liability at the plate.
  7. Last night was a pretty good case study for the 2020 Orioles. Inexplicably winning games however they can based on whatever wacky circumstances their opponents present.
  8. Makes you wonder what might have been if Elias & Co had been around for the Cavalry 1 and 2. Arrieta might have been a Cy Young Award winner for Baltimore. But it's not a fruitful exercise to go too far down that road.
  9. I believe Hyde when he says guys are getting better. They brought Elias and Hyde in specifically to improve players with knowledge, analytics, and teaching players how to maximize and capitalize on their specific skill sets and characteristics. Now that it's working, why should we be so surprised? I think we are seeing the beginning of "Phase 2" of the Elias roadmap to competition.
  10. It's been years since I've heard someone use this analogy. Now I've seen it twice in 10 days on the Hangout. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2020 Baltimore Orioles.
  11. But tonight, in the land of the skunks, the man with half a nose is king. Sing the song, boys!
  12. So wait, when baseball resumes, people in MD, DC, and VA won’t be able to watch O’s games because of blackouts??
  13. So the AAA or AAAA guys are the ones that get the most screwed here. Because they can help train and stretch the lower-level guys, but who pushes them? Hopefully there is a plan to do right by some of these guys when we're in a no-win season. Then again, nobody owes them any favors, and pro sports is a meritocracy. Any speculation what we would do with our minor leaguers without a MiLB season? Would we just have mixed rosters competing against each other over and over? That's certainly better than intersquad, but not much. And limits exposure by a significant amount. It will be interesting to see what happens.
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