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  1. If it wasn’t for Bannon blocking him at 3B in Bowie, I’d be inclined to just move him up and see how he responds. Nothing ventured...
  2. For him this season, he’s actually hitting well worse as a lefty (.497 OPS) than as a righty (.654 OPS). He’s actually hit lefties better this year than he typically has, it’s just that he hasn’t hit a lick on his traditionally stronger side. Either way, he’s totally out of whack, so I hope he can work his way out of it.
  3. These are interesting takes and I know a lot of folks appreciate you posting them....but dude, where are they coming from? There’s no source or attribution or anything, so we’ve got no clue whose opinions they are. Are they some random fan writer? A reputable national baseball guy? Some local sports writer? We have no way of knowing, and it impacts everyone’s ability to evaluate what’s written. Not trying to come across as a jerk, and certainly no one has appointed me board police, but please in the future include some info on the origin of the takes you quote. I know I’ve mentioned it b
  4. To the OP....how about center field? Lol, but in seriousness, to anyone who caught the game last night, how did he look out there? I imagine it was somewhat non-descript given the lack of chatter, but figured I’d ask for first impressions. Can’t imagine Santander as a CF will actually be a thing, but interesting experiment...
  5. I mean...he’s a broadcaster. It’s kind of his job.
  6. What lands a player there in the minors? Presumably a personal/family situation rather than an injury?
  7. I’m all for it. Let’s see if he can be an average defensive CF. If so, that would have a ton of value for us, especially since it’s looking unlikely that Mullins will be a big league regular. Would help unclog the COF positions, too.
  8. Holy crap..... I went to bed at 12-5 in the top of the 9th and didn’t even think to check the final score this morning until now, thinking it was obviously well in hand. And yet, 2019 Orioles.
  9. Yup, you’re probably right. And it’s not like the NFL draft where another team could swoop in with a trade offer at this juncture or something crazy.
  10. Got to think it’s just noise at this point. We’ve been looking at these kids for months knowing we’ve got our pick of the litter. We know who we are taking. Outside of something unforeseen or catastrophic, nothing that happens this weekend will change that.
  11. Needs to be Stewart. The whole issue with him was no place to play him. With CD out, a spot in RF is open. Let’s not delay it any further.
  12. As I was perusing the box scores before bed last night, I chuckled when I saw 14 runs on 8 hits, wondering how the heck that happened. The 2 errors and 11 walks were additional clues, but didn’t realize it was 6 straight to start the game. That’s ugly. Thanks for reporting.
  13. Best record in the minors by a fair amount. Obviously means very little in the grand scheme for the Orioles, but fun to see this year. And the 2019 Orioles need all the positives and fun they can get.
  14. Got home from a 13 hour workday to watch the end of that. Oof...when is Ravens season. That was embarrassing.
  15. And I think that’s fair. I’m just saying that I think it’s quite possible he would get that bump in today’s game given the emphasis on K’s from a pitching standpoint and hitter’s aggression and willingness to strike out. It’s definitely a different game though.
  16. How much of the higher K/9 that you are referencing is due to those very same hitters that today try to do more damage from a power perspective? Even some of the legendary strikeout guys from back in the day (Bob Gibson 7.2, Steve Carlton 7.1, Tom Seaver 6.8.... I just picked three well-known guys, maybe there are other examples of much higher K rates) did not have eye-popping strikeout rates from today’s standards (Max Scherzer 10.5, Clayton Kershaw 9.7, for example). So while I totally agree that a guy that strikes out 3.8 per 9 wouldn’t survive today, isn’t it possible that the same S
  17. PCL scores are gonna look like football games if so.
  18. I posted this famous experiment in a similar context on this board a few months ago... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_marshmallow_experiment I know the team sucks, and it would be more interesting to see a couple guys like Mountcastle playing every night. But even if they come up and mash, you are talking about a very minimal difference in a team that will lose ~100 games regardless. Patience, my friend....it’s all about trying to sync up our young talent in Baltimore as much as possible so we can keep them together as long as possible for the next time we’re good. Don
  19. Just tremendous insights. Thanks man.
  20. The emergence of Núñez as a viable bat, along with presumably the eventual return of Trumbo, really just keeps Mountcastle at AAA. Along with the fact that CD is at least showing a glimmer of an ability to put the bat on the ball (staving off release at least for a while). I guess if we were to deal Mancini later this year that could open things up a bit, but I still don’t see Mountcastle any sooner than September. Nor should we, in my view.
  21. Cadyn Grenier hasn't necessarily earned it yet (OPSing a respectable .764 through 15 games after putting up a .630 in 162 ABs last year), but I wouldn't be opposed to pushing him to Frederick, as he's already 22 in low-A. Though Mason McCoy is off to a huge start at SS in Frederick (OPSing .902), from my understanding most folks don't really consider him a genuine prospect (he just turned 24), and there is room for another middle infielder there.
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