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  1. Yeesh, come on man. These guys worked their tails off in our city for our team for years. They were instrumental in bringing winning ways back to a struggling franchise. While they were both flawed, they generally did things the right way. And they deserve a gracious sendoff. I know you, like some others, fancy yourself a calculating, emotionless baseball guy, but don't be a jerk.
  2. It’s incredible but you’re correct. Hess had a 4.88 ERA overall, Cobb a 4.90. Hess also had a 4.84 as a starter, with a 6 ERA in two relief outings. I agree that if he is decent in spring training, he probably has the inside track on a starting spot next year. Hopefully he can be a reasonably consistent, cheap backend innings eater; that’s probably his ceiling, which would be just fine.
  3. Thanks....and I figured some team, sometime, had done it after I posted that. Regardless, just kind of pathetic that we could have 20 pitchers up if we wanted to, and still need to throw Jace Peterson today.
  4. Only the 2018 Orioles could have room for 40 players on the roster in September (maybe 41? don't know if you get a call-up for an extra man like you do during the rest of the season) and STILL need to use a position player to muscle through a game. Oof....can't wait for this season to be finished.
  5. Thanks for digging that up. I guess we'll find out if anything has changed.
  6. I was curious about his latter point too.... I’m not sure I quite trust anything Rick Dempsey says, though. Can any of our folks that have scouted him chime in on the validity of DJ having “premium” bat speed?
  7. I agree with this take - sure it would’ve been nice to offload him, get a piece back, relieve some salary, and see him play in a race. Nonetheless, and it’s easier to say this because it isn’t my money, it really doesn’t matter that much because any prospect return was going to be pretty negligible. Heck, it could’ve just been that Zoellner guy we were all pissin and moanin about getting anyway. I was surprised and a little disappointed, but it really doesn’t matter that much. I certainly don’t think it warrants badmouthing Adam. It’s just getting so much attention because we’re so ghastl
  8. I agree that Means is the guy I’d like to see. However, I recall reading someone say (perhaps it was Buck) that they don’t want to go with a guy that hasn’t been throwing in a while. I think that’s the potential problem; not sure if he’s been shut down for a few weeks.
  9. Very simple after the Gausman trade....VVM or bust. Offer him all the money if that’s what it takes.
  10. It is funny that in the hundreds of games I’ve been to, I’ve never been on the Jumbotron.....until tonight. Of course, I think it’s only because I was holding up my dog....she got on the big screen in her first game ever 🙄
  11. Lol well we all could’ve told ‘em that. Was always a strange trade for the Brewers. And aside from Machado, it was probably our most impressive return. I think Jonathan will be fine for them, though I’m sure he is quite frustrated right now. I do feel bad for him.
  12. Thanks for posting, definitely promising. Good to see that I believe 7 of the 13 are lefties, as well.
  13. Yup, a lot of the things you’ve pointed out about Hall in your commentary on him this year are reflected in his remarks. Nice work, always enjoy your insights.
  14. Interesting comments from Hall, especially regarding the progress of his changeup and some struggles with his curve. http://www.masnsports.com/steve-melewski/2018/08/dl-halls-first-full-professional-season-is-a-rousing-success.html
  15. This is mind boggling and more than a little infuriating. They better have a better plan than this for all that money they acquired...
  16. It’s a shame he’s not been hitting because with Trumbo likely out for the year, that would allow us to move Mancini to 1b/DH and audition Stewart. Maybe we do it anyway, but I’m admittedly less concerned about DJ’s service clock than I am about some others so I wouldn’t mind seeing him everyday in LF over the last month. Not sure it’s the right move with how he has been hitting though.
  17. He’s an interesting one, as the results have been terrific at a good age for Delmarva after posting remarkably similar numbers in Aberdeen last year (2.91 ERA, 1.055 WHIP, 5.7 K/9 this year vs 2.75 ERA, 1.121 WHIP, 5.8 K/9 last year). Obviously the one that you’d like to see improve would by the strikeout numbers, but I think that’s consistent with what Luke and others have said about needing to develop his secondaries more. Hopefully that can come over time.
  18. This is one of the most meandering threads I’ve ever read on this site; no one’s fault and I certainly don’t care, just pointing it out because it’s pretty funny. We really need something to happen with this guy because we are going to run out of diversionary topics pretty soon!
  19. Yup, I’m interested again.
  20. Still time to get a base on balls, too! Mostly kidding, of course....would be really exciting if he finishes this year hitting well. Would be a major positive after a really tough year for him.
  21. I agree. It’s okay to admit it’ll suck watching Manny club us while wearing pinstripes ~20 times a year. No one will take your Bill James Fan Club card.
  22. I was wondering why it seems to be a pretty packed house tonight...
  23. I agree. Generally I scoff at “Blank or bust” kind of takes in situations like this, but I think here it is very appropriate. I’m sure we can find some fair prospects to throw some money at, but quite clearly we passed over a chance to get a greater prospect return to acquire all that extra slot money. And there is only one reason we would’ve done that. That reason has a double name. And I’m not talking about Duran Duran.
  24. I am liking him too, though I’m concerned how often I see his name on the bottom of the box score after having committed an error. He has 31 errors this year, which is obviously a ton. Not sure the nature of most of these (throwing, fielding, etc), but hopefully he can clean it up.
  25. Go to games, people. You’re gonna be fine. It’s fun....they’ve got beer and good food and the Jumbotron and lots of giveaways and your kids can go for free. And there is a small chance you’ll see the Orioles win. And despite how small that chance is, it is orders of magnitude higher than the chances of something bad happening to you. Live your life.
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