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  1. This is going to be the first part in a series of 2 posts discussing whether the 2016 version of the O's are an improvement over the 2015 team. 2015 Assumptions - Using historical WAR for 2015 - Values are approximated, I didn't add in every player at each position who had a handful of games - I erred on the side over overestimating WAR at each position (actual Positional WAR for the team was 17.8 across all positions) - For players who played the bulk of their games at a single position (Davis, Machado) I didn't split their WAR into their minor positions. Whether its credited at one posi
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  2. Why is there so much freakin' whining? This game is played outside. You buy tickets to a game in early April and you had better dress accordingly. Get in your car and get to the Park. If it gets called - then so be it. I've been to many games that were postponed by the weather. I've had tons of fun at those games. Some have been cold and miserable. Sometimes I had my kids. If you can't make fun at the ballpark then maybe you should consider some other form of entertainment. Geez!
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  3. This page shows you the attendance for each year of the franchise. Attendance is definitely down overall since the Nationals move in 2005, but you could argue the team's poor performance for a decade and a half is the main reason. Attendance has rebounded to 29/30k a game over the last few years after dipping down to 21k/game in 2010 and 2011.
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  4. I think it's great that he's back with the Orioles yet again. He is a man of latent baseball talent and athletic ability and by all accounts and evidence, a devoted and hardworking player. He was drafted by the organization all the way back in 2005. I was very excited by him as a minor leaguer and his trip through the majors has been strange and difficult. I think the fact he is here and contributing in the first week of 2016 demonstrates his tremendous tenacity and that the Orioles' fondness of him is well-founded. A real Buck nugget. And a great fighter. All the great Orioles have bee
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  5. If you are like me, you were pretty excited last season when Mike Wright threw 14 shutout innings in his first two starts as a major league pitcher. But then he proceeded to give up 30 runs over his next 28.3 innings as the wheels came off for him. At that point I sort of wrote off Wright as a replacement level starter, who'd just over performed in his first couple of games. I mean, in 2014 over a full season at Norfolk, he'd gone 5 - 11 with a pedestrian 4.62 ERA, 1.405 WHIP and 6.5 K/9. Nothing to see here.....move along. So I was sort of surprised during spring training this year when B
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  6. We spent our honeymoon at The Yard a year ago for the first six home games. I came back from a walk just now to find this on our bed. I really am the O's version of Jimmy Fallon in Fever Pitch That's some wife right there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  7. Doubleheaders were great back then. I could talk my dad into driving up to Memorial Stadium from NoVa and dropping me off. He could get in 18 holes and then join me for the nightcap. $2.50 - $3.00 for box seats too...
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  8. Mudcrutch [video=youtube;Ln7F-a05aQI] Gonna tour this summer if everything works out health-wise.
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  9. He needs to learn the rule, he was going after the middle infielders pivot foot and had no intention of trying to stay on the base. Players complaining about the rule enforcement are like a guy complaining about getting a speeding ticket when they changed the speed limit from 65 to 55 and properly posted new signs. The rules have changed, adjust accordingly.
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  10. With the Det and Pitt losses today, the O's are the last undefeated team standing. Now, they just have to go one game at a time for as long as they can. If the O's get the win tonight they can tie the best start for the O's with a 5-0 start.
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  11. Schoop is looking like one of our best--if not the best--hitters. I'd love to see him closer to the top of the lineup.
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  12. <iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AsoYjOz7KvY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> A lower profile track.
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  13. Hardy and Jones out of the lineup tonight. Wieters and Joseph in the lineup. Flash in too. No Alvarez, no Kim. Hardy with the left calf. Said he could go if needed to, but you know if he played he would score 2 runs from 2nd base tonight. (He's done an awful lot of running the bases already) Rickard Nolan Manny Davis Trumbo Wieters Schoop Joseph Flaherty
    1 point
  14. That's a good point. Guess the potential difference in ticket sales isn't as great as the difference in viewership.
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  15. I've always wondered why they just don't have more day games in April? But I'm fairly sure it has something to do with tv and sponsors.
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  16. With the all the options to watch high definition baseball on large screen TVs, baseball is going to struggle to put butts in seats in bad weather. It's not just in Baltimore so Pedro's "concerns" are ridiculous.
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  17. Ah, but Memory, she is a shifty mistress. This never happened. Reimold did indeed hit his first career home run off of Mariano Rivera, but it was a meaningless solo shot that cut the Yankees' lead from 11-3 to 11-4. The box score of that game (May 20, 2009). Quite possible you're conflating your Reimold-Rivera memory with your memory of this game, a mere seven days later, when Reimold indeed did hit a walk-off three-run home run against Toronto. Quite a week Reimold had; that walk-off was his fourth career homer. I remember how exciting he was in his rookie campaign after tearing it up at Nor
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  18. I disagree, without looking anything up I'm pretty sure that the NL has the stronger starting pitching. Does the AL East, taken as a composite, have a better 1-3 than the Mets? The three best pitchers in the league last year, none of whom were Mets, were all in the NL. I will say that the backends of the bullpens in the AL East are stacked.
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  19. Even if attendance were to drop below 10,000 fans you still have to play the game if it doesn't rain. It's not going to be 8 degrees out there. It's cold, but come on. These are young men getting paid millions to play baseball. Think about that. It's baseball and you're making millions. Play the game.
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  20. I Met TJ's family and travel team coach (Southside of Chicago clan),:2yay-thumb::2yay-thumb: drinking w/them in Sarasota last Spring. They shared that TJ McFarland was the Indians? fourth-round pick in the 2007 amateur draft right out of high school, before being scooped up in 2013, by the O's in the Rule 5 draft. Just prior to the signing, TJ's Illinois (Chicago's) Sparks "travel team" reached the 2008 NATIONAL WWBA final four. The Sharks came back from 4 runs down, in the final inning of the semi-finals, fo tie it, brought in TJ to pitch, then went ahead in extra innings , giving him the wi
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  21. I do have to say while I am surprised the pitching has looked as good as it has so far, I think we have been underestimated. And you know what? I'm completely fine with that. These same guys projecting us for last in the division are the same guys that said we'd be among the worst teams in the majors in 2012 and four years later, we've done quite well for ourselves. I don't know if we'll make the playoffs this year or not but we do have a good team I feel and one that I feel can make the playoffs. Just keep on playing day by day and we'll be good.
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  22. Orioles tickets are very inexpensive. You can go tonight for 15 bucks. Sit where you like. Friday is student night. Seven Bucks. Try something else.
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  23. Hopefully Gausman soon comes back and ascends up the rotation, knocking one of the others down to four. Maybe we can get a good #5 out of Wright, Wilson or Worley.
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  24. Mike and his family are great people. I played against Mike in high school and are familys are still good friends to this day. Im glad i get to watch him play for my O's. Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk
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  25. Well, it looks like Tillman, Gallardo and Jimenez will give us a chance (on most days, not every day) to win 3 out of every 5 games. Our top 3 are going to pitch several great games apiece, probably a bunch of "meh" games (3, 4 runs in 5 or 6 innings), and yeah, they'll throw a few stinkers, too. We'll probably win a large percentage of their great games, around half of the "meh" games, and few to none of the games in which they give up a ton of runs and only last a few innings. If we have a consistent #4 that can match Gallardo in his ability to control a game, we'll have a chance to win 4
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  26. I looked at the Delmarva box score. Hagerstown's closer is Mariano Rivera! Murphy had two doubles, but he also made two throwing errors. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  27. Disappointing to see attendance as it is thus far, but obviously weather plays a role. I was out there Wednesday night, and while certainly not pleasant, it wasn't unbearable. I'm more concerned about season ticket sales being down, which in my mind has a lot to do with the uptick in prices. It's frustrating because a lot of people have been imploring the O's to spend more money, which we obviously did this year. Then, when the price tag shows up on tickets, they don't put their money where their mouth is, instead wondering why the upgrades to the team weren't paid for by the mythical MASN m
    1 point
  28. Must spread rep Michael. Dang, who implemented that rule? Thanks for posting. I don't get the LJ thing. To me he's just taking up a roster spot and will never contribute in any significant way to the O's. I'm not even particularly happy with the return of Avery, although I admit he had a really good spring. If he can actually play at that level then he CAN contribute to the big team. I prefer Walker, Alvarez, Marte, Urrutia, Avery over LJ.
    1 point
  29. Way too early of course. But it is nice to win. I say we just go ahead and win 21 in a row to get even with '88.
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  30. The O's home run totals by game are 0, 1, 2 and 4. See a pattern? I'd say if they hit 8 home runs in tomorrow's game, they're heading for 162-0.
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  32. She's a keeper lol. Don't let her go.
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  33. A statistician would say their expected win total is up a game or two. Since if you think they are a true talent .500 team, after starting off 4-0 if they play exactly like a .500 team going forward they would finish 83-79.
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  35. I think many fans see it more like: NYY 75% BOS 66% TOR 50% TB 12% BAL 0%
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  36. yeah, she works for that totally independent entity called MLB.
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