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  1. I wish I could be embarrassed like Davis. Make $160m to totally stink at my job. Oh the humanity. The Orioles are the ones that should be embarrassed. They gave Davis that huge deal 1 year removed from a sub .200 BA and a sub .100 OPS+. His collapse was predictable. And they ignored the warning signs.
    3 points
  2. Only recently did my girlfriend learn about my ‘system’ — I wear a classic orange cap after the Birds win, and a black-on-black cap “O’s” cap if they lost (“out of mourning,” I told her). Earlier today she asked, “Black cap day?” ”Black cap year,” I replied.
    3 points
  3. Ok, I'm finally going to write my piece on DD, Brady and Buck and what's been going on behind the scenes.
    3 points
  4. Out of curiosity, where was this? Whenever I wear my Orioles hat in public, nobody ever says anything.
    3 points
  5. o When I was in graduate school at Lehman College (in the Bronx) in the Fall of 2009, one of the advisors (Yankee fan) told me that it must be embarrassing to be wearing the Orioles gear like I was doing. I told him that it's easy to wear your team's gear and wave the flag when they are doing well, but that a team REALLY NEEDS YOU when the chips are down, like they were at that time (2009), and like they are now in 2018. A woman who was in the room looked at the two of us, motioned towards me and said, "I want HIM on my side." Unbeknownst to me, she happened to be my professor for
    3 points
  6. Ok, Some good discussion already but I decided to narrow down the conversion to four deals to consider. What are the plusses and minuses of each deal? 1. Machado to Dodgers for Forsythe, Baez, Pederson, Peters, Rios, White, Lux (Read more here) by Hotdiggity 2. Machado to Dodgers for Keibert Ruiz, Mitchell White, Gavin Lux, and Rylan Bannon (Read more here) by Luke-OH 3. Machado to Phillies for J.P Craford and Kevin Gowdt (Read more here) by oriole 4. Manny Machado and Brad Brach to St. Louis for Jack Flaherty, Austin Gomber and Max Schrock (Read more here) by Tryptamine
    2 points
  7. I understand but this team for years was a joke.No permanent Spring Training facility.Actually lost the AAA Rochester team after 40 years because of a bad product. Played in goddamn Ottawa.Was supposed to move the AAA team to Harrisburg but Angelos fussed around and the Nationals moved in.Teams would not play on the Spring Training minor league Oriole field because it was so bad.Some players voiced displeasure and one of them was Jake Arrietta and the Orioles were not thrilled by that.Many more things were done poorly like no set rules at each level of the minors. One more for now
    2 points
  8. It's simple. Peter isn't letting Dan go to a competitor without compensation because he's under contract. Peter isn't going to trust Dan because he tried to go to a competitor. You just need to be in the right frame of mind and it makes sense.
    2 points
  9. At this point I would not mind if Tommy John replaced Tillman.
    2 points
  10. But Kurkjian added that former "Baseball Tonight" colleague (and current Orioles manager) Buck Showalter subscribed to Hamilton's theory. He said he has two rules when it comes to evaluating young players: never draft an 18-year-old with a full beard and never draft anyone with blue eyes because they "can't see as well." The quote from the linked article.
    2 points
  11. http://www.espn.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=kurkjian_tim&id=5422772 "Never draft an 18-year-old with a full beard. It means he is fully developed, and won't grow any more. I remember when we drafted Derek Jeter, he didn't even have to shave. I thought, 'We've got something here.'"
    2 points
  12. I wouldn't advise flushing it if you want to avoid a large plumbers bill.
    2 points
  13. I can, This one was pretty bad: AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A Details Billy Cox 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 -0.097 0.80 0.005 -0.101
    2 points
  14. In 2017 the O's RFers were Seth Smith and others. Smith cost $7M and had a 108 OPS+. Markakis cost $11M and had a 96 OPS+. In 2016 RF was mostly Mark Trumbo, who had a 122 OPS+ and cost $9M. Markakis cost $11M and had a 100 OPS+. In 2015 the combination of Oriole RFers OPS'd .767. Travis Snider cost $2M, the others some spare change. Markakis OPS'd .746 and cost $11M. That was the point. I think Nick is a great guy and I'd be fine with him on the team in the right role. But without particularly trying hard the Orioles certainly have gotten better production for less mone
    2 points
  15. Per pitch f/x, it was 99.9. He exceeded 96 on 6-7 pitches. We can forget this issue IMO. He’s pitching very well.
    2 points
  16. I agree, but the truth is, most of the other teams aren’t ready to deal yet. Except maybe the Dodgers.
    2 points
  17. There has been some things going on in the minors that might go unnoticed, but can still be...Interesting/insightful. DL Hall is not with the team right now due to a family thing.[/b] Zac Lowther was re-assigned to Aberdeen from Delmarva. The same thing happened last year with someone (name escapes me) and it turned out to be a sick family member, so there is that possibility. Christian Binford and Jordan Kipper are both on the DL in Bowie. Binford for a toe and Kipper for shoulder inflammation, so the rotation will be a little...Rocky. Stuart Levy was sent from Frederick t
    2 points
  18. The days of dumpster diving for rule five players needs to end.
    2 points
  19. Bleier should have been in.
    2 points
  20. It wasn't a game. It was when the Colts drafted Elway with the number one pick and he refused to play in Baltimore and threatened to play minor league baseball for the Yankees so we had no choice to trade him. A chance to revive the franchise was gone and 3 years later the team was gone.
    2 points
  21. Since Kevin started putting his hands over his head: 4 starts 28.2 innings 20 hits 5 runs 5 earned 6 walks 24 strikeouts 4 home runs 1.57 ERA 0.91 WHIP
    2 points
  22. I live a 20 minute subway ride from the devil's den it's self Yankee Stadium. Every one around me is a MFY fan They are on a 14 out of 15 roll, are an exciting team full of young up and coming stars with a congenial young manager, in a dog fight with the hated Sux. Nothing could be more tempting if I were not an O's fan for low these 63 years. I can't abandon them now in their time of trouble. That would be like some corrupt senator, who shall remain nameless, divorcing his wife when she got cancer.
    2 points
  23. I wrote this yesterday (Saturday, May 5) after thinking about how the Orioles got into the mess they’re in and looking at some of the posts in the thread “Who’s most to blame for this mess?” Unlike the forthcoming piece from Tony, these thoughts reflect public information that I’ve seen over the last few years, my own inferences from that information, and a boatload of speculation. In trying to understand the current plight of the Orioles, I think it’s important to bear in mind a few things about Peter Angelos that I've been saying for years and that, to the best of my memory, nobody has
    1 point
  24. I wore an Orioles hat today when I was shopping at Lowes. No one really ever says anything. I've been wearing an Orioles hat since I was a child so, I'm definitely not stopping now. Everyone can know what team I support and there has been a lot of bad years, but the good years are fun and I look forward to the great years ahead...even if I might be in a senior citizen facility by the time they get here. The only time I have had anyone even make a joke about the Orioles being bad was at Dorney Park in Allentown, PA. Even then, they used it as an opening to talk about baseball in general, n
    1 point
  25. I am looking forward to Tony’s exposé on the front office. It will be about as much excitement that us O’s fans are going to receive this year.
    1 point
  26. It’s going to really be tough to hear that Buck has been behind a lot of this.
    1 point
  27. I wear a O's shirt or O's polo, hat etc at least 5-6 times a month. Have never heard anything negative. If a nats fan ever gives you crap just remind them their logo is walgreens and they have to listen to Carpenter and FP.
    1 point
  28. Heads need to start rolling because of the trash lineup the Orioles fielded today. How the hell are you supposed to score runs when seven of the nine hitters in your lineup are hitting below .210? How the hell are you supposed to score runs when your outfield is Jace Peterson, Craig Gentry and Anthony Santander? How the hell are you supposed to score runs when Craig Gentry and Jace Peterson are hitting leadoff and second? How the hell are you supposed to score runs when Chris Davis is your cleanup hitter? And despite having a crap lineup, you still somehow manage
    1 point
  29. I think him batting Davis cleanup today was his way of daring them to fire him.
    1 point
  30. Why is Davis batting clean up? Can you please ask Showalter next time you see him?
    1 point
  31. That makes sense but operationally it's just ridiculous.
    1 point
  32. WASTED ANOTHER good pitching performance. 😣
    1 point
  33. May you live in interesting times.
    1 point
  34. So apparently that rule that you have to put a representative major league lineup on the field in road games only applies in spring training?
    1 point
  35. o Thanks. The thing about the mask is that I always wear it to all games at home and on the road, except for Yankees Stadium (the only Major League or Minor League Stadium that I have been to that does not allow masks.) So I continued to wear it in the franchise's Renaissance period (2012-2016), as well as in the hard and trying times. o
    1 point
  36. Post about team pride then show a pic of you hiding your face? It's a cool pic, just find the irony funny. Not meant to be a jab. It's a cool story bro.
    1 point
  37. Nah, you prepare for the regular season in spring training. You'd never have so many guys out of position.
    1 point
  38. I was ectatic when they traded for him in 96 or 97. Wow, I can't remember which year it was. I'm getting old haha.
    1 point
  39. Someone compared Davis and Eddie. I was bringing up one of the differences. Ubaldo has nothing to do with it.
    1 point
  40. Davis is white. If you never sat along the first-base line in Memorial Stadium you have no idea what Eddie had to put up with. Plenty of racist O's fans gave Frank a hard time, too, when he became manager (one couple I know refused to use their season tickets the entire time Frank was the manager). Racist behavior wasn't exclusive to Baltimore, I'm sure. But you just can't compare how Davis and Eddie are treated by fans without bringing up the obvious factor of skin color.
    1 point
  41. I'd love a B level prospect for him. I don't think his performance is sustainable, at least not over multiple seasons. You hold onto him and in 2019 or 2020 you have Brach 2.0.
    1 point
  42. I think as a general rule fans of a team tend to overvalue their assets.
    1 point
  43. Since I changed tonight I guess I need a new avi for tomorrow. I'm thinking something with boobs.
    1 point
  44. 0.68 ERA after tonight. 3 k's, 0 walks, 1 hit in 2.1 IP. Not bad.
    1 point
  45. I would become a Yankees fan before I became a Nationals fan and I despise the Yankees.
    1 point
  46. It’s a roster that DD didn’t assemble. Buck is playing the guys on the roster. Whose fault is is that every player is under performing? Why does Jones have a .624 OPS? I hate to say it but I think Buck lost the clubhouse in the WC game with Ubaldo. Then we played crappy ball in September of last year and it carried over to this year. It seems like the team mentally shut down last September and then couldn’t turn it back on for this year.
    1 point
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