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    And as I have said before. It might be the end of my Orioles Fandom if they did this. I know, its a business, but you work on a 1 year contract, you put him on the 60 day if necessary, but you don't release a player who is going through cancer treatments.
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    #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970 the Baltimore Orioles took a 2 game to none lead in the World Series with a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds. A five-run 5th inning proved to be the difference maker for the Orioles. Mark Belanger led off the inning with a pop out to short. Chico Samon, pinch hitting for Tom Phoebus, singled, Don Buford singled and Paul Blair singled to score Salmon. Boog Powell's single scored Buford. Frank Robinson flew out to right before Brooks Robinson's single scored Powell. Elrod Hendrick's 2 RBI double finished the scoring. Phoebus (1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R)earned the win in relief of starter Mike Cuellar (2.1 IP, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K). A first inning error by Mark Belanger allowed Pete Rose to reach base and led to three unearned runs. Powell homered in the 4th inning and finished the game 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Dick Hall pitched the final 2.1 innings of the game to record the save; he retired all 7 batters he faced. BOX SCORE
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    #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970 the Baltimore Orioles opened the Baltimore Orioles opened the World Series with a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium. The first World Series game to be played on a synthetic surface was witnessed by 51, 531 fans. Jim Palmer, who pitched 8.2 innings, recorded the win. Palmer allowed the 3 runs on 5 hits while striking out 2 and walking 5. A walk to Pete Rose ended Palmer's day and Pete Richert induced a Bobby Tolan line-out to short to earn the save. The Orioles scored all four of their runs via homeruns. Boog Powell (1 for 3) hit a two-run homerun in the 4th inning, Elrod Hendricks (1 for 4) homered in the 5th inning and Brooks Robinson (1 for 4) hit his in the 7th inning. Cincinnati starter Gary Nolan surrendered all three homeruns. The game is remembered for Elrod Hendricks "tag" of Bernie Carbo at home plate. BOX SCORE
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    Joe Trezza in one of his better articles outlined the possible player movement over the off season giving names and dates that will force the issue. https://www.mlb.com/orioles/news/orioles-2020-offseason-faq I will add to that: The 40 man roster is currently at 36 with four players on the 60 day IL: Martin and Mancini are likely to be added and Kohl Stewart is also a likely add because the O's will need starters especially if Cobb is traded over the off season. Leblanc will go Free Agent and not return. That will leave the 40 man roster at 39. https://www.mlb.com/orioles/roster/40-man Joe mentions all these players as possible adds to be protected from the Rule 5 draft: Baumann, Lowther, Diaz, Bannon, Pop, Bannon, Mattson and Wells . He thinks five might be added. I think there is room of seven if that is what Elias wants to do. Soft tosser Wells probably could not stay on a major league roster all season without being options. So the O's may risk him. Here are the six I see that could be removed by Nov 20th. (ages are their 2021 baseball age) Kline: is 29 and has been DFA'd before. He has not yet established himself as a major leaguer. The O's would offer him a AAA contract and an invite to ST. Hess: 27, has a 5.86 career ERA and a 6.43 ERA in 2020. No much danger of him being picked. AAA contract with invite to ST Sulser: 31, had a 5.56 ERA as a late/mid reliever in 2020. AAA contract with a ST invite. Wynns: 30, Catch and throw catcher with little offensive ability. AAA contract with ST invite Holaday: 33, Catch and throw catcher with a 627 career OPS. Signed a AAA contract last year with an opt out date. Might do the same again in 2021 with AR a year away. Good guy to have in ST and with young pitchers. Andrew Velazquez: 26, Very good defensive SS/2B that can't hit a lick. 476 career OPS in 2020. Lot of guys like this flowing around. AAA contract with ST invite. I actually could see him being in the majors with the O's next season as Iglesias' back up. That's six spots plus the open spot that allows Elias to keep all 7 if he wants. Then there are the O's players on the bubble: Cobb and his contract; Nunez, Alberto, Severino, Armstrong who are all arbitration eligible and Ruiz who has not established himself after two seasons. Cobb: Will be on the market this off season. O's would like to dump whatever part the of the contract they can. With one year left he is something like Villar last year. Nunez: Trezza makes the point that his homers may make him too expensive in arbitration for the O's rebuild. Plus the roster crunch and finding at bats for Diaz makes a non tender or a trade more likely. Alberto: 2nd year of arbitration coupled with a 635 OPS in 2020 after a 609 OPS in 2019 vs right-handers makes him an expensive platoon player. He would be nice to have in the lineup vs lefties but at what cost and is there room on the 26 man roster for him. He is out of options. Armstrong: There is a place in the pen for him if he does not cost too much and if they think the back injury will not re-occur. 1st year of arbitration. No options left. Severino: O's need catchers in 2021 to bridge to Rutschman in 2022. They also need to improve their defense. Hyde wants to stop watching balls go to the backstop. 1st year of arbitration. Out of options. This is more a question of can Elias find anyone better that is as cheap as Severino. Ruiz: Has had two season to establish himself at 3B and he has not accomplished that. Elias will no doubt be looking for someone better and just as cheap. The negotiations that Elias has with the arbitration players before Nov 20th when rosters are set could be the difference between going and staying. In an off season that looks quiet for the O's concerning adding expensive free agents, that does not mean there could not be quite a bit of movement on and off the 40 man roster.
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    I disagree with much of this. Kjerstad could be the second best pick (I doubt he was) and Rodriguez could still be better. I also don’t think Mountcastle is too flawed.
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    Tony, I’m already a paying member here, but I wish there were some serious way I could show my genuine gratitude for the work you do here, especially with prospects, and especially alone, without anyone to bounce ideas off of. I know that as much as you enjoy it, it does get tedious, but you have a set a deadline and you always accomplish it. I’m grateful.
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    Holoday is a free agent after the World Series and won’t count against the 40.
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    Hey it's a sign of progress that they might not protect someone that another team would want.
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    Me too. Here’s an interesting article on Sánchez I read today. Basically he’s got a milder version of Chris Davis’ problems —.strikes out way too much and hits everything into the shift. Pass. https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/gary-sanchez-keeps-getting-worse/
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    Attention Yankees: If you would like to see the ALCS, it will be on TBS this evening at 7:37PM.
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    #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970, Dave McNally won his 20th game of the season in a 5-1 defeat of the Oakland Athletics. McNally allowed 10 hits while walking 1 and striking out 4 in the complete game victory. Bert Campaneris was the only A's hitter to figure out McNally as he went 4 for 5 with a stolen base and a run scored. Frank Robinson paced the O's offense by going 3 for 4 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI. BOX SCORE
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    Thanks. Goes to show how our impressions and memories can be off. Perhaps certain key hits in pressure situations influenced my impression of Campy. As a spoiled Oriole fan in those years due to the Orioles' tremendous pitching and defense, perhaps a player that hit us as well as he hit everybody else just seemed to me to be doing much better than he actually was. I'd say we more than likely had a lot of opponents that hit us worse than they did other teams in the Palmer/Cuellar/McNally era.
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    While the pop time was average a lot of the throws were poorly located.
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    Ask and ye shall be answered: Career stat line: .259/.311/.342 Vs. Orioles: .270/.317/.350 Not particularly compelling. What you are probably remembering is the 1973 ALCS, where he crushed us to the tune of .333/.391/.667 and had 2 HR, 3 RBI, and 3 SB, including beating us with a walk-off homer in the 11th inning of game 3. Then in the opening game of the 1974 ALCS he went 3 for 4 with 3 RBI. But we won that game, and he never had another hit in that series (.343 OPS overall). He was bad against us in the ‘71.ALCS, too (.417 OPS). Just to show how different the game was in those days, the pitcher who yielded Campaneris’ 11th inning walk-off in Game 3 of the ‘73 ALCS was the starting pitcher, Mike Cuellar. Here’s the most memorable moment from Campaneris’ career IMO:
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    No days off on the LCS series is interesting. It really tests your pitching depth.
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    The best team money can buy has won 1 world series over the last two decades.
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    Ding, dong, the witch is dead! Always a highlight of any year! Hoping for a Rays-Braves World Series.
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    I only saw the last inning (bot 8, top 9) but in an ODD twist against the Skankees... Chapman squeezed in the Brosseau AB and Castillo GOT some questionable strike calls. I still don't want an e-zone. Even if it works against the O's. Don't like! And you kids get off my lawn!!!!!!1!!!!!!!111
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    Yankees Lose! THHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Yankees Lose!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  25. 1 point
    Might explain how the Marlins and Rays did so well. They were acclimated to low attendance at home games.
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    I'm not sure why.this sentiment to dump Norfolk is so prevalent. It's a nice ballpark in an area worthy of a AAA team. I guess folks just want someplace closer, which is weird since Norfolk isn't exactly far. It's what a four hour drive from Camden?
  27. 1 point
    I think giving up the largest metro area in VA would be a mistake long term.
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    Nobody did though in reality. There was no season. I took what I heard from the Bowie camp with a grain of salt. I agree with the idea there are different ways to develop a player and it is possible the camp was very helpful. That said it still was not a full MiL season. If he overmatches the talent early on next year you can always move him up. Adjust to what you are seeing. I would like for him to play as much SS as possible to see if he can stick there. I don’t see the harm.
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