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  1. I know there has been a long thread (deservingly so) for Weams, but since I haven't been on OH for almost two years, I hope you'll understand. I wanted people to see this and I hope I'm not breaking any rule. I met Michael and Denise about 10 years ago. I was struck with their incredible cheerfulness, and of course their love of the Orioles.I found out later that Denise and Michael took Sarasota vacations annually just to watch the Orioles in Florida and to also check out the minor league talent too.One time Denise got hit in the head by a Chris Tillman pitch and was taken to the hospital. Mik
    60 points
  2. I was trying to find ways to honor my dear friend and longtime managing editor Michael "weams" Williams when I thought what better way to honor him then to create a poster hall of fame after him? Afterall, Michael was a longtime poster before I asked him to join our staff so why not only name the HoF after him, but also make him the first member? To become a member of the Hall of Fame, a poster must have the following qualities: 1. Post informative information and opinions backed by facts and statistics over at least a ten year period of time. 2. Be well mannered and treat ev
    52 points
  3. Well, I don’t know everything about Michael, but I’ll tell you what I do know. He was a very early member of OH. He has been a regular at Hangout Nights at the ballpark from the very beginning of those events. He met his wife Denise at a Hangout Night. He would always go out of his way at those games to meet as many people as possible. At some point, Tony asked him to join the OH staff and he became the Managing Editor. He’s always been a very fair moderator. He loves the Orioles and comes from a family of Oriole lovers. When the O’s used to hold Fanfest, Michael would save me a
    19 points
  4. I had a quick visit with Weams And Denise today. He looks good, both in good spirits. Prayers and good thoughts and love for both.
    18 points
  5. To everyone who has posted here and communicated with my weams in other ways, I can’t begin to express my gratitude. His spirits soar on the wings of the good vibes that continue being sent his way. You guys rock.
    13 points
  6. Well. I am eating better. It appears that my pain has lessened.
    12 points
  7. As some of you know because you participated in making it happen and some of you are anticipating the results I am slightly better resuming certain parts of my treatment if possible this means I’m attempting to get a bit better All the news
    11 points
  8. Don't make me cry, Roy! My son and I had the honor to meet up with Roy at Pickles pub and also his radio interview with Melewski at Dempsey's, before a hangout game in May 2015. The meeting was set up by Mike, who was already friends with Roy. Mike and I have texted, and while I won't share details, he also sent me the "made it another day" text to let me know he's still here. Youse guys haven't heard from me in 1 1/2 years, but this is a most special case. I'll say again. It's easy to say "thoughts and prayers," but actually do it. Mike would really appreciate it. Please
    11 points
  9. First, I'd like to apologize for the unhinged person who decided to spew hatred on the board before we could get to the posts. I want to thank @Frobby for texting me about the threads as I was driving home from Florida after helping my parents move back to Maryland. I also want to thank @Snutchy for taking time away from his daughters lacrosse game by getting to his phone and attempting to delete the drivel and then thanks to @sbauer for stepping in and deleting this fool like it never existed. There is a special kind of evil, hateful people that exist to do nothing but spew hatred online
    11 points
  10. I’m really glad I met you at that hangout night.
    9 points
  11. .289/.313/.525, 5 HR, 17 RBI. That seems like a very Mountcastle-ish stat line. Hopefully he’s over his early season slump even if his season totals aren’t in line just yet.
    9 points
  12. It was 113 low stress pitches. He's had shoulder fatigue issues, I think, every year. No reason to think the No Hitter has anything to do with it.
    9 points
  13. A class act as always Roy. thank you for putting into words how may of us feel about Michael. thank you so much for reaching out to Palmer and having him call Micheal. I know that meant the world to him. Denise filled me in on the conversation and it made me so happy to hear Michael happy and talking Orioles with a HoFer like Jim Palmer. Please thank Jim from the bottom of my heart and thank you for making it happen!
    9 points
  14. This team has pretty much become unwatchable. I check the score on my phone when I’m done with dinner, generally around 8:00. Inevitably they’re already losing. I keep an eye on the game every 15 minutes or so in between checking the minor league box scores. Most nights, it’s just never worth it to turn on the game. It’s sad.
    8 points
  15. Scott with The Big O stop by for a few minutes today to say hello and that was a real good thing for me
    8 points
  16. This whole argument seems to me like much ado about nothing. The only decision the O’s need to make about Mullins during the season is whether to trade him before the deadline. In making that decision, you have to place a high value on Mullins, considering the season he is having, his defensive value and the fact that he has four years of service time remaining. At this point, it seems to me they don’t trade him unless some team makes a pretty huge offer. If one comes along, then the O’s can decide what their long term assessment of Mullins is, based on all the data available at the
    8 points
  17. Since last season was exactly 60 games, and a lot of people drew conclusions from it that they might not normally draw from results through 60 games in a 162-game season, I thought it would be interesting to see where we were after 60 games each of the last 4 years. 2018: 19-41 (.317), 218 runs scored, .675 OPS, 310 runs allowed, 4.85 ERA. League average: 4.53 runs/game, .734 OPS (full season). 2019: 19-41 (.317), 250 runs scored, .708 OPS, 341 runs allowed, 5.81 ERA. League average: 4.88 runs/game, .762 OPS (full season). 2020: 25-35 (.417), 274 runs scored, .750 OPS, 294 run
    8 points
  18. Yes I’m actually doing a bit better which is kind of strange so maybe those thoughts are reaching someone thanks.
    8 points
  19. Rutschman by week: May 4-8: 25 PA, .190/.320/.381, 1 HR, 4 RBI May 11-16: 29 PA, .278/.552/.667, 2 HR, 6 RBI May 18-23: 27 PA, .273/.407/.409, 1 HR, 3 RBI May 25-30: 20 PA, .500/.600/1.000, 2 HR, 7 RBI June 1-6: 28 PA, .292/.393/.625, 2 HR, 2 RBI
    8 points
  20. A few years ago, I did some threads where I made a case for a player to be called up from AAA to Baltimore and I think it had a 100% success rate. This will not be one of those threads. This won't be a bash thread either (by me, atleast. You all can have fun with the pitchforks.) Originally a shortstop in High School, Sisco switched to catcher with the hopes that it would be a higher skill need. It was. The question was on his defense, as he was basically learning the position through his climb through the minors where other catchers have years of experience to go on. It was his
    8 points
  21. On May 18th, the Orioles designated Rio Ruiz for assignment. Since that time, they've lost 13 in a row by a combined score of 90-46. Have the past two weeks been the curse of Rio Ruiz? Because for most of the past 25 months, I've thought the curse of Rio Ruiz was, well, Rio Ruiz.
    8 points
  22. Freddy Galvis has started 43 games for us at SS this year. He’s made only 3 errors, but for the most part, the defensive metrics hate him: -4 Rtot, -6 Rdrs, -4 OAA. The outlier defensive metric is UZR, which has him at +1.1. So what is the eye test telling you? Mine says that while he’s probably lost a step in range, he’s otherwise very solid. He generally makes the plays he should make and turns in his share of the difficult plays as well. I’ve seen him make a number of throws from awkward angles and he’s turned some nifty DPs and made a few really good relay throws too.
    8 points
  23. What a stupid thread. In fact, every thread @Explosivo starts or comments on, is ridiculous. I imagine they're started to get people to get up in arms over how ridiculous his posts are. And if that is the case, well done.
    8 points
  24. Easy 100 miles per hour and working fast. I really like the pitch clock in the minors, it encourages guys to work faster. I have never actually seen it result in any repercussions for pitchers who let it expire, but just having it there is good for the rhythm of the game, keeps things moving. Off speed pitches looked good although the location was an issue at times. He was locating the fastball really well and most of the opposing hitters couldn't catch up with it. Most of the hitters didn't have a chance against him, yeah he needs to work on the off-speed location, but I don't see
    7 points
  25. Wow, what a catch he just made. He also has a ran a couple down tonight that many previous CF's we have had would have allowed to drop in as base hits. I know people like to point out his arm is not the greatest but he can play center field for me any day.
    7 points
  26. If you look at Zac Lowther's stats so far this year you see pretty much a train wreck. He's been hammered in his major league time (15.19 ERA in 5.1 IP) and in his three starts in AAA (7.94 in 11.1 IP). Combined he's only pitched 16.2 innings this season which is less than any other healthy starting pitching prospect in the system. The Orioles keep yo-yoing him between AAA and the major league team where they've given him one start and pitched him in relief twice. How can they get a read on what they got with Lowther, who hadn't pitched above AA until this season, while th
    7 points
  27. I’m so lucky to be able to sit here with the big man and share in the love that you and Jim showed him, Roy. Forever grateful.
    7 points
  28. "Roy"has nothing to do with it. Youre a great person with a ton of courage...but crying is good...even healthy. Remember...Im the one who "makes em cry"....
    7 points
  29. So I believe that if I keep exercising that I will get some actual benefit. At least it feels that way and my numbers seem to be reflecting that.
    7 points
  30. There are many folks here that I have not had the pleasure of meeting but I’ve loved getting to know you from the board
    7 points
  31. As of this morning the Orioles' three farm teams below Norfolk are winning games at a .737 clip. That's a pace of 119 wins out of 162. The last MLB team to win 73.7% of their games was the 1906 Cubs. Feel free to discuss how minor league winning percentages are meaningless, how the O's should have promoted X, Y, Z prospects earlier, or whatever. This is a team that has had a poor farm system since I was about 10 years old in 1981, so I think this is a nice thing.
    7 points
  32. When Elias took over, we were told Sig's analytics would be able to identify players in other organizations that would be undervalued and acquired. Apparently, the rest of the league are doing the same things so it's no longer an advantage and the guys they have found have generally failed. If you want to know why the team has completely stunk while trying to rebuild, it's been the absolute failure of Elias/Sig to acquire players that can help at the major league level through undervalued players. While we still don't know about the talent received in trades or the drafting ability of Sig
    7 points
  33. Henderson biggest name moving up.
    6 points
  34. This move was due and Severino right now:
    6 points
  35. Some new nuggets this week: Angelus Novus: How does someone like Mullins go from a 40, maybe 40+ FV to what he is now? It’s crazy, you’d think a little wiry guy like that would be hitting wallscrapers but he really doesn’t. Kinda nuts in late June he’s what, second in WAR? 12:17 Kevin Goldstein: A long time ago, a very smart baseball person told me that we have to remember that players change, often in dramatic and surprising ways in both directions. I think about that all of the time. It happens.
    6 points
  36. o Thanks for the update, Mike. Although I'm just a layman in terms of knowledge in regard to cancer, even the slightest bit of improvement is very good news to me ...... the fact that you were not diagnosed until it was in Stage 4 was extremely alarming to me, and so when I see you posting more often AND physically improving ever-so-slightly, it gives me an emotional fist-pump, so-to-speak. o
    6 points
  37. Crazy game with how things can turn around... Mountcastle's OPS by month Apr - .515 May - .748 Jun - 1.187
    6 points
  38. The Orioles haven’t faced the Blue Jays yet this year, but boy is that about to change: starting on Friday we play them 10 times in 21 days. As Moose was pointing out in the MLB Forum, Vlad Jr. currently has an OPS+ of 211. It might be 300 when July 8 comes around!
    6 points
  39. Maybe the Blue Jays are getting a huge dose of Orioles!
    6 points
  40. This news made my day! Stay on the path to a wonderful recovery! Let me share this purely for the reason of inspiration. In 2015, I had a serious, fast-spreading case that is rarely seen in my demographic profile. My doctors in NY were startled and said it was necessary to operate as soon as possible; I was under the knife in three days. Despite my decision not to undergo radiation or chemotherapy, six years later there has still been no reemergence of the cancer--knock on wood (Hillerich & Bradsby preferred!). Bless my doctors, Bless the girlfriend who helped me through the recovery,
    6 points
  41. With today's game, Anthony Santander will have played in 162 games over the last three seasons. For a rule-5 pick, he has put together a tremendous stat-line (see the 77 extra base hits below). In total, he has a cumulative WAR of 3.4. His defense has been better than expected and he has a legitimate arm for right field. Also, for his career he has been remarkably similar from the left and right sides of the plate, hitting exactly .252 and OPSing .749 from each side. On the downside, he does not have great on-base skills and has struggled staying on the field. He is 26, is arbitration el
    6 points
  42. Yes. A small bit better. A bit less pain.
    6 points
  43. I truly believe that every person of any merit should be honored during their lifetime, rather than the usual accolades that come afterwards. None of us are going to be here in a century. So say what you want to say now to the people who mean something to you. Thanks, Jim and Roy. And thanks, Mike.
    6 points
  44. The short answer is yes. He looks like a completely different guy. He's commanding two pitches (fastball 96-97, t98 and a 79-81 curveball) and can throw the hard change 89-91 decently armside and low. He's all around the plate right now and throws very little uncompetitive pitches. I've honestly never seen a guy change as much as he had since I wrote him off years ago due to command problems. It's actually shocking. He stays within his delivery now consistently and gets a lot of swing and miss on all three pitches. He's a great little story and will get a big jump onto the prospect
    6 points
  45. First, the Orioles don’t have a black catcher. If you are referring to Pedro Severino, he is Dominican, therefore would be considered Latin if he was filling out the US Census form. Second, I don’t care what color he is, he is lazy defensively. Not like a Machado not running out balls, but a sloppy and not precise lazy. Like he is at practice and not giving his best effort. Maybe he is just incapable of being any better and giving him the benefit of the doubt that he is lazy and can get it together is wishful thinking. Third, no one ever said or inferred on here he was lazy because he i
    6 points
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