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  1. I never thought I’d be writing this, but I’ve accepted a position as a Scouting Analyst Consultant with the Orioles. I’m keeping my day job and working with the team on a part-time basis, but I obviously won’t be able to publicly discuss players anymore. Thanks to everyone here for their encouragement and for everyone who disagreed with me or asked for an explanation, you all helped me improve as an analyst. I’m going to do my absolute best to try and help the Orioles get back on top in any way I can. ~Luke
    89 points
  2. Just as the title says, I have been told by somebody that has knowledge of the situation that the Orioles have agreed to a 1 year deal with 1B Derrek Lee pending physical... Don't know the money. Told that LaRoche was seeking a 4 year deal @ ~$14M a year.
    78 points
  3. http://www.overstream.net/view.php?oid=i7uusbmdrquk
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  4. 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
    65 points
  5. 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
    54 points
  6. As most of you guys know, I played baseball for the Red Sox in the early 90's.. was drafted by Lou Gorman and two years later Duquette took over as GM. I spent 2 years while Duquette was GM for the Red Sox What I wanted to do is give you guys an inside feel as to how the scene was prior and during while I was with the organization. Also give you a feel, as the fan what to expect from him from the top all the way down to the players. Before Duquette In the years of 92-93 the organization was pretty much how the O's are today.. not many prospects within the organization. Player personnel wa
    53 points
  7. OK, Frobby's post on ball/strike calls got me thinking, and when I start thinking and want to procrastinate from actual work I research baseball. So I went and got the Pitch/FX data from every game the Orioles have played this year, and did some work. I looked at the starters for the Orioles and their opponents. Using the Pitch/FX graphs and their strike zone box, I counted every ball and called strike and whether it was in the zone or not. I did not record how far out of the zone it was or whether it was consistent from pitcher to pitcher. I totaled these numbers in a few ways. First, I was
    41 points
  8. As many of you know, weams has been a staple here at the Hangout for many, many years. In fact, he's been with the Hangout longer than anyone besides me. Not only has he been a great managing editor and moderator, but he's also someone who I seek out for counsel on Hangout matters as well as being someone I consider a great friend. Michael (weams) is the guy who knows many of you by your first names, have met with you, hung out with you at games, and will always meet you with a giant smile. He is absolutely the heart and soul of the Hangout community and someone that has kept the Hangout
    36 points
  9. This thread is never something I thought I would read. I’m handling things ok but have some current limitations. I will have immunotherapy as treatment and many of those should go away. Between Chuck Boemmel and myself you should not see any degradation on game recap coverage. Many of you are among my best and oldest friends. If you have my email feel free to use it. Many of you have the one and only phone number as well. Ask for it if you want it. I love you all and let’s enjoy this great Orioles season.
    36 points
  10. They were both more or less resigned to the fact that they would never marry. He, because he had been married before and divorced .He didnt want to do it again. She, because having never married and now at age 50, felt even getting an engagement ring this late in life would have been a miracle. But baseball was their matchmaker. Baseball was their “miracle.” Their names were Michael and Denise, and both of them separately were passionate Oriole fans. I met them
    34 points
  11. I'm starting a much needed vacation today and won't be around much but wanted to say a few things. First, let me thanks everyone for their thoughts, words of gratitude, and ideas. Just wanted to clear up a few things. I had full season credentials to Camden Yards last year so the PR department has not denied me anything until the strange incident in Sarasota last year. They have always been supportive up until then so it was more of a surprise and disappointment. As for the message board, I can say right now that I ave decided after reading all these comments that I will not shut do
    32 points
  12. 2019 has seen a steep drop in our revenue for the site, particularly our ad revenue and membership requests. While I realize ad blockers can make some experiences better on the internet, we strive to not add intrusive advertising like pop up ads or videos that cover our content. Unfortunately we are seeing a rise in people using this site that use pop up blockers which in turn means you are using this site for free. Unfortunately it's not free to bring you this site since we have to spend money on servers, licenses and trying to give folks like Michael, Luke and Shane some money for the
    31 points
  13. First off, I want to thank everyone for the conversation and their thoughts in the other post (except maybe a few that certainly decided to get personal). Part of the reason of making that post was to get the reaction of the community before I made a final decision. I read through each of the responses and tried to step back and take an honest look from each perspective. While we may never agree on the organization that MLB is choosing to celebrate, what I hope none of us will disagree with is that we as a country need to come together and not allow outside forces to divide us. I tr
    28 points
  14. https://www.orioleshangout.com/2021/09/05/honoring-michael-weams-williams-the-heart-and-soul-of-the-hangout/ We're having trouble with images appearing right now so I will update this with more once we get it worked out.
    27 points
  15. A lot of this you will know if you have been following along here at the Hangout and in other places, but hopefully this can put it out there for all to be able to reference. http://www.orioleshangout.com/2018/05/09/orioles-game-of-thrones-and-the-way-forward/ Hope you enjoy the piece.
    27 points
  16. Earlier this year I was approached about my interest in penning the MiLB Game Summaries; I agreed, worked all season long and now the season is over. There will be Playoff Summaries to follow, no worries. I want to thank @Tony-OHand @weams for allowing me to contribute to this site and I want to especially thank the readers for checking in and reading the effort. Hopefully I haven't disappointed. If I am wanted, I will continue to add my input to Orioles Hangout. The future is bright for the Orioles and I would like to share it. Thanks again to everyone for allowing me to be here.
    26 points
  17. http://www.orioleshangout.com/2019/05/07/one-on-one-with-mike-elias/
    26 points
  18. I just wanted to publicly thanks Chuck Boemmel Jr for stepping up this season and doing every game and minor league summary recap this season. In the past, he's shared the duties with Weams who filled in when needed, but this year he did the entire season. While I know not everyone reads them everyday, its always good to see the front page updated every day and appreciate all of Chuck's hard work. Please throw chuck some rep!
    25 points
  19. Of course one doesn't know for sure, but he seems to have slipped into final unconsciousness this evening, after watching the win today. That 8th inning was rough, but we were distracted during that time anyway, so just got to see a win instead. It's pretty cool that with all the losses, they eked out a win for what will likely be the last game we watch together.
    25 points
  20. SPRING TRAINING 2.0 (NR) = non-roster camp invitee Players on 40 man roster who are not Rule 5 guys with options are noted. A 40 man roster player with no note at the end of the line is not optionable. Current status (Last updated: 7/24) 60 man 2020 player pool: currently 55 players on the list: 30 on the Baltimore roster, 3 on the 10 day IL, 20 in Bowie, and 2 (Wilkerson & Blach) injured for the year but notyyet officially removed from the 60 man pool) 40 man roster: 39 total (Trey Mancini and Richie Martin on 45 day DL, do not count against 40 man ro
    25 points
  21. The beast is done. https://www.orioleshangout.com/2019/12/11/lukes-2019-rule-5-draft-preference-list/
    25 points
  22. It's what I do and I am DAMN proud of it. I reported at 0630 hours this morning as driver/operator of Salisbury Fire Department E161. I consider myself a "wheel chock" because we only ran a few calls today. Most of the morning was spent checking every seat belt, light, and power saw on every rig we have. After lunch, we did nothing for the day. I leave at 1730 hours and head for Applebees for dinner. At exactly 1731 hours Station 16 was dispatched for a vehicle accident with injuries. 3 patients, power lines down. Needless to say I was a little bothered by that because I had spent my entire d
    25 points
  23. My personal top 34 prospects in the draft. Adley is obviously featured prominently and I’m sure a few of these guys will be around at 41 for the O’s second round pick. http://www.orioleshangout.com/2019/05/28/mlb-draft-primer-2019-the-first-round/
    24 points
  24. http://www.orioleshangout.com/2018/07/30/orioles-top-50-prospects-ms2018/ My personal top 50, newly updated. Sorry for the delay, the trade deadline excitement (plus real world responsibilities) got in the way. All prospects acquired in the Manny Machado and Zach Britton deals are included and I've watched a some game video of each. Questions, comments, and criticism are all welcome. Here's the one with the prospects from the Gausman/Schoop deals. http://www.orioleshangout.com/2018/08/25/lukes-midseason-top-50-adding-the-prospects-from-the-gausman-schoop-deals/
    24 points
  25. Now it can be told, one night in June around 10 pm, Mike texted me that he needed help getting into his wheelchair so he could get outside to see the sunshine the next day. When I arrived, @justDmet me outside and thanked me for coming. "He had his first good night's sleep in a while knowing you'd be here today." A more touching and humbling compliment I could not have received. Of course, Mike had MLB network on the TV, but over the course of 3 hours, we talked about his first date with Denise, and their cross-country trip a few years ago. Not wanting to talk about anything depressi
    23 points
  26. I have much to be thankful for in this life, I have wonderful family and good health. I have a marvelous partner that shares my joy of baseball and of adventure. I've had the extreme privilege of working with and knowing many of you. I've had several careers that have fortunately ended up with just this last one. I know folks have hard times and struggles and problems that they can't even find a way to express, but I am thankful that those of the Orioles persuasion have this place to gather and let that stuff fade for moments, minutes, or more. Happy Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving
    23 points
  27. I just finished reading the last of the top 30 scouting reports. It’s my absolute favorite feature of the Hangout. The amount of time and effort that goes into preparing these reports is amazing. They are always insightful and even though I know all the stats, follow these players nightly in the box scores, and read every word written about them here during the season, I always feel like I understand these players’ strengths and weaknesses so much better after reading these reports. Tony and Luke, I could never rep or thank you enough for putting these together. Aweso
    23 points
  28. The other day in the DSL thread I asked if someone could put together a top prospects list as little seemed to be known about the players we currently have on our 2 DSL teams. We have a lot of older players for the league, players that have repeated the league 2 or 3 times, and other team's castaways, so its hard to see who Elias would really be invested in on our DSL teams. Luke-OH said putting a prospect list together would be difficult as there is little info on the DSL guys in our system, but he suggested to look at age, position, scouting reports (rare) etc, but not to hyper focus
    23 points
  29. Today, Stan "the Fan" Charles and Press Box sponsored a luncheon with Dan Duquette at Padonia Station in Cockeysville. Yours truly was there, and I'll try to recap the event as best as possible. I didn't bring an audio recorder, so what I can give you is from my notes. Some of this you may have heard before. Dan mentioned that he used Harry Dalton's blueprint for the Orioles. Specifically, pitching, pitching, pitching and......pitching. He quoted former O's pitching coach, George Bamberger's definition of tendinitis, "the pitcher got smoked the last time out." Pitching is a "perishable
    23 points
  30. He passed last night around 11pm. I can’t tell you how much the comments in this thread have meant to both of us. He was incredibly fortunate to be able to receive these sentiments while still here, right? He was, amazingly, awake and aware yesterday and did see the win. Charmed for sure. Thank you all again. Memorial service will occur some time in the future, will pass the word on then.
    22 points
  31. As most of you know, I’ve been digging through the MASN court docket for years, trying to understand both the legal issues and MASN’s economics. Digging around, among other things, over the years I was able to get the 2005 settlement agreement that created the dual ownership of MASN, the two RSDC decisions awarding the rights fees, and the various court decisions regarding those awards. But certain things remained obscure, largely because the public versions of the court filings often redacted various financial numbers relating to MASN. Tonight, though, I hit a mother lode. Th
    22 points
  32. Over the years I've written three large pieces on the Orioles management or mismanagement of this organization. Although they made decent choices with Andy MacPhail and Dan Duquette, the issue at hand was that the Orioles still were run the same way from the top. The one constant in all of this was Peter Angelos who always had the final say in major baseball operations moves. Armed with knowledge that the owner could be influenced, factions developed which caused rifs throughout the organization. I've been covering the Orioles since 1996 and never have I felt like the entire organization
    22 points
  33. New article up this morning, in which I list my personal 11 favorite draft prospects with notes and video as well as discuss briefly strategy and players likely to be available at the spot. http://www.orioleshangout.com/2018/05/23/orioles-draft-primer-the-first-round/ This thread may get moved to the Amateur Draft sub-forum eventually, but I wanted to put it here first for exposure and discussion. Edit: the second installment http://www.orioleshangout.com/2018/05/28/orioles-draft-primer-supplemental-1st-rd-and-preference-list/
    22 points
  34. Dear Mr. Bader, In the interest of opening a fair and honest dialogue, I want to first thank you for coming forward and presenting what you had to know would be a difficult and ill-received position on this board. I personally found your response to be sincere from your position and appreciate your honesty and willingness to openly discuss many of the concerns held by those of us who love this board. Love this board....I honestly think we should start there in our conversation if that is alright with you, because we do love this board and with that comes an inherent desire to protect it and
    22 points
  35. The back to back outings of Akin and Kremer, and emergence of Mountcastle the last two weeks and even the short outburst of Stewart just has me feeling like maybe this team has a future.
    21 points
  36. Honestly, I think you are reading too much into what baseball is doing. I have a Black Lives Matter related sign on my lawn. It’s got nothing to do with hating the police, or wanting the country to turn socialist or anything of that nature. It’s just a statement of belief that people of color should be treated equally. I think that’s the simple proposition that baseball is supporting, not some dramatic political agenda.
    21 points
  37. With Luke leaving OH to become Scouting Analyst Consultant for the Orioles, I’ve been wondering what other consulting jobs our posters could do. Here’s a few suggestions: scOtt: Walk-Up Music Consultant atomic: Concessions - Child Beverage Consultant Drungo Hazewood: Obscure History Consultant. In this job, he will create scoreboard trivia questions that nobody can answer. Can_of_corn: Sarcasm Consultant. His job will be to add some irony to MASN’s promotional commercials for the team. Moose Milligan: Player Alumni Relations Consultant: His entire job will
    21 points
  38. This is advanced OH posting. It usually takes thousands of posts and dozens of Fangraphs articles read to get to this level of cynicism. You're this site's number one prospect, basically. Granted, not everyone ends up a Can of Corn. You could be a Moose Milligan, showing those flashes of brilliance but then posting something human that isn't the most depressing thing you've ever read in your entire life. You could be a total bust like Frobby, who is still a complete person despite watching the Orioles for like 40 years. That said, I have a lot of faith that if you work at it, you'll have
    21 points
  39. Personal source: MacPhail officially out ***EDIT: Any mods care to change the name of the thread to what it should say 'Source: MacPhail Out as President of Baseball Operations'... ***
    21 points
  40. Like the previous years, this will be the thread where we will keep the draft picks and follow them through signing. Post any signings in this thread, or in the forum, and I'll keep this post updated. Thanks. Player will become bold when he signs. 1. - (1) Adley Rutschman - C - (JR) Oregon State - Stats 2. - (42) Gunnar Henderson - SS (HS) John T. Morgan Academy (AL) - Stats 2A - (71) Kyle Stowers - CF/RF - (JR) Stanford - Stats 3. - (79) Zach Watson - CF - (JR) LSU - Stats 4. - (108) Joseph (Joey) Ortiz - SS - (JR) New Mexico State - Stats 5. - (13
    20 points
  41. 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
    20 points
  42. Ok, so quick take because I know all these guys from draft prep. Issac Mattson - elite performance reliever, doesn't have the stuff for late inning work but should be useful, high floor Kyle Bradish - extreme over the top delivery, will show mid rotation stuff, high spin curve, but has trouble holding it Zach Peek - good frame, body, mediocre stuff guy who had a late velocity spike towards the mid 90s, was a steal in the 6th round. Brnovich - weird mechanics, big time college performer, deception, blah velocity (BA's 107th overall draft prospect in 2019) Bradish is a s
    20 points
  43. One thing that I am reminded of when spending time on other team boards as I have during this Machado trade speculation,...is that.this board is the best baseball fan discussion board out there, by far, and so thank you Tony, weams, all the mods..and all you smart baseball diehard fans for making this board a pleasure in my life.
    19 points
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    19 points
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