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  1. 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.
    6 points
  2. This year, the trade deadline is set for July 30. Once the deadline has passed, I am hoping to see a team full of young players. Move I would like to see, in no particular order: Trades: -Trade Mancini to the Brewers. In return, we receive MI prospect Brice Turang and Aaron Ashby. Move 2: Nevin brought up after Mancini is dealt. - Paul Fry and Anthony Santander to the Indians for Bryan Rocchio, Daniel Espino, Logan Allen. - Galvis to the A's for Grant Holmes and Hogan Harris I would explore deals for Means and Mullins, especially Means (I feel he
    4 points
  3. I think back to the 18 consecutive winning seasons in a (beloved) dumpster of a stadium. And then the era where Camden Yards was so special that the team could draw a crowd even if they weren't all that great. Then came the 14 consecutive losing seasons combined with the arrival of the Nats to our region. We're now conclusively a small market team that plays in a truly great stadium. We'll never draw crowds and enjoy a payroll advantage the way we did in the 90's. But we can do what the Rays have been doing for the past decade, but with a great stadium and a fan base that actually cares. It's
    3 points
  4. There was a time when I would watch every night...even through the 14 years. I haven't watched a game in 2 years at this point. I'm in my mind 40's and have no interest in the ML team. The thing is, a more time passes it really don't know what may interest level will be of they turn this mess around.
    2 points
  5. I don’t watch either. I detest the Broadcast folks, Palmer excepted, and when I listen I usually turn on the opposition team, several of whom I like. I’d endure it if they’d call up some prospects and let them play, but it is impossible to watch bad baseball night after night, read The beats ignoring the problems or spouting the party line, and watch Hyde unable to get them to play fundamental baseball and make bad decision after bad decision. I check the score, root for some guys like Wynns, and play candy crush…
    2 points
  6. After being at 15 wins & 16 losses (seems like a year ago at this point), the Orioles are now on a 8 win & 36 loss slide.
    2 points
  7. Still hanging in there My wide says I am appearing stronger every day I really appreciate everyone’s thoughts and expressions through this time
    1 point
  8. Handley is batting 0.194 with a 0.645 OPS in A+.
    1 point
  9. Perhaps he will fare better on a hot humid windless night. Last night was cool, low humidity and a breeze, not ideal for knuckleball.
    1 point
  10. It depends on the exact situation and the makeup of the players, but we can't forget that this isn't viewed in a vacuum, every decision impacts more than just the one player. Let's take Gunner Henderson as an example, back when he was mashing low A pitching, when we brought him up, it meant we either 1) took away at bats from another prospect or 2) we moved another prospect up or down to make room. There are only so many innings and so many at bats. So if you bring up a player who isn't ready (as evidenced by their struggles) you are taking away time from another prospect who may be more pr
    1 point
  11. A lot of players would never get called up with this criteria. Trey Mancini is a good example on the Os.
    1 point
  12. Cumberland over Adley. Mason McCoy at some point, in place of Stevie. Maybe Bannon later in the year if he gets healthy and produces. Zach Jarrett in place of Stewart if/when he gets hurt.
    1 point
  13. Hey man, be at peace with whatever happens but just know we all appreciate you and are glad you're still posting.
    1 point
  14. It’s one thing in 2019 to go stretches without a CF. It’s another 2 years later to be doing the same thing. The pitching is bad enough to watch.
    1 point
  15. Plus obviously Domingo Leyba's the man for 2B, forcing him out to LF. We'll see where we are in a month, but I still have a small candle lit for say Bradish starting and a line up like CF Mullins C Rutschman DH Mountcastle 1B Mancini (got to show the NL clubs he can do it next month) RF Santander 3B Franco (open to Nevin clomping around over there just to see what happens) SS Galvis (not really outplaying Elvis Andrus lately) 2B Leyba LF Jahmai Hays first string if he can be, but if he can't put 6-8 weeks together I imagine by
    1 point
  16. I don’t think they can go too much longer at 2nd with what they have. I’m sure by after deadline changes will be made. Question is when, there is a little over a month before we get to trade deadline.
    1 point
  17. When you toss a bunch of replacement level guys out there you can't be surprised when they perform at slightly below replacement level. The only names listed above that are a surprise to me are Mountcastle and Santander. I've never been big on Santander but I did expect him to be better than he has shown thus far.
    1 point
  18. Lowther is a good example of being a little rushed this year. He has a fine line to tip toe to be successful. He’s never pitched in AAA. They should’ve let him establish himself in AAA, get on a roll, get a feel for all his pitches, get his confidence up, then call him to the show.
    1 point
  19. You're such a rational poster, I'm surprised you'd make or break Ellias based off a draft when none of the players he's drafted have had a chance to prove themselves yet. That seems very unlike you.
    1 point
  20. Whatever annoys SG and CoC, obviously.
    1 point
  21. Rushing a prospect means pushing him into a situation he can’t yet handle, from a level he can’t yet handle. That is why we speak of prospects being young for their level. They might do well despite being young for the level( “Joe Schmedlap is young for this level but is really playing well against the older and more experienced competition!”)but the concept exists because it is a risk. A player is ready for the next level if he’s doing well or better in his current one. If he is promoted and does poorly it doesn’t necessarily mean he was rushed. Sisco wasn’t rushed, he was just unable to
    1 point
  22. Perhaps the Orioles should get creative to catch the Diamondbacks. Raffle a chance for fans to play for the Os! Think of the savings!
    1 point
  23. Sadly, Matt Riley had a million dollar arm but a 10 cent head. I interviewed him for the CL Beat, a small rag that was around for only a couple of years. After my interview I could only shake my head. He was spending money he didn't have yet and thinking he was a BIG STAR as he was blowing away Single A hitters. He was basically a 2 pitch thrower with the high heat fastball and knee buckling curve. As he moved up and couldn't find the strike zone that curve was useless as you could sit on red and feast. He had one of the nicest catchers that i ever met there in Frederick in Cesar Devares
    1 point
  24. I look at the score several times a night, but I can't watch. Getting rid of the broadcast crew was the death knell, in addition to the lackluster team.
    1 point
  25. When they jumped Jeff Fiorentino from A+ to MLB
    1 point
  26. This is tough to watch and if I believed ownership didn't have the resources to compete it would be even tougher. I don't think that is the case at all. I think this is a more an issue with the system that exists with baseball. Teams are not rewarded for spending a medium level of money. When Peter Angelos ran the Orioles they spent plenty of money and it hasn't bought them anything as far as long term success. They need to build their talent base and right now winning 70-80 games doesn't help get the top talent they need. They are investing in the Dominican baseball academy which will a
    1 point
  27. I remember when I was living in bmore '04-'09, the team was just plain awful. And they had been since the late 90s. I had a hard time watching the Orioles play, but I did tune in and watch pretty often. One thing I did during those years was start paying much more attention to what was going on in the minors. I kept telling my friends that the team would be competitive in 2012. Obviously I had no idea, but I was hopeful . And sure enough, they were. What a fun season that was. Unfortunately, it didn't last very long. I feel like we're right back in that scenario again. This team is
    1 point
  28. I appreciate that but I’m not suggesting rushing anyone. I’m suggesting bringing up guys who have mastered their level. The only way to learn to deal the MLB is to play MLB. We’ve seen countless times, guys who were great at AAA and mediocre or worse at the big level, and it’s best to find out now, especially for the second tier guys who need to show they deserve a spot on the 40-man ahead of the Rule 5. Lowther being shuffled back and forth is inexplicable, as has been mentioned here more than once. There’s no reason for it, but there’s also neither need nor reason to bring a guy up and
    1 point
  29. My thoughts and hopes are with you weams, I very very rarely post on here but I have been following the OH pretty much every day since around 2006. You have been here since day 1 and it is crazy to think I have silently been on these boards for 15 years now with a lot of the same faces still here. I truly hope everything goes your way in this tough battle! I know everyone here is rooting and pulling for you harder than they are for the O's. Best of luck to you on your journey!
    1 point
  30. Apples to oranges though…more entertainment options, different generation, older fans (those who generally watch the sport) are getting older and perhaps literally dying off. The need to bring in new fans is huge and MLB is already struggling with that as is…add on a team that is terrible and has been for most of this century and it becomes increasingly harder to get people involved.
    1 point
  31. Now we just need to get Elias to pick one of them.
    1 point
  32. They may not. My information is about 8-9 years old but that was the MLB speech at that time.
    1 point
  33. In 20 years, we could be up to close to .500. But only if we watch the service times.
    1 point
  34. True, but when trying to follow a strict timeline one could potentially handcuff themselves and be forced to making brash decisions on contention. I think it probably follows a formula like X needs to happen before they can proceed to Y and as long as that’s successful then the next step can be prepared. I’m talking like once there are a handful of prospects that have proven themselves at the major league level and a pipeline of players with solid resumes of upper minors to give adequate depth then you can move to signing free agents to bigger and longer deals. It feels like I’m just pointing
    1 point
  35. 45 of the Astros 73 starts this year have been made by guys who were international signings while Elias was there (Urquiddy, Garcia, Valdez, Javier). An additional 11 starts were made by Lance McCullers, who was drafted when Elias was there. One game was started by Tyler Ivey, who was drafted when Elias was there. To acquire Zach Greinke in 2019, the Astros traded Seth Beers (drafted while Elias was there), JB Bukauskus (drafted while Elias was there), Corbin Martin (drafted while Elias was there), and Josh Rojas (drafted while Elias was there). Greinke has started 16 games.
    1 point
  36. Agree I don't know why we let clowns like this stay on the board so long. It actively makes me not want to come here.
    1 point
  37. We also don't have Altuve, Bregman, Springer, and Correa waiting in the minors to transform the big club.
    1 point
  38. He was helped by some moves Andy made, but DD managed the ML roster with precision. Was probably helped by Buck, but you can’t not give him credit for what he did.
    1 point
  39. I agree we shoulda spent 40 million on this years roster so we could win 78 games.
    -1 points
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