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  1. 3 points
    I think these are all the pitchers who pitched for both the 2018 and '19 Orioles: Pitcher 2018 IP 2018 HR 2018 HR/9 2019 IP 2019 HR 2019 HR/9 Delta League Delta Bundy 171.6 41 2.2 154.6 28 1.6 0.5 -0.25 Means 3.3 1 2.7 143 21 1.3 1.4 -0.25 Cashner 153 25 1.5 96.3 11 1.0 0.4 -0.25 Hess 103.3 22 1.9 77 28 3.3 -1.4 -0.25 Givens 76.6 4 0.5 59.3 12 1.8 -1.4 -0.25 Castro 86.3 9 0.9 72.3 10 1.2 -0.3 -0.25 Fry 37.6 1 0.2 54.6 5 0.8 -0.6 -0.25 Bleier 32.6 0 0.0 48 5 0.9 -0.9 -0.25 Yacabonis 40 8 1.8 41 9 2.0 -0.2 -0.25 Scott 53.3 6 1.0 23 4 1.6 -0.6 -0.25 Phillips 5.3 2 3.4 23.3 2 0.8 2.6 -0.25 Wright 84.3 12 1.3 13.3 5 3.4 -2.1 -0.25 Cobb 152.3 24 1.4 12.3 9 6.6 -5.2 -0.25 Ramirez 65.3 11 1.5 10.3 2 1.7 -0.2 -0.25 Total 1064.8 166 1.4 828.3 151 1.6 -0.2 -0.25 In 2018 they allowed 1.4 homers per nine. In 2019 they allowed 1.6. But the league as a whole gave up 0.25 more homers per nine than last year, so the returning Orioles actually improved relative to league.
  2. 3 points
    Personally, I don't think there is much to see here other than it is cool that Yaz has done so well this year. I don't think this is a case of needing to find someone with the O's to blame. I get everyone wishes he had this year here and I get that we certainly had room for him. I just think this is a case where rather than blame...we should credit. I credit Mike for staying after it and busting his ass until he got his shot and he is making the most of it for sure. Good for him and best to him.
  3. 2 points
    Don’t play coy, you can’t fool us.
  4. 2 points
    I'm going to have to request some paragraph breaks here.
  5. 2 points
    Stop trying to be a victim and take the time to research things right. As i said, this is the big league of Orioles talk. Step it up or stop trying to at like your are so right when you don't know how to research and analyze the information at hand. We get more complaints over you then any other poster and more and more people have you on block. Maybe you need to look inward instead of playing victim when I call you out.
  6. 2 points
    There you go. Case closed. What you want is not want Elias is trying to do. You can’t rip Elias for not executing a plan he isn’t trying to accomplish in the first place.
  7. 2 points
    That's your opinion and your entitled to it, but I doubt anyone who is close to the situation would call the clubhouse dysfunctional. We get it, not everyone understands what's going on and they are still evaluating the onfield product like we're a contending team that just fell apart. This team is about evaluation and Hyde is doing the best he can under difficult circumstances. I get it, not everyone is going to like the manager or the way he goes about his business, and I also understand that Hyde's leadership and communication style will rub some people wrong, especially if they enjoy smooth talkers who throw out boring say nothing baseball cliches, versus a guy who tells it like he sees it. Me, I like the second guy!
  8. 2 points
    Blame for following his plan and not atomic's plan. Elias said he would do A, B, and C. He was hired to do A, B, and C. He executed A, B, and C. atomic thinks he should be fired for executing A, B, and C.
  9. 2 points
    I think it’s very impressive to watch a guy that’s had to completely learn to pitch and not just throw. Hats off to Bundy. He got lots of GB using his two seamer. I wonder if analytics says that he should ditch the cutter and the two seamer for just a 4 seamer? Would Bundy be open to that?
  10. 1 point
    I don't mind Trumbo getting a pinch hit or occassional DH appearance. The guy went through a hell of a rehab on a very painful and difficult knee injury and can still swing the bat. Davis is just...
  11. 1 point
    When is the time to celebrate? You don't like celebrations during the game and you don't like celebrations after the game (since you mention you hated the post-game pies). So the time to celebrate is...before the game?
  12. 1 point
    But that little dance Jones did is fine? Odd lines you draw. They are kids, let 'em be kids. Vlad didn't mind.
  13. 1 point
    At least he wasn't dawdling. Can't stand a dawdler.
  14. 1 point
    Just in time, the AFL season starts today. As a reminder, this year the O’s players are on the Surprise Saguaros, and include: Rylan Bannon Cody Carroll Dean Kremer David Lebron Mason McCoy Alex Wells With Austin Hays joining once the major league season ends. Kyle Moore (Delmarva’s manager) is serving as one of the coaches. The regular season runs through October 25. I’m looking forward to having some more box scores to read!
  15. 1 point
    o Wilmer Font's ERA and WHIP numbers have improved greatly as the season has progressed. BALTIMORE O RIOLES )))))) (vs. BLUE JAYS, 9/19) Jonathan Rafael Villar Roque - SS Hanser Joel Alberto Pena - 2B Trey Mancini - RF Anthony Santander - LF Renato Nunez - 1B Mark Trumbo - DH Austin Charles Brian "C.B." Hays - CF Rio Ruiz - 3B Robert Austin Wynns - C Gabriel Ynoa Gomez - RHP )) (1-8, 5.74 ERA) OPPOSING PITCHER Wilmer Font Gomez - RHP )) (4-4, 4.21 ERA) ) * * )) (1-0, 5.79 ERA) OOO [TAMPA BAY RAYS] OOOOO (1-2, 4.94 ERA) OOO [NY METS] OOOOO (2-2, 2.81 ERA) OOO [TORONTO BLUE JAYS] https://www.baseballpress.com/lineups o
  16. 1 point
  17. 1 point
    2019, 2020, and 2021 are his arbitration years.
  18. 1 point
    I dunno how you can quantify this. Is there a parallel universe where you get to see other results with different decisions he made? And is that Orioles team approaching 60 wins?
  19. 1 point
    According to Roch: The only certainties in the rotation, from what we’re told, are that Dylan Bundy gets one more start and John Means and Asher Wojciechowsi each receive two. https://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2019/09/notes-on-cobb-givens-harvey-rotation-and-minors.html I’m kind of disappointed that Bundy will only go once in the final 10 games, but I guess Hyde wants to test a few less established arms .
  20. 1 point
    Enough of this. Take it offline if you want to argue with Tony. He allowed you to slither off once again. No one else here is interested.
  21. 1 point
    ...all those acquisitions were made after the rebuild was complete. We're not there yet.
  22. 1 point
    Ignoring completely that you referenced that he would be an ace in our bullpen which DOES at least suggest your thinking is we should have kept him.
  23. 1 point
    Well he could have just said Sporttrac has it as this much. I looked at Baseball Reference Contracts. I was assuming it was correct information. Just like Tony-Oh was posting Sport-trac as facts. It is not like I just went to some unknown site on the Internet. Baseball Reference is a well respected stats site.
  24. 1 point
    The Astros are going to pay two-thirds of the remaining $77 million owed to him, and the Diamondbacks got four of Houston’s top-30 prospects in return https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/07/31/zack-greinke-trade-houston-astros
  25. 1 point
    I have no idea but Greike and Verlander will both make over 30 million in 2020. From Sporttract on Verlander: Justin Verlander signed a 2 year / $66,000,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including $66,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $33,000,000. In 2019, Verlander will earn a base salary of $28,000,000 and a incentive bonus of $75,000, while carrying a total salary of $28,075,000. Verlander's adjusted salary with the Houston Astros is $20,000,000 I have no idea what that means. Why is Verlander's adjusted salary $20 million.
  26. 1 point
    I don't have a problem with a total rebuild. I have a problem with the failure to fill the team with major league quality players. And I have said plenty of things about ownership. I didn't expect Elias to create a winning team or even finish out of last place in the division. I did want to see some sort of effort though.. It is the lack of effort to do anything about the results on the field that bothers me. I mean if I start seeing anything positive that he is doing I will be positive about it. He said he would sign a bunch of guys from the Dominican. Vast Majority of the teams international slots remain unspent. The team hasn't broken ground on a modern facility in the Dominican or announced their intentions to do so. Really I would like someone to visit our facility in the Dominican and report back.
  27. 1 point
    I'm assuming you've commissioned some polls in the stands and aren't just stating suppositions as fact to support your case? Edit: actually, what you're saying is probably literally the case since only a relatively small fraction of any team's fans actually go to games. Most Cardinals fans who support their management don't go to games, since they draw 3M but may have 10 or 20 million people who self-identify as fans.
  28. 1 point
    So if they finished 67-95 and drafted 7th by spending $15-20M that is a plan that is working?
  29. 1 point
    You are funny. Nobody likes to watch losing and there is little doubt that interest for the team will go down while this team rebuilds the first few years, but that's why the organization has to be committed to doing this rebuild the right way and not be concerned with short-sighted people like yourself right now. Your happiness is not what matters currently. Attendance doesn't matter that much either right now. Nothing should be adjusted off plan. If this team becomes a consistent contending team again in 3-4 years, do you think anyone will still be upset over these losing years? think anyone in Houston is like, "The hell with this team, they were the worse team in baseball five years ago?"
  30. 1 point
    No, it's saying that ownership won't allow the GM to do what is the obvious move both fiscally and performance-wise. If Elias had full decision making power over this issue Davis would have been released last December. It's nonsense to think they're keeping one of the worst players in the majors on the roster for multiple years to save 0.2% of annual revenues.
  31. 1 point
    Elias has executed this year on plan. We get it, you don't like his plan or how he's going out and enacting it, but he's stayed true to his plan and I for one I'm fine with it. I knew what this season was about and the fact that we will most likely get the second overall pick (can't help the Tigers are so gosh darn awful) and bring another impact prospect into the system next year makes it worth it in the long run. I know you like or want to accept this, but everything Elias is doing is with 3-4 years down the road in mind. That mean awful baseball this year, probably bad baseball next year, but hopefully by 2021 we start to see the plan bear fruit in the wins department and by 2022, we hopefully will have at least a wildcard contender with a solid young core that suggests year's of contention.
  32. 1 point
    Huh? What? Are you being serious? Everyone knows the balls are juiced and home runs are up across baseball, so I can't even start to fathom where you are coming from with that first bolded statement unless you typed that wrong. As for your second quote, 671.2 IP out of 1345 IP were by pitchers who did not pitch more than 10 innings with the Orioles staff last year. That's a different staff. While I don't know what the pitching coaches have or haven't done this year, and they very well could get the ax since the staff was put together very late when most coaches already had jobs, your statements are just not true. As I've stated in other threads, on the active roster right now, what pitchers would be pitching on a contending team? Means, Bundy, and maybe Givens and Castro in 6th/7th inning roles. Harvey would but he's shut down. It's very hard to judge a pitching coach by the results when he doesn't have many upper division major league pitchers to work with.
  33. 1 point
    In many games the Orioles only have one outfielder playing in the outfield.
  34. 1 point
    He did very well with the AAA Dukes of the Dodgers. You can joke about Dempsey, he is an easy target, but the dude knows how to play the game.
  35. 1 point
    Maybe the outfielders could actually set up on the other side of the outfield fences. Put one in the LF stands, another at the batting eye, another on the flag court.
  36. 1 point
    My Dad and I were there last night with probably approximately 3000 other brave souls. 9066 might've paid, but no way more than 1/3 of them were actually there in the seats. We left after the bottom of the 7th since I had a long drive home and needed to make a semi-emergency stop at the store for my wife, so I'm just pretending that the game ended right when we left. 🙂
  37. 1 point
    1. Smith's AAA OPS: .765. Yaz's .783. Yaz is 28, Smith is 26. 2. Keon Broxton was acquired after Yaz was released. And he's an actual plus centerfielder. 3. Again, after Yaz was gone and Broxton failed to hit. 4. Santander was a Rule 5 pick whose development was disrupted. And really, you're going to gig the O's for calling Santander up after not hitting particualrly well in AAA? Isn't that the whole reason for this thread, that the O's should have given Yaz an extended look despite mediocre AAA stats as an over-aged prospect in over 1200 PAs?
  38. 1 point
    Perhaps if it's discovered that he's not really Brandon Hyde, but actually a cleverly disguised Wilhelm Karl Friedrich Hoffmeister, who is on the most wanted WWII Nazi war criminal list. But for disgruntled fans' displeasure about perceived slight mismanagement of a AAA pitching staff in the majors? Unlikely.
  39. 1 point
    Not even. They left some interesting stock in the backroom.
  40. 1 point
    I was looking for it and maybe @Luke-OH can refresh us but he said something like he made swing changes and with the juiced ball - his warning track fly outs are now reaching the seats. Obviously there is more to it than that but it will be interesting to see how he fares next year, wherever he plays. Here is Drungo's seat of the pants analysis and some stats from that same thread (p 86): "You don't kick yourself for not recognizing wildly out of character things that might happen in the future. Did the Red Sox kick themselves for missing out on Brady's 50 homer season? Do the Orioles kick themselves for not recognizing that Jose Bautista would go crazy six years after he was a Rule 5er? Last year Yastrzemski spent a month OPSing .603 in AA at the age of 27. The Giants picked him up because they were all out of outfielders so why not? Just as the O's did with Dwight Smith Jr. Nobody had a crystal ball, I doubt anyone saw the year of the superball coming." "Yaz is already in the top 20 homer seasons of all time by old (27+) rookies. That list is about 75% players who were stuck in Cuba, Japan, the Negro Leagues, or the old independent high minors prior to the draft era. Plus a few players like Josh Willingham, Christian Walker, Justin Bour, Garrett Jones, Brian Daubach. As far as I can tell everyone except Yaz on the list had a history of hitting for power wherever they were prior to their rookie breakout."
  41. 1 point
    Obviously we are all hyper sensitive to any kind of soreness with Harvey. I do think this thing is bothering him still an the team wants to be ultra careful with him. At 75.2 IP, he is at twice the amount of innings that he threw in 2018 so he may be near the limit that they wanted to get him this year as well. Honestly, I wouldn't be upset if they just came out and said they were going to shut him down this year. I have him penciled in as the closer next year and only an injury would get in the way of him having success in that role.
  42. 1 point
    He's a two-and-a-half win player. He's going to get paid, what, $7M in arb. Or something like that. So he's worth $15-20M, and he'll be paid $7M. His surplus value is $8-13M, or around that. Let's call it $10M. That's a little over a win in free agency. That's the value of the #30 overall pick on draft day. Or a lesser player after he's run the gauntlet of a few levels of the minors. So, what... maybe a single grade B-ish prospect in A or AA? Someone in the Keegin Akin, Ryan McKenna range, I guess?
  43. 1 point
    I hope he is in the lineup Sunday. The last home game. Because that might be an indication they are letting the fans "say goodbye" to him, and give me a hope that maybe they intend to cut him loose sometime before February.
  44. 1 point
    He did state that they wouldn't be trading any slots this year.
  45. 1 point
    Jonathan Villar's wOBA in the 30 day time period between July 26 and August 24th was .477, the highest of any Oriole over any 30-day period so far this season (with a minimum of 50PA). This wOBA was ranked 7th across both leagues during that time. He hit .381/.476/.686/1.162 over 124PAs, with 7 home runs, 8 stolen bases, and a 204 wRC+. Villar racked up 2.1 fWAR during the stretch, which was tops in baseball.
  46. -1 points
  47. -1 points
    Something to think about: No great manager or potentially great manager would want to manage the team next year. The plan seems to be bad as possible.. Why would a manager of any note take this job? It is just going to make you look bad and destroy any chance of you having a long managerial career. Hyde interviewed at 5 or 6 other open manager positions he didn't get any of them. He knew this was his one chance. That being said I don't think Hyde knows how to handle a bullpen. I think a pitching coach could do it for him and leave him to other managerial duties.
  48. -1 points
    Exactly, You can't claim the Astros are paying "mulitple" pitchers over $30 million a year when the monies they received to take on those contracts bring the prices they actually are paying significantly under those amounts. The facts don't match his agenda so he just keeps on throwing out untrue facts as facts.
  49. -2 points
    Yeah let’s put the blame where it belongs. On Elias..
  50. -2 points
    If you call me out for things I have done I have no issue with it. But I don't lie to win an argument. If you said I was wrong I have no issue with it and value the information. I am if you or anyone else on here was accused of purposely lying to further an agenda they would take great offense to it.
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