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  1. 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.
  2. Ok fine, I apologize that I said you were knowingly providing false information. Instead, it appears you are not aware enough to understand how this works and you take the lazy way out by providing misleading and incomplete data to support your agenda.
  3. We will wait with bated breath until this happens. Haven't seen it yet no matter how many times you've been proven wrong.
  4. 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.
  5. https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/houston-astros/payroll/ I'm done with you. You obviously don't even understand how this all works and I don't have the time to argue with a brick wall.
  6. According to Spotrac.com: Astros payroll in 2019: $168,304,925 Highest paid player: Justin Verlander: $29 million, acquired by trading from the farm system. Adjusted salary $20 million) Next highest paid player: Mickey Brantley $16 million (signed as free agent) Next highest pitcher: Garrit Cole : $13.5 million (acquired by trading from farm system) So besides being completely and utterly wrong, the question becomes, are you posting easily found information wrong on purpose, or are you just winging things that you feel fits your narrow agenda? If you are not even going to try, and if you continue to post obvious falsehoods (not opinions but information) then I will have to consider whether the Hangout is a place for you. This is the big leagues of Orioles talk. If you can't back up your opinions with facts/stats/information you will be lambasted and ostracized, particularity if we feel you are doing this on purpose. So before you post drivel like this with wrong facts and numbers, think twice, because this is your warning for posting false information.
  7. Well, to atomic's glee, Elias will be long gone if we are starting a new 14-year period. The new infrastructure, technology/analytics, and commitment to international scouting suggests if anything, this organization is finally being prepared properly for a sustained run of success.
  8. 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?"
  9. Here's something to consider, Steve Wilkerson's FIP of 7.71 is better than: Dan Strailey (47.2 IP) Josh Rogers (14.1 IP) Mike Wright (13.1 IP) Alex Cobb (12.1 IP) Taylor Scott (7.2 IP) Luis Ortiz (3.1 IP) Sean Gilmartin (2.1 IP) Pedro Araujo (0.2 IP) That 101.2 IP (11 games worth) of pitching worse than a position player from actual professional pitchers. But some us want to string up the manager and pitching coaches because of the pitching performance?
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Which goes to show you that whether players are professionals or not, the human factor of playing out the string in an awful 100+ loss season is not an easy task to keep focus on. It's easy to blame the coaching staff (not saying you are or aren't) but look at this team. This is not a major league pitching staff. Outside of Bundy and Means, which other pitchers on the current active roster would a contending team want on it's pitching staff right now (and I might be stretching it for Bundy)? Harvey has been shut down so he's out, so who? Givens? Castro before last night had been pitching very well, but I wouldn't want him in high leverage situations. The rest of the team are DFA guys, never weres, and low-end prospects out of our system who all have the same command problems. I really don't know what people expect. Sure it's frustrating to watch the kinds of losses that happened last night, but I think we have to remember that we knew this team was going to be bad this year and it never gets better at the end of the year in these situations.
  14. Nothing can really improve command other than the pitchers staying in their windup and focus. No analytic is going to help that. The analytics help them understand what pitches are more effective in certain counts and locations. As for Castro, since the All-star break and prior to last night's disaster, he had pitched to a 2.30 ERA and held batters to a .160/.279/.277/.556 slash line over his last 27.1 IP, one of his best runs as a major leaguer. This team has allowed a historic number of home runs because of a lack of major league talent, a homer friendly ball park, and juiced baseballs.
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