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  1. I really don't have any specifics on the arms they are considering so I think it really comes down to the three guys the O's like equally and which one they think they can sign to the value of the 5th pick set by baseball. From what I've read though, I don't think Leake in the same talent class as some of the others. I'm kind of leaning towards Wheeler right now myself, but that's my opinion not some leaked info.
  2. Did I miss something or does Jordan have a history of screwing up top five picks that I'm unaware of? No sure why such a negative vibe, but the Orioles I'm sure are talking with the guys they like and will draft the one they believe they can get into the system and pitching the soonest.
  3. I'd be very, very surprised if that happened. The only way that could happen was if Green basically agreed to a number before the draft and the Orioles were confident that could sign him quickly. That doesn't appear to be the case with Green despite his lack of big numbers this year. I'd be willing to bet the O's go with a pitcher.
  4. Add to this the fact I also heard the Orioles are leaning with an arm with two college and one high school arm in the mix. Could all be smoke and mirrors though.
  5. By the way, very nice work by everyone in this thread. Great analysis by the selectors...
  6. Did you ever think in this draft it might be wise to avoid a Boras client if the team doesn't think the talent is worth the headache (money/time wasted??)? Now if we were avoiding a Matt Wieters type of talent because of money, then you may have a point, but if the Orioles assess that the talent available with the fifth pick is not worth the Boras ringer, then perhaps it's wise to spend that time and effort and money on another player? I have no idea whether the team will avoid a Boras client or not, but it does makes sense if the idea is to maximize your budget througout your draft and not blow it a big chunk on a guy you are not "in love" with in my opinion. I know you have strong reactions to things, but the one thing Jordan does very, very well is maximize his draft budget.
  7. From what I heard, Green thinks he's worth a lot more than he's worth. Maybe it's smoke and mirrors, but he sounds like he's going to be a hard sign.
  8. Ok, here's some stuff I've heard. - Don't look for the Orioles to draft Crow. Things can always change, but he's apparently not on the radar. - The Orioles want someone who is ready go play this summer, not a guy who thinks he's worth a premium price. Basically the Orioles (and a lot of teams from what I hear) don't see the "gotta have" guy in this draft so they are not going to break the bank for a guy with the 5th pick. Expect them to take someone who will sign fairly quickly to slot or around slot. - The Orioles will be looking for more value picks like Bundy in this draft so if a guy starts to drop because of signability issues and the Orioles like him and have a shot in the 5-12 range don't be surprised to see these kind of guys drafted. - Overall talent is down in this draft, but good solid guys will be available through the first 15 picks. - As always, Jordan makes all of his final calls on draft picks and will draft guys based on thier talent, his budget and what he feels is the reasonable chance they will sign for what he believes they are worth.
  9. I will put good money on the fact that the Orioles will not draft Crow with the 5th pick.
  10. Adam Forster takes his annual look at the Orioles 2009 draft prospects as well as gives a review of past draft history. Lots of good information in here: http://www.orioleshangout.com/article.asp?ID=2083
  11. He communicates well with his players, is able to give insightful answers at press conferences on why he made the decisions he did, prepares himself well for games (knows matchups, status of his players and the other team's players) and contrary to a somewhat popular belief around here, really does set up the best matchup most of the time. I can guarantee you if Trembley had a better bullpen we'd hear a lot less about his "poor bullpen management." Like all managers, he's going to make decisions that are going to be questioned by fans and that's fine, it's part of the game, but what it comes down to for me is that I don't see one reason why anyone else would do better with the horses he currently has. He also is a big part of the new Oriole way being spread througout the entire organization. He's extremely positive, works well with the people around him and absolutely loves the interaction with the fans. Additionally he's got a huge heart and goes to Walter Reed fairly often to see the wounded vets, without any fanfare. He's a great person, a great leader, and a good in game manager for the most part in my opinion. If anyone can win with the teams he's been given I'd like to see it because starting the year with Eaton, Hendrickson and Simon in a rotation should have told everyone what this season was going to be like.
  12. Tony-OH

    Nolan Reimold

    Super post here. The only thing I'll quibble with is the fact that I think Pie was evaluated by the Orioles and found to be lacking as an everyday guy, not that he wasn't given a "fair shake". He's just not going to hit enough to be an every day left fielder. Center fielder maybe one day, but not left field and center field is pretty locked in for us. Reimold has much more potential with the bat and although Pie is a better defender, Reimold belongs in LF over Pie IMHO.
  13. I've got to find that again. That was cool... Mine would be probably an internet cafe in Pune, India although checking it in Bamian, Afghanistan would probably be pretty high on the list as well.
  14. Tony-OH

    Nolan Reimold

    This is a great point by the way. I don't know what was being communicated on the field or not, but I know when I've been in the outfield making a play with my back to the infield, I was constantly listening for "direction" from the infield on where to go once I come up with the ball.
  15. Tony-OH

    Nolan Reimold

    Yet you are by your own accord.
  16. Tony-OH

    Nolan Reimold

    Only Ruz made this heated. I thought Scott was fine despite being a little frustrated early on. Scott was trying to diffuse the situation almost the entire time. ANYWAYS........ back to the darn subject.
  17. Tony-OH

    Nolan Reimold

    If that's true, that's pretty darn sensitive. Either way, he flipped out for no good reason. All we were explaining was that there was much more than his major league time to go off of. By the way, neither of us have said it will certainly happen his whole career. Just that he has a track record and it's reasonable that his track record should be used to determine future performance in our opinion.
  18. Tony-OH

    Nolan Reimold

    This is getting ridiculous and honestly, I'm tired of this exchange. In that comment Ruz said he didn't, "think there's enough basis to jump to that conclusion..." What both Scott and I said was that there were 421 games of minor league experience plus his big league time to say these lapses are not just "rookie mistakes" and that he has a track record of these kind of things. Neither Scott nor I were upset at anyone and only Ruz took it to nuclear level over something so trivial.
  19. Tony-OH

    Nolan Reimold

    In my opinion it's because they are not so often that it makes him a liability in the field and right now the Orioles do not have a better combination bat/glave to put there right now. I think this is kind of being blown out of proportion (not your post per se but the entire argument about his defensive lapses). No one said Reimold is a moron in the outfield nor have we said he can't be effective, it's just that he's shown over his minor league career that these lapses do occur from time to time. Reimold is a hard worker who I'm sure will work on these things and hopefully will improve with more experience.
  20. Tony-OH

    Nolan Reimold

    I have no problem with nerves and certainly understand player's have them. If you are chalking "rookie mistakes" to nerves, I can buy that line of thinking, but it's still the same game regardless of the situation.
  21. Tony-OH

    Nolan Reimold

    Yikes dude. It appears someone may have some things going on that is making him act pretty irrational. I just got to this post and I was like.."What the...??????" Weird for a long time guy to flip over something so small.
  22. Tony-OH

    Nolan Reimold

    Yikes. I hope you mean you don't put much weight into our ability to rate a players instincts because if you don't think baseball instincts exist then we certainly have nothing more to discuss on this subject.
  23. Tony-OH

    Nolan Reimold

    Lighten up, Francis Dude, you are really, really making mountain out of a molehill.
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