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    vs. RAYS, 9/20

    Roberts was definitely thinking on that throw. He took a little extra time to not screw that one up...
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    vs. RAYS, 9/20

    Seriously Buck? You've got how many PHers and you keep going with Valencia?
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    vs. RAYS, 9/20

    Somebody is going to get tired and make a mistake. Let's just hope it isn't us...
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    vs. RAYS, 9/20

    It's about time for these guys to figure out that this game is their season.
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    vs. RAYS, 9/20

    Orioles: making Cy Yuck pitchers look like Cy Young...
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    vs. RAYS, 9/20

    Yep, Orioles need to upgrade LF. McLouth was a nice story in the first half of 2013 and last half of 2012 and the playoffs, but he's not doing any favors right now...
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    vs. RAYS, 9/20

    Markakis is clearly in for defense at this point.
  8. The model is to fix the OBP, P/PA and performance with RISP and to get proven playoff bats, as well as strengthen the rotation so that the bullpen doesn't have to be relied upon. It's the same formula as last offseason. There are players via trade and FA that can achieve that goal this offseason.
  9. The team was more competitive than it had been in the past in 2004 and in 2005 until August was close to a playoff berth. So perhaps it did...
  10. i If you are going to use the "Trea model" you might want to put a pre-2011 label on it as I am not advocating 100+ million LT deals any longer and did not last season. I'm not sure why people aren't getting this. No player I've recommended from 2012 has that commitment.
  11. Didn't we just make the playoffs in 2012? Wasn't there a hump now we needed to get over?
  12. See, this is what I am talking about. Just being competitive is good enough for some, but just being competitive isn't going to get you a World Series title. It's also going to be frustrating team to watch. That may be for you, but not for me. And for the record I never wanted Hamilton as desperately as some make out. Hunter and Swisher were my targets from the getgo, and then Upton and then Willingham. Here's your proof - first post I made about the offseason - http://www.oriolesanonymous.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=984
  13. It's obvious you didn't read anything I wrote so I'll post it again for clarity: Tex's contract was a bad deal and I wouldn't have given Fielder that contract he got from Detroit anyway.
  14. I'm not unhappy that we won't win it, rather I'm unhappy that it wasn't a stated goal, nor was any effort made to give us the best chance to do just that. You've got to actually make some moves in the offseason if you lose in the ALDS if you want to go to the ALCS let alone the World Series.
  15. What's he going to do next season? Oh that's right, he's not signed. Headley is so the point is Arrieta could have been dealt for a more valuable asset had we dealt him earlier.
  16. So you are OK with this team not going to the World Series? I doubt that is the case.
  17. Nobody in the Orioles organization publicly said it last offseason. "Competitive team" was the only goal that was mentioned. Only during ST did the players and maybe Buck say something, but Dan Duquette to my knowledge never said he wants the Orioles to win the World Series since 2012, nor have I heard Peter Angelos say that was his goal. They may think it and have said it off the record, but there is no public statement, thus no accountability for that to be the goal for 2013. That needs to change for 2014. "World Series" needs to be mentioned loudly and often so that everybody knows that is the goal, not just being "competitive."
  18. If you are happy with the results of this season, and this as far as you want this Orioles team to go, then no message needs to be sent and you can be content with watching a team that will compete but will break your heart season after season unless they get lucky like last season. The Teixeira contract was one that I advocated for, but the Fielder contract was not. And I've said I would not offer a Teixeira like contract to anybody now because there was no need to do that when talent could be acquired cheaper. I certainly wasn't advocating the Josh Hamilton route last offseason. My problem with Duquette is that he only pursued small upgrades to the bench and acquired depth for AAA instead of acquiring MLers that could make a difference like a Justin Upton or Josh Willingham, or even Nick Swisher. Moves like that would not break the bank and would have upgraded OBP, P/PA and batting with RISP. I've been pretty consistent with that since last offseason saying that is the way to go. Instead the Orioles said that they did all their upgrades during 2012, and completely discounted improvements to teams like the Red Sox and Indians to name a few, teams that are now ahead of them in the playoff chase. If you take the bias out of it, what I said last offseason made sense and what I am saying now makes sense as well. Just being competitive is not good enough for me, and it shouldn't be good enough for anybody else either IMO. The Orioles must do more and can't rest on just being competitive.
  19. They could have had Headley for Arrieta and Schoop+. San Diego loved Arrieta but Duquette didn't want to deal him. Instead we got three months of Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger for him and Strop.
  20. Every Orioles fan that has the opportunity. As I've said the message needs to be sent to Dan Duquette and the Orioles that being "competitive" is simply not good enough for a fanbase that has not seen a World Series for 30 years. The Orioles were already "competitive" last season and made the playoffs, so this season was the season to take it up a notch, and they did nothing to do that. The moves made during the season were made so the team didn't fall out of contention as that was their goal all along. Nobody last offseason said a World Series championship was the goal, and you still really haven't heard much about it. At some point this team has to do what it will take to go to the next level, and it's up to the fans to hold them accountable to do just that. I don't enjoy following a team that snatches defeat from the jaws of victory, but that's what this "competitive" Orioles team has done. And the frustration level is more so than if they had no chance just because they aren't going to miss by much.
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