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Sports Guy

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  1. No, you can trade them. Could have used guys like this to take on decent players on short term expensive contracts to make us a more watchable team. You still can do that.
  2. It’s barely over 200 PA the last 2 years but it’s also basically been 4 years of declining stats.
  3. Well, I am married…
  4. If there is one thing the Os have been strong at is customer service and taking care of season ticket holders. I would be talking to the higher ups about it.
  5. He should be packaging players hat can help win you games.
  6. Grayson. I don’t think the different ball matters that much but he’s the elite, better prospect, so move him up. Baumann in the majors is fine with me too.
  7. He can go to Norfolk and still see Baltimore this year. He shouldn’t start anymore in AA. He has recovered, has pitched well for a while and should be in AAA now.
  8. Great to see him getting his stuff together. At this one, he should be in Baltimore this year.
  9. Everyone should be livid about that. They shouldn’t need to save money on the draft to make sure their employees are treated properly.
  10. That’s every GM. These guys think they are hiding govt secrets.
  11. Speaking purely on the baseball side of things, I hope he can play in Arizona this year, if they are having that league?
  12. Yep, which is why I said this is partly his ego at play. Same with how much he hyped Martin. He actually rated him higher despite him not really being that good so far. Now, on one hand, I respect the fact that he is sticking to his convictions and going with his original evaluations. Otoh, he also doesn’t want to say he was wrong.
  13. That’s Law’s ego at play…same with him having so many guys ahead of GRod, a pitcher he has doubted because of his mechanics.
  14. Law has 9 pitchers ahead of GRod, including Leiter and Rocker. He has Lawlar at 21 and says he has tremendous bat speed.
  15. 29. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Baltimore Orioles With lefty D.L. Hall on the shelf with a sore elbow, Rodriguez is the Orioles’ unquestioned top pitching prospect, and he has torn through High A and Double A so far this year, posting a 1.86 ERA with 97 strikeouts and just 13 walks allowed in 63 innings. The Orioles still haven’t unleashed the full Grayson, as he’s averaging less than five innings a start at age 21 – he’s actually gone more than five innings once all year, and he hasn’t thrown more than 83 pitches in any start. I’d like to see how his stuff looks and plays when he’s turning a
  16. https://theathletic.com/2720747/2021/07/22/top-50-mlb-prospects-keith-laws-updated-2021-midseason-list/?source=user_shared_article 1. Adley Rutschman, C, Baltimore Orioles I don’t think this is really debatable at this point; Rutschman is a plus defensive catcher who is hitting .268/.394/.472, with just one fewer walk than strikeout, in Double A, despite coming into the year with just 130 pro at-bats. There’s no real reason to keep him at that level at this point, and if the Orioles were trying to win this year, they’d probably have him in the majors already. I’d advocate for a S
  17. Who cares? This mindset makes little sense. This is a simple equation. Who has a chance to be part of the future? The answer is clearly Jones. He can still learn to hit and develop his defensive game at this level. Not to mention he is performing well now, so maybe he made adjustments. People around here like the guy has to be perfect before being called up. It’s just such a wrong way to look at things. Chances are, Jones won’t be anything at the Ml level outside of a bench player, at best. But so what? For right now, he represents an option that we s
  18. Maybe, it depends on the position and the availability of players at that position at any point in time. But again, that doesn’t really matter imo. If you are good at developing, talent evaluation, etc…you can find players and put together a winning team. I do agree it’s harder to find the good bat C…of course, how often that good bat even plays is important too.
  19. Didn’t see the game, as I’m away, but Scott got hit last night..which doesn’t happen often. He threw 70% of his pitches for strikes and had a 22% swingstr%. If he gets in trouble, it’s usually walks Allowed, no control, etc…last night he did walk the one guy but also gave up 3 hits. Of all the bad outings that he could have, these types of outings are the ones I’m least worried about because it’s unusual for teams to string hits together against him. It will happen, just sucks it cost them a win. Otoh, that is the purpose of this season, so whatever.
  20. Note that he played first base last night.
  21. I do agree that it’s harder to find a good bat at C, no doubt. I also don’t think that matters the way people make it out to be. Production is production. I don’t care where it’s coming from. IIRC, if you are out scoring your opponents by about 100 runs, that puts you in position where you should be competing for a playoff spot. However that is accomplished is all that matters. Sure, having the top offensive C (or close to it) puts you ahead of other teams but your first baseman and COers are subpar, you lose your advantage immediately. I care about bui
  22. Yea…just because they spend the money and perhaps overpay for some guys doesn’t mean they spent it wisely. It just means they spent it.
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