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  1. Aug. 1 — Cedric Mullins made an excellent throw from deep in the LF corner to nab Choi trying to tag up and take 3B in the 10th inning. Probably the best throw I’ve seen Mullins make as a major leaguer.
  2. “Definitely surprised. Caught me off guard there,” he said. “During the game I was just kind of mapping out a situation where I might get in, and then I didn’t get in and I was wondering what happened. And Mike (Elias) called me in after and he was like, ‘You want to know why you didn’t pitch? We traded you.’ So I was like, ‘OK that kind of makes sense.’ But definitely surprised and extremely thankful for Baltimore, the organization and everything they’ve done for the last few years for me. “They gave me an extended opportunity in the big leagues and then really gave me another opportuntiy coming off a down year to get back to the status i was at before, so it’s been a really enjoyable ride here in Baltimore and I’m very thankful for that.” Bleier lives in West Palm Beach, Fla., and is able to go home. Asked if he requested a trade, Bleier laughed and replied, “No, I had no idea. I didn’t ask for a trade. I feel like, LeBron James asks for trades. Not me.” “I’m glad that I have value to another team,” he said, “but at the same time this was such a comfort for me here in Baltimore and I’m going to miss it. I know all the guys, I know all the staff, I’ve been around everybody for years. Before I came to Baltimore I was bouncing around organization to organization, and being the new guy isn’t nearly as fun as being the guy who’s been around for a long time, so it’s definitely something I will miss.” Bleier isn’t apprehensive about going to Miami, where more than half of the roster has tested positive for COVID-19 and the team currently is shut down. “No, not right now,” he said. “Hopefully, everything is under control and I’m not going into a situation that’s unsafe. But it’s definitely something that I’m aware of. No, I’m not overly concerned. They’re not going to bring me somewhere there’s going to be a problem.” https://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2020/08/orioles-get-group-effort-in-6-3-win.html
  3. Hoping for that, but not expecting it.
  4. I thought Bleier’s stuff and command was objectively worse last year than it had been in prior seasons, especially in the first part of the season before he went back on the DL. I don’t think he’s anything special, but he’s a decent middle reliever.
  5. Good point. If they manage to play the full 60, I may watch a lot more of the postseason than I normally do, too. Usually after 162 and with the Orioles out of it, I’m usually ready to back off watching baseball, but this year I’ll just be getting warmed up!
  6. ...we sure had a lot of players of Latin descent in our lineup last night. 6 of 9, to be exact. Around the diamond: Severino, Nunez, Alberto, Velasquez, Ruiz and Santander. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that before this season with the Orioles. To be clear, Ruiz and Velasquez are US-born, so it’s not like they were signed as foreign amateurs. And all these guys were originally signed by other organizations.
  7. Some guys are just fun to watch and Alberto is one of those guys. 27 plate appearances so far and he’s put the ball in play 23 times (1 BB, 2 K’s 1 HBP). Action! And, the guy plays good D. Honestly if he could repeat his 2019 season on a regular basis he could play for a long time.
  8. I can’t say I’m thrilled with this season. It’s weird with nobody in the stands and crowd noise piped in. The Orioles are still a very bad team with very few players on their major league roster to be excited. There’s no minor league games to divert some attention from the bad major league team. And, only playing 60 games (if they’re very lucky and the season doesn’t implode) cuts back on my enjoyment. But you know what? I’ve still managed to watch parts of all five games. I’m still looking at all the box scores in the morning. I’m still looking forward to getting on this board and actually having new events to discuss, rather than just rehashing the same stuff (even though there’s still plenty of that, too). In short, weird, bad, incomplete baseball easily beats no baseball.
  9. Wouldn’t shock me either.
  10. Yeah, I agree there. Maybe we get another potential relief arm who has good velocity.
  11. You never know who will be “of consequence.” We got Hanser Alberto for Susac. I’d say he’s “of consequence” even though he’s a flawed player.
  12. Pretty decent line score last night. Why’d they pull him?
  13. You are right that this is what “most likely” will happen, but a 1989ish scenario becomes more likely when only playing 60 games. Fangraphs has us with a 2.1% chance of making the playoffs, which is way higher than they’d be in a 162 game season.
  14. Let’s wait to see who we get. I liked Bleier and agree we shouldn’t just be doing a salary dump (which if my math is good, saves less than $150 k). I don’t know what they use the PTBNL device for in this environment where the minor leaguers aren’t playing, rosters are expanded etc. Maybe we’re getting someone on Miami’s 60 but they don’t want to give him up yet due to their circumstances?
  15. Frobby

    Mike Yastrzemski

    This thread should be moved to the MLB Forum, just like all the other threads about ex-Orioles are.
  16. In three games, it is possible to look good and yet have bad results. I think I’ve only seen a couple of his at bats (one of which happened to be his double off the Monster), so I really couldn’t say if he’s looked good or not. He’s only struck out once, so that’s a plus. I have no real idea how hard he’s been hitting the ball.
  17. The woman who makes the dough had started publicizing her product on a local listserv as “Dough on the Go.” Then somebody reported her to the authorities for running her operation without a license. So now she only sells to people who already were customers and calls it “Dough on the Down Low.”
  18. A woman who lives in our area has been selling delicious fresh pizza dough delivered to our house for the last couple of months, so we’ve made pizza 6-7 times. Our method is to preheat a pizza stone at 475 degrees for at least 30 minutes, then cook the pizza for about 12 minutes. It’s been terrific, though my digestive system isn’t always too happy once I go to bed.
  19. I think you have ventured into political discussion the last couple of posts. So I won’t respond other than to say I agree with some of what you said and disagree with some.
  20. Meh. This is Chris Davis we’re talking about, and the 2020 Orioles. It’s not like Mike Trout suddenly decided to skip a day in the waning days of a September pennant race. I really couldn’t care less if Davis needs to skip a game.
  21. LOL! It didn’t hurt that Judge and Stanton were the batters. Very long reach on both guys.
  22. Knocked the mitt clean off both times.
  23. The bigger question is exposing others to risk, not the risks the players are taking. I have zero issue with the players electing to play, as 98% did. I also have no problem with the 2% who opted out. It’s a personal choice. I have a much bigger problem with people going into bars, not wearing masks and not caring who they come into contact with.
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