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Daddy-O's

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  1. If the season is going to get an asterisk anyhow, why not have some fun. 4 inning games that end in a tie are settled by a ten pitch home run derby. All teams make the play off's and the first round is NCAA tournament style. The bottom 16 teams play a Thursday /Saturday and Friday / Sunday tournament. The teams would play a 3 four inning game series in a day best two out of three advances. We could fill out brackets and everything.
  2. For me it's about age. The Orioles are loading up their minor league system so they can replace players leaving their prime playing age and not have to extend them past it.
  3. Baseball is a business, Manny was not moved to short to pacify him. He was moved to short to show he could play two positions and increase the number of trade partners. It's the same reason he wanted to play short so that he would have more suitors in free agency. Instead of teams looking for a third basemen the pool was increased to include teams that needed a shortstop.
  4. Patience is a virtue, and that is what this rebuild affords us.
  5. I don't think Pitch Counts should dictate decisions but be part of the decision. What if the score was 1 - 0?
  6. For me it was disappointment, I love the game and tonight we were watching something special and then we weren't.
  7. Gotta disagree, a good time to pull him is after he gives up his first hit. Pitch count was not high, you can loose a team if you don't believe in your players.
  8. That will never stick.
  9. The Orioles get a comp pick at the end of the 1st round, correct?
  10. A number of posts in this thread state that the orioles will not spend the money on free agent pitching, and several others state that we should start the rebuilding process by trading away one year of control of one of the best players in the game. If the objective is to field a team that is capable of winning the pennant next year, and it should be, then an assessment should be made of what the Orioles have and what they need. From my stand point they have a solid line up, a strong bull pen and a pile of money coming off the books. The need is for starting pitching. Why would they not pursue two of the top free agent pitchers available, if they wouldn't significantly increase payroll? I know the easy answer is Angelo's won't do it, but I have not seen that to be true. I understand the difference between those who wish to trade Manny and those who don't, as difference in opinion of those who think we can compete next year and those who think it wiser to try and compete later. I believe both of those have merit, I am just tired of waiting.
  11. I am a short term (day dream) believer. The oriole have one more year of control of one of the best players in baseball, I say keep him and take a run at winning. Next years lineup looks solid at every position, if you believe in Hayes and Sisco. The bullpen is solid, the defense should be average or above. There is a small pile of money available from losing Ubaldo, Miley, Tillman, Smith, and Castillo. I say sign two top pitchers, Lynn & Cobb, and make a run at it. I really dislike playing for 3 years from now, because 3 years from now never gets here and if it does we don't recognize it.
  12. Stupid barren farm system
  13. After watching baseball for forty years I learned a little thing last night that I did not know. According to Buck, Jones runs home on that play in order to force the pitcher to throw home and thus breaking up the double play and allowing the inning to continue , better yet if he can get in run down and let the runners advance. I did not know that little thing.
  14. Vance Vance and his Pitchin Pants
  15. For what it's worth, I saw pictures of the x-ray of his hand after it was hit. It was absolutely crushed, it had to take a long time to heal.
  16. I say we make a one day trade for Gutherie and let him pitch to Jeter.
  17. Sox Plan to Bring Back Clemens and Farve For Playoff Run
  18. Daddy-O's

    Tillman

    For what it's worth Shields gave up 5 walks in 6 innings.
  19. I beleive a number of things were done for the long term health of the franchise, this off season. 1. The young nucleus of the team was kept intact 2. Two players just entering their prime were added 3. Draft picks were retained 4. Improved the ability to win now and become more attractive to free agents.
  20. If we are comparing him to what other GM's accomplished this winter his grade goes up.
  21. Don't you mean that sight is terrible
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