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  1. If Bordick were on the air, would he be pointing out the O's developing that deep depth when they can lose a big hitter like Davis and plug in a solid lineup and beat one of the better AL teams two in a row; to say nothing of the great bullpen work in the absence of Bleier?
  2. Nice for him to start with a clean slate so he can erase that anemic average of last year.
  3. This 60-game schedule had the potential to play havoc with tanking. For one night, The Plan is in effect.
  4. Get the guy signed and get him to an affiliate for ABs............oh, wait.
  5. In baseball the cream rises to the top over the long run; as they say, it is a marathon, not a sprint. I think there is a threat to the tanking process in a shorter schedule, which should be a cause for worry.
  6. Good point. Good point. Playing increases the chances of being out-tanked.
  7. Would the Arizona plan make it harder or easier to tank?
  8. A year in which the O"s were historically inept was not the year to blame umpires for anything. Talk about ignoring the elephant in the room. The umpire criticism was a running theme of his 23 years.
  9. Hunter's performance, or lack thereof, was responsible. He should look in the mirror. And for a guy who bizarrely blamed umpires for their faults over two decades, and also suggested poorly performing umpires should be sent to the minors, it is poetic justice that he has been benched as well.
  10. Moose, i respect your posts a lot here, but i'm not understanding the guys saying Hunter wasn't horrible on radio, just TV. First, this ignores the tremendous dangers of road rage. Most people are not driving their houses when watching TV. Second, in the radio environment you are 100 percent dependent on the person describing the game; with TV you can mute, use other devices to look at the internet, read, and do lots of other things and not be dependent on a person describing what you can see. Additionally, although Hunter was quite the blabbermouth on TV - as is the modern style of TV guy - the total volume of words - thus the total volume of Hunter bs - was far greater on radio than on TV. Everyone's mileage will vary, of course. Let me add that I am a New England fan and grew up listening to the games starting in 1968 and never was able to watch regularly until the recent development of MLB.TV and similar platforms. So I have spent numerous decades listening to the games almost exclusively.
  11. I come to bury Hunter, not praise him. He was always awful. A well-informed baseball fan is not interested in hearing from a guy who sounds like a Top-40 DJ or a car salesman trying put me in a car. HIs praise of utility infielders alone was vomit-inducing. One of Angelos's original sins was driving away Jon Miller - a radio superstar - and replacing him with..........Hunter. The minor league correspondent of this website - i believe it was Mr. Hoffman? - during the period around 1998-1999 -used to drive between Bowie, Frederick, maybe Delmarva and Aberdeen during those summer baseball seasons. He described his pain at having to listen to the fool Hunter instead of Miller. I know how he felt. You never got the feeling from Miller that your intelligence was being insulted the way Hunter operated. Good riddance.
  12. "After Jeff Luhnow left the St. Louis Cardinals to become the Astros’ general manager in December 2011, a Cardinals employee, Chris Correa, illegally hacked into the Astros’ database. Correa, who received a prison sentence and a lifetime ban from baseball, has claimed he was only acting defensively, to see if the Astros had stolen from the Cardinals." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/sports/baseball/astros-cheating-stealing-signs.html
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