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  1. That is the first time I've seen adequate when describing Montcastle. Not ever seeing him play, I got the idea from experts here he had hands like a brick, no arm and little range.
  2. Navigating Arrieta??? He must have solved that TTP problem.
  3. Why make it so complicated...one buzz strike, no buzz ball. With automation though, I believe an ump will be bored and not really pay close attention on any given pitch....300+ pitches and all he has to do is react to the buzz. Therefore, I do not believe he will not be in a position to over rule the robot's call. In fact, his only calls would be HBP, checked swings, bounced third strikes, balks, calls at plate (which all could be reviewed like NFL)
  4. They played like trash. On paper they were much better than the 2019 No Name O's which won 7 more games. Machado, Schoop, Jones, Gausman, O'Day, etc....47 wins is close to historically bad. Buck knew his contract was up, he and his team played like it. I don't dislike BS. He represented, in public a positive image for the O's. However, IMO, he was a pretty conservative, old school, by the book type guy.
  5. 47-115 with a team that should have better should disqualify him IMO. Moving Manny to SS to pacify him should disqualify him. Lastly continuing to stick with CD, should disqualify him (no evidence, but I believe BS had PA's ear on the CD signing).
  6. You missed my point completely or I explained poorly. I never suggested he should have been brought up. I suggested that in the past the DD/BS regime would prefer a vet versus a MiLer in most cases. I realize he was low on the depth chart and was released..that is fine, the right choice by Elias IMO. I said I was glad he got a chance, that's all and OH'ers shouldn't whine about it. And lastly, I believe there are a number of players that develop later, that are written off before given a chance. Everybody doesn't walk at the same age, speak at the same age, read at the same age. You can place all those developmental stages statistically. We tend with the statistics dynamics of baseball to write off some potentially talented players based on purely statistics. It is more fun to me to see guy tossed away having success or some 20th round draft choice make it than the anointed first and second rounders.
  7. I don't blame Elias for this (and most here never gave Yaz much of a second thought). You can't whine now. BS was never a "give a guy a shot type of manager"..the player had to have an exceptional MiL career, he'd rather have a veteran with history. Yaz certainly didn't show all that much. 2018, many thought the O's would have a chance with the addition of Cashner and Cobb. The season was lost early, but nobody even entertained the future, the people in charge weren't going to be invited back. So, Elias had an "aging" MiLer that didn't project into 2021 or 2022 and released him. I am glad Yaz is doing well (just like I was glad when Caleb J got a chance after being dedicated and written off by most everybody here). I imagine there are a number of players throughout the league that deserve an extended look. The Giants didn't wave some fairy dust over Yaz. The previous regime would rather invest in Trumbo, Pearce type players.
  8. I agree, and nobody, IMO took throws on steals and made better tags at second. But, I thought he was rather average or below on range, going to his right on bloops. He just seemed nonchalant on plays he may have had some chance at. I don't know a thing about Mountcastle other than what has been written here. I could be wrong, but it seems the biggest complaint was his arm at third. It would be nice if he could handle second, 30 HR's at that position is a plus. I would guess the higher ups have already decided it would not work.
  9. It was the one place where I didn't read, he doesn't walk enough, his fastball wasn't fast enough, he has no position, etc, etc, etc. Just a report where when players did well they got some recognition. Thanks.
  10. Congratulations Mark...can't imagine a homer that could have felt better than #1-2019.
  11. Thanks for all your work this season. Makes things a bit hopeful for some improvement at the ML level in the not too distant future.
  12. And, it could be a bit of fatigue...4 teams (including college), mono, 100 different teammates, coaches in a two month stretch. Seeing different pitchers at every stop. You get to a comfort level and NEXT. I'll be more interested when he gets a longer stay at any level next year.
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