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  1. I'm glad they got the exhibition season over and played it. I don't know what anyone can take from it. Numbers?? 162 games is a grind...60 not so much. The schedule...nothing like the real thing. Intensity?? I'm not sure it was there. It would seem the O's may be able to at least pencil in 3-4 starting pitchers, maybe an outfield for 2021, but the infield seems like a mystery to me. I am more worried about the developing players or lack there of. You can certainly work on things but you don't know if they work until you get in real games. I hope MiL gets a chance to come back to some normalcy. I know the owners have other ideas....but, I think America needs it.
  2. A lot of you think Mancini will be ready for next year. I am a lot more pessimistic than many of you. I'm not sure if he had a colostomy as part of his surgery or chemo/radiation. Maybe you know. But this will take time. I had two cousins in their 20's pass from this. Hopefully they got it early. Still, I think it will be 2022 before he is at full strength. As far as Davis goes, well, there is no logical win, win outcome.
  3. I knew they'd screw up the chance for the #1 draft choice. Have to lose 7 more than Detroit.
  4. UpstateNYfan

    Bundy in L.A.

    For a guy, that many here thought he'd never make it to the O's after TJ surgery and the decreased velocity of his fastball he has survived pretty well. Yes, he never lived up to the dream of being a stud pitcher, but he worked hard and never gave excuses for his performance. At least he gave some highlights, more than many others of our number 1's, including, I am afraid, DJ Stewart and Hunter Harvey.
  5. I don't know how when the 60 game schedule was announced this wasn't taken care of. Canada had basically shut down the border months ago. There should have been a contingency plan in place.....maybe they thought Dunedin, but even without covid Dunedin would have made it look like a Little League game. This season is going to be more like a game of Survivor.
  6. After two years of 100+ loses and the 60 game fiasco planned, these guys don't need the pain. Unless MLB put in a 10 run mercy rule after 7 innings.
  7. I can imagine players having a pool of some sort...just to make it more interesting. This "season" will need a double asterisk.
  8. Imagine the horror when one of these defenseless fans get hit by a foul ball. Fake fans, fake noise (none wearing masks) makes the "season" believable?
  9. There was no analytics back then, no magic 100 pitch rule that said everyone sucks after 100 pitches...They just pitched and came back three days later and pitched again. I acknowledge the game has changed....bigger, stronger players at all positions but we seem to let data apply to all and neglect the possible outliers that exist.
  10. In my mind (weak as it is), I thought these type of things would happen in the second or third week of the "season", guess my timing was off. I think you'll see blowouts in the first 20-25 games, until pitching gets settled in...lot of relief, AAA, AA types. It will be something to watch, but just barely.
  11. Thanks..it will tough to lose 8 more games than the Tigers in 60 games.
  12. I am not sure how the 2021 Draft will be. I don't think it's a guarantee that the worse record gets the number 1 pick because of the way the "Leagues" are set up and the lack of common opponents. Maybe the worse record in each "League" will be in a lottery.
  13. How many innings (or pitches) will a starting pitcher be allowed to throw 3, 50? Or will they say short season, only 12 starts, less than 80 innings total, go as long as they can?
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