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  1. IIRC, this is true. Could Mountcastle develop into a guy that DH's 2-4 games a week and then moves around a little between 1B, 2B, 3B, LF the rest of the time?
  2. Yes it is real. Very old school. That's what we did in the 70's and 80's. I played against Traber in high school. He came across as a bully and I don't think he changed much by looking at that video. He was not a good guy back then. He is by far my least favorite Oriole player. Having said that, I am glad he got through his medical issues.
  3. I think that Hyde will stay a few more seasons. I wouldn't be surprised if he is replaced when they are competitive again. I expect to see one or more changes on the coaching staff only because these guys were brought in late. I am assuming that some of the guys they wanted were not available then. I think part of the reason Hyde was hired (probably a small reason) was to learn what the Cubs organization was doing in player development. I think Elias even mentioned something to that affect at the press conference. Anyway, I agree that you can't really evaluate Hyde with this roster.
  4. 1. Trade anyone who will be over 30 by 2022, assuming you get equal value for them. 2. Start to bring up (real) prospects as they become ready. 3. Release Davis (I don't think a buyout is actually a thing. I don't think the MLBPA would go for it and there is no incentive for Davis to do it.) Does anyone know of a buyout actually occurring?
  5. According to sources, the Orioles are parting ways with minor league hitting coordinator Jeff Manto, minor league catching coordinator Don Werner, special assignment pitching instructor Ramón Martinez, Single-A Frederick manager Ryan Minor, Keys pitching coach Justin Lord and hitting coach Bobby Rose, short-season Single-A Aberdeen development coach Jack Graham and Rookie-level Gulf Coast League field coach Carlos Tosca. Also, Calvin Maduro and Scott McGregor were let go.
  6. Let's be happy for Mike that he is having a solid year. Who knows if he'll do it again. I would have liked to have seen the O's give him a chance with the big club but it didn't work out. I keep checking back on this thread for information on guys we purged but, it has been hijacked by little Yaz and lots of people just repeating themselves. This thread was about guys we purged at the deadline last year. It's way off track now.
  7. This is why I posted the difference in slot money between 1-1 and 1-3. In 2019 it was $1.2M. That is significant. It will likely be a larger difference in 2020.
  8. 2019 Draft Slots 1-1 $8,415,300 1-3 $7,221,200 Dif -$1,194,100 minus 14.2% (if my math is correct) That's a pretty big difference to me.
  9. I think the Orioles may regress next year or stay neutral. I see them selling off any assets they may have this off-season. I think they will not aggressively promote the Bowie crop of pitchers (at least as a group) and even if they do they will struggle. I can easily see another 1-1 to 1-3 pick. I would look for a jump in 2021 as some guys get established and then growth into 2022-23
  10. This... Nats fans stink!!!
  11. Congrats to Tom. Very nice man. I used to help out with the Brooks Robinson HS All-Star game and my son was around 7-8 and he was the bat boy. Tom Davis was doing the PA announcing but he would do it from the home dugout. He was very nice to my son and my son will usually say something about that when he sees him on the TV. The recently retired Keith Mills also filled in and one year the game fell on Father’s Day and he got my son to ask me if we could eat at hooters after the game. Both are good men.
  12. Like several folks I have placed atomic on ignore. Problem is that his trolling still comes through when folks quote him. I guessing there’s no way to avoid that
  13. I don’t have the memory or the expertise on that issue. I will defer to others who do.
  14. MCO'sFan

    Mychal Givens

    I enjoy an O’s win over the Nats as much as a win over the Red Sox or Yankees!
  15. We’ve had threads about this since the move to DC became a thing. Of course DC/Baltimore can support two teams but if there was just one team that team would be better off. PA did give up certain rights by “allowing” the Nats in. It is only logical that the Nats hurt the O’s. I guess the real argument is how much.
  16. The thing that jumps out at me is that most of the other players mentioned in the news release (who have won awards) never made it in the Majors. Let's hope that changes.
  17. No mention of the scouting and development purge? Seems like progress to me.
  18. I think the hiring of Chris Holt will be up there too.
  19. Well, I guess that could happen but the comparison of Rocker to Hobgood seems really a reach. The only thing they have in common is that they pitch. But, to answer your question... we have gained nothing except a wasted 1-1 pick which is just as likely to happen at 1-2, 1-3, 1-4 etc.... To turn around your question, what have we lost but for a few meaningless games. what's the difference between 100 losses and 110 losses (please don't say 10 losses).
  20. I've kind of followed him for years. I know him casually from pitching coaches clinics etc. He is of the same school of thought as Brent Strom, Derek Johnson, Wes Johnson, Eric Bender, Dewey Robinson, Chris Holt and others. He may have been a relative unknown to a lot of folks but he was well known in the pitching coaches fraternity.
  21. It will be interesting to see how the Delmarva pitchers fair next year in Frederick. Also, I am excited to see who ME brings in as MiLB coaches and development coaches.
  22. Yes he is, He is likely to be the 1-1 in 2021 and that is why its important that we totally stink next year. I am not usually a guy who goes for draft position but I really want Rocker. It would be a shame to be historically bad for three years and then just miss out on a talent like that by winning a few extra meaningless games.
  23. I think he'll make it to the last year and likely finish out the contract. I don't see him walking away and I don't see the O's eating it either. I think the plan is to be historically bad again next year so, I can see a true pitching prospect coming up here and there but, I don't see any of the position prospects coming up (other than September) until next summer.
  24. Here is a brief part of the technology description. I think I am allowed to post part of the article. Players wear K-Vests from K-Motion, which features motion sensors that track body movement in the pelvis, torso, arm and hand, providing real-time data in the cages. “It allows us to be more efficient in practice. It cuts to the chase,” Eller said. “It’s not like, ‘Oh I think I see this, I think I see that, I think you’re doing this.’ We have high-speed video. We have motion-sensors. We have 4D motion sensors that are on the body. We know what’s going on, and we know what’s effective and what’s not effective. I think it’s just going to allow the players to develop faster, honestly. It’s going to be great for the hitters.”
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