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  1. 1 hour ago, atomic said:

    It would make the all-star game a joke to put Davis in there.  He hit .160 last year and he is hitting .180 this year. I am not sure what would be good about the story.  There is no way he is going to get his average up to anywhere near all-star standards by the all-star break.  Really they should eliminate the every team gets an all-star.  It makes being an all-star meaningless. 

    Yes well Im talking if he continues the path hes on for the next two months.  The ASG is about entertainment, it doesn't matter who is on the field.  The one player from every team rule is fun and gets more people to watch.  At this rate it will likely be Mancini.  

  2. 8 hours ago, Natty said:

    We need to get Mancini out of the OF before he hurts himself, or someone else. He should play 1B or DH.

    I agree here, its why he should be traded as well, if theres a good match.  His  best value is as a 1B/DH, maybe 1-2 days a week tops in RF/LF, and theres no room now for him at 1B, there definitely won't be in a season or two, unless our prospects all fail.  



  3. 9 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

    Hasn't dropped off since?  He was replacement level last year.  Now he has rebounded but last season did happen.

    The absolute horror of a 26 year old falling back a bit in his second major league season while still matching his power numbers. 

  4. He’s been locked in since day one. You can find slumps (statistical) here and there but he was 3rd in ROY voting two seasons ago and hasn’t dropped off since. He’s been the bright spot on the team for two seasons now. It’s exciting to watch him play, how he adjusts and his overall approach to the game. Also actually looks like he’s enjoying himself out there. 

  5. 4 hours ago, Frobby said:

     rWAR weights ERA heavily and doesn’t look at FIP, whereas fWAR weights the FIP factors very heavily.   Gausman’s fWAR was 0.4 going into yesterday, compared to -0.1 rWAR.     

    As to why his ERA is out of line, it’s probably sequencing.   He’s allowed 10 runs on his 5 homers, for example.    

    Its the homers, his pitch counts haven't even been that bad.  

  6. 18 hours ago, atomic said:

    Gausmans ERA is up to 4.80

    I've been making a point to watch his starts, at least clips, he has moments where he looks amazing but then throws a dead fastball to 3 straight batters.  I was really hoping he could find some consistency this season.  

  7. 3 minutes ago, atomic said:

    If he isn't a good third baseman why would you want to play him at third base?  He should hit well enough to play first.  

    I think as the season is already over for the Orioles there is no reason to bring him up.   Let him work on walking more. 

    If he can't play 3B, more reason to have him in Norfolk for longer.  Mancini and Davis at first, and soon Trumbo will be back in the mix.  This is Trumbo's last season but Davis is here to stay.  There is enough ABs for all of them between LF/RF/DH/1B but if it means he isn't playing everyday he should stay in Norfolk.  

  8. 5 minutes ago, Going Underground said:

    Not sure if it is as simple as that for baseball anymore. Cleveland wins and doesn't draw well.People can sit at home as posters have said and be comfortable and not pay outrageous prices for food and drink and hassle of getting to the stadium. As for the city it has huge problems and gross mismanagement. But the Billy Joel concert sold out at Camden Yards in a few hours. Granted resellers buy up many of the tickets.The play now at the Hippodrome is basically sold out except for a few seats.Hamilton will sell out for its month run in Baltimore  The Royal Farms Arena has hosted many country shows that have sold out.The MECU Pavilion (formerly Pier Six) has more shows then ever this year in Baltimore. These are things you cant watch on your big screen and people will come into the city to see ,crime and all.

    Yes the Orioles need to start doing what similar market-sized teams are doing.  Look at the A's.  Working deeply on community involvement, started the A's pass to give cheap access to all/most games, they have a family package with a low yearly and monthly option, you can drag the whole family to family friendly areas of the park.  Its a common topic here but MLB is losing the demographics war and is far behind the competition when it comes to keeping eyeballs on the product.  While NBA ratings and attendance are at all time highs, theres millions more who watch nothing but clips, vines, snapchats, and Instagram posts and still follow and give their money and generate ad revenue.  The Orioles especially are behind most MLB teams and really sit down with the Pirates in terms of doing squat to engage the fan base in recent years.  This does not extend to the players who are very involved on their own, but the team as a whole.  The A's have started an entire community engagement department within the team and did another round of hiring before this season.  These staff are out in schools, building partnerships with community leaders.   The Orioles need to focus on developing a new relationship with the fans during this rebuild.  Go after families, children, triple down on every business for ticket reduction and 2 for 1 promotions.  

    I was very optimistic when the free Kids ticket program started, and I hope theres more of that in the near future.  A start would be giving up the iron hold on streaming rights so that fans can actually watch the games without having to pay for cable.  All that much harder to engage the public when they can't even watch from home.  

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  9. 1 hour ago, johnnyb said:

    Why would it be easier dealing with Ottawa? I am pretty sure Rochester is closer.  There are also regular flights between Rochester and BWI. 

    I forget about the Rochester airport I am a fool. 

  10. 6 hours ago, UpstateNYfan said:

    Rochester and the O's had a 40 year affiliation, that worked pretty well until the PA and Syd Thrift era.. when the minors were treated as an inconvenience not a way to insure success. This relationship created a large O's fan base in Yankee territory. Just because it is North of the Mason-Dixon line does not make it Canada. 

    Yeah I loved the Red Wings team and I've been stopped probably 30-40 times in my life in an Os hat by people who grew up/live in Rochester who miss the team (at least the Orioles part).   I was mostly commenting on distance..I mean, customs aside, its probably easier to get a player from Ottawa to Balmer than from Rochester.  I have a ton of late 80s, early 90s Red Wings team baseball card sets that used to be worth a decent amount back when trading cards still had more value than an Esskay casing.  

  11. Davis is iffy honestly as anyone who would have him would be stuck with some large sum of money if he was cut, although nobody would have given him such a junk heap of a contract.  

    Of the position players I think only Mancini and Villar would be on a normal MLB roster.  Nunez might be on some rebuilding teams and Rickard might find a spot on a non competing team decimated by OF injuries.  

    For starters: Cobb, Cashner and Bundy would be on MLB rosters, although Bundy might just be for the same reason as Davis, in that he has a contract and isn't going to the Minors.  The way bullpens and injuries go im torn on most of our bullpen arms but I don't think any of them would be on a competitive healthy team.  You would think Givens would have a spot on most teams but hes having a pretty terrible season so far.  

  12. If there was ever a case for us not to extend someone its probably Trey Mancini.  I know we messed up Schoop (seems better for us that we didnt extend in hindsight), Manny, etc but Mancini is not the player to start with.  Four years left and most likely he will replaceable/will be a 2-3 million per year player at the end of that.  Alternatively if he really does improve and has a great year, that extension can still happen without losing too much long term.  

  13. I dont know I didn't catch the game  (I watched most of the first 3 wheres my medal?) but I am just stoked Hess did so well.  Id rather him "lose" the no hitter than tank and have a needless L.  Lots of games to play, we need a strong rotation (innings wise) to prevent full on dumpster fire.  

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