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WarehouseChatter

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  1. No worries! Not offended. I overstepped. I think we’re all frustrated with things but want the same positive result. I’m with you on wanting an ownership change (going on about 18 years or so). I can see it happening. MLB is disenfranchised with PGA and I can’t see them allowing an easy transition to his sons - especially if they’re not even attempting to compete. Rebuilding the organization could make them more intriguing to a buyer. I really hope for this to be the case. sorry about the Alabama loss yesterday - tough with Tua going down.
  2. Roll Tide......serious question.....are you in the camp that Elias is incompetent (or at least has made some very questionable decisions)? Any chance he’s doing what he can with the budget allotted to him (i.e. his hands are tied and he is forced to make moves such as this?) I sometimes wonder if our organization “overhaul” is smoke and mirrors for the fact that we have a dwindling budget yet want to keep fans encouraged. I don’t want to think this, but I wonder. Thoughts?
  3. Thanks 7Mo - appreciate it. Definitely frustrated with the franchise, but I’m still bullish on the future. It will take time, but I see Elias doing things that no GM/Leader for the Orioles has done in decades - focus on building the organization from inside out. The current economics of the league make it hard for some to compete, but it can be done and I feel we’re doing it the right way. While I understand the Villar move, it’s understandably frustrating to the fan base.
  4. Sad....just sad. Sorry you can’t be helped.
  5. I didn’t realize the board had a quota for posts. Also, while I dabbled on an orioles website in the past, I was turned off by personal attacks on posters (like yours above) and decided against it. I’m all for challenging one another on opinions, but personal insults directed at posters shouldan’ t be tolerated. I’ve been a paying member for many years and visit here every day. No wonder Tony loses members (and posts) to the site.
  6. I just have to sit back and laugh at some of this (not Elias and the O’s, but some of the posters on the board). Anyone who says he’s done nothing doesn’t deserve to be a fan. If you can’t see and feel the organization changes, you’re nuts. This club was years (if not a decade) behind others and “fans” are ready to jump ship after 1 move? In my opinion, go for it. Jump ship. I’ll still be here when we compete again.
  7. It’s all about development as they move throughout the system - something we’ve sadly not been able to over the last ump-teen years. With new leadership, I hope this changes.
  8. Keep him at AAA. Absolutely no rush. Let’s make sure we have guys like him, Diaz and our other top prospects at the big league level for as long as possible during our “contending period” which is still several years away.
  9. I disagree. We still need butts in seats. We still need an identity. Look, I long for new blood as well, but we need some veteran help and Puig is exciting.
  10. Haven’t read through the entire thread, so if this was mentioned, you can disregard.... Would you do a trade for Puig? He is erratic but does bring excitement. Dodgers seem to want to move him. Not sure what it would take - Cobb? Something more? I think he’s the type of guy who kids would go to see at OPACY. He could help the team with their identity issue.
  11. Does Jackson have to stay on the major league roster all season (do we follow typical Rule 5 rules even though we acquired him in a trade)?
  12. WarehouseChatter

    Speed

    Not sure those teams were built in a way to take advantage of our SBs. If built correctly, speed and OBP can definitely improve offensive performance. If those speedy guys play great defense as well, then you’re really on to something.
  13. I’m completely jumping the gun here, but do you package him with some veterans to get a more well-rounded prospect? Someone will value his hitting over his defense. I’m not saying to give up on the guy - just trying to think creatively.
  14. How bad is his defense? I’ve read about it here and there, but really - how bad is it? Defense needs to be a key piece of the rebuild and I’m wondering where he fits in? Will he be given a chance at 3B in the majors? Can he be a corner OF? Just projecting out one to two years and I’m wondering where everyone sees him at the major league level.
  15. Stewart is a guy who could be a big piece of our rebuild. He’s not going to hit for average, but he can launch the ball and get on base at a good clip. I’ve always seen him as a Kyle Schwarber type player. They’re the exact same size (height and weight) and have similar batting tendencies. Excited to see what he can do in a full year with the team.
  16. The most important thing....bring in the right guys (in process but a great start) and let them do their jobs while holding them accountable to clear expectations.
  17. Thanks backwardsk! I like the idea of this pick. Let Beckham walk. This guy is cheaper, younger, and better defensively at SS.
  18. Trying to find some info on Martin’s defense. Anyone have anything? We have to develop a defensive mindset. Having a scrappy, defensive team would be fun to watch (even if we lose 100 games).
  19. My old stomp’in grounds in York would be a great location.
  20. We had 2 DSL teams at one point. Maybe with a renewed interest (or maybe just a new interest!) in Latin America, we will add another team.
  21. I like the idea of minor league double headers! Also, what about a summer concert series? Games start at 3 with a concert to follow. Bring in Ariana grande, Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam, etc.
  22. It would be great to get an under the radar prospect like the Cubs did when they traded Cashner for Rizzo. Don’t get me wrong, Rizzo was a top 100 guy, but there was a lot of criticism about him. The Cubs saw something and then essentially built around him. Who is our guy to build around? Would be nice to have someone prior to the draft. That way, the draft will just add a piece around the pillar. Can we package Bundy, Cobb and Villar for a first piece?
  23. I’m not an avid poster, but am so thankful for my virtual friends on The Hangout. Can’t tell you how much your thoughts, insights, ideas and even arguments mean to me! 😁 Cant wait to continue riding out the “New Orioles” with all of you! Happy Thanksgiving!
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