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Capn Vivi

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About Capn Vivi

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    Plus Member Since 11/10
  • Birthday 5/31/1987

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    University of MD Medical Center IT Tech
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Matt Wieters
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Cal Ripken Jr.
  1. This is how I feel. It's like the Orioles and me are at a rocky point in our relationship, and there's nothing to fill that void.
  2. I'm going to have to disagree with you on that one. Verlander had the 2nd best ERA and best WHIP in the AL last year and led the league in K's in 227.2 IP. His record was "only" 16-9, however, if that sort of thing matters to you.
  3. Not many multi-year Free Agent contracts are a good value for the club. I can't think of many off the top of my head besides Matt Holliday (worth 20.7 rWAR over the course of his 7 year deal, though his last two seasons were pretty meager in comparison). I still can't believe the Orioles gave Davis as much as they did, so I'm prepared to see Wieters get much more than I would normally expect.
  4. Matt Wieters is younger now than Russell Martin when the Blue Jays gave him his 5 years and $82m. And he's a year older than Brian McCann when he got 5 years and $85m from the Yankees. Of course Wieters isn't quite up to that caliber of catcher (at least, offensively), but that can be debated. I would expect Boras to get a 4 or 5 year deal for him, though having a QO hanging over his head would definitely hurt his leverage. I'm about 50/50 on it. Since it seems like Ole Pete is going to spend money, I say let's put the best team together that we can, worst case scenario Wieters comes back for one more ride.
  5. Capn Vivi

    Go Gunkel!

    It will be interesting to compare Joe Gunkel and Eduardo Rodriguez when they're finally both in the majors.
  6. Wow, I have not seen that before, but I remember Stephen A. Smith's initial reaction. Just fantastic.
  7. I love this whole article.
  8. I got Berrios for my ultra deep AL-only rotisserie baseball roster, but I'm willing to sacrifice his numbers for an Oriole win tonight. Do you hear that fantasy baseball Gods!?
  9. My proposal would be: Bundy, Gausman, Sisco, Mancini/Walker and then someone from the mid-level, like Joe Gunkel. The only advantage the O's have over the Astros is the MLB-ready cost-controlled pitchers. Houston's position prospects are significantly stronger. I doubt the Orioles would offer this and I think it would make us worse off in the long run, but this is just what I think it would take.
  10. All Palmeiro needs is for Tejada to admit to possessing B12 and stanozolol and then giving him a possibly tainted vial of B12 and boom, a lot of things change for him, especially with the Veteran's Committee and probably coaching opportunities. This article is great, but it really makes me feel like Palmeiro is still running from the truth.
  11. This is disappointing no matter how you look at it. I hope he agrees to go to the minors and finds his stroke. Right now, this feels like just another blemish on the Orioles track record with international signings. Schoop in 2008 and Chen in 2012, that's it. Though I like this Jomar Reyes kid, it seems like every other team in the majors is present in this market. As opposed to the Orioles, who are busy trading international bonus money and reneging on contracts.
  12. This movie only reminded me that Zack Snyder is one of the worst "big" directors working in Hollywood today. There are enjoyable moments, but scattered over an absolutely arduous 2 1/2 hours. I like Batman and I like Superman but I honestly didn't understand what the movie was trying to accomplish by taking itself so seriously. If you cut out the dream sequences and make the slow-mo scenes into real-time the film MIGHT be 90 minutes, and that's 90 minutes of superheroes brooding and Jesse Eisenberg tittering and squeaking like an escaped lunatic, however much that is worth.
  13. Expectations successfully lowered for the regular season.
  14. It is that time of year where optimism rules over reason. This is like Cincinnati's version of the "Chris Tillman is ripped" article. I still want us to go out and get him though.
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