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  1. I know Cody Roberts isn't a prospect and certainly doesn't deserve to be on any prospect list, but he's grown on me, and I've enjoyed following him. Do you think he could get some Major League at bats with the O's next season as a backup? There are no catchers on the O's roster, so I expect we'll sign some this offseason, and we don't know if Rutschman will be on the Opening Day roster, but, even though he's a long shot, he might be one of those guys who gets called up out of necessity. He seems to be dependable and has outlasted the prospects ahead of him. Does he get a shot next year?
  2. Absolutely! The guy Elias wants is probably 8 or 9 on everyone else's list. Seriously, it would depend on what we get in return, but I'd be in favor.
  3. It's gotta be Cowser. We drafted him, he put up the numbers, and he seems healthy, which is a big key for me.
  4. I've been watching him play this entire series and he's looked pretty good at 3B, making all the plays, including a double-play. I haven't seen him make any difficult plays, but he certainly hasn't looked atrocious.
  5. Glad to finally make it out and see him pitch this year. Great outing, and he made it look easy. Of course I was disappointed he didn't pitch more than three innings, but in those three innings he dominated. I think his fastball topped out at 97, and he showed good command, even with his off-speed pitches.
  6. I went to the Baysox game Tuesday and Wednesday hoping to see Stowers play, and was bummed he wasn't in the lineup. But glad the reason he wasn't in the lineup was because he was promoted (not due to any injury).
  7. I just hope he can stay healthy. It's nice seeing him in the rotation all season long, and hopefully he'll get promoted to Norfolk before the end of the season for a start or two.
  8. Okay, I think Baumann should get one more start in Norfolk, and then promote him to the O's if he does well. He looked great in his two starts at Delmarva, but not so great in 10 starts at Bowie. In six starts at Norfolk, though, he's looked pretty good (2.00 ERA). He's 25 years old, and turns 26 on September 10th, so it would be fitting if he made his Major League debut at the age of 25. I was at the game he tossed a no-hitter, and I've always been rooting for him, so now that it's September, I'd really like to see him get a chance before he turns 26. I don't know if he'll succeed at the Majo
  9. I keep saying that we'll surprise a lot of people next year. We have a lot of talent, and it should only get better. I'm not saying we'll go from Worst-to-First, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are rumors of us acquiring players for a playoff run instead of being sellers...
  10. I'm not worried about our SP. Call me an optimist, but I truly believe we're heading in the right direction; there's a bright future for the O's. I expect this team will surprise a lot of people in 2022. Remember the 1988-1989 Orioles nearly went from Worst to First. This team is poised to do it with the talent we have at AA and AAA alone, as well as guys at the ML level who are taking their lumps, but may figure it out by Opening Day. Right now we have some fine prospects in our system, and, as we know, some of them are getting their chance right now. This gives Elias and our coaches a c
  11. I have to disagree with Olney. Not every team can be the Yankees, and if the O's tried to win as many games as possible without rebuilding, then they'll be mediocre forever. Maybe that's what Olney wants. But I want another World Championship, so I'm completely on board with the rebuild. I loved it when we were winning from 2012-2017, but, sadly, we didn't win a Championship. Once we have our minor league system stocked full of talent and boost our international talent, we'll be a force to be reckoned with for a long time... and we'll have some Championships to show for it. Get lost Olney!
  12. Thanks. I was rooting for Cumberland, but have to admit I'm a bit disappointed. Was hoping for a lot more. And I guess that's why I was looking at Roberts. I think it would be fun to see him be given a chance, despite his lack of experience, and see what he can do. One thing I like about this season is that we're seeing a lot of guys called up and given a chance that we probably wouldn't if we were competitive.
  13. Cody Roberts is now 25 and playing at Norfolk. He doesn't have much experience above AA (only one game at Bowie), but I can't help but wonder if he'll get called up to the O's before the end of the season, especially if Elias works out some trades before the deadline. I believe the O's only have two catchers on the 40 man roster, so I'm not sure how much of a stretch it is. Again, he doesn't have a lot of experience; after 131 minor league games and 432 at bats, he's hitting .250 with 4 HR and 50 RBI. Not much, but looks like he could be our future backup at some point, maybe battling it
  14. Yes, I've been noticing his steady rise. It seems like it began when he started to bat leadoff. Wish him well and hope he doesn't cool off!
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