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  1. accinfo

    Farewell OH

    Congrats Luke!! This decision gives me even more confidence in the direction the Orioles new management is going!
  2. I get that and agree just spending money isn't a solution. However, is there any question the 2020 Orioles would be a better team with Villar and Bundy on it? Now maybe we got something for Bundy, maybe, but if there was a floor there is little doubt they still be on the team. It has worked in the NFL. No one is going broke and teams don't in general go decades without being competitive. Of course the Redskins can't overcome horrible ownership.
  3. Thanks for that information. To me that makes the argument that an NFL type situation in baseball may benefit both sides and more importantly competitive balance for all the franchises.
  4. I ask this just out of curiosity. I know that Harper, Machado, now Cole have gotten three huge contracts the last couple of years but it seems this big money is going to a much smaller pool. Maybe overall it is still increasing but it appears that that a small pool of 30 or so players are going to end up with the majority of the pool of money out there. The only way to stop that is putting in a salary floor for each team so they are compelled to spend a certain amount of money. The players have long fault a cap but they may have to thinking about conceding on this issue if the owners agree to spend a certain minimum. Teams like the Orioles have no reason to pay anyone while they are "rebuilding" That is bad for competitive balance and for the overall pool of players. Attendance seems to matter much less to each team because most the revenue is derived from TV rights etc. There has to be a middle ground here.
  5. Thanks Frobby for this. Very interesting. I would be shocked if the Sun doesn't pick up on this information.
  6. Tony: Let me add that I would be willing to contribute more to keep the site going. I know it is not completely a financial decision but if it will help I am willing to contribute. I also there could be a creative way to keep it going in some form or another.
  7. Anyone who has any thoughts that Chris Davis or most anyone is going to walk away from his contract is deluding themselves. I think it is time to release him but I don't blame him for not retiring. The money is 100% guaranteed. He like most of us is going to collect it.
  8. And as far as releasing Chris Davis goes as much as we all are ready for this to happen he isn't taking at bats away from anyone who deserves them this year. If next year Ryan Mountcastle and/or Diaz are ready and he is still taking a roster spot then I think the outrage is more justified. Chris Davis didn't help or hurt their win/loss record or development of real major league prospects. I am sure the Chris Davis situtation was discussed when Elias took the job,
  9. I was wondering this as well. I wouldn't be surprised if they reconsider sending him there after this finish to the season.
  10. I agree here 100%. Once he got past August 1 it was obvious they weren't going to release him this year. They are going to give it another off season. Then I think they give him until around the time May 1st when someone like Mountcastle would be called up after his service time issues are gone. What will be interesting to watch is how much different Chris Davis's off-season's approach is. I guess he could change nothing and report to spring training and still collect his money. What is the player's obligation to work in the off season? Stay in shape, etc?
  11. And they will "fiddle" with his service clock because it is what they should do. Until the rules change.
  12. I just wanted to post how much I enjoyed my first Bark at Oriole Park game last night with my Golden Retriever. The Orioles did a great job with this promotion from plenty of water, dog biscuits etc. Sure if they were selling more tickets there wouldn't be enough room for all the dogs but right now it is a great promotion. It is good to see and meet everyone else's pups. The range of sizes and breeds was vast. I hope they do more of these next season.
  13. He is still throwing in the upper 90's. If Gausman was non-tendered he would be a free agent pitcher they should try to sign cheap to a 1 year deal. He seemed to like pitching for the Orioles and would be a project to see if the new information could help him.
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