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  1. I didn't start the Roberts talk. Why do you feel the need to defend Roberts? Guys don't just use steroids once. Everyone who is caught doing anything illegal says they only did it once. A Rod claims he wasn't using steroids. The guy from the Brewers denied until he was caught a second time. Who really cares anyway? His 4 years of non performance is a good measure of his abilities off steroids. He will feel right at home with the Yankees.

    Or..it could be the back trouble, the torn hip labrum, ruptured tendon behind his right knee, the concussion, or the post concussion syndrome....but why let facts get in the way of your bogus assumptions.


  2. Who cares ??? The Steelers didn't do anything deserve the playoffs either. That's not the point.

    Lets see, the Steelers won their last 2 games they needed to in order to get in and they did. And if not for a blown call in the Chiefs game, they would be in. The Ravens didn't even show up the last 2 games when all they needed was 1 win. Out of the 4 teams that were left fighting for the last WC spot, I'd say that the Steeelers were the only ones that really showed up week 17.


  3. I didn't start the Roberts talk. Why do you feel the need to defend Roberts? Guys don't just use steroids once. Everyone who is caught doing anything illegal says they only did it once. A Rod claims he wasn't using steroids. The guy from the Brewers denied until he was caught a second time. Who really cares anyway? His 4 years of non performance is a good measure of his abilities off steroids. He will feel right at home with the Yankees.

    Or..it could be the back trouble, the torn hip labrum, ruptured tendon behind his right knee, the concussion, or the post concussion syndrome....but why let facts get in the way of your bogus assumptions. As far as Ike Davis, I'll take him just as long as the price to get him isn't to steep.


  4. This is a BS post Danny....the rules say if a member of the sideline impedes the play in anyway the other team is awarded a TD. That's the RULES!

    That said I'm over it and was as soon as the Steelers were eliminated by the Chargers win.

    First, off, a team is NOT awarded a touchdown if a member interferes from the sideline, it is at the discretion of the referees

    whether or not to award a TD. Learn the Rule. Second, had SD lost and the Ravens not gotten in, it wouldn't have been because of Mike Tomlin. It would have been because of bad coaching, poor OL play, zero running game, WR dropping catchable passes, a QB that had more Ints. than TD's, and an offense that only scored 2 TD's in the last 3 games.


  5. Correct. .,,but they lost the tie breaker to Pittsburgh by one point...Steelers won by 3 and we won by 2 in the other game. If they correctly called the Tomlin interference the game isn't close we both finished 8-8 and would've been hoping for a Charger loss last night.

    Jones was going to be caught from behind regardless, it's about time people get over it.


  6. The season is far from over. With the way Texas is crapping the bed, and the fact the O's play four more against Tampa, it's most like going to come own to the final 2 series of the year, if not the final game, before any WC spots are decided. But first, they most focus on beating Toronto today. Lets get it done fellas.


  7. Pretty much. Not easy to make up 4 home runs in little over a month. Even if Davis has a fairly modest HR total from here on out, Miggy would need a big month to catch him. If Davis gets hot with the HR bat at any point, its lights out.

    Davis could go 0 for Boston and Miguel Cabrera could catch him by the end of the week, he's that good. But on the other hand Davis could go off and have 50 going into the NY series. Its to tough to call. It's going to be very close.


  8. You know that the HBP rate is a lot higher today than it was in the past. At least most eras. Every year since the mid-90s the HBP rate has been between 0.3 and 0.4 per game. In 1980 it was 0.16. In 1970 it was 0.21. In 1960 is was 0.20. In 1950 it was 0.18. Prior to the mid-90s the last time there was a HBP for every three games was 1911, and the only time the rate was higher than today was the 1890s when the game was often not much more than a 9-inning fight.

    I'm sure someone will come up with reasons why many, many few batters were hit in the Golden Era, but the idea that it was commonplace to bean anyone who stepped out of line with the unwritten rules doesn't match the evidence at all.

    Not really. It only shows the rates of the HBP's. It doesn't show the intent. The majority of the HBP in the Golden Era, could be purpose HBP while the ones from today could be accidents/ lack of control. Now, I'm not saying that Coco Crisp should have been thrown at. There's is no reason to A) possibly injure another player, 2) Put one of the o's players at risk for injury, and C) there is no reason to give the A's any extra incentive to get fired up. IMO, the guy did nothing wrong. It was no different than the Mark Reynolds bat flip last year here at home against the Yankees last September.


  9. JJ isn't solely responsible for this season turning bad, but he is mostly responsible for this team's lack of competitiveness after the ASB. Before the ASB it was mostly poor performances by Hammel, Chen's injury, and the 5th starters that sunk this team.

    But since the ASB this team should have been better than they were before it especially with the SP solidifying. Yes Feldman struggled but he's still better than Hammel was, and Gonzo and Chen have been scuffling a bit but still not as bad as Hammel and the 5th starters were in the 1st half. The bullpen and especially JJ and McFarland have been abysmal though which has killed us.

    Not quite. The O's are 14-15 since the ASB. In games in which Jim Johnson has entered with a save opportunity the O's are 7-2 since the ASB.


  10. Save opportunities as a setup guy are pretty misleading. The main point is JJ's peripherals have always been pretty average/questionable, so it shouldn't be all that shocking that we're getting pretty average results.

    I think he's a pretty strong non-tender candidate next year myself. Maybe we can trade him, but I think we missed the boat on that opportunity.

    I think you are right. There's no way the O's are paying him 8+ million next year. It's a shame though.


  11. All I can say is it must be nice having a halfway decent closer. Does anyone here think JJ closes out a one run game in Tampa then come into the same situation Rodney came into tonight and not make it very very interesting?

    He ruined this teams season and should be ashamed of himself. Nobody on this team deserves any blame other than himself. We should be 20 games over .500 if it weren't for him. Everybody else has done their jobs enough times to go into the 9th with a lead, enough times to be in 1st or 2nd, but one person has not done his job. Least valuable player of 2013, yours truly, Jim Johnson.

    :(

    Oh, by the way, that half way decent closer you think it would be so nice to have. He's 28 for 35 in save opportunities which is 80%. He has 13 less chances than JJ but is only 2 behind him in blown saves. JJ by the way is at 81%.


  12. All I can say is it must be nice having a halfway decent closer. Does anyone here think JJ closes out a one run game in Tampa then come into the same situation Rodney came into tonight and not make it very very interesting?

    He ruined this teams season and should be ashamed of himself. Nobody on this team deserves any blame other than himself. We should be 20 games over .500 if it weren't for him. Everybody else has done their jobs enough times to go into the 9th with a lead, enough times to be in 1st or 2nd, but one person has not done his job. Least valuable player of 2013, yours truly, Jim Johnson.

    :(

    One night your blaming JJ and his blown saves as the sole reason this team is where it is in the standing. The next night you jump on the not hitting w/ RISP band wagon and claim that as the reason the o's don't have a better record. Then it's JJ and the hitting, and now your back to bashing JJ. You're too funny.


  13. It's pretty naive for you to think that Buck doesn't have total control of this roster. He's a well known control freak. He approved the hiring of Dan Duquette not the other way around. But hey, you've been watching Orioles baseball for 54 years, so I guess your opinion is more relevant than the rest of us. I stand corrected, thank you, oh wise Mr. El Gordo, for enlightening me.

    Any quotes or sources?.....didn't think so. Thinking Buck has total control of the roster, that's pretty narrow minded. As far as Buck being a "control freak", its been said in several interviews from players to analyst from espn/fox that he's changed and has become more of a players manager.


  14. Look at CC, he was once a TOR and with great stuff, now he is looking more like a 5th starter than TOR.

    Lee has 714 less inning on that left arm than CC does while only having pitched one less year than CC. That's almost 3 more years of pitching for CC if you go by 200+ innings for starters. You would only have Lee for 2 more years and IMO opinion I think he'd still be that TOR pitcher this team needs. Imagine on August 1st, 2013 the O's have a rotation of Lee, Tillman, Chen, Gonzales, and Feldman. Pretty good starting 5 to make a playoff run if you ask me. And not to forget that 80% of your rotation would be set for 2014.


  15. Per mlb trade rumors..."Though the Phillies are discussing lefty Cliff Lee with other teams, Rosenthal sees plenty of obstacles to a trade. One is his current stiff neck; it would definitely help if he jumps in to start Tuesday evening against the Giants."..http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/philadelphia_phillies/index.html. I also think he has a partial no trade clause and the O's are on his list of teams he doesn't want to go to.


  16. Id rather have Gausman close at this point. Theres NO excuses anymore. He's cost us too many games, and almost all of it his doing.

    If you think this guy couldnt cost us a shot at the playoffs think again. He probably already has.

    No, no he hasn't because if the season ended today, the Orioles make it in as the second wild card.


  17. 5.5 now Red Sox up 2-0 already.

    July5th last year they were 5.5 behind the Yankees and as late as July 18th the were 10 behind and only 3 games over .500. Just like last year when they turned the defense around, I'm sure they will get the closer turned around too.


  18. Thanks, you beat me to it.

    Anyone who thinks Thorne doesn't care about the Orioles should go back and watch the clip of the Orioles' walkoff win over the Red Sox in the last game of 2011. On Andino's hit, Thorne was yelling so excitedly that he could barely put together a coherent sentence.

    You don't need to go that far. Just go back to last year when Jones, Reynolds, and Davis hit HR's in the same inning against the Yankees. Thorne was beside himself calling those homeruns.

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