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  1. I cant tell if this is a parody post or not. Only thing I can say is- I hope it is. Hays is 24 Years old, will be turning 25 next year, and has EARNED a major league salary. Mountcastle should probably start the year in AAA for service time, but no reason why he shouldnt be up as soon as that date passes, and I am cool with him on the OD roster as well if he crushes spring training as well. I see absolutely zero benefit in the outfield rotation you are talking about.
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    Santander has been a pleasant surprise. I'm glad they didnt give up on him in AAA. I hope that for the rest of 2019 they give Sisco, Stewart (when healthy) and Santander every opportunity to play. With Mountcastle mashing in Norfolk as well 2020 may have some fun young pieces to follow!
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    Anyone heard any reports on Anthony Santander and how he has looked thus far in Sarasota? Seems as though whenever anyone talks about the outfield for this year its some combination of Mullins, Mancini, Rickard, Stewart, Hays and Diaz. Santander seems to be a forgotten guy. I know his numbers with the Orioles have not been great, but he's still young- hoping for the best for him.
  4. Really like the return on the Machado trade. I believe all five of those guys could impact the Orioles roster at some point in their career.
  5. First - I dont like to work in absolutes. So my rebuttal to you was moreso in your use of "indisputably" and "infinitely" and less in the actual teams and players. You're talking about guys who just flat out have not proven themselves over the course of multiple years like a lot of the players on the teams that I listed. You're right- I have not seen all of Glasnow's starts, nor do I need to. Thats what stats are for. The guy has a 4.11 era with good k and bb numbers. Certainly respectable and encouraging for the future, but you're talking about this guy, again in absolutes, like hes Max Scherzer. As I said previously as well Taillon and Cole are having great years as well- but I just have a hard time crowning them as the "indisputable" top 1-3 in baseball when you have other teams who have done it this year and over the course of multiple years. In your original post you said Glasgow and Cole would be as "good as any" 1-2 punch in baseball which is even more absurd in my opinion. Of the teams I listed.. I dont think many MLB executives would take Glasnow/Cole over: Indians: Bauer/Kluber/Carrasco/Clevinger (take your pick of any combination). This one is not even close. Astros (without cole): Verlander/Morton/Keuchel Dodgers: Kershaw/Buehler/Wood Mets: Degrom/Syndergaard/Wheeler Cubs: Hamels/Lester/Hendricks Nationals: Scherzer/Strasburg/Roark - Stras and Max alone make their top 3 better. Cardinals: Mikolas/Wacha/Flaherty/Martinez/Wainwright Braves: Foltynewicz/Gausman/Teheran (same age and career stats as good as Taillon) Rays: Snell/Archer (since you keep Glasnow on the Pirates)/Yarbrough Red Sox: Sale/Price/ERod Yankees: Severino/Tanaka Diamondbacks: Greinke/Corbin/Ray I'm leaving off multiple pitchers from these teams that have sub 4 era's and have done it over the course of multiple years as well. Cole.. I get it.. he seems to be estabilshing himself as a TOR guy. Taillon could become that, and has had a good year, but was mediocre just last year. Glasnow is not even in the conversation of most of these other guys. Maybe he will become that, but not right now. I'm not even saying these teams 1-3 or 1-2 will be BETTER, I'm just saying that I dont see how you can "indisputably" so that they WONT.
  6. 😭How is that 1-3 "indisputably" the best in baseball? A guy who has thrown 44 innings at an era above 4 and has a career era of 5.38... a guy who has had a phenomenal year with Houston but has finished in the top 5 cy young exactly once in his 6 year career... a guy who has talent but also had a 4.44 era just last year. I just dont see it. Its without question not better than the Indians, Astros, Dodgers or Cubs. And I'd love to hear how its "indisputably" better than any of these teams: Indians, Astros, Dodgers, Cubs, Nationals, Braves, Red Sox, Yankees, Diamondbacks, Cardinals
  7. I agree that it’s completely unknown and of course we’ve had waves of talented pitchers come through the system over the past 10 years that have not had great results. I guess then it would just need to be defined as to what is “successful” in terms of converting MILB success into MLB success. I think that of that group (adding in Blaine Knight) , if were able to solidify 2-3 spots in our rotation that is pretty good. I have no data to back if 2-3 guys out of a group of 10 is “good” - just my thought. Of course this discussion is about our starting pitching, but if we get 2-3 solid starters and 2-3 Solid relievers that’s even more of a win. There’s obviously the chance that all of these guys flame out and we’re trying to figure out why another wave of “cavalry” is not in Baltimore
  8. Given our history- I understand the negative outlook of our system and minor league pitchers. But I think you’re selling it a little short saying that the outlook is “cloudy.” Hall, Kremer, Akin, Tate, Ortiz, Lowther, Baumann, Rodriguez is a lot of talent with most of them in the higher levels of the system. You’ve also got a few extremely talented wildcards in Harvey and Sedlock. I understand that most of these guys will not pan out, but this is a solid collection of depth.
  9. Who do you all think will be on the top 100 lists from our system? Guys that SHOULD be on most lists: Diaz, Mountcastle, DL Hall Guys that COULD be on some lists: Akin, Lowther, Rodriguez, Hays, Kremer Regardless of the number of guys on these lists, our system has improved dramatically. I really think that if Akin or Kremer we’re in the Braves system that they’d be getting talked about a lot more. Hopefully Hays can continue with some positive momentum in the AFL. The past month or so ive been as excited or more to check MILB box scores as I am to follow the Orioles.
  10. Hunter Harvey will be in one of those rotations
  11. The hardest part about trying to predict this with our roster is the fact that very few of our current players will still be around when this actually happens. Really, on the position player side of things- Mullins and MAYBE Mancini will be here and contributors when the Orioles are .500 or competeing. We are beginning a rebuild but are not putting our “rebuild players” to use until next year or later so it’s tough to really project it out. in my own head or instance- if Mullins continues his development, Hays/Diaz/Sisco/Mountcastle all come up and show signs of contribution next year 2019, I could see a .500 team as early as 2020. If those guys don’t come up next year, or struggle to get going, and the likes of Ortiz/Tate/Kremer/Akin struggle as well then it could be 2023 or later with an entirely different group. Im going to stay optimistic and say .500 in 2020 and competing in 2021
  12. Ridiculous in my opinion to not want a guy here because he missed fanfest. Also ridiculous to come to the conclusion that he "clearly didnt want to be here" because he missed fanfest. Every indication that I've ever seen is that Schoop loved playing for the Orioles and loved his teammates.
  13. Back to back nights on the bench for Schoop. Looks like they’re using him strictly as a bench guy now. Pretty crazy to think about. I would take him back this offseason no question!
  14. Homer number 2 tonight! What a breath of fresh air he has been.
  15. It’s pretty inconsequential who’s playing between Rickard and Gentry in my opinion. Mullins, Villar, Nuñez, Beckham all need to be getting at bats on an every day basis. I suppose if I had to pick one it would be Rickard, but either way is just 🤷🏽‍♂️ To me.
  16. I get what you’re saying, but as @Dark Helmet said- someone’s got to pitch- even in a rebuild. The guy is on a decent contract and has a proven track record of success. I am a fan of keeping him around, not only as an example for our young guys, but as a somewhat stabilizing force to the rotation. Rushing guys who aren’t ready or playing AAAA yacabonis types will do nothing for the teams development or rebuild. I believe that with a true offseason, Cobb will be back to his career norms next year.
  17. Mullins, Hays, Mountcastle, Diaz, Carmona Akin, DL Hall, Kremer, Lowther, Harvey, Pop, Carroll, Araujo
  18. Often the forgotten man when looking at the outfield depth of the minors. He's still an intriguing guy to me because before this season, he has put up numbers everywhere hes been. I'm ok giving him somewhat of a "pass" this year given the fact that he clearly wasnt ready for MLB pitching, had a few injuries and inconsistent at bats for a large portion of the season. I understand that he struggled at Bowie but hes been red hot at Aberdeen on his rehab stint this week. I'm hoping that he can stay hot to end the year, and make things interesting in LF in spring training 2019. He's younger than DJ Stewart and the same age as Mullins so hes still got the chance to prove that he is a piece. A resurgence of Hays and Santander to finish the 2018 season would be a great springboard into the offseason with what is a deep and extremely talented young OF pool. In my ideal world we'd be able to shift Mancini to 1B, and open up the Outfield to our younger guys.
  19. My prediction with Valera was if Beckham is gone. Peterson is a non factor to me- I think Valera is more valuable, but thats just my opinion. If Beckham is not gone, that would leave Valera/Wilkerson/Peterson to fight for that spot I imagine. Hall and Sedlock were guys who I agree, will most likely not start at Bowie. I just had a log jam of starters at Frederick, so I moved some combination of them up .Hall would be the more likely because he has actually pitched. But Bonilla not being there would leave both of them in Fredrick which is probably the more likely scenario as you said. The Grenier/Carmona/Hall trio was another that I wasnt exactly sure how to place. Grenier clearly has not earned a promotion to Frederick, and the other two are very young and would have to jump a level to do that. I just know that all three cant be at Delmarva. Wouldnt make much sense to me to have one of those guys starting at DH every night. You could rotate them between 3B/SS/2B but then you've also got. A good problem to have I suppose.
  20. Theres no way to really know how this will play out, but its fun to try to fit it all together- especially with the new guys. These are my early predictions on where some of our guys will start the 2019 season: Baltimore: Valera SS or Utility, Sisco, Mullins, Rogers, Ramirez, Carroll, Phillips Norfolk: OF - Stewart (could be MLB), Diaz, Hays 3B - Mountcastle C - Cervenka SP - Kremer, Tate, Ortiz, Zimmerman, Akin RP - Pop Bowie: OF McKenna, Vic2or?, Santander 3B/2B - Bannon 1B - Palmeiro C - Cumberland SP - Lowther, Harvey, Baumann, Hall/Sedlock, Wells Frederick: OF - Jarrett 3B - Encarnacion SS - Grenier/Hall/Carmona?? these three will be at delmarva/frederick in some role. SP - Dietz, Hanifee, Sedlock/Hall, Bonilla, Bishop Would love to hear feedback and thoughts.
  21. Good to see the strikeout numbers jump up. He's been interesting to follow as hes had success all year at AAA. I understand his "stuff" isnt like Tate or Ortiz, but I think he's probably earned a September call up. If Hess stumbles again, I'd swap them for the remainder of the year.
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    Game Summaries 8-12

    Thank you for the great writeups. Intrigued by the start by Zimmerman. He's kind of like Kremer in the sense that he's seemed to put up good numbers without the accolades that follow. Obviously without having seen him pitch, is it just a matter of "stuff" that hes not a higher rated guy? I'm excited to follow his journey. Love following the Bowie Rotation right now with Zimmerman, Tate, Kremer, Akin and hopefully Harvey soon.
  23. I've always been of the belief that Cobb was our best starter, he just needed time. I think his offseason preparation was severely altered by his free agency and late signing. The guy has a tremendous track record- like nobody else that we have on our roster. I'd imagine his 2019 season will be back in line with his career, and I'm glad that he'll (hopefully) be somewhat of a veteran stabilizing force in our rebuilding effort.
  24. I’d imagine the move will come on an off day. I’d probably go Mullins/Villar 1-2. Lots of speed at the top of the lineup. Can’t remember the last time we had two guys with real speed at the top of the lineup. 2003-2006 BRob and Mora?
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