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Pickles last won the day on January 30 2012

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  1. Tell em all to go eat a big fat s::t burger.
  2. Is that in Ghostbusters? Now, that's a movie I haven't seen in a long time. Oh, I'm sure Ramis knew all about it.
  3. I think it's actually apocryphal. But anybody who wants to understand the world today should read Spengler's "The Decline of the West." But Os related, I hate to see a man be crushed, and from my perspective, anyone with optimism about this upcoming year, is going to be crushed. But I confess, I am not much fun at parties either.
  4. Optimism is cowardice. Oswald Spengler
  5. If this kid doesn't repeat what he did last year, or get close, this could be a historical bad staff. Of it isn't/wasn't already.
  6. Shouldn't that be the case in 5 years? Btw, that isn't entirely true. Gyvens, O'Day, and Britton all preceded DD. And I don't want to poop on the guy. He brought necessary things. But that competitive window was propped open by AM.
  7. All of life is relative. If you think that is awful, then I suggest you haven't been watching the last few Orioles' starting staffs. Consider yourself lucky. And yes, stability has some value. It's the same reason they signed Iglesia.
  8. I was kind of being facetious. Duquette did some good things here, and brought an urgency that was necessary. He was also excellent at dumpster diving and getting the most out of the backend of the roster. However, I think as late as 2016- our last playoff year- 7 out of 9 regulars had been acquired by Andy MacPhail.
  9. Well it may have been both. But still, that kind of leads to the same question: Does pitching to your strengths improve your future ability to be a MLer?
  10. Ok. I'll walk away and apologize. I'm sorry if I misunderstood the OP.
  11. No, Elias, and every other baseball man worth his salt, values having good prospects. They're not concerned with minutely analyzing their minor league ranking after every transaction.
  12. I guess I should have been more specific. I can see the advantage of some of the high-def cameras, etc. But I remember reading last year about increased advanced scouting for MiLs, particularly pitchers. That's what I want to know about. Does knowing that non-prospect on Durham can't hit a curveball, so throw him curveballs, actually lead to a guy being a better ML pitcher, or just lead to better MiL stats, like we saw almost across the board last year? They must think it does. I guess I want to know why. Other than maybe increased trade value of our players, which I think wouldn't be a lasting thing.
  13. You know I was going to ding you for the "know he's going to awful" part. We don't really know that. However, you do bring up good points, and list some guys who imo clearly have more upside. So, you kinda change my mind.
  14. A philosophical question I would like to have answered is this: Does providing "analytics" to prospects to improve their performance in the MiLs, actually translate to improved skills/abilities and better ML outcomes?
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