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  1. Whoops...sorryfellas. Thanks Murph.
  2. He was DFAed by the Phillies. From Rotoworld: "Altherr showed a whole lot of promise as a 26-year-old in 2017, hitting .272/.340/.516 with 19 homers in 372 at-bats, but he struggled mightily as a part-timer last year and he was off to a 1-for-29 start this season." Thoughts?
  3. Anyone else hearing anything about this?
  4. I haven't seen this mentioned...why don't they edit the televised product instead of messing with the live product? You never see someone at a game with a cold beer in their hand complaining about the length of time they have to be there enjoying a live game. Why don't they start the televised game 20 minutes later and edit mound visits and game interruptions down so there is more continuous action. The only possible drawback is social media spoiling game/play outcomes, which may be a big drawback for some.
  5. I see ESPN released Keith Law's farm system rankings. Just want to know the number from one of you ESPN Insider subscribers please. Maybe some interesting nuggets if you'd like to share. Thanks in advance.
  6. With the state of the AL East and the state of our current roster/contracts, is now the ideal time to rebuild? (I know this isn't a new idea, just putting it on paper) Even with our big trade chips in tow, we are destined for the bottom of the division. Why not trade Machado now for the best package you can get? Maybe hold Britton and let him reestablish his value and trade him at the deadline. Move Jones too if you get a representative offer. Move Trumbo and Davis if you could pull of that miracle. Finally take the team in some direction other than purgatory. Make the prime years of Schoop, Gausman, Mancini and Bundy your new window. Find players who will be reaching their primes with those guys and young guys like Austin Hays etc. By that time maybe we will be able to field a good team across the diamond and challenge the Yankees and Red Sox. With the resources of our rivals, it would be best to pull back now and try to accumulate talent to make a good run at them rather than continuing to put band aids on gaping wounds. I use to be all for trying to keep Machado, but with the Yankees recent acquisition of Stanton, it's clear that our current model won't ever be successful. I think we need to take the Cubs approach and try to accumulate young talent that can move forward together. I think apathy will set in among the fanbase with another year of stop gaps, mediocre veterans and trying to grasp at a one game wildcard. The losses would mount with a youth movement, but at least we would have prospects to be excited about. There would be a definitive direction. Right now there is none.
  7. Just for arguments sake, would you have paid Markakis with pop 18m/year over 4 at 32 years old? I think Nick at his peak was pretty comparable to Gordon. (Good OBP, Good defensively, .280-.300, 20 HRs a couple times). Pretty sure if this happened in our back yard there would be differing opinions.
  8. My answer to him wanting to win is this... So you sign in Boston and win the World Series the following season. Now what? You've sold out your home state and everyone that would hold you up as a hero if you EARNED a title in Baltimore. Wouldn't it have been a lot sweeter to come home and build a winner in as an Oriole over a couple of years? Maybe he doesn't carry these kinds of values, but I think this would be a much more impressive and satisfying legacy.
  9. Yeah, I made it. I have to give you props, I read it in a post first, but was too busy to make it at the time, but there you are.
  10. They said he was coming back East' date=' just not how [i']Far East[/i]...
  11. Can we get this kid a steak? Looks like he has some room to fill out on that frame. http://fightingillini.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/060508aab.html
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