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wildbillhiccup

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  1. I feel like some of you are focusing on too much on Bundy. I wasn't advocating keeping Bundy, I was asking do pitcher inherently become better when they leave our organization? It's a distinct pattern that we've seen with SPs and RPs. We must be doing something wrong.
  2. So it's a curse? That's what we're chalking it up too? Seriously, I hope Elias has taken a long hard look at why this part of the organization has failed over the last 20 years. Whatever pitching philosophy they're using needs to be thrown out the door.
  3. I liked it all except for the annoying idiots with the air horns outside the stadium.
  4. First Jake Arrieta left and won a Cy Young and now Dylan Bundy seems like he might be poised to do the same. I'm happy they've both had success, but why can't the Orioles solve the starting pitching riddle? I used to chalk part of it up to OPACY, but last year park ranked 15th (a far cry from Coor's Field) so that seems like a hollow excuse. And even the Rockies have had some success developing pitchers. What are we doing wrong?
  5. In skimming through the replies in this thread I really think the majority of you are reading way too much into the team's interest in Puig. They're not deep at OF (not good depth at least) and are probably just looking for a cheap one year placeholder to bridge the gap to their higher level prospects like Diaz. What's the problem with that move? And I for one would be a lot more interested in watching games with Puig on the team.
  6. So lets look at the Blue Jays, who actually picked the player we should have. They've developed a pretty robust farm system over the last few years so why is Elias "chess play" considered to any better than their GM? I've said it before, but you don't get cute when you have the no. 2 pick. Sometimes I think Elias thinks he's too smart for his own good.
  7. So not shelling out money for one high end prospect is really going to have a significant effect on their resources for development/infrastructure? I'm sorry, but that's complete BS?
  8. Wow, so now we're projecting Kjerstad to be better defensively than Martin? I feel like you're on an island of one with that argument. And I hope the goal is to improve the team not make Elias look like a genius. And yes, they two can be mutually exclusive. The fastest way between two points is a straight line. Martin was that straight line, and Elias opted to take the scenic route.
  9. So DH is a more valuable position? Because that's where I imagine he'll spend the majority of his career.
  10. I gave it a D. I can't forgive not drafting Martin with the second pick. Advanced metrics and playing draft day chess are great, but I'm a big proponent of the Keep It Simple Stupid methodology when you have a pick that high. Draft the best available player, especially when he's a very athletic player.
  11. Well that's not really a very high bar. Trumbo was borderline unplayable in the field.
  12. It's really not for the true stars...which is what you should be looking for when you have the no. 2 pick.
  13. We have MULTIPLE Trumbo 2.0s...therein lies the problem.
  14. Kjerstad will be our Mark Trumbo 2.0...because focusing on limited defensive players with little or no speed has worked out so well for us in the past.
  15. Agree 100%. Even if they had just swapped picks with the Blue Jays (and gotten something else) I would have been much happier. As it stands, the Orioles don't seem like a team that has the luxury of passing on the consensus best player available.
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