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  1. In my opinion, Hall is the better prospect, G Rod fastball is too straight, he need to develop more movement, Hall fastball has movement and will play better against MLB hitters. Hence, the different in control of both, much easier to control a straight fastball then one with a lot of movement.
  2. Just another pitcher you pick up, wait till a busy time, and put back on waiver hopping you can sent to Norfolk.
  3. Doesn't really matter who they cut, 40 man has to be redone after the current year for the rule 5 draft.
  4. 2nd round pick Gunnar Henderson has signed according to MLB Trade Rumors, nothing about what he signed for.
  5. As reported by MLB trade rumors today, he has signed, they didn't know the price.
  6. What I see is two studs at the top and a lot of really good baseball players with tools, can't go wrong picking CF and SS in the draft, their the best players on the field. He pick the strength of this draft which was position players, which means the players in the international signing period that he says we have already have in the bag may be mainly pitching prospects. I have great respect for our new GM, I trust him to do what best for this organization.
  7. All this position drafting means the international signings are going to be pitchers.
  8. Has more tools than Martin to work with, can play multiply positions, plus arm, has a pretty good future ahead of him.
  9. Anyone know if today game is on tv on MLB, thinking about buying a month worth to watch spring training.
  10. I say sign James Shields for the 5th spot in the rotation, had more QS than any pitcher the orioles had last year, 1 year about 5 million.
  11. Keith Law is just plain wrong, I have been watching baseball for 50 plus years and the orioles have some high end talent on it way, many of which I have had eyes on, its only one man opinion, don't believe it. I personally have the orioles farm system rated at 18, just another one man opinion. If you don't think that Harvey can become a very good MLB SP if he can avoid the injuries than you shouldn't even evaluate any prospect, because he has everything you look for.
  12. As tight lipped as the orioles have become under their new GM, don't be surprised that he doesn't get the job if he leaked it!!!
  13. Your never going to get Davis back to his former self and earn the money he is making, but you can get him back to close to league average by just cutting down his K's..
  14. Only hiring a new hitting coach who Davis can really believe in will help, Mejdal really can't, he can tell him about pitches to expect and when, but Davis needs to change drastically, he needs to straighten his stance and hit to all fields to improve, his open stance is now part of the problem. He is in a pull stance from the get go, its time to change.
  15. Chris Davis can be fixed, but he needs to change, he still has enough bat speed to make solid contact, but he has to shorten his swing and get rid of that extra move downwards in his swing, the bat needs to be direct to the bat. All hitters lose bat speed as they age, same as golf, you have to adjust, the smart players do, the stupid one don't, eating his contract at this time is not an option, the orioles have to try and fix him. It can be done, baseball has many famous players who have made the adjustment, pitchers who lose their fastballs do it all the time, it can be done, but the player needs to want it.
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