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  1. How does this sound for Davis? 2015: $16M 2016: $18M 2017: $20M 2018: $22M 2019: $24M 2020: $26M 2021: $28M 7/154. Add in this season, and it becomes 8/164 and he's a free agent following his age 35 season.
  2. Crush has played 330 games for the Orioles, prorated over 160 games, it comes out to this: 592 AB 94 R 165 H 34 2B 0 3B 43 HR 114 RBI 3 SB 56 BB 197 SO .279 BA .346 OBP .554 SLG .900 OPS How much would that production be worth over the next 4-5 years? Assuming he could maintain those averages over that time. Possibly exceeding a time or two and possibly falling short a time or two.
  3. I didn't expect him to be non-tendered, but I hope they keep the door open to possibly trading him. And if trading him is the plan, they wouldn't want to give that away. I'm not among those who believes in paying a lot for a closer, but I also don't believe there is an alternative on the roster right now. Gausman wasn't picked 4th in the draft to be a reliever and Hunter and O'Day both struggle with lefties, Hunter in particular. Closers need to be able to get out both righties and lefties effectively. Though it's always possible to go matchups until someone emerges as the guy.
  4. I think Carlos Beltran would be an interesting guy for us to consider. He could play some LF, as well as DH. He is 36, but he'd be cheaper than Choo, and it wouldn't take nearly as many years to get him.
  5. Fernandez is under team control for five more years and would be dirt cheap for the next two. Kershaw is headed for his third year of arbitration next season. He made $11 million this season, so he's going to get huge money starting next season. You'd have to extend him, too. Or risk watching him leave after next season. I believe that Kershaw is the better pitcher today. But cost-wise, this isn't close.
  6. Didn't read the whole thread, but say we did hit Crisp. Then Oakland wants to get even and goes after Davis, Jones or Machado and hurts them by hitting them in the wrong spot, intentional or not. Effectively ending our season in the process. It's just not worth it.
  7. Between now and the end of 2014, Dunn is due $20.6 million, and the White Sox have given no indication that they are willing to pickup any of it to help facilitate a deal. They sent $1 million to Texas only because trading Rios increased his salary by 500k each season. The likelihood that the Orioles take on that much salary is extremely low, and you know that, if you follow this team.
  8. If a major league pitching staff can't win when given five runs by the offense, then that's the major problem of the team. Not the hitting.
  9. Losses by playoff contenders when scoring five or more runs: Red Sox - 8 Tigers - 9 Rangers - 3 A's - 6 Rays - 10 Orioles - 14 Indians - 9 Royals - 4 Yankees - 4
  10. Record of AL Playoff contenders when scoring 3 runs or less: Red Sox: 9-36 (20%) Tigers: 7-32 (17.9%) Rangers: 12-41 (22.6%) A's: 13-40 (24.5%) Rays: 15-34 (30.6%) Orioles: 11-31 (26.2%) Indians: 12-39 (23.5%) Royals: 15-45 (25%) Yankees: 13-46 (22%) Totals: 107-344 (23.7%) They aren't alone in struggling when scoring three runs or less. Only one playoff contender is better in those games, and that's, unsurprisingly, Tampa Bay.
  11. To me, this topic is flat out trolling. Or are we allowed to troll about anything we feel like trolling about? It's immaterial that the OP is a nice guy and doesn't insult people. You can be a nice guy and still be a pain in the backside, which is what this is.
  12. Reynolds: vs. Lefties this season: 215/333/411 in 126 PA since May 1 vs. everyone: 187/287/282 in 289 PA since June 3 vs. everyone: 163/272/211 in 169 PA Is he any better than Pearce? Because that's whose roster spot he'd likely take.
  13. I knew that. I just thought maybe something happened between him and another one of the announcers?
  14. What happened with Brady? Also, I agree with those who want Ben to comeback. I thought he was fantastic.
  15. So that means we've allowed 6+ runs in 40.9% of our games this year. And we've won 1.6% of those games. We've allowed 5 or less in 91 games and are 63-28 when doing so. Contrast that to Tampa Bay, who has six less runs scored than we do. But has only allowed 6+ runs in 36 games. Or 23.5% of its games. They're 21.5 games in front of us in the standings.
  16. That's his major league high. 08, minors & majors combined: 174.2 INN 09, minors & majors combined: 183 INN 10, minors & majors combined: 154.2 INN http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hunteto02.shtml
  17. I wonder if Stephen Drew's ankle injury tonight might change Arizona's plans? It looked pretty bad and he's likely to need surgery to fix it. Do they still want to try to go for it this year, even though he's likely out for the season, if he needs surgery?
  18. I gave myself ten minutes last night and got 88 in in that time. Just went on to 100 when the time was up and have voted for Jonesy about 300 times since this thing started.
  19. That isn't good enough. You've got to know for sure that he'll turn it down. Because if he takes it, then we'll be stuck with him for next year. He had trouble drawing interest this past offseason, coming off of a good year, albeit down in the second half. This year, he's hit like he did last year in the second half. If he doesn't pick it up, he'll be lucky to draw any interest, at all.
  20. Nick has definitely picked things up, and not just since the start of June. After the game on May 13, he was at 224/284/306. In the 33 games since then, he's at 307/359/379. So he's been going in the right direction for over a month now. He isn't there yet. But at least he's picked it up over the past five weeks.
  21. So was the talk connecting us to Archie Bradley earlier today legit or were the guys that were reporting it just blowing smoke?
  22. Giants have Brandon Belt as their 1B of the future, and will likely want to keep Lincecum and Cain, long term. So they'll have to spend big money to keep those two pitchers. Pending on Morales' health, the Angels already have their 1B. If the Padres didn't have the money to keep Adrian Gonzalez, where will they find it to sign Prince? Where are the Rays and Indians going to get the money to sign him? The Mariners have Justin Smoak at 1B. The Cubs and Blue Jays are viable spots to land him. As are the Rangers. The Cardinals could be in the mix, too, if they lose Pujols.
  23. I don't think they'll go to a seventh year with Fielder, either. But 5/105 or 6/125 wouldn't really surprise me. Prince turned 27 in May, so we'd have him from 28-32 or 28-33, depending on the length of the deal.
  24. That reminds me of the story that Bob Uecker told about the time he went out to talk to Bob Gibson and Gibson asked him why he was there. Uecker said he was on his way to centerfield to talk to Curt Flood.
  25. http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=As19Zw1PSFJIJv7p1nVjBBsRvLYF?slug=jp-passan_baseball_draft_bundy_bauer_long_toss_debate_051911
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