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  1. Free Agents signed during MacPhail's time in Baltimore Lance Cormier Steve Trachsel Alex Cintron Cesar Izturis Mark Hendrickson Koji Uehara Gregg Zaun Ty Wigginton Adam Eaton Mike Gonzalez Garrett Atkins Miguel Tejada Will Ohman Corey Patterson Jeremy Accardo Derrek Lee Kevin Gregg Clay Rapada Justin Duchscherer Vladimir Guerrero
  2. On April 18th, Vlad was at 242/242/306 through 15 games. With 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 BB and 9 SO. In the 23 games since, he's put up 330/376/511 with 8 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 5 BB, 9 SO. Just sayin'.
  3. This is ridiculous. Vlad, a surefire Hall of Famer with a 16-year track record, should be dumped after 87 ABs for a guy that is doing worse than him playing at a lower level? Doesn't make a lick of sense. If we're going to dump somebody, and I'm not advocating it, it would make more sense to dump Lee and bring up Snyder. Seeing as Snyder is outhitting Lee, even though its at a lower level. I like Nolan, and he was great in 09. But he was godawful in 2010. If he were ripping the cover off the ball at Norfolk, then it would be much easier to consider dumping Vlad in favor of him. But the fac
  4. There could obviously be players called up soon that could become candidates. But right now, there are Brent Morel, Mark Trumbo, Kyle Drabek, Michael Pineda and Jordan Walden.
  5. If he wants to play 1B. But technically, they can't trade him without his permission. So he could DH until they give that job to A-Rod or maybe A-Rod just stays at 3B and continues to decline there defensively. If/when A-Rod does move to DH, Teixiera could just sit on the bench and collect $22.5 million per year for however much of his contract is still left. Even for the Yankees, $22.5 million for a bench player is obscene.
  6. Obviously it's a little bit early, since the college season is just starting. And the high school season has yet to start, as far as I know. Just wondering if anybody had any idea at who we are looking at?
  7. Not sure if this has been mentioned, but he has a full no-trade clause. So he'd have to agree to come to Baltimore. And it would probably take additional years and money tacked on to his current deal to get him to agree to waive it. After this season, he will have 5/112.5 left on his deal and that would expire when he's 36. So would we be prepared to put another two years at $25 million per on the deal? If so, we're looking at 7/162.5 for ages 32-38. Is he worth that?
  8. That's all well and good, but nobody else is offering him anything. He has no market and no position to negotiate from. So there is zero reason for the O's to offer a dime more than they have. You're worth what the market says you're worth. Not what some sliding statistical scale says. When are you going to pull your head out of the sand and realize that?
  9. Good point. According to baseball-reference.com, Vlad has made $117.9 million in his career. So what's the difference in getting an extra million or two?
  10. Again, no reason at all to do that. Put the offer on the table and leave it there. He can take it or he can retire. Vlad is not the difference in the O's making or missing the playoffs, IMO.
  11. How are the O's lowballing him whenever no one else has made him an offer? There's no reason at all for them to bid against themselves.
  12. Anybody else think the Mets could be a factor for Fielder next winter? They have a ton of money coming off their payroll after 2011. They can get rid of Beltran, Perez and Castillo. That's about $36 million right there. I know they have Ike Davis at 1B right now. But if they sign Fielder, then they could use Davis in a trade to get themselves another starting pitcher.
  13. FWIW, Izzy has played a little bit at 2B and 3B during his ML career. He's played 43 games at 2B with 35 starts. Though 41 G and 34 starts came as a rookie in 01. He's played 47 games at 3B with 34 starts. Starting there 28 times in 06.
  14. Expansion has diluted the talent. But when Ruth played, the league was whites only. There were no African American players or foreign players. So I'd say that goes both ways.
  15. Who's to say that Gonzalez would be willing to sign an extension with us? Just because he's willing to do so with the Sox, doesn't automatically mean he'd do it with us too. We don't exactly have the recent track record of contending that they do. And without an extension, the trade wouldn't be worth doing, IMO.
  16. Reynolds has played 34 games at 1B over the last three years. So we could still trade for him while pursuing Beltre, at the same time. If we get both, then Reynolds plays 1B and Beltre plays 3B. If we just get Reynolds, he plays 3B.
  17. For us to match the rumored Sox players, who would we have to offer to match it or beat it?
  18. http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Boston-Red-Sox-interested-in-Arizona-Diamondbacks-slugger-Justin-Upton-111610 Not sure if this has been posted or not? But apparently the Red Sox have called about Upton and the D-Backs are looking for a backend reliever, a starting pitcher and a bat. I think we have the pieces to pull that off. Maybe an offer of Jones, Hernandez and Tillman would get their attention?
  19. I did see that the O's prospects will be playing for Scottsdale this year along with prospects from the Nationals, Diamondbacks, Rockies and Giants. I'm going to be in the Phoenix area from November 7-18, and plan to go to a couple of games. Went last year and got to see Strasburg pitch. Along with seeing a couple of our guys play. Saw Josh Bell, Brandon Snyder and Matt Angle. I met Angle's father at the one game, and met Andy MacPhail at that game as well. Shook hands with MacPhail and he complemented me on my O's hat. I was just wondering if anybody knew who the players from our organiza
  20. Not sure if Hanover, PA is considered local enough or if this guy is going to get drafted in the first ten rounds, but I'd say that SS Paul Bingham is worth keeping an eye on. He just finished up his 4-year career at Indiana University (PA). He won the PSAC West Player of the Year Award this year. His season numbers: 55 games, 13 2B, 12 3B, 3 HR, 59 RBI, 45/52 SB, 30 BB, 17 SO, 88 hits, 463/530/705. His career numbers: 191 games, 39 2B, 28 3B, 5 HR, 158 RBI, 98/114 SB, 111 BB, 84 SO, 268 hits 417/503/589. He holds school records for H, R, BA, BB, 3B and SB. http://www.iupathletics.com/sp
  21. We've taken pitchers in the first round in each of the last two drafts, so I was just wondering if there is a sense yet on whether we are leaning toward taking another pitcher this year or taking the best hitter that's available?
  22. LaRoche is a brutally slow starter. He's awful in April and somewhat better in May. But from June on, he's pretty good. Career in April and May: 286 games, 230/312/414 Career from June on: 552 games, 296/359/531 Per 162 averages from April and May: 40 2B, 20 HR, 82 RBI Per 162 averages from June on: 39 2B, 30 HR, 95 RBI
  23. Absolutely, no extension, no trade. We'd be stupid as hell to make a trade involving Jones and Tillman or whatever top pitching prospect we have to give up for a 2-year rental of Gonzalez.
  24. Looking at his contract, no, he doesn't have a no-trade clause. http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/2005/01/san-diego-padres.html
  25. The Padres would have zero interest in Millwood, he's too old and makes too much money. If they are trading Gonzalez, they are rebuilding and would thus want young, cheap talent with upside. Not a pitcher on the downside of his career.
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