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About Don_Aase_Fan

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  • Birthday 12/12/1977

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  • Favorite Current Oriole
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  1. Best pitcher in MLB not named Kershaw. Just turned 24, so he had his whole life/career ahead of him. Terribly sad story.
  2. The Jays in freefall mode makes my heart sing.
  3. Like I needed another reason to loathe the Jays. Not like I really wanted Upton, I just want Ubaldo off the team. Oh well.
  4. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kC27onaj7lg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> I've got sea stories They're all true Might seem a little bit far-fetched But why would I lie to you
  5. It's going to be a lot of fun watching this offense curbstomp backend starters and middle relief types. The patience at the plate has been very refreshing!
  6. I mean, just release the poor guy, eat the 7M and be done with it. Obviously Kim's not good enough to make the ML team, and we can't afford to have him rot away on the bench with our pitching, so spare everyone any more drama/bad PR and cut bait. 81 pages on this fiasco, amazing.
  7. The right call, but still a bummer. Big Gonzo fan and I'll never forget his contributions to a magical 2012. That Mexican league changeup was awesome.
  8. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KLVLCXgTx3o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> http://pitchfork.com/news/64364-the-national-courtney-barnett-the-war-on-drugs-more-cover-the-grateful-dead-listen/
  9. In case you didn't know, you can electronically exchange/forward tickets. As long as they're in your online account, you don't need the hard copies. "You can also electronically forward your tickets to tickets@orioles.com to make an exchange. When you forward in tickets please provide all of the following in the "Note to Friend" section before forwarding: the date of the game you want to attend, number of tickets, seating preference, account number, and last four digits of the credit card on file to use if there is a balance due when making the exchange." ^That's a c/p from a ticket rep email. I've done it several times without any issue. Honestly, it's the only way I'll do it since it's easy and it saves me from driving downtown to the box office. I'd recommend picking out your seats before forwarding your tickets though and you can do that using the interactive seat map.
  10. Great stuff, Tony. Keep it coming and thank you!
  11. Well, that couldn't have gone any easier. Scored two in Section 8.
  12. I scored two last year but you're right, it was a madhouse. Have to imagine (hope) things go a little easier this year.
  13. From the MLBTR mailbag... "Manny Machado recently told beat reporters he would ?hope they keep me here long term.? What kind of contract extension would Machado be looking at if the O?s moved on it before this season? During the season? Waiting until after the season? ? Carlos O. Machado is earning $5MM after avoiding arbitration for the first time this winter, and he?s statistically close enough to Josh Donaldson that I don?t mind using the two for a rough comparison. Donaldson signed his second and third arbitration years away for a combined $28.65MM, and also had the benefit of qualifying as a Super Two to boost his starting point. Machado doesn?t have an MVP or 40-homer season under his belt, and he hasn?t played his first full arbitration season yet, so we can probably discount Donaldson?s deal somewhat when looking at the arb years. That being said, I don?t think $26MM for Machado?s final two arbitration seasons is outlandish, and from there you have to look at pricing him as an elite talent ? something along the lines of $25MM+ per season ? who is set to hit the market in advance of his age-26 season. Quite honestly, I don?t even see how an extension is possible without the Orioles caving on their stance against opt-out clauses. The way the game is trending, especially in terms of long-term contracts for young players, an opt-out would seem almost like a requirement. Giancarlo Stanton, Jason Heyward, Clayton Kershaw, Masahiro Tanaka, Elvis Andrus, and Justin Upton all represent players that signed long term contracts at young ages (whether via free agency or extension), and each secured an opt-out clause in his deal. If the 2015 season, or even 90 percent of that production, becomes the norm for Machado going forward, he should have an easy case for $300MM or more in free agency. Given that, an extension for him right now should easily top $200MM and include an opt-out clause after his second and/or third would-be free-agent year. Given his age, and with two 6+ WAR seasons already under his belt, Machado?s agents could be looking to the Stanton contract as a comparable (though it was signed one service year later in his career)." http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/02/mlbtr-mailbag-kimbrel-desmond-machado-royals-braves.html
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