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  1. The guy on MLB radio is talking about how Eovaldi grunts a lot, and related that to his hometown, which just so happens to be the same hometown as Nolan Ryan, Wouldn't you know that Nolan Ryan was also a grunter according to the broadcasters? 

    I'm not sure anything is going right tonight. 

  2. You know fellas, in such crazy world circumstances, don't you take some comfort in knowing that there are some things that never change? The Orioles being the overlooked caboose of the MLB train  is something we can depend on as a constant and steady source of solace. No matter how turbulent things are, I can always check the standings and find the Orioles as the firm foundation of the AL East. Some people call it "last place", but I I prefer the foundation analogy. 

  3. Just now, eddie83 said:

    If someone wants a laugh I bet on the Orioles tonight. Nice call. 


    My buddy’s total over 10 was a slightly better call.  

    That's a true fan right there! The Orioles were due. 

    Hey at least you didn't bet against the Globetrotters. 

  4. I've learned that I am likely skewed by being impatient and over reactionary.

    That being said, I gave the draft a D after initially saying it "had to be an F" because of the late round selections. I just don't think any other GM would have had a first through third round close to what we had, being in the number 2 position in the draft. I know all teams have unique needs, but we need pitching and OBP, and I don't we got either in the first three rounds. We also have too many OF and SS now. I don't like hearing "has mechanical issues" at all, because so many of those are ingrained and very hard to fix. 

    Time will tell, I thought Daniel Cabrera and Luis Matos would have multiple All-Star appearances, so clearly my intuition leaves much to be desired sometimes. 

  5. I have to laugh to stop from yelling and scaring my son. Unbelievable how bad this draft is. F is the only appropriate grade. 

    I really don't want to hear about "well, we have to wait to see how it pans out". Every single pick has been someone where many better choices were available. We have no pitching depth at all, and we haven't chosen a single pitcher. We now have tons of shortstops and outfielders. The last two picks have been 30-35 spots higher than projected, so no need to go overslot. We had the most money, and likely won't spend it all. If we do spend it all, it's because we drastically overpaid. Absolute, abject disaster of a draft. 

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  6. The Orioles aren't picking guys that will be up to help the MLB team soon either. Picking guys that strikeout a lot and have swing problems. i am anxious to see improvements within a couple years, and this draft isn't alleviating my fears at all. So many guys with higher upside were available at 39, and much safer picks were available at 2 and 30 (the pick at number 2 is still especially egregious to me). 

  7. You simply cannot justify these decisions. We've come away with guys that were rated lower than the picks we made three times in a row. Two outfielders when we have a glut of them already, and a shortstop who has a decent ceiling but a low floor. No pitching with a lot of guys left who we could have spent that overslot money on. Elias messed this draft up big time. Inexcusable decision making is being kind. 

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