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GoldGlove21 last won the day on March 10 2013

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  1. Flacco was in that situation because they ran a dumb play to get the other team to burn a timeout before punting it away. The Flacco play there at the end required him to throw a ball where they player could get 30-35 yards and get out of bounds. Flacco got hit with less than 17 seconds on the clock needing 75 yards. I like that Joe said something about a stupid play call. The Broncos offensive weapons just aren't very good. Flacco does look done, but his comments weren't wrong.
  2. No pass rush is one reason why the secondary is getting torched.
  3. I don't understand this at all. The Orioles have the FAR superior history. You are just looking at recent history, but that doesn't tell the entire story. MLB likely prefers the Orioles to move because it solves the MASN dispute.
  4. The issue is likely tied to two points. 1. A TON of people were traded to include a lot of arms. That likely minimized the returns for Givens, but makes Elias look pretty good in terms of dealing Cashner early. 2. Elias obviously didn't get a return he likes. In baseball like Poker, sometimes you need to have all the cards in order to bluff. Standing pat now may make bluffing later much easier.
  5. I am not a big fan of passing on up the middle guys for a one dimensional first baseman. Nothing against Vaughn
  6. Sure... I think they have like 10% of the first 75 picks. They also have $3M or so more than the O's to work with. They could move bonuses around to next some high upside talent.
  7. The Orioles could never lose right. Last year they lost right and they should this year too. #1 overall pick and more draft resources is the way to go.
  8. With the Ravens it seems to be about draft capital. Or it was with Ozzie. With Decosta it might be about best player at a position of need. If the Ravdns are looking to fill a hole a DE they might be better off trading that first rounder. What good does a top wideout do for some like Jackson? I think the Ravens go OLine.
  9. I think White goes early, early. Maybe first 10 picks. I think Bush goes to 16 when a team interested in Bush loses out.
  10. The Phillies will be good really soon IMO. I think Harper wants to be on the left coast and not play for a dud. The Dodgers are probably where his market would be awesome, but I want to see him shock the world and sign with a team nobody could have predicted.
  11. He thinks there is collusion? I really think the payroll tax hurts some players. Maybe owners are getting smarter on best ways to spend money. At what point do teams look at the Harpers and Machado's of the world and think 4 separate $75M total contracts worth of improvement or one of those guys?
  12. I hear people talking about the on field product this year and I am not sure that Elias cares this season or the next. I think the man is taking his time putting personnel in place instead of signing quality free agents because one or two quality free agents do nothing for a winning season in Baltimore over the next 2-3 years. At the more pitiful we are the better players we get the opportunity to select to help us down the road. I look forward to the Orioles signing young players out of option everywhere else. Keep the operating cost low, keep the expectation low and when the times comes tag some shots at the real prize. To be somewhere in-between is just a foolish goal and a waste of resources IMO.
  13. Who knows if they are all really his demands. I take some of these reports with a grain of salt until something comes from it. If I were negotiating and wanted to get the best offer from my current team I might ask for something I know they will not give me so I can get what I want in another area. It is clear to me that Baltimore will need to pay him as a top coach. Tomlin's deal pays him about what John makes. Reid ($7.5M), Rivera ($7.75M), Peyton ($9M), Carroll ($9M), Gruden ($10M) and Belichick ($10.5M+) all make more than John. If I am his agent I think $9M-$10M is a nice number thanks to the Raiders making a real dumb decision with Gruden. Coaches may not have all the say when it comes to personnel, but I bet that the guys near and around Harbaugh's success have more insight than what most think or hear about. Look at the "not John's type of guys" cuts from a while back (Pollard, Boldin, McGahee) and you would think that he has even more power now as his contract will expire soon. But if you entertain dealing Harbaugh for picks you best hit on them and find a capable coaching replacement. I can think of a ton of teams that bombed consecutive years worth of high first round picks. The Jaguars, Jets and Ravens come to mind when looking at first round picks dating back to 2010.
  14. Any team could just keep the picks, wait a year and offer Harbaugh a ton. The same problem with Flacco' deal will be the problem with Harbaugh. Walk years and success equal huge pay days. It seems that 50% of teams are looking for coaching upgrades. If we move Harbaugh who is our replacement?
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