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Brendan25 last won the day on February 11 2012

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  1. I'm fine with that but Jones doesn't necessarily need to be traded at the deadline. He could be traded next year. I do think that to start filing up the cupboard quickly that either him OR Manny should be traded at this years deadline.
  2. So I know that every single person has a different perspective about the trade deadline. Do we stay pat with what we have and pray that we resign Manny and keep trying to compete? Do we have a firesale and trade everybody? My question is why cant we be sellers at the trade deadline, but still keep a core together that is ready to hopefully compete next year? The first question that needs to be answered is can we resign Manny? If the question is no then he needs to be traded. If the answer is yes or maybe, then chances are Adam Jones will most likely not be signing an extension with Manny, so here's my idea. Trade Manny Machado or Adam Jones - If Manny will not be signing an extension you trade Manny and try to lock up Jones to an extension. If you think you can resign Manny, I'm trading Jones for prospects) Wellington Castillo - May be the best catcher on the trade market at the deadline, should be able to get a really good haul for him. Seth Smith - He's a free agent after this year, just get what you can for him. A guy with a 105 OPS+, a .316 OBP, and 14 HR's will probably be valued more then we think. Zach Britton - I just have a hard time believing that the O's are going to pony up what it's going to take to resign him. If they think they are then I'm keeping him, I'm trading him because I don't think they're resigning him, and we could get a really good haul for him. If he comes out the first 2 weeks after the all-star break and looks normal, noone will even think about the injury I don't think. Darren O'Day - We have to trade some of our relievers to stock up the farm system, which means that in addition to Britton, I think that either O'Day or Brach needs to go also. If there is anything that this team has been CONSISTENTLY good at over the years, it's finding relievers. O'Day off the scrap heap, Brach off the scrap heap, Givens a converted infielder, I think Miguel Castro could be the real deal. Trade 2 of your relievers and stock up that farm. Next Years Core Joey Rickard Adam Jones or Manny Machado Jonathon Schoop Chris Davis Mark Trumbo Trey Mancini Dylan Bundy Kevin Gausman Chris Tillman (I think he resigns on a prove it deal) Brad Brach Mychal Givens Miguel Castro That core, if they play to their standards (which most of them aren't this year) with a couple additions around them could still compete next year, I think. If Bundy, Gausman, and Tillman pitch like we all expected them to this year, if Davis and Trumbo play a little more to how they're supposed to play, and if we add just a little bit around them. I think that we can restock the minor league cupboard by trading those players, without having to hit the reset button for the next 5 years.......
  3. Our star player seems to be pretty pissed off about this move.
  4. I really don't want either one of those two either. What options are availalbe in trade other then Kemp?
  5. For me there actually are no words to thank Nick enough for what he did for this community. Joined the Orioles in 2006 in the worst of the worst, and then never even played in the organizations first playoffs in 14 years. I wish him nothing but success and happiness in Atlanta. I'll be there the day he gets inducted into the Orioles Hall Of Fame.
  6. I'm actually so mad at every single poster on this site that is "happy" that Markakis is gone. Especially Birdland "dancing" about it. This is a guy that was with the Orioles through the worst of the worst. Signed an extension in the middle of that mess when he could of tested the market and got out. Has done SO much in the community of Baltimore. Actually had a meeting with the owner of the team saying he didn't want to leave but something had to change to turn this team into a winner. I would not of given Nick the contract that he got, but I for one am very sad to see him go. I hope he wins MVP in the NL next year, and WHEN he gets inducted into the Orioles Hall Of Fame I will be in the front row with a standing ovation.
  7. One of my personal favorites is Nina Dobrev.
  8. He's going to get closer money. No chance he is back. Orioles probably will have one conversation with his agent and walk away.
  9. I don't believe in windows. If you can continue to develop pitching your window will never close. The reason why we lost for 14 straight years? Daniel Cabrera, Hayden Penn, Adam Loewen, Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta, etc. The reason why we made the playoffs this year? Chris Tillman, Miguel Gonzalez, Kevin Gausman. I would like to think that the O's are willing to pay a homegrown ace to keep him here (Tillman). Gausman has many years left until we have to worry about him. There are still guys in the minors that have potential. I'm not worried about Davis. I'm not worried about Wieters. I'm not worried about Markakis or Hardy. I'm worried about this team continuing to have a strong starting rotation. If they do that, the rest of the pieces can be put together.
  10. If the surgery last offseason fixed his one knee, why not have surgery on the other knee this offseason?
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