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  1. I thought it would be interesting to keep up with all the different players who are projected by different publications for the Orioles to choose as the top draft pick in 2022. Of course some of these publications will have much more merit than others but I'll list everything I come across just for the sake of interest. Initially, here is what I see: Elijah Green. https://throughthefencebaseball.com/2022-mlb-mock-draft-1-0-elijah-green-brooks-lee/ Brooks Lee. http://www.mymlbdraft.com/MLB-Mock-Draft Terrmarr Johnson. https://medium.com/minor-league-madhouse/2022-mlb-mock-dr
  2. You have zero idea? I can spell it out for you. The name of the game right now for Elias is tanking. So why in the world would you be trying something innovative while you're trying to tank? Now when they start trying to win, whether that's 2022 or 2023, then you can expect them to start trying innovative things.
  3. Did you honestly believe a 7-0 lead was safe with that team?
  4. Kind of the same thing. If they're out of it, they'll use the opportunity to rest their starters to get a look at their youngsters since they haven't had that chance since they've been in a pennant race. Plus, they'll be deflated for having been eliminated so we would get their worst effort. That's why I'm hoping they stay in it until the last day so we'll get their best effort.
  5. Tiebreaker is whoever had the worse record the previous year. In which case, both teams had identical records. Thus, the eventual tiebreaker is whoever had the worse record in 2019 which was the Orioles. So we win the tiebreaker. I would have said going into the Texas series that Arizona was in the driver's seat. However, now that the Rangers series is over and at worst, we're still tied with them, that now we take over the driver's seat with them having three games at home against Colorado to close the season. Of course, it could come down to whether or not Toronto still has a shot at t
  6. I'm looking at the ERA's of tonight's starting pitchers and I see a 9.37 for Glenn Otto and 9.61 for Zac Lowther. So that got me to wondering if this might be the highest combined starting pitcher's ERA's in a game in major league history. I doubt such a statistic can be researched (I tried Google) but I can't imagine anything beating this. Or at least not this late in the year. I suppose there's always someone who carries a 19.50 ERA into the second game of the season after getting rocked in the first inning of his initial start but it's hard to imagine something this bad in September.
  7. I got to see Cowser for the first time down here in Salem last night. That was his final game this season for Delmarva as he sat out today's season finale. I have a question for anyone who might know the answer. Why did he choose to wear number 20? He must know he can't wear that number as an Oriole. I'm hoping he's paying tribute to Frank.
  8. I would call it a 1 1/4 lead because if they gain a game on us, we get the top pick but if they gain a game and a half on us, they would get the top pick. That could happen if either team has a game that gets rained out and not made up. Not likely but possible.
  9. I believe this is correct although I'm too lazy to look it up to verify. I do know that Tankathon currently shows us as owning the top pick which means we win the tiebreaker regardless of how it works: http://www.tankathon.com/mlb
  10. Now that's a stunning turn of events! We started the day 1 1/2 games behind the Diamondbacks and they had lost six in a row and heavy underdogs on the road in Seattle. And we had a three run lead going into the final inning of the first game of a double header and a one run lead with a no hitter going into the final inning of the second game of a doubleheader. This had all the makings of us being three games out at the end of the day. Yet we once again own the first draft pick!
  11. Try to keep in mind what's really going on here. This is a total rebuild. Yes, Elias let some good players go and traded some good players. But that's all part of the plan. Letting players go reduces payroll and allows him to use that money towards other resources. The trades are intended to bring in good, young players with low salaries. This also leads toward the major league team tanking in the short term which yields better draft choices which combined with the good, young players he traded for, sets the team up with many talented, low cost players on the horizon to be the core of the next
  12. hutchead

    Coby Mayo

    Got to talk to Coby a bit here in Salem at the Shorebirds-Red Sox game last night. I told him I wanted to see him in Baltimore soon because we sure needed the help. He grinned from ear to ear and said he would do his best.
  13. Thanks. I'm going to the Shorebirds game tonight at Salem and was hoping to see him play, along with the others.
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