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  1. Yeah. A one game sample size is nothing. But if he continue to make plays and get those DPs, then we may be on to something.
  2. I'm late to this, but I'd put in a vote for 56-60. But better days are ahead.
  3. Also lovely to see that Dish cut bait with MASN. Oh well, with them ditching the Hurricanes too, might as well switch.
  4. I know he's more of a "retread", but he's still relatively young... what about Mike Matheny? He just turned 48 today (9/22) and has almost 600 wins to his name.
  5. Of course it turns out that in the year where we may have the #1 pick (and almost definitely a top 2 pick at this point) that there is very little top end talent in the draft. Then again, that draft is still almost a year away. And frankly, we'll probably be picking really high again in the 2020 draft.
  6. Agreed... in a shocking turn of events, we actually seem intent on rebuilding. On top of that, we're making good moves with that intent to rebuild. It's almost like our front office knows what it's doing and is being allowed to do those things.
  7. Yup... he was WAYYY ahead of that pitch.
  8. Wow... I have a faster fastball than a guy who has pitched in a Major League game!! YEAH!!!
  9. Will the lucky fan in Section 108, Row G, Seat 6 please report to the Tampa Bay dugout for a special fan promotion?
  10. No problem... now that we are about to hit the magical 30 win milestone, this thread is about over anyways.
  11. Seriously... If I'm a fan sitting in Pickles and watching the game, I'm afraid too.
  12. Yep.... and this guy is throwing pitches closer to Pickles than to home plate.
  13. Is July 27 the night? AJ with the homer and it's 8-3!!
  14. This is the way I see it. Right now, a couple of high ceiling guys aren't going to take us over the top by themselves. We need to bring in guys who have major league potential. There a real chance that we have brought in 4 or 5 guys who significantly contribute to this team in the future. While we're lacking star power too, we REALLY need to find a quantity of guys who are legitimate big leaguers. A team of a couple super stars, a couple solid players, and 2/3 filled with AAAA talent (or less) is a team that loses significantly more games than it wins. Not to mention, we're going to have high
  15. Except the strategy right now isn't to find the magic trade that by itself makes us a winning organization. The strategy right now is to bring in as many legitimate future big leagues players as we can. We don't need to find the next face of the Orioles right now. We need to find more legitimate guys who can be legitimate contributors. You can't win with a team that has 2 or 3 superstars and 3-5 solid players. You need to have depth... and we're picking up quantity to build that future depth. Not every player we pick up is going to work out and contribute for the Orioles. But of the 8 guys we
  16. I said decent, but I'd rate the haul somewhere between decent and solid. The fact is that Britton is 30 and has had his share of injuries. On the flip side, he has been pitching well this year and it's going to royally suck to see him in pinstripes. The haul was OK. We picked up a guy who could be part of the rotation for a few years and a guy who could be the future closer or set up guy. Heck, even Rogers has a chance to give us something as a SP or long reliever but at worst he's solid organizational depth. No high ceiling guys who are going to be all star reps for the Orioles or anythi
  17. Well, I'd say this sums up the actual haul pretty well. A B- or so prospect. Another guy who is probably a C+/C prospect and then a C level prospect. The reliever seems intriguing. We don't have any future stars in the hauls that we have brought in for Machado/Britton, but what we have done is brought in a number of guys who can develop into playing real roles in the future of the organization.... which is far more important right now. We can use our #1 pick in next year's draft to pick up our future star.
  18. That is the good news... and the good thing about the trade market is that you only have to fool one team. Salary would also likely be a concern, though perhaps a bit of a salary dump from the team that picks Britton up could be in the cards.
  19. I don't understand why people think Britton's going to attract massive trade value. When he's at his best, he's really good.... but he's only about a month removed from a major injury. And that wasn't exactly his first trip to the DL. Best case IMO is that we pick up a B level prospect for him along with a B-/C+ kinda prospect.... maybe getting an additional C level prospect as a throw in.
  20. Agreed... plus with Britton's very recent injury concerns, IMO we'd be lucky to get two solid prospects for Britton. I'm thinking a two or three of B-/C+/C guys. I really doubt anyone gives the farm away for Britton but we might pick up a legitimate future piece or two.
  21. I should also add that overall, I would grade this trade (if reports are accurate) an A- or so. We picked up a good quantity of prospects (with two guys likely to contribute to an extent and very possibly in a big way and a third who has a good chance to contribute). We aren't getting the guy to build around... but there's no need for that right now given that we're more than a couple players from being a playoff contender. This is a very good start in the rebuilding process. And now it's time to see what we can get for Britton.
  22. I'd say Diaz and May are both kind of the "centerpieces" of the deal. We didn't one excellent prospect out of this deal (if reports are accurate). But what we did get are two pretty solid prospects with a good likelihood of providing SOMETHING to the team down the road (and both have potential to be solid multi-year starters). On top of that, we pick up another OK prospect (may or may not contribute down the road) and a guy who can play now in the majors (though he isn't exactly lighting it up this year).... The last guy looks like organizational filler.
  23. I mean, if we can land three prospects ALL B- or better, then that would be freakin' amazing. I'm just not sure I buy it. ....Then again, all it takes is for one team to get foolish. See also, Seattle with Bedard. Then again, Bedard wasn't a rental (but had more question marks than Manny).
  24. What are your expectations for Manny? I can't imagine getting a whole lot more than a B+/B level prospect, a C/C+ prospect, and maybe an additional C prospect. Maybe an A-/B+ prospect and a C+ type prospect.... but we're not going to get tons of talent for three months of Machado. It just isn't going to happen.
  25. I have no idea how the team is going to look in either season. But if we start a smart turnaround now, we MAY be able to start seeing some of the payoff by 2021. I'm not talking about playoffs or anything... but not 100 losses either.
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