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CheeryO last won the day on January 18 2017

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  1. Thanks. I'm curious about this Kevin Smith kid the O's got from the Mets. MLB.com has him ranked at the 12th best prospect in the O's system, just behind Kremer and Lowther, with an ETA of this year. Could be the O's think he's not quite ready to start, however.
  2. Curious if any one knows -- why was Zimmerman promoted ahead of Michael Baumann, Zac Lowther or the new pickup from the Mets, Kevin Smith? Are any of the other guys hurt? Or did Zimmerman just completely outperform them in training?
  3. Not that worried about the outfield because of injuries and because so many guys are so young. Most likely some of the hot guys will regress and some the struggling guys will suddenly improve. It's such a weird year and such a small sample size. 1B/DH will be the real logjam if Mancini comes back healthy (which is hardly a given) and whenever Rutschman gets promoted. If Mancini is ready he's probably more likely to DH or play first than the outfield. Anything is possible with him, but it's hard to imagine him playing the outfield any time soon. Do Severino and Sisco just become bench players when Adley is ready? They both can hit and should see a good amount of time at DH if not 1B as well if Adley is ready next season. I'd hate to see either get traded, but if Rutstchman is tearing it up soon it's hard to see the O's keeping all three. Rutschman may need more time though.
  4. Here are a couple links on the history of the Sun. Pretty impressive stuff. https://www.baltimoresun.com/about/bal-about-sun-sunhistory-htmlstory.html https://blogs.weta.org/boundarystones/2019/03/08/when-baltimore-sun-was-washingtons-most-visible-newspaper Couple of tidbits The only war correspondent in attendance when the Germans surrendered in Reims, France was a reporter for the Sun. Similarly, when the Japanese surrendered on the USS Missouri, three reporters for the Sun were there. For awhile one of the tallest privately owned buildings in Washington DC was the Baltimore Sun building, which was built for the newspaper in the 1880s. The paper did not stay there long, however, because the Sun's owner's death forced his heirs to sell the building. The building is still there -- though by modern standards it's not even really considered tall. The paper designed a communications network of telegraph, steamboat, railroad and pony express to New Orleans in the 1850s just to report on the Mexican War. This put the paper on the national stage. The paper once had news bureaus in 7 international capitals, including Moscow and Tokyo. David Simon, Louis Rukeyser, HL Mencken, Gwen Ifill and Jim McKay all once worked for the Sun. I mostly read the Washington Post as a kid and teen, but if I could you could be damn sure that I would read the Orioles' box score for yesterday's game in the Sun! I live on the west coast now but don't even read the LA Times much anymore. Now most of the great old newspapers are a mere shadow of what they used to be. The fifth season of The Wire did a great job showing the Sun struggling with the modern era.
  5. Oh right. I forgot Mussina and Rivera were teammates on that team. Thanks
  6. Ok, but by "greatest closer in history" I assume he's referring to Mariano Rivera. I don't remember the details of the '96 game other than the Yankee fan reaching out to catch the ball. Did the Yankees rough up Mussina in that game? Thanks
  7. I have to admit I barely followed baseball in the 90s. Even before the strike my attention faded. Something about the Yankees losing to the D-Backs in 2001 brought my attention back. I'm biased in favor of the '83 team because I was still a kid then and I was at one of the World Series games (can't remember which one).
  8. The Baltimore Sun used to be one of the greatest newspapers in the US, far greater than the Washington Post up until the 70s when the Post stole the spotlight on Watergate. The Post is no more liberal than it ever has been -- it is the paper that exposed Nixon yet (along with every other paper except the Knight Ridder reporters and foreign press) failed to properly investigate the run-up to the Iraq War.
  9. I like that Mussina was snubbed in favor of CC. If you're going to ditch the Orioles for the Yankees you better win the big one, and he never did.
  10. The precedent I was thinking of was Gil Meche of the Royals, who forfeited $12 million after retiring because he didn't think he could earn it. https://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/sports/baseball/27meche.html
  11. Generous ranking if you ask me. They could easily be #1 or #2.
  12. Why DH? Davis is decent with the glove but can't hit. I would think the O's cut him before using him as a DH.
  13. If the Orioles had a pitching staff to match their current offense this team maybe could be a bit better than .500 -- best case. But without studying the numbers it does seem the offense has improved quite a bit over the past couple of months -- despite the presence of Davis and Martin.
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