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CheeryO

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  1. I can't see the Red Sox or Yankees giving up anything for Manny now. He's been too terrible. I suspect other teams are starting to see Manny possibly as damaged goods.
  2. Yep, and even that free agent starter -- Gallardo -- did end up signing with the O's, unfortunately.
  3. Free agent starters will sign with the O's if the O's pay the money for them. It's not like it's harder to hit home runs in Yankee Stadium than it is in Camden. All this talk about free agent starters not signing with Baltimore comes down to $. I'm not saying the O's should pay whatever it takes to get X starter, but if you pay they will come.
  4. From your original comment I thought you were dividing everything into ground balls and fly balls. I couldn't make sense of your original comment, which is why I mentioned line drives.
  5. Seriously? What about line drive singles and gap doubles? Not to mention the occasional blooper.
  6. Yeah, I don't disagree with the idea of trading Manny to Boston. I just think Angelos would never do it, even if he did green light a rebuild. They don't have a better 1B than Davis. Better value 1B than Davis, yes, but not better. Thus far Moreland is outperforming his career numbers, while Davis is under-performing his.
  7. Well, first of all Judge leads the league in home runs. That's obviously impressive for any player, especially a young one breaking out. But also unlike Mancini he was a top 100 prospect. I don't think Mancini ever was, so I suspect a lot of people think Mancini will come back to earth more so than Judge -- sooner or later. We'll have to wait and see. But yes the fact that Judge is a Yankee gets him a lot more attention than it would otherwise. Not like he doesn't deserve it, though. If Mancini keeps up what he's doing then more hype will come his way for sure too. It's pretty amazing that the O's two best hitters this year by a good margin are Schoop and Mancini.
  8. When our team stops sucking up the division.
  9. Much easier to trade Manny to them? Maybe, but only if the Red Sox were willing to give up the farm for the most disappointing hitter in 2017, and only if the O's were willing to trade him. The Red Sox need a big home run hitter as much as any team in the league. Davis might not be that guy, but all you have to do is look at their numbers to determine their struggles this year are mainly because they are not hitting for any power. Davis, for all his flaws, is having a better year than Hanley Ramirez, and he is definitely having a better year than any of their third basemen -- a position Davis can also play. As far as their starting pitching is concerned, I can't see the Red Sox bumping any of their starters except Fister, and he'll get bumped any way when ERod gets back. The Red Sox have gotta believe Price, Porcello and Pomweranz will improve. They've all had their struggles but none have been that bad.
  10. The Red Sox have the fourth fewest home runs in the league -- only 75. They miss Ortiz badly. Meanwhile they have the seventh best ERA in baseball. Their hitting is definitely a bigger problem than their pitching (though that could change I guess with ERod on the DL and Price's cracked nail). Don't know what you mean by it would be for us but not for Boston. By salary relief I mean the O's would eat part of Davis' salary in a trade.
  11. That's why I hinted at salary relief.
  12. I guess you're right, though one of them could DH or play position other than 1B, especially since HanRam is hitting only OK. Moreland is good but I always thought he was more of a platoon player. Neither Ramirez nor Moreland hit as many homers as Davis, and I'm sure the Red Sox want another big lefty bat for Fenway.
  13. And Zach Davies goes 7 innings giving up no runs -- granted it was against Atlanta. Ariel Miranda gave up 4 in 7 innings but against the best team in the AL.
  14. I'm only half joking when I say the O's should see if the Red Sox would be interested in Chris Davis in a trade, which would free up Mancini or Trumbo to take over 1B and get something of a rebuild started. Red Sox badly miss Ortiz's left handed power bat. I doubt they would go for Davis, even with salary relief, but it's maybe only a matter of time before the Sox start to get desperate for those missing LH home runs.
  15. Yeah, if you look at it in terms of overall record the AL East is pretty good. But the top two teams in the league have gone pretty cold. The Yankees have not had a spectacular pitching crisis the way the O's have, but they are looking more like the Yankees people thought they'd be: big bats and inconsistent starting pitching. None of the AL East teams looks like they're a sure thing to make the playoffs, and here it's almost July.
  16. The NL West is pretty easily the best division in baseball this year, in terms of record.
  17. I'm trying to remember the last time the AL East was this weak. It might be the weakest division in the whole league for the first time in many years. Then again three teams in the league are over .500, though all of them are on a downswing. Oddball year for baseball, at least in the AL.
  18. CheeryO

    They All Break

    Yeah, and I haven't been to a game there in a couple years. I see the O's play the Angels in Anaheim every now and then. Once I saw the O's against the Padres at Petco. All nice stadiums, though Dodger games used to be sometimes kind of scary depending on where you sat.
  19. CheeryO

    They All Break

    This article suggest that in Urias' case it is kind of unique. Terrible he'll be out of action for a year or more, but the people involved sound optimistic. http://dodgerblue.com/dodgers-news-andrew-friedman-optimistic-julio-urias-anterior-capsule-surgery-full-recovery/2017/06/24/
  20. CheeryO

    They All Break

    Yeah, it sounds like his injury is pretty unique. Of course it's bad news. I wasn't suggesting it isn't. I live in L.A. and the Dodgers are kind of my second favorite team.
  21. CheeryO

    They All Break

    I live in L.A. Dodgers fans are feeling very good these days playing so well and with the Cubs, Cards and Giants having down years. Now if they could just shake those pesky DBacks. More than any year in recent memory this feels like their year, but it does feel like the year for Houston and Washington too.
  22. CheeryO

    They All Break

    That would have been risky but could have still ended up making sense. Despite the injury Urias is still only 20 or 21. Sounds like his injury is pretty unique.
  23. CheeryO

    They All Break

    Of course they can what? The Dodgers sent Urias to AAA because he's been struggling, and then he got hurt. Yeah it's tough break but my point is that they haven't needed him at all this year. Dodgers are on fire, and Alex Wood and Brandon McCarthy effectively bumped Urias from the rotation.
  24. I like Wieters but he currently has a .689 OPS, the lowest of his career. He's lucky he's a starting catcher on a team with so many great pitchers. In terms of WAR he's not one of top 20 catchers in the league any more.
  25. CheeryO

    They All Break

    Not good, but it's not like Urias has been a major factor in the Dodgers' success year. Can you imagine if Urias was a starter for the O's? We would all be talking about him like he were already HOF worthy and blame the O's coaching for ruining his arm. The Dodgers are the opposite of the O's in that they have become deep in talent and patient. They are built to absorb bad luck here and there.
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