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About billw76

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  1. Hopefully this is just the beginning, and we get signings like this or better every year. Elias and company need to keep the pipeline flowing with as much talent as possible. What's the possibility of Basallo or Hernandez cracking the Top 30 prospects?
  2. That line of 4.50 ERA is probably the same for starting pitchers as well. Teams aren't gonna give up a top prospect for a league average SP these days.
  3. I definitely don't disagree that to the Angels of all teams he should have been worth more. If Bundys numbers come back to career normals before the season is out I wonder how many will still feel the same about what we received.
  4. I think some are valuing Bundy based off of this season, and not the Bundy of the past few years. He never lived up to his potential here, and I honestly don't think Elias or many other GMs could have gotten more for him.
  5. I hope not. I'd much rather see the guys we have now out there getting the ABs.
  6. It's easy to look back now and say the Bundy trade was bad and we should have gotten more. IMO if we couldn't get more from a team as pitching needy as the Angels are, that says a lot about Bundys value at the time.
  7. Why would you send him on that, way too shallow
  8. 😂😂 it definitely does, but it's really easy to use so it's not a PIA
  9. I've been doing this for the last few years. PIA(Private Internet Access) VPN, an Nvidia Shield TV so I can download the PIA app, problem solved. It costs me $125 or whatever the MLBTV season pass costs plus $6 a month for PIA, well worth it to be able to watch any game I want.
  10. I'm as big a Hays fan as anyone, and I have my hopes set pretty high for him this season. If he can stay healthy I'd like to see how well he can handle CF all season, and offensively I'd like to see him perform like he did in his call up last year or similar to his 2017 minor league season.
  11. I don't think those 5 graduating to the majors will affect the farms rating very much. Mountcastle is the only Top 100 guy of the 5, and whoever is drafted at #2 will possibly be ranked higher. The competitive balance pick and 2nd rounder should/could land in our top 15. Having a highly ranked farm doesn't always equal success at the MLB level though, and these guys will need to perform in an Orioles uniform. A strong farm gives us a lot more options though if these guys do perform, with cost controlled players and trade chips further down the road. We need to continue to draft well and make some major signings on the international front to keep the pipeline flowing with talent.
  12. I don't see any punishment possible for Elias, not sure how much he even knew. I think MLB is done with the Astros end of things, and now will focus on the Red Sox penalties and how long Cora will be banned.
  13. I wouldn't mind bringing him in for a shot in spring training, let him compete with Ruiz. This is the only thing I've seen on Holt and it doesn't really link him to us just mentions him as a possibility. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/01/al-east-notes-pearson-orioles-rays-chavis.html
  14. I think the bullpen has the potential to be better this year. I'd like to see Harvey get a chance to close and move Givens, Castro to earlier inning spots where they had a little bit more success. I'm not sure if Harvey is ready for the closers role, but at this point what would it hurt to see what he can do. The bigger problem is going to be the rotation and how often they will be able to give the bullpen a chance to close out a game. Right now it's basically Means and everyone else. I think defensively we should be improved with Hays in CF all season and Iglesias at SS, and those two should also balance out the offense lost with Villar and replacing Martin. I honestly think the SP is gonna make it tough to win much this year, and put a heavy workload on the bullpen. I'm definitely not as optimistic as you Frobby and think we will be more in the 48-53 win range.
  15. I honestly don't see any way we pick outside the top 5. I guess it's possible but I just can't see this team improving 10-15 games to move out of the top 5. I just want to see progression this year from Means, Hays etc on the ML roster, and more importantly from the farm system and in the international market.
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