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Everything posted by gmelson26

  1. The new meta, pitchers who are also late inning defensive replacements.
  2. Sounds like a REALLY excuse for a salary cap/revenue sharing.
  3. How else can we compete with Detroit?
  4. Can he backup 2B or 3B in a pinch? If so, that's useful.
  5. I was just thinking this as I read through the thread. I do think it's giving him a little bit of extra consideration.. and while that's usually pertinent and potentially worthwhile for kids with MLB pedigree, in this case, we've satisfied due consideration.
  6. Could you provide a few highlights please?
  7. I think motivation might be a bit of an issue for Manny. While I'm obviously not certain, I could see Manny get a big contract and then somewhat mentally and then physically (training etc), check out. And we see some of the numbers decline despite his age.
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    Is there any data correlating steals and shifts used against? I wonder if fast teams get the shift used against them less often than slower teams.
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    I would prefer Brady is gone for reasons previously stated in this thread. There's just too many questions marks and potential for shenanigans with ownership for my liking. We finally get a great fresh start, let's do it completely right, out with the old. That said, if he is going to stay, let's give him a clearly defined lane and title. Vice President of Player Reclamation. Let him use his backstory, gifts, and knowledge to make the mistakes we have, or will have, the best they can be. The next 92 Brady Anderson. And if Elias thinks Brady can help sway a free agent that Elias wants, let Brady get involved and go lift with him bro. Mostly, I want him to have nothing to do with evaluating or re-signing current players on the team. He gets too close them, and while that might be great helping get some more talent or value out of them, he makes him a true liability when it comes to assessing whether to keep or cut a player.
  10. Concerning the potential midseason trades, I'm hoping we put a premium focus on defense. Let's make our pitchers look as nice and shiny as we can for their trade value.
  11. Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for this forum/baseball community. I come here 3, 4, 5.. more times a day every day since 2009. Love this place!
  12. I'm sorry in advance, I know you couldn't do more, but this one must be included. Mike "Bat Head to the Ball" Bordick
  13. I get what you're saying. On the other hand, maybe they identified something with Aiken that they felt they could change or work on that would have made him useful to them, something others have missed? I dunno, trying to think positive for the next few years!
  14. I've taken to "the Angelos family." It checks all the boxes. It covers the kids, Peter, but most importantly Angelos is front and center.
  15. If the idea is to try and trade Trumbo, which it has to be, then we need to be playing him at 1B and maybe a bit in the outfield as well a bit of DHing. Him at straight DH is going to lower the trade value. All of that assumes he will hit well, but then if he doesn't his position won't matter.
  16. I read this as Buck saying I signed up for Andy MacPhail to be my GM, and things would have been better with him running the ship.
  17. Yeah they are certainly the least of the issues.
  18. My friend just posted this on fb, this seemed like the right place for it. https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/9s3xm6/manny_machado_being_a_douchebag_compilation/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=mweb&fbclid=IwAR312bVDPGtDaX72L-nK7dpUAGA4bNFBpovLzLhT5QUDT1tC76NXkSrJeDg&_branch_match_id=557178282966459303
  19. You would have thought Brady might tip the scales in our favor on VVM or Gaston. He could make a nice pitch, "Look if you sign with us, I will make sure you get paid in the big leagues even if you aren't that good, once this initial contract ends. Just look at what I did for Chris Davis, Darren O'Day, and Chris Tillman."
  20. Anyone want to revise their grade in lieu of the MIA Mesa signings? I think I'm almost willing to go F, but will say a D at the moment. Who knows, maybe they get Gaston?
  21. That would put him an awfully long distance away from his charities.. = (
  22. I agree for the most part. The bat throwing was the only incident as an Oriole that I really have a problem with. The play last night, however, was dirty, plain and simple. I'm glad it wasn't as an Oriole. I'm not going to try and make excuses or give him the benefit of the doubt. It clearly wasn't an accident.. it was probably a momentary split second decision that he wishes he could take back, but it was a dirty choice he made willingly.
  23. He keeps his foot on the bag a half a second too long, so people like Manny should be allowed to try and break it.. I'm sorry but I find that ludicrous.
  24. "He's a player that has a history of those types of incidents," Yelich said. "One time is an accident. Repeated over and over and over again, you're just a dirty player. It's a dirty play by a dirty player. That's what it is. I have a lot of respect for him as a player, but you can't respect someone who plays the game like that. --Christian Yelich He sums it up well. At least it wasn't in an Oriole uniform, and we'd have to watch the replay all over the news all in Orange and Black.
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