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  1. Adley gets it. One day, one of those kids will play on the Orioles with our future hall of famer.
  2. I think we see a big jump for pitching when Adley takes over. From pitch sequence, to keeping guys steady, to pitch framing, all will add up to a resurgence for a lot of our pitchers and a steady progression for others. I look at his effect on our pitching staff and the team in general to the same effect seen with Buster and Molina to their respective teams. As for the hitting, Mayo, Henderson, Westburg, Nevin, Neustrom, Hernandez, Stowers are coming and this team will see a huge leap forward to contending for the World Series faster than many believe possible. Two years gentleman. Two years.
  3. It goes back to the previous year. Whomever had the worst record gets the pick. In 2020, we had the same record so it goes back to 2019. We had a worse record then so we get the first pick. Hooray for sucking at baseball for so long!
  4. I’m still curious as to what caused the myocarditis. Seems like a very strange thing to happen. Granted I know nothing about it or if it just happens randomly. All the same I am so very happy for him and his family that they can move on from such an ordeal.
  5. Yes. It’s dependent on the player, the roster, and the talent in the minors to replace that player. Evaluations of a player’s arc of quality is also very important. For players evaluated to have greater windows of potential quality years and who play prime positions (like catcher) it should be imperative to sign pre-arb deals. Again, look at the giants. You lock in players that differentiate your team and build around them. Good players beget good players.
  6. I disagree. We will likely be a blend of Astros/Rays/Giants. You keep a guy like Adley who is a true differentiation to all other catchers. The Giants have done this with Buster. We should do the same.
  7. Jones at 2b tonight! Hell yeah!
  8. Cowser‘s debut is magnificent. Talk about a smart, smart pick. Kjerstad’s health woes are an outlier and definitely something that happened after he was drafted. To think something like heart inflammation wouldn’t be caught with how rigorous physicals are is just not something I’m willing to believe. Covid or treatment to prevent Covid likely caused his career to be sidelined. No way for Elias to know that would happen. Still though, notice how people like Austin Martin aren’t on the list at all?
  9. You’re doing a great job out there Kyle!
  10. You can’t in one breath say they are failing while also saying that the guys who are succeeding (which are more than Hall and Rodriguez) are doing so because they are big fish in small ponds. Look at Bradish, Baumann, Smith, Bautista, Lowther, etc. those are guys who are excelling. They talk about the use of tech and coaching specifics that have unlocked greater talents and highlighted precisely what they excel at while also showing what they need to work on. The coaches in the minors are all on the same page in their goal to get the most out of each player. I disagree entirely when you say th
  11. Like whom? Akin and Kramer?
  12. The people that failed in those respects are not part of the team. I am glad that you think Elias is the best thing to happen to the club in 25 years. That we can agree on.
  13. If I’m arguing with a wall, you are a broken record. Yes plenty are complaining about the farm system to the “it’s all top heavy” to the “farm rankings are bs” to the “yeah but our major league team sucks” it’s a constant whining from you and others that is both noticeable and ridiculous. Fox had a great point in that we have largely had the same result with over 50% reduction in payroll. We are now finally loaded with talent in the pipeline and most importantly it proves Elias knows what the hell he is doing.
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