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  1. I was at the game last night. Had a great view from behind home plate in the lower level standing area. Means' changeup is elite. He was making Bryce Harper look real bad. Awesome game and my first time catching a win in four trips to see the O's this season. Also, shout out to Means for his career .929 OPS as a hitter haha.
  2. He could sign in St. Louis and be one of the youngest pitchers in their rotation...
  3. I'm interested whether you guys think the O's should try to resign Matt Harvey? The 32-year old won't cost much and has looked like a different pitcher in the second half: 5 starts, 1.65 ERA, 17Ks/6BB, 0.988 WHIP Also, for the record, I agree with much of what has already been said about our SP prospects in this thread. I'd add that I think Bruce Zimmerman could legitimately be a #4-#5 starter on our next winning team.
  4. Real happy to watch Mountcastle heat up. I was starting to feel a bit pessimistic about him when the OPS dropped to the .720's and I saw a few shaky defensive plays. Hope he can be a middle of the order bat for us going forward. (On a side note, I also like Urias batting second)
  5. He's got some good stuff. His curveball was making guys look bad last night. He's just not going to be a guy you can get 6-7 innings out of. I could definitely see him being a long reliever or opener on a good team. He's not a free agent till 2025.
  6. Ryan Mountcastle: -1.1 dWAR in 2021 according to Baseball Reference
  7. Pretty tired of Akin, to be honest. He's been the most dissapointing Oriole this season, in my book.
  8. Yea Youtube has been airing one MLB game a week. I'm excited for tonight's game. Means returns, the first all-woman broadcast team to call a game in MLB history, the O's going for a fourth win in a row... It feels like an important game, even if its not.
  9. I mean, Zimmerman has easily been our second best starter (with at least 5 starts) this season. 4.83 ERA, 8 SO9
  10. Baby Face Watkins painting those corners...
  11. Bumping this thread to say, I think Urias is underrated. The 27-year old now has the: 2nd best OPS on the team: .789 2nd best OBP on the team: .352 (love to see that) Baseball Reference rates him as a plus defender and already has him at 1.0 WAR through 39 games. Still a relatively short sample size (110 AB), but seems like he deserves a bit more credit and consideration going forward...
  12. I don't know enough about these players to vote, but it seems odd that 4 of our top 5 picks were outfielders... Seems like pitching and middle infield are far more pressing needs for this organization.
  13. As others have already mentioned, Keegan Akin and Dean Kremer have been major disapointments. I feel like Akin's best start this year was the one he missed because he injured himself making breakfast... I think Bruce Zimmerman deserves some modest credit for looking like an actual #4-#5 starter. I think he could stick around the back end of this rotation for a few years. With the other setbacks/regressions/injuries from players like Kjerstad, Lowther, Diaz, Mountcastle, Santander, H. Harvey... It feels like the hopes of this rebuild are resting more and more on Aldey/Grayson/DL all b
  14. This is what I'm thinking too. If they get a great offer, take it. If not, give him the JJ Hardy deal (3 years, 39-40 million or so) and plug him in as team captain and a middle of the order bat for the playoff years. I know a lot of people here want him traded, but I think that would be a good extension. It wouldn't break the bank, you wouldn't be paying him past age 33, he's a fan favorite, and, like Hardy, he would offer a lot of intangible benefits as a mentor to the younger guys.
  15. Matt Harvey's ERA against the Mets this season- 17.18 Matt Harvey's ERA against everyone else- 5.89
  16. Why not try Mountcastle out at third? Franco has a .592 OPS and is rating as one of the worst defensive thirdbasemen in the league. Hays is coming back and Stewart is heating up.
  17. I think building around Means makes a lot of sense. He'll be an excellent mentor and leader of the roation once Hall and Rodriquez come up. I think its perfectly reasonable for this team to plan (hope) to be competitive by 2023. Means could be a major part of any playoff runs in 23' and 24'. Trey is a little more complicated, as others have mentioned, but he seems to love playing in Baltimore, he just turned 29, and he's got a 130 OPS+. It depends what other teams offer and how ammendable he would be to taking a team-friendly deal, but I woudn't be shocked to see him stay with the O's. Ma
  18. Anthony Santander is red hot since returning to the big league club. He's 8-17, with 4 doubles, a homer, and a walk. That's good for a 1.382 OPS during this short span. Just to give us a tiny bit of good news.
  19. I'd like them to build around Means. He's not a free agent until 2025. He could be a huge part of this team's 2023-2024 success.
  20. It feels like the whole bullpen has been getting lit up.
  21. So you agree? They'll probably win a couple more games than the 69 they're on pace to win.
  22. I could still see this team winning 70-73 games this season. There have been some pleasant surprises. Some of the best pitching we've seen over the past few years. (3.44 Bullpen ERA is 4th best in the AL, even after a bit of a shaky week for the pen') Could really use a decent catcher and 2nd baseman, though.
  23. Yea I've been to two games this season, the win on Sunday (awesome game) and a loss a couple weeks back. During the first game the mask requirement was very strict. They had people walking around telling you to mask up in your seats if you weren't eating or drinking. This Sunday no one seemed to care. Some people had them on, some didn't, but I didn't see any ushers telling people to put them on in their seats. I suppose with the new CDC guidelines they may have opted for a more "we recommend it but don't require it" approach. I'm fully vaccinated and still wore my mask when wal
  24. I'm pretty happy with Zimmerman's 4.79 ERA through 35.2 IP. I'm looking forward to seeing more of him, Akin, Lowther, Kremer, and Means getting starts this season. I'd be fine with Plutko and Lopez pitching out of the pen exclusively.
  25. Really fun game. Got to see it in person. I'm ready to see Baltimore Bruce back in this rotation...
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