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  1. 5 minutes ago, DoughBoy52 said:

    True! It just pales in comparison to Houston’s 107 and makes a casual observer think a lesser team won. Now, the 2014 Royals buzzsaw that we ran into... (yes, still very bitter!)

    They just hired Mike Matheny to manage them. My dad has more merit to manage a team than that guy does

  2. I’ll be upfront. I can’t stand the Nats and how half of their fans are casual fans who used to be O’s fans because DC is more convenient to get to or because they’re DC natives who think Baltimore is spooky but avoid east DC and Rockville like the plague, failing to realize the irony in that sentiment. I don’t like how this team hurts the orioles money wise and how that will continue because those DC fans are long gone and will never return. It sucks how the orioles don’t advertise in the Norfolk area where the AAA team is because more people identify with DC sports here and rather than trying to convert them, they do squat and don’t make any effort at it. This WS outcome is the worst possible outcome for the O’s MASN and ticket wise. Nats will own the region and a lot of the newer fans who are kids because they have a WS title in their lifetime versus the team that made it when Walkman’s were a thing and Reagan was in the Whitehouse. This next orioles core will be effected $ wise by this unless the Nats fall apart and have to rebuild when this core hits its stride and we get more MASN $. 

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  3. McKenna and Diaz spend all of 2020 in Norfolk. Mountcastle and Akin stay at least until the O's get an extra year. Hays should break with the team. Mountcastle I think shuffles between DH and 1B with Mancini because we have LF options in Stewart and Santander, and RF will probably be one of those two to start out the year. This thinking comes with me also thinking that Mancini or Nunez will most likely be traded. BP wise and SP wise outside of Akin, everyone from bowie in 2019 is probably going to sit there and develop unless they blow the door down. There's no reason to rush anyone up. We'll have some depth signed, but that's kinda it. 

  4. 30 minutes ago, ThomasTomasz said:

    DD talked about creating academies in places like the DR when he came on board.  For whatever reason- likely at the behest of Peter- they never followed through with any of that talk. 

    Apparently the Orioles are rebuilding and modernizing the faciities in the DR and in latin America in general

  5. Defense didn't look to bad, giving up 10 points. Had a few bonehead penalties at the end of the game (That last drive from the Bengals was BRUTAL by the Ravens) Special teams was fine outside of the opening kickoff. Offense needs to stall less in the red zone, and I think Brown being out had something to do with that. Tried to get to cute and overthought things. 

  6. 1 hour ago, backwardsk said:

    Walk me through why extending Mancini would be a good idea and why he wouldn’t go through the arbitration process.

    Would be cheaper for the club for his last 3 years, assuming this year is a benchmark on what would we should expect from Trey offensively and defensively if they leave him at 1B; then we'd be keeping him for most likely under market value for the remaining years of the deal if we consider the market for 1st base bats who hit FA around the time Mancini is expected to hit FA in 2023. 

  7. 10 hours ago, OriolesMagic83 said:

    What does the strength of their system have to do with the prospects he would bring back.  As the O's found out with Manny, teams with top prospects just put those prospects off limits in trade talks.  The O's might be lucky to get someone in Boston's top 10 prospects, probably top 20 for a team like LA or Atlanta. 

    Problem is that Atlanta and LA have no need for Villar. Strengh of system plays a big part in who we trade where due to the prospects we'd get back. If the Red sox say no to their 3 or 4 actual prospects, then no trade probably happens. Hence why Trey, Givens and Villar were kept at the deadline. 

  8. I think if Villar gets traded, Martin is the starting SS for the Orioles next year barring the Orioles getting someone back that could replaces Villar and Martin. Villar I think could go to the Nationals in a trade depending on whether Rendon stays. If Rendon stays, Kieboom will most likely go to 2B, if not then Kieboom profiles well at 3B. Boston could be as well because who knows if Pedrioa will ever come back, and Villar is a cheap bat and fills a hole at 2B.

    What we'd get back for them, probably not a whole lot since their systems are weak and their really the only teams off the top of my head that could use 2B help. Probably depends on how desperate each team is to compete still, considering Boston's expiring window and no idea whether Mookie betts will stay after this coming season. 

  9. Brady being gone helps things and gets rid of the dysfunction that plagued this organization during the last window. To piggy on what Tony is saying, I think next year's team will be this year's Texas Rangers. Lot of offense and some good defense, 1 good starter and the rest kind of sucks. 

  10. 2 hours ago, atomic said:

    I turned on the game in the 4th quarter.  Saw an obvious run situation and saw the Ravens let the guy run all the way down the field,  I don’t understand letting Suggs, Mosley and Weddle go. Team went from one of the best defenses to one of the worst,  and it’s not like we got any offensive stand outs.  Not sure how with Flacco gone how we had no money to retain players or get new stand out ones,  

    $16 million in dead cap from Flacco that we're on the hook for. That goes way of the dodo come next year. 

  11. 4 minutes ago, Brian88 said:

    Why when the Browns couldn’t stop the running game at all?

    Because Lamar looked like Joe Flacco because all he did was throw to the TE’s and Brown a few times. They couldn’t stop the run, but we didn’t put points on the board either and make our offense more dynamic. Defense deserves all the blame for this one. 

  12. Tony Jefferson and Brandon Carr were getting torched all game. Tyus bowser and the linebacking core suck. Earl Thomas has been a ghost. Offense only aired it out come garbage time. They needed to do that ALL DAY but didn't. 

  13. 1 hour ago, Legend_Of_Joey said:

    Pitchers: Dean Kremer, Alex Wells, and David Lebron

    Position players: Rylan Bannon, Mason McCoy

    They have spots for another pitcher and an outfielder.

    I'd be interested to see Sedlock and Diaz there, or give McKenna more AB's. 

  14. On 8/22/2019 at 2:03 PM, hoosiers said:

    A couple things - Hall is from Canada and he may not have played year-round in high school, but he was an elite baseball prospect in Canada for a good bit and I am pretty sure he received some quality high-level coaching.

    I do not know how much maturing there still is - whether he will fill out a bit or stay fairly slim like he is now.  He has a very strong swing and IMO has spent the year working on gaining the appropriate launch angles.  I also think Hall has been trying to work deeper counts and to lay off bad pitches and to get more BBs.  So, he is working on a lot. 

    AS IT IS, Hall's line so far this year of .308/.390/.800 has him third, fifth and ninth league wide in those categories among qualifiers entering play tonight (not sure why someone would call him a lost prospect).  I believe he is on the younger side for the league.

    Better yet, IMO, like last season, Hall is finishing the year in strong fashion.  After walking 8 times in 114 ABs in May, 3 times in 70 ABs in June, Hall has come back with 10 BBs in 100 ABs in July and already 9 BBs in only 62 ABs in August.  Hall had only 13 XBHs last year in 222 ABs for a % just under 6% and is at 30 XBHs in 2019 in 425 ABs - just over 7% - an improvement.  Surprisingly, Hall has better numbers at home in Delmarva than away.

    I think Hall has really solidified his prospect status this year.  It won't take too much incremental improvement going forward for his numbers to stand out even more.

    He has shown the hit and defensive tools. I think what people here want to see more of is power numbers and walks increasing. If his numbers stay the same, he's basically a Trea Turner type of player who can hit well and is a table setter, but doesn't take a ton of walks and hit a lot of HR's. It's a good skill set to have, but can be improved if the power numbers and walks go up

  15. 46 minutes ago, Frobby said:

    I’m not at all surprised by this result, and would have been surprised if it came out otherwise. I’ll have to read the ruling tomorrow because I don’t understand the part about a judicial hearing officer determining “additional local rights fees.”    They must mean interest on the award or something like that.    

    Don’t forget there are two levels of appeal after this.    So it’s not over. The Appellate Division was divided the last time on the question of whether the arbitration had to be taken away from the RSDC due to appearance of bias, and the Court of Appeal (the highest court in NY) did not hear the further appeal on that issue because it didn’t consider the case ripe for appeal to that court until the second arbitration and further appeals played out.    I do not think (and have never thought) that MASN and the O’s will prevail in overturning the arbitration.    But always remember, the O’s didn’t “lose” the arbitration.    The panel gave a Solomonic award that was about $45-50 mm/year less than what the Nats argued they were due.  

    So does this mean it's over for good, Or does this whole legal war resume once the 2017-2021 get disputed over? Does this also set a precident that the Nats are to be paid X amount with every time both teams are competitive? Would the Nats get more money if the Orioles suck like they currently do? 

  16. I doubt the rumors have any weight. The orioles are bad, so attendance is low. The crowds do show up when the team is good. No city is trying to woo the orioles, and outside of Montreal; every new spot either just built a AAA park (meaning no public funds) or have a smaller market compared to Baltimore 

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  17. Just now, scOtt said:

    Gotta get value back. More than we have WITH him. I think we all overrate him. He's great as a 7th, 8th inning guy. As a closer not so much...

    Probably. A lot of teams who are competing like boston have thin farm systems too, so that might explain the lack of movement. 

  18. 4 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

    Dude, Pathfinder came out in 2009.

    As for which version I played, it was Advanced.  Actually we started with Basic and Expert and cobbled together campaigns as the group of us collected the various rule books.

    I still have the original version Deities and Demigods somewhere. (had two mythos they had to remove).

    I didn't know that it did, then again I didn't feel like looking it up. That's cool, and we kind of did the same thing. All depended on who was DM. Pathfinder is fun, but you get railroaded pretty quickly if the DM's story sucks. That's awesome you still have the original book. Buddy has one stashed at his house somewhere too. 

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