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  1. There were many times this year I think the Orioles wish they could have just "punted" and got out of an inning.
  2. I believe he was a catcher in high school/college, wasn't he?
  3. That is some interesting stuff. I guess we can blame the 3, 4, and 5 hitters for not doing better at getting on base ahead of the no. 6 hitter as one reason for the bad team BARISP.
  4. And it wasn't just Franco - it seemed the 5-9 spots in the order all season long struggled with runners on base. We could only very rarely get any type of a long rally going. Once the lineup go to the no. 5 hitter and beyond, the rally was dead.
  5. The key part to "growing the arms" is having quality pitching coaches at all levels. This has proven to be easier said than done. If you can't teach a kid to pitch, you have to get a kid that someone else has taught to pitch and then not ruin him.
  6. Interesting to note -- The Astros starting outfield for the playoffs: LF - Yordan Alvarez -- $609,000 CF - Jake Myers - $570,00 RF - Kyle Tucker - $570,500 That's an inexpensive outfield for a playoff team that won 95 games and their division.
  7. I really think they are going to have to lure pitchers via free agency and not rely on trades. Free Agents to supplement home-grown arms obtained through the draft. We also need better pitching coaches in the minor leagues to develop arms.
  8. Correction: Add Graveman to the first list at $1.25M and those 15 "others" make a combined $9.27M, 7.48
  9. Looking at their staff and salaries for this year: Greinke - $35M Verlandaer - $33M Odorizzi - $9M Pressly - 8.75M McKullers - $7.08M Baez - $4.75M Montero - $2.25M Raley - $2M Garcia - $1.9M Stanek - $1.1M 15 others making a combined $7.48M Will the O's ever spend like that for arms to compete?
  10. I had to check my memory. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/u/uriasra01-bat.shtml#all_batting_situational Ramon had 60 plate appearances this year in which he could have hit into a double play. He hit into 3. That is a GIDP rate of 5% (league average was 9.8%). Ramon had a total of 197 runners on base in his at bats this year. 33 of those runners scored in his at bats. That is a BRS% of 16.8% (league average was 14.3%). Ramon came up to the plate with a productive out opportunity 17 times and was successful on just 2 of them. That is a rate of 11.8% (
  11. My memory may be selective here, but the thing I liked most about Urias was that he was not a rally killer. He hit well with runners on base and when he got out, they were productive outs (advancing a runner). He didn't strike out or ground into a lot of double plays. He didn't hit with a lot of power, but he could hit to all parts of the field and knew how to punch to the opposite field. We had far too many guys on the roster that would kill rallies, Urias was not one.
  12. What is your realistic timeline for this team to be competitive in the AL East and what are you doing to achieve it (free agency, trades, home-grown player development, etc.)?
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