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  1. Great job wrapping up the #1 pick this weekend!
  2. He's gotta go ("he gone"). Just another pitcher who hasn't figured it out after several major league auditions.
  3. Feldman. Cheap and serviceable as a #5. The Os obviously had trouble objectively evaluating CT, hoping we would again find his form.
  4. Regarding the grand slam...Four or five 88 mph fastballs in a row versus a seasoned hitter at 3 and 2 got him exactly what was coming. Trust your stuff. Reddick was set up for offspeed there; take the chance on walking one in versus putting the game out of reach. Easy for me to say, sure, but that was a poor sequence of pitch selection. I wonder if Nestor was acquiescing there or agreed with the pitch calls.
  5. ...and trade in that tree trunk for a baseball bat while you're at it!
  6. My feeling is that the Indians thought no one would take Santander in the rule 5 and that he was in the lower part of the protected 40. All teams must make "calculated guesses" on these matters. From what I see, being an average player is his floor. He'll have a perfect chance to show he belongs next Spring for 40 games; if not, continue to develop at Norfolk. Hays (probably like most rookies) needs to learn how to hit breaking stuff; teams have already adjusted to him and now it's his move to get better. Santander being a switch hitter allows him to never see what Hays is being overmatched with at this point.
  7. Please do not pick up the option of Miley. Please. Pretty please. Pretty please with sugar on top. Don't do it. Ynoa for Miley -- there you go, I just saved you 11 million bucks and made the staff better. Miley can not do what Ynoa did the other night (get thru the 8th inning) as his pitch count hits 100 (by the fifth or sixth) or he coughs up enough runs to not qualify for an Orioles Quality Start (less than six runs through six innings).
  8. When it's April and you know your team doesn't have a chance (like the Dark Ages), well those were the worst. This one is just frustrating. Even the manager's decisions have stopped making sense in many cases. Our hitters (collectively) have the worst approach ever. I actually appreciate what the Yankee and Red Sox hitters do to succeed in running up pitch counts, moving runners, etc. The starting pitching is horrible but if we listen to some smart people (and not be homers) we should have realized it wasn't going to be good enough to compete for the playoffs.
  9. No he's his usual self ... from dominating to terrible, batter to batter
  10. He might even be ready to assume the Trumbo slot in 2020! Over 12 million saved...
  11. One win could mean the difference of getting into the postseason or not...as we trot out the bottom 3 of our 6 regularly, we must do better or don't deserve to be there. If Miggy can be acquired for scraps like Hellickson was, it should happen. The White Sox are playing (losing) for draft position right now so they should be elated to shed some salary and "move up" towards getting the first pick in next year's draft.
  12. Agree. "What is the asking price?" comes to mind
  13. Yesterday's game could have easily been lost trotting him out there to even start the 6th (with a pitch count approaching 100). At least he was pulled after one batter. Please, please do not keep this guy for another year at 12 mil! With all those expiring contracts, lets try someone new in the lefty / slop / 5th starter role.
  14. I thank the guy for his time here but Miggy is not the answer to the Orioles problems. Maybe his 4.85 ERA looks good by some measures (our starters) but isn't gonna get you where you want to be. Pony up and buy or trade for some pitching in the off-season.
  15. I totally agree with UpstateNYfan that Davis' plays hurt badly. Extra outs are a usual component of big innings. Perhaps he is taking his struggling offense out with him onto the field because that was not Gold Glove caliber play which the announcers are always blathering on about (not Palmer, he tells it like it is).
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