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  1. I get it. My intent wasn’t to be derogatory, just more cheeky. We have all seen these type of pickups work from time to time. My point was that it wasn’t viewed as an event.
  2. Won’t it be so exciting for our fan base then these threads won’t be necessary?!?No offense wildcard because I agree with you. But having the talent and depth in our system where we wouldn’t be as worried about other teams castoffs will be refreshing.
  3. I don’t know about you guys, but there are certain thread titles that I get excited to read, and not always for the OP, but moreso for the replies!!! Thanks for your optimism and fandom Guido!!
  4. From my very novice understanding of this process, I guess the snails pace piece is building the infrastructure and relationships internationally. One would hope (expect) after a couple years of consistent allocation of resources both fiscally and physically, then the dam would break as far as the rewards.
  5. I feel like it is really tough to evaluate the future of a bullpen just because of the unknowns. Who really knows what flawed starter will be thrown to the bullpen and be a stud....I don’t think anyone saw Zach Britton coming. I guess the good news is that when you have the depth the Os are growing, it gives a decent indication that there can be impact arms in the pen.
  6. I understand the OP grade of an A, but I would imagine that grade takes into account what our organization was as much as what it currently is. If you compare it to our history, I would agree with the A grade. But comparing to other organizations, I would think a B is probably more realistic. I say this having done zero research to support this comment. Either way, I am happy with the state of the pitching, and think next year will be a big one to see what we actually have.
  7. Pretty happy with this list, but here is my question for those that know much more than me: what players (if any) with a good 2020 season could be on this list next season? We will graduate Mountcastle, and hopefully add 2020 draft picks, but who in the system could make the jump?
  8. I guess it just depends on how good of a year they have next year.
  9. But this is the whole point, if you wait for that, then the proposed contract is no longer available. You sign now for the lower price with the lesser amount of information or you wait and potentially pay much more (or in our case lose the player).
  10. To me, a lot of this hinges on whether the Os bite the bullet and get Davis off the roster. It is only one roster spot, but it does clog things up and limit the flexibility of the entire non pitching roster.
  11. To me the most exciting piece of this is that the new regime has only been in place less than a year, so if their systems stay in place over an extended period of time this ranking can possibly improve or at least sustain. The one thing that is hard for me (anyone) to quantify is the actual impact the new regime has had on the existing prospects here. How much was their efforts vs natural development?
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    Ryan McKenna 2019

    Looks like he turned it on around second and basically out ran the baseball. Not necessarily the smartest base-running move with 2 outs but the speed was impressive.
  13. My point is, Mancini is a good talent but not really a difference maker when it comes to the future winning Orioles. I would love to have him, but if he nets serious talent (skeptical) then you trade him no questions asked.
  14. And do you think the current Astros care one bit about that transaction? Specifically the loss of Bud Norris? I doubt there was a Bud Norris black flag flown at their World Series parade.
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