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If that interview is real, then whoever it was in the O's organization is a moron. Why would you reveal information that you admit other teams don't necessarily know (i.e. Tejada will be gone no matter what). And why would you OK it being published when it is obvious even with the name changes that he is talking about the Orioles? And then the Churchill guy confirmed it was the Orioles, so that wasn't exactly keeping his promises...

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Seems to me like Miller = Millar and Johnson = Roberts.

I think Johnson is either Loewen or DCab. IMO, it only makes sense if Miller is Roberts. I think Adam might be Millar.

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If that interview is real, then whoever it was in the O's organization is a moron.

I agree with this because everybody in baseball knows we are dealing Tejada and Bedard. For this guy to think it's a secret and the Orioles are snowballing people, well he's obviously not in touch with reality...

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I agree with this because everybody in baseball knows we are dealing Tejada and Bedard. For this guy to think it's a secret and the Orioles are snowballing people, well he's obviously not in touch with reality...

Smith: He’s a piece of work, really, ya know? That’s the main reason why (MacPhail) refuses to begin 2008 with him on the roster. We obviously aren’t telling other teams that, but I’d be more than surprised if (Tejada) is here when Spring Training begins.

You don't think that kind of thing could affect his trade value? It certainly can't help...

IMO, there is no way that telling some guy this stuff can be beneficial, and it is potentially harmful.

That said, I'm not sure I believe that the interview was real...

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How about Dave Johnson. Didn't he play for the O's for three years? I wouldn't call him a fO scout type but he is employed by the organzation.

He played for us duing the 60's

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He played for us duing the 60's

I think they're talking about pitcher Dave Johnson from the late-1980's/early-1990's.

Second baseman Davey Johnson hasn't been with the organization in a decade. His most recent gig was managing team USA.

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I've racked my brain for who this could be, and I can't come up with it. Some of the biopgraphical information must have been invented to protect this guy.

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When did Dempsey get reinvolved with the Orioles?

2002, Ah we could have a match here, but why not mention the fact he played for the team in the 80's? And how is he an assistant to MacPhail or a scout? This interview reeks of Dempsey though, he seems like the kind of guy to blab this stuff...

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I've racked my brain for who this could be, and I can't come up with it. Some of the biopgraphical information must have been invented to protect this guy.

Or just plain invented.

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2002, Ah we could have a match here, but why not mention the fact he played for the team in the 80's? And how is he an assistant to MacPhail or a scout? This interview reeks of Dempsey though, he seems like the kind of guy to blab this stuff...

Thats what made me say that. It just smells of him and some crap he would say to get attention. I dont know that he would have that kind of info but being a past "Oriole Great" he might be able to get over on a blogger.

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2002, Ah we could have a match here, but why not mention the fact he played for the team in the 80's? And how is he an assistant to MacPhail or a scout? This interview reeks of Dempsey though, he seems like the kind of guy to blab this stuff...

Yup, Dempsey certainly is a big mouth. If it gets him fired and frees us from his awful occasional color commentary we'll all be for the better though. Then again, I do sadistically look forward to another meeting between him and Gibbons wife:

Jim Hunter: We're happy to have Lisa Gibbons back to talk about her charity auction.

Rick Dempsey: Sorry about insinuating that Jay beats the crap out of you that one time...

Lisa Gibbons: Right...

Rick Dempsey: But, I mean that one time he hit you with the foul ball, couldn't have been totally accidental, am I right, Jim!? Hahahahaha....

Jim Hunter: That's not funny, let's change the subject.

Rick Dempsey: So, about the Hgh thing, what is that stuff anyway? Back in my day, we got by on cheap beer and take out pizza! Talk about performance enhancing! Hahahahahaaha....

Lisa Gibbons: I really don't want to talk about this...

Rick Dempsey: So, I mean, when you injected him, was it like, in his butt? Because that's what I hear. Kind of weird, but I guess married couples have got to keep the heat going somehow, am I right, Jim? Hahahahahaah....

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