The problem with Norris wasn’t getting him, it was keeping him.
If I recall, he made 11 or $12 million in arbitration, was a complete disaster, and was released about three months into the 2015 season.
I am always an advocate of treating guys at their peak, and I think he should’ve been traded in the off-season, but the trade itself worked and no mistake.
And for the first time in a long time, John Means gives me real hope that the Orioles TOR Pitching. esp. LHPitching has a chance to have 1 legit MLB pitcher. Now lets find 1 or 2 more and build a competitive team. No, as far as I am concerned a .500 team is not really competitive, regardless what kind of an upside down season it is. I mean really WS competitive.
I’ve been asking myself what would Dan do? Of course, he would do what he’s told, but what would he probably have been told to do?
i’ve been asking myself what would Dan do? Of course, he would do what he’s told, but what would he probably have been told to do?
Sacrifice the future for the present, so he’d trade Zach Davies for Gerardo Parra.
Sometimes it worked out: the Norris trade was fine. Other times not so much.
Either way, I think everybody can agree that that’s not going to happen this year.
I believe that was the last MLB forfeit that didn't result from some kind of fan-related disturbance like the Mets' ball (or bat?) day fiasco or Disco Demolition Night.
There has to be some backstory with the O's game and Weaver. Bricks on a tarp, really? I think Earl was hung over and didn't want to be there. Or he had some prior spat with one of the umps and wouldn't let it go.
Edit: When did Bull-Pen become one word? Or was this a weird Canadian thing and it was always one word?
If they're not trading Means who are selling off? The staff is Means, Cobb, Givens and a bunch of waiver wire fodder. I don't think the O's record in the next two or three weeks has much of anything to do with whether or not they trade Givens and Cobb.