Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Frobby

Manny’s farewell statement

Recommended Posts

55 minutes ago, Going Underground said:

Markakis took out a full page ad in the Baltimore Sun when he left. Good to see Manny with some nice words.

Better to use social media, where people will actually see it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Going Underground said:

Markakis took out a full page ad in the Baltimore Sun when he left. Good to see Manny with some nice words.

Problem today is if Machado took out a full page ad in the Sun  nobody would see it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Going Underground said:

Markakis took out a full page ad in the Baltimore Sun when he left. Good to see Manny with some nice words.

 

7 minutes ago, McLovin said:

Better to use social media, where people will actually see it. 

Both are good, and who knows what Manny might do in the future.    Also, there’s a difference between choosing to leave, as Markakis did, and being traded.     Maybe a little more onus on Markakis to show the love through an ad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He may be saying all the right things, but he also said on arrival at the Dodgers that "It's a team sport. I'm just coming here to try to help the team however I can, whether it's defense, offense, third, short, wherever it is. I'm here to just play."

It would have been nice if he had said this here too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Uli2001 said:

He may be saying all the right things, but he also said on arrival at the Dodgers that "It's a team sport. I'm just coming here to try to help the team however I can, whether it's defense, offense, third, short, wherever it is. I'm here to just play."

It would have been nice if he had said this here too.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was a nice gesture.  I think Manny always planned to leave but I hope he truly enjoyed his time here.  I know I enjoyed watching him play.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Uli2001 said:

He may be saying all the right things, but he also said on arrival at the Dodgers that "It's a team sport. I'm just coming here to try to help the team however I can, whether it's defense, offense, third, short, wherever it is. I'm here to just play."

It would have been nice if he had said this here too.

Good point, would have been nice if Manny hadn’t refused to play 3B for us. We could have played JJ Hardy at SS and probably would have had a really good defense. Might have won a lot of games. 

I think Manny would probably make a pretty good defensive 3B. Guess we’ll finally find out now that he’s willing to do that for the Dodgers. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Uli2001 said:

He may be saying all the right things, but he also said on arrival at the Dodgers that "It's a team sport. I'm just coming here to try to help the team however I can, whether it's defense, offense, third, short, wherever it is. I'm here to just play."

It would have been nice if he had said this here too.

 

51 minutes ago, e16bball said:

Good point, would have been nice if Manny hadn’t refused to play 3B for us. We could have played JJ Hardy at SS and probably would have had a really good defense. Might have won a lot of games. 

I think Manny would probably make a pretty good defensive 3B. Guess we’ll finally find out now that he’s willing to do that for the Dodgers. 

You know, this false narrative that Manny “demanded” to play SS and/or “refused” to play 3B has been repeated numerous times and really bothers me.    There’s zero evidence that this is the case.    The only evidence suggests that Manny let management know that he strongly preferred to switch to SS, that Buck decided to do it, and that Manny was very happy about it.     And I have zero problem with Manny letting his feelings be known.    It was up to Buck to decide what was best, and there’s no evidence at all that Manny forced his hand.   None.    

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Malike said:

26 years old is a kid? I guess that's why so many late 20's early 30 somethings still live with their parents. Glad my 26 year old is a grown up. Manny was a great Oriole, I wish him nothing but success this season and the years beyond.

You can be a kid at any age.  When I was 24 25 26.  I had a full time job lived on my own but was still a kid out partying running around having fun with mostly just myself on my mind.    I had a girlfriend but wasn’t the best boyfriend with how I acted all the way up to the middle of me being 26 then in just two words everything changed on that day.  Now 11 years later haven’t been out partying once instead spending my evening at the softball field or in the stands watching soccer cheering with my wife that one thing that changed my entire life and turned me from a kid to a man.

Edited by bpilktree67

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, Frobby said:

 

You know, this false narrative that Manny “demanded” to play SS and/or “refused” to play 3B has been repeated numerous times and really bothers me.    There’s zero evidence that this is the case.    The only evidence suggests that Manny let management know that he strongly preferred to switch to SS, that Buck decided to do it, and that Manny was very happy about it.     And I have zero problem with Manny letting his feelings be known.    It was up to Buck to decide what was best, and there’s no evidence at all that Manny forced his hand.   None.    

Well said. I believe Manny believes he's a short stop. I also believe that Manny knows that wherever the Dodgers decide to play him, he's going to play there. He very may well be marketing himself as a SS after the season while entertaining offers, but I have no doubt he'd be happy to play 3B for the Dodgers this season if they put him there. I'm sure he wouldn't have been pouting every day if the O's kept him at 3B this season, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Frobby said:

 

You know, this false narrative that Manny “demanded” to play SS and/or “refused” to play 3B has been repeated numerous times and really bothers me.    There’s zero evidence that this is the case.    The only evidence suggests that Manny let management know that he strongly preferred to switch to SS, that Buck decided to do it, and that Manny was very happy about it.     And I have zero problem with Manny letting his feelings be known.    It was up to Buck to decide what was best, and there’s no evidence at all that Manny forced his hand.   None.    

My post was (I thought) dripping in sarcasm, so we are very much in agreement here. 

“Play me at third, short, wherever” has quite literally been Manny’s approach to where he’s played his entire career. He obviously prefers SS, but when it was best for the Orioles for him to play 3B with Hardy at short, where was he?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores
News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2018 End of Season Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2019 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats






  • Posts

    • I'd like to see 10 rounds.  Five seems too short.  Hockey and Football have more rounds than 5.   In terms of losers, I only see Minor League baseball and HS seniors who would've gotten scholarships to LSU or Vandy to fill the spot of the kid who signed via MLB draft.  More high school kids will go to college and hopefully end up with an education and better situation than pro ball, college juniors will stay a senior year not getting drafted, and seniors will continue to play or move on to more realistic jobs with their degrees.  Seniors, both college and High school who want to play professional would go to the indy leagues to play for organized ball contracts, which I think would improve the talent level in those organizations.  I won't be seeing 36 year olds in York throwing 82 MPH fastballs because that's all left in the tank and they are just playing until they can get a coaching contract somewhere. Especially this year, I am curious how teams will draft.  I assume more college juniors as more video on them and then the usual High School suspects/top 100.
    • And this is why DrungoHazewood is/and always will be, the Hangouter I'd most like to have a beer with!
    • The recent guys get the strikeouts, but the old guys got to pitch extra innings.  Although they'd have probably been better off if they didn't... Tom Tango has a basic pitch count estimator, and by that Jerry Walker threw close to 200 pitches in his 16-inning start.
    • I would have guessed that Tillman would have made the list at least once.  Nice to see the Bundy game I mentioned is the third highest for a nine inning appearance.
    • I know Strat-O-Matic had a bigger following - and I even tried Strat-O-Matic at one point - but by then APBA was in my blood... everything else was a poor simulation after that.  
    • Top 25 games in modern Orioles history by game score:                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rk                 Player          Date  Tm Opp   Rslt    AppDec   IP  H R ER BB SO HR UER Pit Str GSc IR IS BF AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS PO BK WP  ERA    WPA  RE24   aLI DFS(DK) DFS(FD) 1            Jerry Walker 1959-09-11(2) BAL CHW  W 1-0 SHO(16) W 16.0  6 0  0  3  4  0           0       111 55 51  0  0   0   0  1  0   1  0  2  0  0  0 0.00  1.591 7.570                 1.570                                                                                                                                                                                                   2           Mike Flanagan    1979-08-15 BAL CHW  W 2-1  CG(12) W 12.0  5 1  1  1 12  1           0        99 41 39  0  0   0   0  1  0   1  1  0  0  0  1 0.75  0.974 5.108                 1.535                                                                                                                                                                                                   3             Erik Bedard    2007-07-07 BAL TEX  W 3-0     SHO W  9.0  2 0  0  0 15  0   0 109  79        98 27 27  0  0   0   0  0  0   2  0  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.617 5.004                  .966 4            Mike Mussina    2000-08-01 BAL MIN W 10-0     SHO W  9.0  1 0  0  2 15  0   0 125  85        98 32 30  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.293 5.113                  .384                                                                                                                                                                                                   5               Ray Moore    1957-05-21 BAL DET  L 1-2     GS-15 15.0  8 1  1  9  9  0           0        97 59 48  1  0   2   0  2  0   0  0  3  0  0  0 0.60  1.212 5.528                 1.900                                                                                                                                                                                                   6             Dylan Bundy    2017-08-29 BAL SEA  W 4-0     SHO W  9.0  1 0  0  2 12  0   0 116  85        95 33 30  0  0   0   1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.502 4.611  .953   50.85   75.00 7            Mike Mussina    1997-05-30 BAL CLE  W 3-0     SHO W  9.0  1 0  0  0 10  0           0        95 28 28  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.483 4.843                  .709 8          Connie Johnson    1957-08-23 BAL KCA  W 2-1  CG(12) W 12.0  3 1  1  4  7  0           0        95 43 38  1  0   0   0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0  1 0.75  1.014 4.664                 1.468                                                                                                                                                                                                   9            Mike Mussina    1992-07-17 BAL TEX  W 8-0     SHO W  9.0  1 0  0  1 10  0   0 117  80        94 29 28  1  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.313 4.208                  .653 10            Milt Pappas    1964-09-02 BAL MIN  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0  1 0  0  1 10  0           0        94 29 28  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.697 4.107                 1.125                                                                                                                                                                                                   11             Jim Palmer    1974-09-27 BAL MIL  W 1-0     GS-12 12.0  4 0  0  6  5  0           0        93 44 36  0  0   2   0  2  0   1  2  0  0  0  1 0.00  1.023 5.315                 1.792 12            Tom Phoebus    1968-04-27 BAL BOS  W 6-0     SHO W  9.0  0 0  0  3  9  0           0        93 29 26  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  1  0  0  1 0.00  0.218 3.420                  .438 13           Hoyt Wilhelm    1958-09-20 BAL NYY  W 1-0     SHO W  9.0  0 0  0  2  8  0           0        93 28 26  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  1  0  0  0 0.00  0.680 3.956                 1.110                                                                                                                                                                                                   14             Jim Palmer    1977-07-23 BAL TEX  L 0-1     GS-11 11.0  7 0  0  0  9  0           0        92 39 38  0  0   0   0  1  0   1  1  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.935 5.242                 1.733 15          Wayne Garland    1976-06-21 BAL BOS  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0  2 0  0  1 10  0           0        92 30 29  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.553 3.749                 1.109 16             Jim Palmer    1975-08-21 BAL TEX  W 4-2     GS-12 12.0  5 2  1  0  6  0           1        92 42 40  0  0   0   0  2  0   1  1  0  0  0  0 0.75  0.716 3.690                 1.540 17           Mike Cuellar    1975-07-26 BAL MIL  W 4-0     SHO W  9.0  1 0  0  3 10  0           0        92 29 26  0  0   0   0  0  0   2  0  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.336 4.308                  .678 18          Ross Grimsley    1974-05-22 BAL CLE  W 1-0 SHO(12) W 12.0  8 0  0  1  7  0           0        92 43 41  0  0   0   0  1  0   1  0  1  0  0  1 0.00  1.023 5.315                 1.598 19           Dave McNally 1965-10-01(1) BAL CLE  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0  2 0  0  1 10  0           0        92 29 28  0  0   0   0  0  0   1  0  1  0  0  1 0.00  0.625 3.986                 1.025                                                                                                                                                                                                   20           Jason Hammel    2012-06-16 BAL ATL  W 5-0     SHO W  9.0  1 0  0  2  8  0   0 103  65        91 30 28  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.357 4.369                  .587 21           Mike Mussina    1998-08-04 BAL DET  W 4-0     SHO W  9.0  2 0  0  0  8  0   0  93  68        91 29 29  1  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.456 4.994                  .633 22           Ben McDonald    1993-07-20 BAL KCR  W 7-0     SHO W  9.0  1 0  0  3  9  0   0 123  76        91 30 27  0  0   0   0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.607 4.944                  .939 23           Ben McDonald    1992-04-09 BAL CLE  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0  2 0  0  1  9  0   0 112  73        91 30 29  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  2  0  0  0  0 0.00  0.550 4.379                  .956 24             Jim Hardin    1968-08-19 BAL CAL  W 1-0     SHO W  9.0  2 0  0  0  8  0           0        91 29 28  0  0   0   0  1  0   0  0  1  0  0  0 0.00  0.666 3.249                 1.307 25           Dave McNally    1964-10-01 BAL WSA  W 2-0     SHO W  9.0  1 0  0  3  9  0           0        91 30 26  1  0   0   0  1  0   1  0  0  0  0  1 0.00  0.535 4.066                 1.038
  • Popular Contributors

  • Popular Now

×
×
  • Create New...