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On 3/25/2019 at 7:46 PM, SteveA said:

Submit your answers and you will be graded on October 1.   Each question is worth 1 point unless otherwise noted.   I will buy a beer (or other reasonably priced beverage of choice for non-beer-drinkers) for the winner if we are ever in the same physical location and beer is sold there.   Answers must be submitted by 1:04 PM EDT on Thursday, March 28 to be eligible for the exciting prize.

1) Chris Davis will get:

     A.  300 or more at bats

     B.  Fewer than 300 at bats

2) Trey Mancini will start more games at what position:

     A.  Left Field

     B.  First Base

     C.  DH

3) (One point for each correct answer):   Name up to 3 players currently on the 40 man roster who will be the property of another major league team on the last day of the season

Cashner, Villar, Givens

4) (Tough one, this is worth 3 points):   Name a player who is not currently in the Orioles organization who will be in the Orioles organization on the last day of the season.

J.B. Bukauskas (Hou)

5)  True/False:  Austin Hays will play for the Orioles before September 1

True

6) True/False:  Anthony Santander will play for the Orioles before September 1

True

7) True/False:  DJ Stewart will play for the Orioles before September 1

True

8 ) True/False:  Yusmiel Diaz will play for the Orioles before September 1

True

9) True/False:  Ryan Mountcastle will play for the Orioles before September 1

True

10) True/False:  Ryan McKenna will play for the Orioles before September 1

False

11) True/False:  Chance Sisco will play for the Orioles before September 1

True

12) What Oriole pitcher not named Cobb/Cashner/Bundy/Wright/Hess will start the most games this year?

Bundy

13) Who will start more games at 3rd base:

      A.  Renato Nunez

      B.  Ryan Ruiz

      C.  Other

14) Who will lead the Orioles in saves?

Givens

15) Who will lead the Orioles in home runs?

Mancini

16) Who will pitch the most major league innings before September 1 (if you answer A-D and that player does pitch in the majors before Sept 1, you get a point; if you answer E you get a point only if all 4 fail to do so).

       A.  Dillon Tate

       B.  Dean Kremer

       C.  Keegan Akin

       D.  Hunter Harvey

       E.  None of the above will pitch in the majors before September 1

17) Will Mark Trumbo be traded to another team during the season?

Yes

18) Will Chris Davis be traded to another team during the season?

No

19) Will Alex Cobb be traded to another team during the season?

Yes

20) Will Dylan Bundy be traded to another team during the season?

No

21) Will Mychal Givens be traded to another team during the season?

Yes

22) Will the Orioles get the #1 draft pick in 2020?

No (thinking 2 or 3)

23) Will Brandon Hyde be ejected from a game in 2019?

Yes

24) Will Chris Davis OPS be:

       A.  < .600

       B.  .600 - .699

       C.  .700 - .799

       D.  >= .800

25) Who will lead the Orioles in home runs?

Mancini (Pretty sure this is #15 as well)

26) Name a player who will represent the Orioles in the 2019 All Star Game

Givens

27) Who will start the most games at Catcher for the Orioles in 2019?

Sucre

28) How many stolen base attempts (SB+CS) will the Orioles have in 2019 (reference:  103 last year)?

      A.  Less than 60

      B.  60-89

      C.  90-119

      D.  120-149

      E.  150 or more

29) What pitcher will start the most games for the Orioles in 2019?

Bundy

30) Will the Orioles use an "opener" at least 5 times in 2019?   [Definition of an opener for the purpose of this question:  someone who has not had at least 10 5+ inning starts in 2018 & 2019 starts a game, and is taken out after less than 3 innings without having gotten injured or giving up 4+ runs -- that would have to happen 5 times for the answer to this question to be "Yes"]

Yes

31) Last year's attendance was 1,564,592.   This year's will be:

      A.  Less than 1 million

      B.  Greater than or equal to 1 million but less than 1.3 million

      C.  Greater than or equal to 1.3 million but less than 1.6 million

      D.  Greater than or equal to 1.6 million but less than 1.9 million

      E.  Greater than or equal to 1.9 million

32)  True/False:  The Orioles will sign an international prospect for at least $500,000 bonus in the current signing period which lasts until June.

True

33) True/False:  The Orioles will sign an international prospect for at least $500,000 between the start of the next signing period (start of July) and the end of the regular season

True

34)  Name the winner of the 2019 Brooks Robinson Award for Minor League position player of the year.

McKenna

35) Name the winner of the 2019 Jim Palmer Award for Minoe League pitcher of the year.

DL Hall

36) True/False:   the Bowie Bay Sox will make the playoffs.

True

37) True/False:  The Norfolk Tides will make the playoffs

True

38) The most games over .500 the Orioles will be at any point this year will be:

       A.  10 or more

       B.  6-9

       C.  2-5

       D.   1

       E.  The Orioles will never have a .500+ record this year

39)  Name an Oriole not named Chris Davis who will put a ball on Eutaw Street this year.   (You are allowed to answer "None" and that will only be correct if no one other than Davis does it).

Smith Jr.

40)  Will Richie Martin start more games at SS for the Orioles than any other player?

Yes

41) Will Jonathan Villar start more games at 2B for the Orioles than any other player?

Yes

42) Will Cedric Mullins start more games in CF for the Orioles than any other player?

Yes

43) How many games will Joey Rickard start in the outfield?

      A.  0-50

      B.  51-100

      C.  101-150

      D.  151+

44) How many different positions will Drew Jackson start a game at this year?   [DH does not count]

       A.  0

       B.   1

       C.   2

       D.   3

        E.  4 or more

45) How many days before September 1 will Pedro Araujo be on the major league roster?

        A.  Under 17 (so he does not complete his rule 5 eligibility)

        B.   17-30

        C.  31-80

        D.  81-100

        E.  100+

46)  Name an Oriole who will be DFA'd after the season has begun.
Alberto

47)  Will the Orioles #1 choice in the 2019 draft be:

         A.  A college pitcher

         B.   A college position player

         C.  A high school pitcher

         D.  A high school position player

 48) Will the Orioles sign their #1 draft pick?

Yes

 49) Will Richie Martin fulfill his Rule 5 requirement before the end of the season and still be on the roster?

Yes

 50) Will Drew Jackson fulfill his Rule 5 requirement before the end of the season and still be on the roster?

Yes

 51) How many more deals will the Orioles make tradinga way international signing bonus slots between now and the end of the current signing period?

        A.  0

        B.  1

        C.  2

        D.  3 or more

52) How many deals will the Orioles make after the next signing bonus period starts, trading away slots from THAT period, before the end of the season?

       A.  0

       B.  1

       C.  2

       D.  3 or more

53) Between now and the end of the season, will the Orioles extend the contract  or sign a multi-year contract with any player on their 40 man roster?

Yes

54) What is the highest level of minor league baseball will Grayson Rodriguez reach during the minor league season?

        A.  Low A

        B.  A

        C.  AA

         D.  AAA

   55) What is the highest level of baseball DL Hall will reach during the season?

         A.  A

         B.  AA

          C.  AAA

          D.  September MLB callup

          E.  Pre-September MLB

 56)  Who will lead the Orioles in wins?

Bundy

 57) Who will lead the Orioles in steals?

Villar

 58) Who will lead the Orioles in batting average among players who meet MLB batting title qualification minimums?

Mancini

 59) Who will lead the Orioles in onbase percentage among players who meet MLB batting title qualification minimums?

Mullins

 60) Who will lead Orioles in slugging percentage among players who meet MLB batting title qualification minimums?

Mancini

 61) Who will lead Orioles in OPS among players who meet MLB batting title qualification minimums?

Mancini

 62) Who will lead Orioles in ERA among pitchers who meet MLB ERA title qualification minimums?

Bundy

 63) Who will lead Orioles in WHIP among pitchers who meet MLB ERA title qualification minimums?

Bundy

 64) The Orioles play 20 different opponents in 2019.   Last year won the season series from 2 opponents (Mets and Braves) and lost the season series to 17 opponents.   How many opponents will the Orioles win the season series against this year?

       A.  0-2

       B.  3-5

       C.  6-8

       D.  9+

-- The next 5 questions will not be able to be graded the day after the season ends so if the competition for the prize is close a winner might not be known until early November

65)  Will an Oriole receive any MVP votes (I believe voters put 10 names on their ballot)?

No

66)  Will an Oriole receive any Cy Young votes (I think this is also 10)?

No

67)  Name the Oriole who receives the most Rookie of the Year votes.   ("None" is an acceptable answer and is only correct if no Oriole gets a single vote in the Rookie of the Year balloting).

Mullins

68)  Will Brandon Hyde receive any Manager of the Year votes?

No

69) Will an Oriole win a Gold Glove in 2019?

No

70) Will the Orioles finish in last place in the AL East?

Yes

71) What is the most games out of last place (i.e. ahead of the last place team in the standings) the Orioles will be on any date this season?

       A.  20+

       B.  10 to19.5

       C.  6 to 9.5

       D.  2 to 5.5

       E.  0.5 to 1.5

       F.  The Orioles will never be ahead of a team in the AL East?

       Note:  the weather forecast looks good for New York on Thursday so the likelihood of a rainout is slim.

72)  How many guys on the 40 man roster will be dealt in the month of July?

        A.  0

        B.  1-2

        C.  3-4

        D.  5-6

        E.  7+

73)  Will the Orioles be no-hit in a game in 2019?

No

74) Will the Orioles allow 18+ runs in a game in 2019?

No

75) Will Chris Davis be released during the season?

No

76) How many home runs will Chris Davis hit for the Orioles?

       A.  0-10

       B.  11-20

       C.  21-30

       D.  31-40

        E.  41+

77)  Will anyone the Orioles draft in June play for the team before the end of the season (including September)?

No

78)  Will the Orioles have a winning month in 2019?   [Consider March games to be part of April record]

No

79) How far out of first place will the Orioles finish in 2019?

        A.  0-10 games

        B.  10.5-20 games

        C.  20.5-30 games

        D.  30.5 - 40 games

        E.  40.5 - 50 games

        F.  50.5 or more

80) Will Ryan Ripken or Preston Palmeiro get a plate appearance for the Orioles in 2019 (includes September)?

Yes

81) Who will lead the Orioles in outfield assists?

Smith Jr.

82) Will Jimmy Yacabonis start a game for the Orioles and go at least 4 innings (the second part is to preclude an "opener" type situation)?

Yes

83) Will John Means start a game for the Orioles and go at least 4 innings?

Yes

84) Will Evan Phillips pitch for the Orioles before September 1?

No

85) Will Trey Mancini's OPS be closer to his 2017 number (.826) or .2018 number (.715)?

2017

86) What hitter (not named Villar) acquired in last year's selloff will have at least 100 ABs and the highest OPS in the majors.   Choices are Bannon, Diaz, Carmona, Cumberland, Encarnacion, NONE (an answer of NONE gets you a poitn if none of them gets 100 ABs).

Diaz

87) What pitcher acquired in last year's selloff will have at least 20 innings and the lowest ERA in the majors?  Choices are Kremer, Pop, Ortiz, Phillips, Zimmerman, Tate, Carroll, Rogers, NONE.   (An answer of NONE getes you a point if none of them gets 20 innings).

Rogers

88) The Orioles are scheduled to play the Yankees 19 times.  How many saves will Zach Britton get against us?

        A.  0

        B.  1

        C.  2

        D.  3

        E.  4+

89) The Orioles play the Padres 4 times.   How many home runs will Manny Machado get against the Orioles?

       A.  0

       B.  1

       C.  2

       D.  3

       E.  4+

90) The Orioles play the Diamondbacks 3 times, in Arizona.   Will Adam Jones hit a hom run against the Orioles?

Yes

91) (For five points).   Make an "outlandish" prediction for 2019.   Possibilities include:

        -- Orioles have a winning record

        -- an specific Oriole gets at least 400 ABs and is at least .200 points higher or .200 points lower than his PECOTA projection (please include the PECOTA projection)

        -- a specific pitcher gets at least 80 innigns and his ERA is at least 2.00 points higher or 2.00 points lower than his PECOTA projection (please include the PECOTA projection)

        -- a manager, coach, GM, or Sig is fired during the season

        -- an specific Oriole pitcher wins 15+ games

         -- a specific Oriole puts up at least 5.0 WAR

         -- someone not in Tony's top 10 prospects list and who has never played in the majors is on the major league roster for at least 100 games

         -- a specific Oriole leads the AL in wins, saves, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts by a pitcher, batting average, home runs, RBIs, doubles, triples, onbase%, slugging%, OPS

          -- a specific Oriole hits for the cycle - Villar

          -- a specific Oriole pitches a no hitter

          -- a specific Oriole hits 4 home runs in a game (or ties/beats any other major league category record for a game such as RBIs, doubles, triples, runs, strikeouts by a pitcher

          -- a specific established major league player who has been to multiple all star games becomes an Oriole

          -- a specific Oriole wins one of the major awards (MVP, Cy, RoY, MgrOY, Comeback Player, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger)

 

 

There are a total of 100 points possible. 

 

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On 3/25/2019 at 7:46 PM, SteveA said:

Amazing how many answers to this quiz have already been determined, or at least choices eliminated:

4) (Tough one, this is worth 3 points):   Name a player who is not currently in the Orioles organization who will be in the Orioles organization on the last day of the season.  Straily will likely be an answer to this one, although the way I worded it I suppose he wouldn't be if we flipped him at the deadline

38) The most games over .500 the Orioles will be at any point this year will be:

Answers D & E have already been eliminated

       A.  10 or more

       B.  6-9

       C.  2-5

       D.   1

       E.  The Orioles will never have a .500+ record this year

44) How many different positions will Drew Jackson start a game at this year?   [DH does not count]

 

On 3/25/2019 at 7:46 PM, SteveA said:

       A.  0

       B.   1     Looks like B will the final answer

       C.   2

       D.   3

        E.  4 or more

45) How many days before September 1 will Pedro Araujo be on the major league roster?

        A.  Under 17 (so he does not complete his rule 5 eligibility)     Final answer is A

        B.   17-30

        C.  31-80

        D.  81-100

        E.  100+

46)  Name an Oriole who will be DFA'd after the season has begun.   Jackson and Araujo are the first two

 

 50) Will Drew Jackson fulfill his Rule 5 requirement before the end of the season and still be on the roster?

The answer is NO

 51) How many more deals will the Orioles make tradinga way international signing bonus slots between now and the end of the current signing period?    The first choice, 0, has been eliminated.

        A.  0

        B.  1

        C.  2

        D.  3 or more

 

71) What is the most games out of last place (i.e. ahead of the last place team in the standings) the Orioles will be on any date this season?  E and F have already been eliminated

       A.  20+

       B.  10 to19.5

       C.  6 to 9.5

       D.  2 to 5.5

       E.  0.5 to 1.5

       F.  The Orioles will never be ahead of a team in the AL East?

       Note:  the weather forecast looks good for New York on Thursday so the likelihood of a rainout is slim.

 

 

 

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On 3/25/2019 at 7:46 PM, SteveA said:

Updating some results from the preseason quiz:

1) Chris Davis will get:

     A.  300 or more at bats

     B.  Fewer than 300 at bats    Still could go either way

Could go either way

2) Trey Mancini will start more games at what position:

     A.  Left Field

     B.  First Base

     C.  DH   A position I didn't list, RF, currently has a significant lead

 

So far all of the below are False

5)  True/False:  Austin Hays will play for the Orioles before September 1

6) True/False:  Anthony Santander will play for the Orioles before September 1

7) True/False:  DJ Stewart will play for the Orioles before September 1

8 ) True/False:  Yusmiel Diaz will play for the Orioles before September 1

9) True/False:  Ryan Mountcastle will play for the Orioles before September 1

10) True/False:  Ryan McKenna will play for the Orioles before September 1

11) True/False:  Chance Sisco will play for the Orioles before September 1

12) What Oriole pitcher not named Cobb/Cashner/Bundy/Wright/Hess will start the most games this year?    So far Means

13) Who will start more games at 3rd base:

      A.  Renato Nunez

      B.  Ryan Ruiz  -- the leader at the moment

      C.  Other

14) Who will lead the Orioles in saves?  So far Givens

15) Who will lead the Orioles in home runs?  So far Mancini

16) Who will pitch the most major league innings before September 1 (if you answer A-D and that player does pitch in the majors before Sept 1, you get a point; if you answer E you get a point only if all 4 fail to do so).   As of now we're looking at E

       A.  Dillon Tate

       B.  Dean Kremer

       C.  Keegan Akin

       D.  Hunter Harvey

       E.  None of the above will pitch in the majors before September 1

 

23) Will Brandon Hyde be ejected from a game in 2019?   That one is a yes

24) Will Chris Davis OPS be:

       A.  < .600

       B.  .600 - .699  Barely hanging on here rignt now

       C.  .700 - .799

       D.  >= .800

 

27) Who will start the most games at Catcher for the Orioles in 2019?   Right now it's Severino

28) How many stolen base attempts (SB+CS) will the Orioles have in 2019 (reference:  103 last year)?  27 right now, on pace for 91.  But we just got Broxton!

      A.  Less than 60

      B.  60-89

      C.  90-119

      D.  120-149

      E.  150 or more

 

32)  True/False:  The Orioles will sign an international prospect for at least $500,000 bonus in the current signing period which lasts until June.   So far no and we are running out of time

 

38) The most games over .500 the Orioles will be at any point this year will be:

       A.  10 or more

       B.  6-9

       C.  2-5   Chances are good the answer will be 3

       D.   1

       E.  The Orioles will never have a .500+ record this year

39)  Name an Oriole not named Chris Davis who will put a ball on Eutaw Street this year.   (You are allowed to answer "None" and that will only be correct if no one other than Davis does it).    I don't think we have one yet?

40)  Will Richie Martin start more games at SS for the Orioles than any other player?   This could go either way

41) Will Jonathan Villar start more games at 2B for the Orioles than any other player?   He has so far but it's not a sure thing as he gets lots of games at SS

42) Will Cedric Mullins start more games in CF for the Orioles than any other player?  The magic 8 ball says not lookig good

43) How many games will Joey Rickard start in the outfield?   He's at 32, a pace for 108, but that looks to change

      A.  0-50

      B.  51-100

      C.  101-150

      D.  151+

44) How many different positions will Drew Jackson start a game at this year?   [DH does not count]

       A.  0

       B.   1   He got one start and it was in 2nd

       C.   2

       D.   3

        E.  4 or more

45) How many days before September 1 will Pedro Araujo be on the major league roster?

        A.  Under 17 (so he does not complete his rule 5 eligibility)   Winner

        B.   17-30

        C.  31-80

        D.  81-100

        E.  100+

46)  Name an Oriole who will be DFA'd after the season has begun.   There's been a bunch so far, Wright, Sucre, Ramirez, Jackson, Araujo, I'm probably forgetting someone).

 

 49) Will Richie Martin fulfill his Rule 5 requirement before the end of the season and still be on the roster?   TBD

 50) Will Drew Jackson fulfill his Rule 5 requirement before the end of the season and still be on the roster?  No

 51) How many more deals will the Orioles make tradinga way international signing bonus slots between now and the end of the current signing period?

        A.  0

        B.  1    I believe today was the first?

        C.  2

        D.  3 or more

 

 

70) Will the Orioles finish in last place in the AL East?   Looking like it

71) What is the most games out of last place (i.e. ahead of the last place team in the standings) the Orioles will be on any date this season?

       A.  20+

       B.  10 to19.5

       C.  6 to 9.5

       D.  2 to 5.5   On April 2nd we were 3.5 games ahead of the Red Sox

       E.  0.5 to 1.5

       F.  The Orioles will never be ahead of a team in the AL East?

       Note:  the weather forecast looks good for New York on Thursday so the likelihood of a rainout is slim.

 

73)  Will the Orioles be no-hit in a game in 2019?   Not yet

74) Will the Orioles allow 18+ runs in a game in 2019?   We have so far allowed each n umber between 0 and 16

 82) Will Jimmy Yacabonis start a game for the Orioles and go at least 4 innings (the second part is to preclude an "opener" type situation)?   Not yet

83) Will John Means start a game for the Orioles and go at least 4 innings?   Yes

84) Will Evan Phillips pitch for the Orioles before September 1?   Yes

85) Will Trey Mancini's OPS be closer to his 2017 number (.826) or .2018 number (.715)?   .917 at the moment

 

 

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11 hours ago, SteveA said:

No victory speech from our winner, @Moose Milligan ?

Didn't know I won!  I just saw this.  Rest assured I will not be rubbing this in any of your faces unless your username is @Can_of_corn.

@SteveA well done on getting back to this and tallying up the points.  Last year, IIRC, you did that 100 greatest moments in Orioles history which was something I know we all looked forward to each day to get through the offseason.   I hope you've got something up your sleeve for the next few months.  Thanks for being a really valuable member to the board and doing stuff like this!

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1 hour ago, Moose Milligan said:

Didn't know I won!  I just saw this.  Rest assured I will not be rubbing this in any of your faces unless your username is @Can_of_corn.

@SteveA well done on getting back to this and tallying up the points.  Last year, IIRC, you did that 100 greatest moments in Orioles history which was something I know we all looked forward to each day to get through the offseason.   I hope you've got something up your sleeve for the next few months.  Thanks for being a really valuable member to the board and doing stuff like this!

Great job defeating me in a contest I didn't take part in.

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