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3 minutes ago, TonySoprano said:

Detroit's lead for the #1 spot is down to 0.5 over the O's

They've been on a mediocre streak (5-5).  Which in the fight for the #1 pick is a hot streak...or maybe cold streak.  I never know how to judge...

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On 7/27/2019 at 1:43 PM, DrungoHazewood said:

 

As of today, the Orioles need to go at least 5-54 (.085) to finish ahead of the 1916 A's and avoid the worst record since 1900. 

They need to go 7-52 (.119) to finish ahead of the '62 Mets to avoid the worst record since WWII. 

They need to go at least 10-49 (.169) to pass the '03 Tigers and not have the worst record this millennium.

 

They are currently on pace to finish 32 games better than the 1899 Cleveland Spiders. And they didn't fold after starting the season 0-11, so they're somewhat better than the 1872 Washington Nationals.

 

 

 

On 8/5/2019 at 12:10 AM, OFFNY said:

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The Orioles are 38-73 after 111 games.

They need to go 1-51 over their final 52 games in order to surpass the 1916 Athletics, who had the worst MLB record ever since 1901.

 

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UPDATE )))))) (1901 - Present)

 

If the Orioles lose every game for the rest of the season, they will still have finished with a better winning percentage than the 1916 Philadelphia Athletics (.235), the 1935 Boston Braves (.248), the 1962 New York Mets (.250), and the 1904 Washington Senators (.252.)

 

If the Orioles win only 3 more games for rest of the season, they will surpass the winning percentages of the 1919 Philadelphia Athletics (.257), and the 2003 Detroit Tigers (.265.)

 

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I think we can put this one to bed now.  The Death March is almost over and there are no more Yankee games left (which seems awfully early but I'll take it)

In late August / September the Orioles get to play the Royals, Tigers, Rangers, Blue Jays and Mariners.

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7 hours ago, 25 Nuggets said:

I think we can put this one to bed now.  The Death March is almost over and there are no more Yankee games left (which seems awfully early but I'll take it)

In late August / September the Orioles get to play the Royals, Tigers, Rangers, Blue Jays and Mariners.

Yes.Tigers are on their death march now.Orioles look like they probably will get the second pick in  the draft.One through fourth all look possible.

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The Orioles are currently the 104th-worst team of all time by winning percentage.  That does include a large number of 19th-century teams that barely (or probably shouldn't) qualify as Major League.  Since 1900 the Orioles have the 43rd-worst winning percentage.  

Among 1900-present Baltimore teams classified as Major League they're 3rd-worst, after the 2018 Orioles, and the 1915 Federal League Terrapins.  They need to win two more games to ensure they finish ahead of the very first Orioles, the 1882 American Association team.

They would have to go 14-21 the rest of the way to beat out the 1988 Orioles, who finished 54-107, but started 0-21 and had both Eddie and Cal.

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1 hour ago, Going Underground said:

Yes.Tigers are on their death march now.Orioles look like they probably will get the second pick in  the draft.One through fourth all look possible.

But yet, like us, kicked Verlander's butt and beat the newly-crowned 2019 WS champs!  Go Tigers!  

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4 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

They would have to go 14-21 the rest of the way to beat out the 1988 Orioles, who finished 54-107, but started 0-21 and had both Eddie and Cal.

I think they can do that (go 15-20 or better) the rest of the way.  I'll be rooting for that.  Don't care about the tank.  Top five pick is happening.

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The O’s won their 44th game last night, passing the 2003 Tigers.     I’d say the next milestone is winning 48 games to surpass last year’s team.     

As others have noted, we don’t have a particularly tough schedule after today.    

@KCR 3

@ TBR 3

TEX 4

LAD 3

@DET 4

TOR 3

SEA 3

@TOR 3

@BOS 3

That’s 16 games against teams that are 20+ games under .500, another 4 against a sub-.500 team, and only 9 games against teams over .500.     Honestly, I would say that 60 wins isn’t out of the question, though mid-50’s is more probable.   Fangraphs currently projects us for 56 wins, and still holding the no. 2 pick    

 

 

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On 6/26/2019 at 8:21 PM, atomic said:

In games when Means and Cashner start we are 15-16.  Once Cashner is traded we will definitely be worst team of the modern era.

I think we are a shoe-in for most losses in modern era (since 1900)

The Orioles traded Cashner on July 13th, when they were 28-63 (.308).  Since then they've gone 16-25 (.390).  They're currently on pace for 54 wins and 108 losses, which would be tied for the 14th-worst team since Jackie Robinson's debut and tied for 63rd-worst since 1900.  They're on pace to finish 13 or 14 games better than the 1916 A's.

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13 minutes ago, DrungoHazewood said:

The Orioles traded Cashner on July 13th, when they were 28-63 (.308).  Since then they've gone 16-25 (.390).  They're currently on pace for 54 wins and 108 losses, which would be tied for the 14th-worst team since Jackie Robinson's debut and tied for 63rd-worst since 1900.  They're on pace to finish 13 or 14 games better than the 1916 A's.

It is nice to see the team improve. Glad to be wrong.  Bundy has  pitched better.  Alberto and Villar have been playing great.  Satander has played much better than I thought.  And adding Harvey has really helped the bullpen.  Now Hyde doesn't feel the need to pitch Givens multiple innings in a close game.  .390 is still pretty awful but it is nice to see some glimmers of hope for the future.  

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The O's can start a website, because they've put up 3 w's in a row.  Hey, if you're expecting original material, go to a comedy club.  

We don't need no more stinking 1st picks in the draft!

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1 minute ago, atomic said:

It is nice to see the team improve. Glad to be wrong.  Bundy has  pitched better.  Alberto and Villar have been playing great.  Satander has played much better than I thought.  And adding Harvey has really helped the bullpen.  Now Hyde doesn't feel the need to pitch Givens multiple innings in a close game. .390 is still pretty awful but it is nice to see some glimmers of hope for the future.  

It’s kind of funny how quickly our perspective can change.    Most years, a .390 winning percentage would be a disaster.    Now it’s a lofty goal!

As a fan, though, I do think there’s a huge difference in how you feel if the team is generally winning at least one game in most series and avoiding any really terrible losing streaks.    

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12 minutes ago, Frobby said:

It’s kind of funny how quickly our perspective can change.    Most years, a .390 winning percentage would be a disaster.    Now it’s a lofty goal!

As a fan, though, I do think there’s a huge difference in how you feel if the team is generally winning at least one game in most series and avoiding any really terrible losing streaks.    

And with being slightly better it means players are playing better.  Hopefully, we can build on this and be better next year.  Maybe if we can add guys like Mountcastle and Bannon and  hopefully some pitchers can come up with some success and we could be more competitive next season.   

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