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FWIW I feel strongly the O's are going to select Austin Martin, if he's available.  Most agree, so I'm certainly not going out on a limb. With picks at 30 and 39 as well, it's going to be an exciting day this Wednesday.

 

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I wish the Commissioner would give some serious thought to how to make the draft more interesting. One great way would be for him to be absent.

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4 minutes ago, Philip said:

I wish the Commissioner would give some serious thought to how to make the draft more interesting. One great way would be for him to be absent.

  1. Allow trades with very little restrictions, with the NFL Draft being a guideline.
  2. While it'll never rival the NFL, they could do a better job of promoting the draft and the prospects, since most viewers are unfamiliar with them.
  3. See #1. :)
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3 minutes ago, Greg Pappas said:
  1. Allow trades with very little restrictions, with the NFL Draft being a guideline.
  2. While it'll never rival the NFL, they could do a better job of promoting the draft and the prospects, since most viewers are unfamiliar with them.
  3. See #1. :)

Like I said earlier, I haven't seen much in the way of positives with the pick trading currently allowed.

More teams have the chance to dump bad contracts for picks?  No thanks.

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57 minutes ago, Greg Pappas said:
  1. Allow trades with very little restrictions, with the NFL Draft being a guideline.
  2. While it'll never rival the NFL, they could do a better job of promoting the draft and the prospects, since most viewers are unfamiliar with them.
  3. See #1. :)

One thing I’ve noticed is that Manfred makes all the announcements himself. Who wants to see such bad teeth over and over?

Why not have let each team send their own representative to make the pick? A former player great, or a significant member of the community, or even the mayor or the local congressman or something like that? The possibilities are endless, and all of them are better than what we currently get.

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2 minutes ago, Philip said:

One thing I’ve noticed is that Manfred makes all the announcements himself. Who wants to see such bad teeth over and over?

Why not have let each team send their own representative to make the pick? A former player great, or a significant member of the community, or even the mayor or the local congressman or something like that? The possibilities are endless, and all of them are better than what we currently get.

Of all the things to criticize Manfred over, you go with his teeth?

Well I've got some good news for you, he's had work done, probably for you personally.

 

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1 hour ago, Greg Pappas said:
  1. Allow trades with very little restrictions, with the NFL Draft being a guideline.
  2. While it'll never rival the NFL, they could do a better job of promoting the draft and the prospects, since most viewers are unfamiliar with them.
  3. See #1. :)

Just lay off the over the top tragedy porn that the NFL embraced this year.

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58 minutes ago, backwardsk said:

Just lay off the over the top tragedy porn that the NFL embraced this year.

Yeah, that was weird.

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1 hour ago, ArtVanDelay said:

Yeah, that was weird.

I mean, I guess they could go with a “lost tweets” segment.  Get it out of the way early.

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4 hours ago, Greg Pappas said:

FWIW I feel strongly the O's are going to select Austin Martin, if he's available.  Most agree, so I'm certainly not going out on a limb. With picks at 30 and 39 as well, it's going to be an exciting day this Wednesday.

 

It’s hard to pinpoint who might be available...but Cecconi and Swiney would be nice pick ups

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1 hour ago, Roll Tide said:

It’s hard to pinpoint who might be available...but Cecconi and Swiney would be nice pick ups

It really is hard to know, for sure. 

I'm not that high on Swiney, as his profile seems more suited to relief.  At 74 though, sure.  There will be at least a dozen guys I'd prefer over Cecconi at #30, but his selection wouldn't get me down. 

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Blaze Jordon is all the way down at #58? How the mighty have fallen. This time last year people were talking about him as a possibility as our pick at #2. 

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I think Keith Law had David Calabrese at #16ish and I saw him on the one Weams posted in the 30’s. I know people are targeting pitchers around there but the guy has game changing speed and good potential to hit for a high average. 
 

(Full disclosure: I picked him in OOTP and by age 21 he was starting and 23 a perennial all star. I just want to have predicted the future in my little video game world).

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2 hours ago, ShoelesJoe said:

Blaze Jordon is all the way down at #58? How the mighty have fallen. This time last year people were talking about him as a possibility as our pick at #2. 

That was mainly me. At the time there was a LOT of chatter about him going real high, but he really needed to show he could do better against top pitching, and naturally, like every other prospect, the corona virus happened.  This is why Frobby and I stress that early talk is just that--- early talk.  A LOT can and does happen in a year. Blaze Jordan still has massive upside as a power hitter, but he would need to hit better than he showed last go round, because his current profile is 1B/DH. As I've been saying, he has been a year younger the these other kids, and maybe he puts it together and becomes a great pick.  Jordan Walker is similar.  Walker is a much better athlete but like Blaze, he has great power potential and will-he-hit concerns. We'll see on both accounts.  I hope both make it.

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