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Is this team bad enough for the number 1 pick?

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18 minutes ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

And watch out for the Rangers they are 3-18 in their last 21 games and only two games ahead of the Orioles in the standings. There are some spectacularly bad baseball teams this season. 

It is almost as if tanking, as a strategy, is less effective when more teams employ it.

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3 hours ago, GuidoSarducci said:

Watch Davis come back and start raking to screw the Orioles one last time

I seriously doubt that will happen. I think he will look just as pathetic as the last few years.

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1 hour ago, Can_of_corn said:

It is almost as if tanking, as a strategy, is less effective when more teams employ it.

It is as if there is a race for the top and a race for the bottom of the standings.  And the Orioles are finding an amazing amount of competition for who sucks the most.  

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1 hour ago, Gurgi said:

It is as if there is a race for the top and a race for the bottom of the standings.  And the Orioles are finding an amazing amount of competition for who sucks the most.  

Is Elijah Green that great of a talent, because tanking in baseball seems far from a guarantee on building in the future compared to basketball and football. In basketball one great player can turn a bad team into a playoff contender instantly. And in football if you land a franchise QB building a playoff team gets a whole lot easier. 

In baseball one great player doesn't move the needle much if the surrounding talent is bad. Tanking in baseball only makes sense IMO, when it's associated with cutting payroll and holding off on spending until a team is ready to compete. 

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1 hour ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

Is Elijah Green that great of a talent, because tanking in baseball seems far from a guarantee on building in the future compared to basketball and football. In basketball one great player can turn a bad team into a playoff contender instantly. And in football if you land a franchise QB building a playoff team gets a whole lot easier. 

In baseball one great player doesn't move the needle much if the surrounding talent is bad. Tanking in baseball only makes sense IMO, when it's associated with cutting payroll and holding off on spending until a team is ready to compete. 

The desire to get better players is still there. Nationals got Strasburg and Harper #1 overall by sucking in back to back years. One player doesn't make a team, but it sure improves your situation.

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6 minutes ago, Frobby said:

Well, we won 25 games out of 60 last year, so no.

Last year was a nice break (baseball season) from the years surrounding it but it was far enough from the norm that it doesn't mean much. 

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14 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Last year was a nice break (baseball season) from the years surrounding it but it was far enough from the norm that it doesn't mean much. 

It meant virtually nothing.   Just saying if you are measuring progress by the W/L record at this point in the season, you can’t ignore the fact that the O’s won more games last year in 60 games than we have so far this year in 73.

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Good news.   We can get any of the 1st three picks and be in good shape.  Elijah Greene, Termarr Johnson, Jace Jung.   I'm good with any of them.

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Just now, DocJJ said:

Good news.   We can get any of the 1st three picks and be in good shape.  Elijah Greene, Termarr Johnson, Jace Jung.   I'm good with any of them.

Now we just need to get Elias to pick one of them.

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