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Well, I would have liked a choice in between all-caps GREAT and Okay with air quotes around it. Say "good".

I would have voted for good.

But since you forced me to vote for either a capitalized GREAT or an OK with air quotation marks, I reluctantly went

with GREAT.

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Well, I would have liked a choice in between all-caps GREAT and Okay with air quotes around it. Say "good".

I would have voted for good.

But since you forced me to vote for either a capitalized GREAT or an OK with air quotation marks, I reluctantly went

with GREAT.

Yeah, in hindsight I kinda dropped the ball by not having 4 options. Sorry guys. :o

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I said craptacular.

Don't kid yourselves, guys. If these two players aren't already playing horrible baseball, they will be by 2012, I absolutely, positively guarantee it (you can quote me on this in 2012).

These guys will come into Baltimore and underachieve in a major way. We simply have no ability whatsoever to help players improve. The only players who have any success in our organization are those who are internally motivated, and do their entire fitness and conditioning training on their own time with their own people. The organization simply has no capability to provide the players what they need. And it's a rare player who goes out of their way beyond what the organization asks of them.

That's my guess as to why players come into Baltimore and play like ****, but there might be other additional reasons that are less tangible (such as being "cursed", etc).

Basically, Uehara was doing extremely well for us in a situation where we needed a setup man. Now, he is gone. And the pieces we hope we got in return are not going to do what we expect them to. So Texas got the better end of the trade, BY FAR. We're just too stupid to realize it.

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I said craptacular.

Don't kid yourselves, guys. If these two players aren't already playing horrible baseball, they will be by 2012, I absolutely, positively guarantee it (you can quote me on this in 2012).

These guys will come into Baltimore and underachieve in a major way. We simply have no ability whatsoever to help players improve. The only players who have any success in our organization are those who are internally motivated, and do their entire fitness and conditioning training on their own time with their own people. The organization simply has no capability to provide the players what they need. And it's a rare player who goes out of their way beyond what the organization asks of them.

That's my guess as to why players come into Baltimore and play like ****, but there might be other additional reasons that are less tangible (such as being "cursed", etc).

Basically, Uehara was doing extremely well for us in a situation where we needed a setup man. Now, he is gone. And the pieces we hope we got in return are not going to do what we expect them to. So Texas got the better end of the trade, BY FAR. We're just too stupid to realize it.

What you are saying may be true. But by your definition, any trade is a bad one because no matter who we bring in, they will suck.

And hey, it may be true, but I don't think you can run an organization on the basis of that being a fact.

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What you are saying may be true. But by your definition, any trade is a bad one because no matter who we bring in, they will suck.

And hey, it may be true, but I don't think you can run an organization on the basis of that being a fact.

EXACTLY. You can't run an organization at all with that being a fact. And, since it is a fact, the only logical conclusion is that the Orioles do not have what it takes to run a Major League organization, and should either be disbanded as a franchise, or completely overhauled from top to bottom.

But, anybody who's been doing their homework on the Orioles' performance for the past 14 years could've told you the same thing.

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I'm actually CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC about this deal. Davis has some real power potential. I think he got a "bad deal" in Texas and got himself "out of sorts". Let's hope he can come in and give us some "cheap" stability at 1st base since we probably won't get Prince or anyone else of earthly value in the off-season.

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I said craptacular.

Don't kid yourselves, guys. If these two players aren't already playing horrible baseball, they will be by 2012, I absolutely, positively guarantee it (you can quote me on this in 2012).

These guys will come into Baltimore and underachieve in a major way. We simply have no ability whatsoever to help players improve. The only players who have any success in our organization are those who are internally motivated, and do their entire fitness and conditioning training on their own time with their own people. The organization simply has no capability to provide the players what they need. And it's a rare player who goes out of their way beyond what the organization asks of them.

That's my guess as to why players come into Baltimore and play like ****, but there might be other additional reasons that are less tangible (such as being "cursed", etc).

Basically, Uehara was doing extremely well for us in a situation where we needed a setup man. Now, he is gone. And the pieces we hope we got in return are not going to do what we expect them to. So Texas got the better end of the trade, BY FAR. We're just too stupid to realize it.

JJ Hardy says hello. Yes he has had past success, but prior to coming here his career on a very profound downward slide. Minus the injury that derailed the start of the season, he has been a fantastic success story.

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