Thanks for everything that you all do on the Hangout. I discovered it in 1999 and have been a loyal reader ever since. Not only is it the best baseball fan site, It is the best sports fan site around.
I haven’t posted in many years, but I haven’t been this excited about the Orioles in a very long time. Thanks again guys.
Carrying the lineup, no. Likely being one less glaring hole in the lineup? Very possible. Helping the team win more by not being close to an automatic out? Probable. I understand the left versus right arguments and the pitcher splits. But I think it's been way over blown and relied upon way too much by whoever is making that decision, be it Hyde, Elias or whatever PC just spits out the lineup. We've put inferior players in the lineup way to often this year... it's amazing we have won a many as we have really.
They basically hung around 6-8 over .500 for awhile. 9 over after A’s series. Plus 7 after Jays series, 6 after Boston, 8 after DC, 7 after Jays, 6 after Detroit, 6 after Houston. Now it’s down to 4. In between never dipped below 5, never over 8 after A’s series.
I really want 3-3 the rest of way, 2-4 at minimum. Would like 4-2.
This has been such a peculiar season the inevitable day of mathematical elimination for me is somewhat of a moment to reflect on all the 2022 Orioles accomplished. Whether Yankees and Jays Bats demolish tired Orioles Arms or not the last 6 games doesn't bear much on that.
Last offseason the World Series ended November 2nd, and the Dodgers signed Andrew Heaney November 10th.
1425 innings in 2023 need to be planned for, and neither Means nor Rodriguez nor Hall are throwing as many as the Club probably hoped a year ago.