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Yahoo says he had a hamstring strain. The lack of a thread about this well after the game is over is very telling. I think we're all a bit apathetic about Wieters at this point. He's having a decent year, I guess, which is the norm for him ("decent, I guess"). Maybe we can get him back on the cheap and play him at first after we fail to sign Davis. His production there wouldn't be great but it would probably be better than any of the internal 1B options. If he doesn't take a QO, he could end up like Morales and not have a job until June 2016, and the job he would get would be for a one-year deal at half the QO. Would you give up a draft pick for him if you were another team? I wouldn't.

I think he could easily be a guy who makes a comeback and turns into someone we really miss. Last year he looked on his way to breaking out before his injury. 2013 and 2015 he's been pretty mediocre but even so I greatly prefer him on the time than off. Before 2013, he had a nice stretch of years of good production at catcher. A good player and leader to have around. I respect that this is all before he turned into a 30-something catcher, so maybe he could age quickly, too.

Just got that feeling we'll be looking at threads lamenting Joseph-Clevenger next year OPS'ing .600 while Matt is .750 and why didn't the Orioles give him four years and on and on. Joseph has acquitted himself well and I love him. Hey, if he produces like he has been, he's a great baseball player. That seems like a tall order for a guy with his career trajectory but I love the underdog story.

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I think he could easily be a guy who makes a comeback and turns into someone we really miss. Last year he looked on his way to breaking out before his injury. 2013 and 2015 he's been pretty mediocre but even so I greatly prefer him on the time than off. Before 2013, he had a nice stretch of years of good production at catcher. A good player and leader to have around. I respect that this is all before he turned into a 30-something catcher, so maybe he could age quickly, too.

Just got that feeling we'll be looking at threads lamenting Joseph-Clevenger next year OPS'ing .600 while Matt is .750 and why didn't the Orioles give him four years and on and on. Joseph has acquitted himself well and I love him. Hey, if he produces like he has been, he's a great baseball player. That seems like a tall order for a guy with his career trajectory but I love the underdog story.

Excuse me, on the "team."

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Buck said that Matt will not play today and will be re-evaluated on Friday. Clevenger is probably trying to get to Seattle for today's 3:40 eastern time game. Clevenger up and Lake down would be the move I would expect.

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This may really be for the best. MW get's 2 days off complete rest, and we get the bat we need up here. Hopefully Matt is ok and this is what it took to get Clevenger up here to get AB's. A one day sacrifice I'm willing to make. If MW is healthy, here's the lineup I would have on Friday vs the A's. Chavez RHP

Machado 3B

Parra LF

Jones CF

Davis RF

MW DH

Schoop 2B

Clevenger 1B

Hardy SS

Joseph C

I like that lineup. No Reimold and no Parades.

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They usually leave for the next city from the stadium in the minors. No nonstops from RDU. The quickest one stop flight is around 7 hours.

Evidently they didn't leave until today.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/BaltiMurph">@BaltiMurph</a> Was told team traveled to Durham today. Would have to have flown out of Norfolk.</p>— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) <a href="

">August 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Evidently they didn't leave until today.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/BaltiMurph">@BaltiMurph</a> Was told team traveled to Durham today. Would have to have flown out of Norfolk.</p>? Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) <a href="

">August 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Thanks for the update. The thing that i don't understand if they were still in Richmond why would he not just take the early am flight out of Richmond that also gets in around 10:55?

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Thanks for the update. The thing that i don't understand if they were still in Richmond why would he not just take the early am flight out of Richmond that also gets in around 10:55?

From Norfolk, the earliest one can get to Seattle is 12:03 PM and that is leaving at 5:20 AM. It is then a 20 minute car ride to the stadium, so he wouldn't get there until game time or minutes before.

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From Norfolk, the earliest one can get to Seattle is 12:03 PM and that is leaving at 5:20 AM. It is then a 20 minute car ride to the stadium, so he wouldn't get there until game time or minutes before.

Thanks. I guess they didn't bus to Raleigh overnight.

“The transportation industry didn’t cooperate," Showalter said. "We’ll see what tomorrow brings. We had it set up and we just couldn’t get it [to work]. It’s hard to go from the East Coast to West Coast even though you pick up time. We tried. We tried until about 1:30, 2 o’clock in the morning. … [The Tides] are busing to Durham today. They were in Norfolk last night. Norfolk has a great airport, but it doesn’t offer some of the services [others do]. It’s a tough place to have an injury before a 12:40 game. We tried.”

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-orioles-wieters-feeling-better-isnt-ruling-out-playing-this-weekend-20150812-story.html

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