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  1. 1. How do you feel the O's performed on Day 1 of the draft?


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I'll give it a solid D. Matusz is an alright pick, but would much rather have chosen Smoak. After that, Hoes looks promising but i'm still confused by the Avery, Hudson, and Miclat picks.

I had a difficult time choosing between a C- and a D. I went for the C- simply because of Matusz's #2 potential and Avery's "upside."

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If they sign Matusz, then it's not all bad. But, none of the rest really excite me all that much. It seems like a lot of wasted picks. Didn't the front office notice that we have NO power hitters outside of Wieters/Reimold in the minors?

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I'll give it a solid D. Matusz is an alright pick, but would much rather have chosen Smoak. After that, Hoes looks promising but i'm still confused by the Avery, Hudson, and Miclat picks.

Pretty much agree with all of this.

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What does signing Teixeira have to do with the draft?

The dream-signing of Tex apparently influences all aspects of life at the OH. If he doesn't sign here, I feel that all of our fellow posters will go the way of the Lemmings...

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Another poster was getting on my case because I said that Matusz would have to pitch with an ERA of 1.00 or less, in order to not have a losing record. Considering the "hitters" we've bagged in the first 5 rounds, looks like it's +1 for ChaosLex. :D

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The dream-signing of Tex apparently influences all aspects of life at the OH. If he doesn't sign here, I feel that all of our fellow posters will go the way of the Lemmings...

There's no reason to think the O's will be able to sign Teixeira for a reasonable amount of money when the Yankees, Red Sox, and Mets will likely all be in the running. We'd have been better served drafting Smoak and paying a bit above slot for Melville and saving about $170 million.

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There's no reason to think the O's will be able to sign Teixeira for a reasonable amount of money when the Yankees, Red Sox, and Mets will likely all be in the running. We'd have been better served drafting Smoak and paying a bit above slot for Melville and saving about $170 million.

I don't think he wants to come here anyway. IMO, the "he's from Bmore" argument seems downright silly. Can't he visit here whenever he wants while playing for a team that can contend?

This team needs to get some power at 1B, and they need to do it soon. Smoak would have been nice, but I'm not too disappointed in Matusz. He looks like a pretty darn nice LHP who isn't too far away from the bigs.

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I like a good mystery as much as the next guy, so I can't wait to see how this one turns out.

Watch this end up being one of the best drafts in recent memory, but for the moment, count me as utterly baffled when it comes to seeing the strategy involved today.

I gave it a C- only because I think Matusz is a completely valid #4 choice even though I would have preferred Smoak.

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