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1 minute ago, OriolesMagic83 said:

Let's focus on what's important, saving money!

It's a rebuild.   We're not trying to win this year.   Save money on broadcasting now and then spend it when we are good.

Once they are ready to try to contend, MASN will broadcast the games in UltraHD 3D Hologram Vision with the ability for viewers to choose their camera angle, and will bring back Jon Miller and team him with Vin Scully who will come out of retirement, with occasional guest commentary from the ghost of Ernie Harwell.

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10 minutes ago, seak05 said:

I feel as if Westburg has mostly played 3b when he's been with the Orioles. Is that correct? Might be an indication of where they think he fits longer term

SS-69,3B-36 in 2021

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2 minutes ago, interloper said:

Mid-season depth? If they do this I imagine he's spending at least a month in extended ST. 

Well, he was granted immunity from prosecution when he testified so we know he won't be going to jail during the season.  

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1 minute ago, interloper said:

You don't think they'd do a minor league deal as innings insurance for late in the season? I could see it. But yeah Heyman. 

I don't think Harvey will go to the minors again. I think we have enough SP depth that we shouldn't need him.

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