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8/18 - O's at Rays - Game 1


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For the Orioles:

Brian Roberts - 2B

Cesar Izturis - SS

Adam Jones - CF

Nick Markakis - RF

Nolan Reimold - LF

Melvin Mora - 3B

Luke Scott - DH

Matt Wieters - C

Ty Wigginton - 1B

Jason Berken - RHP

For the Rays:

Ben Zobrist - 2B

Carl Crawford - LF

Evan Longoria - 3B

Carlos Pena - 1B

Pat Burrell - DH

Gregg Zaun - C

Gabe Gross - RF

B.J. Upton - CF

Reid Brignac - SS

David Price - LHP

You Roch!

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A chance for the Orioles to play spoiler these next few games--but do we want to help Boston? :scratchchinhmm:

Also, couldn't we have kept Huff until after the TB series?

You really are just kidding. Right? Or, would you really have told the Tigers, "nah, maybe in a few days?"

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You really are just kidding. Right? Or, would you really have told the Tigers, "nah, maybe in a few days?"

Yea i woulda told them that. Except it would have been a "yea sure, whenever my 1B prospect starts clobering the ball in AAA".

How so many people are satisfied with trading a vet on pace for 100+ RBIs blows my mind. Especially when we get a single A pitcher for him. Tigers got the best end of the deal, and don't try to act like that salary dump makes up for it. Because we have dumped plenty of salaries this year.

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Yea i woulda told them that. Except it would have been a "yea sure, whenever my 1B prospect starts clobering the ball in AAA".

How so many people are satisfied with trading a vet on pace for 100+ RBIs blows my mind. Especially when we get a single A pitcher for him. Tigers got the best end of the deal, and don't try to act like that salary dump makes up for it. Because we have dumped plenty of salaries this year.

What's more mind-boggling is that there was no market for Huff, so that even a sly trader like MacPhail was reduced to accepting so little. Wd you have kept Huff til next year hoping he catches fire the rest of '09 and the beginning of 2010?

Way to go Nick!

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Yea i woulda told them that. Except it would have been a "yea sure, whenever my 1B prospect starts clobering the ball in AAA".

How so many people are satisfied with trading a vet on pace for 100+ RBIs blows my mind. Especially when we get a single A pitcher for him. Tigers got the best end of the deal, and don't try to act like that salary dump makes up for it. Because we have dumped plenty of salaries this year.

Well, it's all relative. This year, the Tigers get the best of it. They may next year too (if he re-signs with DET). But we aren't competing during that time frame, and when we will be Huff won't be a 100 RBI player, he probably won't even be next year. I guess when it comes down to it, at the end of the day we added an above average bullpen prospect for a player who won't be here when we're competing. That said, it's not like i'm happy that we traded Huff. I miss him, but a lot of that is sentiment. I love my O's, even as awful as they are.

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Well, it's all relative. This year, the Tigers get the best of it. They may next year too. But we aren't competing during that time frame, and when we will be Huff won't be a 100 RBI player, he probably won't even be next year. I guess when it comes down to it, at the end of the day we added an above average bullpen prospect for a player who won't be here when we're competing. That said, it's not like i'm happy that we traded Huff. I miss him, but a lot of that is sentiment. I love my O's, even as awful as they are.

Okay. Now you're kidding, right. MacPhail turned a below average defensive 1B who is declining at the plate and turned him into a top 10 prospect from one of baseballs better minor league systems, and you don't think that was a good thing? :rolleyes:

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