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Does the OH like this pick?


Do you like this pick or not?  

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  1. 1. Do you like this pick or not?

    • Jameson Taillon
    • Manny Machado
    • Christian Colon
    • Other... tell us who you wanted!


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Machado was definitely the best pick here, IMO, but I am pretty disappointed we didn't get Taillon. Hopefully Machado meets his potential and we don't regret not getting a chance to select Taillon.

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Weird poll. Why is Taillon even an option if he wasn't available? Jordan seemed to make it clear that Taillon was his guy if he was there.

Machado wasn't my pick at 1:3, I had 3 guys ahead of him, but I'm happy with the pick as I think Machado is very talented and all the guys I had 3-10 were very close.

So, instead of listing a few names in the poll, maybe there should be some options like "ecstatic!" "not my first pick but I'm happy" "disappointed" and "I hate it."

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Does the OH like the O's picking Machado or not?

Seeing that Taillon was off the board, who else might y'all have wanted the Orioles to pick, or are you happy with Machado?

I can't argue with the pick. I was clear before the draft that I wanted the O's to take Colon at 3. But Machado was a higher overall rated prospect, and that is the way they went. I'm good with that, but Colon would have been in Baltimore much sooner and was a safer pick. In general, I really like college hitters early in the draft.

That said, I can't wait to follow Machado's development, and he certainly is a very high ceiling kid. Lets hope the O's don't screw up his development.

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I'm happy with this pick. Especially now that we can follow the progress of a 1st round pick who is a position player.

The last time everyone on the Hangout got as excited about a draft pick was when the O's took Matt Wieters. And, I remember everyone tracking his every movement in each game he played until he reached Baltimore.

Something tells me that things will be no different with Manny Machado. :D

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Ask me in 4 years.

Too bad the Orioles don't have that option. :)

I voted Colon but if you take the scouts at their word, Machado was a better pick

I just like the sure thing

I haven't seen a single scouting report that makes me think Colon is a "sure thing."

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Your timetable seems pretty optimistic for Taillon and a little pessimistic for Machado. If Taillon gets the bigs 4 years before Machado, I'd be pretty surprised and hugely disappointed.

Yeah, assuming Machado signs late and starts next year, I think it's realistic to expect him in LowA 2011, HighA2012, AA2013 and AAA/Majors2014, and that is being conservative. Could shave a year off of that, but I don't think it's any sooner than 3 years unless he really is the next ARod. (He isn't).

Taillon I see clearing A in 2011, starting AA in 2012 and moving up to AAA during the year but no majors until 2013 at the earliest.

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