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It was nice #627044
05/10/2022 15:51
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Had fun talking w/u this season. There weren't many of us; I wish there were more posters. Maybe we can get 'em.Keep posting over the winter. It should be real interesting.Hopefully they make the good moves that will put the Orioles deep into the playoffs next year and we can gloat about them.

But in any event, I enjoyed talking w/you.


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Yup. Gloating anyway. Two more months of Adley would have put us over the top. Wait'll next year.


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Re: It was nice [Re: mikezpen] #627046
05/10/2022 18:06
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add Rodriguez for a full yr.

The best young battery in the Show.

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I fear Grayrod until he puts in a whole year. DL Hall upped his stock with me this year. He was edging towards wasted draft pick, but at worst he's closer material.


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I might follow the playoffs this year. Not watching the games, but sorta scouting the opposition for next year. I read the playoff power rankings. One thing that clearly distinguishes the haves from the have nots is starting pitchers. We may have some serviceable types in the system, but we need Cy Young candidates to make it to the promised land. I don't see many of those in our system. Nobody in their right mind gives up young talented starting pitchers. That leaves Pittsburgh. We've got a whole system full of talented kids we can probably pry some salary dump cagey vets loose with. Christ, look how close we were to the playoffs this year. A couple of those types could make us real contenders. Replace two of our slots with even ten game winners, and man, we're rolling.


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Re: It was nice [Re: mikezpen] #627049
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It used to be the teams w/a couple of ass-kicking starters were death in post-season short series.Now, give me 5 innings from a sharp starter and a killer bullpen, and we get the same result.

But something else. It became obvious to me coming down the stretch that HITTING killed us as badly as pitching did. We need to replace Odor, Chirinos, and (I hate to say it), Mateo.But er need help in the middle of the order too.The outfielders we thought were so strong in the hitting dept. - aren't. Hayes still tries to pull everything, and Mullins has declined.And what about Mountcastle??

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Hence my Judge fantasy. He freaking murdered us this year. I could never understand why we pitched to him. Our best OPS hitters were Adley and Gunnar, who I think disappeared most of September. That batting eye and discipline carried him. Both of them. And it counts plenty in the team run scoring department. Santander sucked, except for the power. Vavra rounded out the OBP guys. Nobody else really wowed you. Or frankly hit enough to play in the AL East.

I'll miss watching Mateo play the field. I think he's the best SS I ever saw. I fervently hope he wins a gold glove. Dude had the ball on the way the instant it touched his glove. And with flames coming off it.

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It was a fun season. It was nice having a reason to watch. I'm still pissed over the rule changes though.


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They have to clean out the infield, but Mateo is the last one I'd get rid of. I wanted them to give him a chance, and they did.If they do sell him, don't sell cheap. There are teams that w/need that glove and can carry his bat.

Something else. Did you notice that Rutsch and Gunnar and also Stowers, don't swing at bad pitches which is very refreshing, In fact they take TOO many good pitches and get in a hole sometimes. But you can tell they've been coached.

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I let you know when I do.
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Originally Posted by mikezpen
They have to clean out the infield, but Mateo is the last one I'd get rid of. I wanted them to give him a chance, and they did.If they do sell him, don't sell cheap. There are teams that w/need that glove and can carry his bat.

Something else. Did you notice that Rutsch and Gunnar and also Stowers, don't swing at bad pitches which is very refreshing, In fact they take TOO many good pitches and get in a hole sometimes. But you can tell they've been coached.


Too bad Mateo, Hays and Montcastle didn't receive the same coaching.


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