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  1. I always look forward to DD's annual, "Our number one priority is a top of the rotation pitcher" comments. Because talking about it, is the closest he'll ever get to actually acquiring one.
  2. All good points. I also thought that Cobb's projected price was low. I'm not sure why that is. Maybe it's the potential health related performance issues? And if Joe wants him in Chi, I can't imagine he'd go anywhere else.
  3. Being an O's fan is pretty much a life of misery. If I could clear the lifetime build up of cookies in my O's cache, I'd do it in an instant, and move on to another team. The problem begins and ends with the ownership group, most notably, the principle owner, but they're all culpable for the fact that this team has spent most of the last 20 years as an also ran. When Slide was moaning about how the (then) current state of being competitive wasn't sustainable, I only had one thing to say. And that was, you're most probably right. So why spend these fun days worrying about how they won't last very long. And sure enough, they're back in the cellar, with no reasonable expectation that their status will improve in the near future. So I'll return to the routine I was accustomed to for the 15 year losing streak. I'll take off for opening day, because the "pomp and circumstance" and energy level is the closest the O's will ever get to the World Series. Opening day is our World Series. I'll read about their misery, throughout the season. Maybe I'll go to a couple of games since I will once again be able to buy $5 student night tix, and move down to one of the many, empty premium seats. And I'll be here to commiserate with the other poor souls who carry the heavy burden that comes with being an O's fan. In the meantime, I'll watch lots of movies and documentaries over the summers, just like the bad old days.
  4. Cashner's stats tell me he would be wise to steer clear of the AL east. And DD should steer clear of Cashner.
  5. Cobb is expected to get a 4 yr deal for $48M. If Pete can't bring himself to spend $12/yr on a solid #2 pitcher, then just reserve your seat in the ALe cellar
  6. I agree. Pete doesn't trade away fan favorites.
  8. I thought the same thing. They use to have exhibition games in RFK, before the Expos came to town.
  9. If that's the rotation, they'll be out of it by June. Gausman is a 3 month pitcher. He does well after the AS break. But for the first 3 months, he's a dumpster fire. Bundy is the best they have. He's a legit pitcher. Tillman is a question mark. No team that plans to contend, puts a question mark in the #3 slot. This team's window closes after 2018. Yet they're going to approach it like they have all the time in the world. Kind of like the way Harbaugh coaches a football game. He approaches it, as if there isn't a timer.
  10. Cobb hit free agency at the perfect time. He was going to get paid, no matter what. But In a thin FA pitching market, cha-ching
  11. No, but I saw it this morning, pretty cool
  12. I was able to watch the game last night, and I'm glad I did.
  13. Nah, it's just posturing. Pete and Co. aren't in danger of losing more territory, just because the Nats play a single exhibition game in Annapolis. Like Bleeding said, all this does is slap the fans in the face.
  14. They accepted that terrible deal, because it was the only way to get into the very exclusive MLB country club. And if they didn't accept those terms, there were several other groups that would have. Apparently they deluded themselves into thinking they could convince Pete to work with them, and renegotiate. They'll just keeping spinning their wheels in court, because MLB can't help them. And that's with a Commish that really wants to tear up that contract. He stacked the arb. panel with Pro MLB/Nats attorneys, and still couldn't crack that deal. Pete's smartest clause is the one that requires MASN to pay the O's and Nats the same $$$ for broadcasting rights.
  15. I'd be shocked if it was anything but what you described. When the Expos moved to town, I disapproved of an agreement whereby one team owned the media rights of another team. With that said, the Lerners agreed to the deal. Now they should stick to that deal. They want to rewrite the contract, now that they're in place. If that team collapsed and moved away, I'd be all for it, simply because I dislike the owners as much as I dislike the Angelos group. Billionaires hording money, it's a straight up Dickens story for the modern day.
  16. So true
  17. Jim Duquette said the same thing. He said Miley will easily get a contract to his liking, and it will probably be in the NL. That's how scarce pitching is. It seems like a club could easily plug in an inexpensive pitcher that could give 160 innings with a 5.61 ERA and 1.729 WHIP, but I guess not.
  18. Here's what I found
  19. Classic ownership move. I'd use the roll eyes or sad emoji, but this was so obviously going to happen, I can't muster an emotional response.
  20. For what it's worth I was listening to Jim Duquette on the radio. They were talking about these offers. The question was posed, does MLB have incentive deals. He said innings pitched and games won, but they can't do deals based on the stats you've mentioned. I'm not sure if those incentives are specifically off the table because of the contract with the Players Union, of if it's just not done. But He did say the word "can't".
  21. Why aren't they already talking to UJ?
  22. I wouldn't bring back Miley, even if he offered to pay the O's to let him be on the team. But that's because I don't have a man crush on him, like DD does.
  23. You have a good point here, and I think that it actually reinforces mdrunning's comment. That is to say, even by the standards of the more forgiving "drops" stat, Perriman still manages to look terrible. When you factor in his actual negative impact, he goes from terrible to a full on liability.