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  1. My only complaint is that Alonso was not ejected from the game for his hit on Flacco. If Tom Brady was hit like that during a slide the NFL would have called for a national day of mourning. Suh's bush activities should have gotten him ejected as well. What a piece of garbage that guy is. Joe's TD pass to Maclin was a thing of beauty and he was settling in for a real good game when he was injured.
  2. I only saw the 4th quarter, but I was not surprised that the Ravens wideouts were not getting separation. First, Minnesota has an excellent defense, secondly, like you say, I don't think that any OC can a whole lot out of a receiving corps of Moore, Whelan, and Campanero. Biscotti is seeing the same things that the fans,are seeing. The bottom line is that this is not a good team and is not a good product. I as never a huge fan of this guy, but I lost what little respect I had for him when he asked fans to pray for the organization when they were considering signing Kaepernick. Go have a scotch and Cuban cigar Mr. Big time, maybe you can light a candle before next year's draft. It's worth a shot, heaven mnay deliver a playmaker to your franchise.
  3. What better positioning could he have had? He squared himself up to the throw. If he steps up the ball may have glanced off of his shoulder pad. You're the one that is blaming the fourth strong receiver and the kast time I checked the title of the thread is Bench Flacco., not Joe Threw a Pick Six because the Ravens Lack Depth at Wide Receiver.
  4. How could have Chris Moore fought for that ball? Like you said, the defender stuck his hand in from behind? Further, the defender was not 5' 6". Flacco took a risk and got burned.
  5. I don't think benching Flacco is going to help him or the team. He is going to play if he is healthy. Mallet is not going to turn things around. That said, Joe's performance was sub oar to say the least. He was inaccurate particularly when he was flushed from the pocket. The running game was fine, but he did not have a good game. I put a lot of the blame on Flacco for the pick six, he forced that throw and the defender deflected the pass.
  6. I think the comments might be rooted in the fact that Trumbo is expendable with the emergence of Mancini and the distinct possibility that both Santander and Hayes will make the opening day roster next season. While Trumbo has a friendly contract and may attract a trading partner with his power and reasonable contract the options are limited by his contract which limits the teams that he can be dealt to. I think that the Orioles would be open to trading Trumbo to open up the outfield spot to a younger and stronger defensive player.
  7. This is really good. I hope you don't mind my suggestion that you change the last line of the chorus to" "And make me feel at home while I diss Danny, While I diss Danny..." Besides, didn't the one dimensional offense get a different wrinkle with the acquisition of Tim Beckham?
  8. Buck is getting too much of a pass this season IMO. This team is the worst fundamental team that He has had since he has been here. They don't play good defense, they can't execute a run down, and he rarely puts any pressure on the opposing defense ( call a hit and run once in a while for God's sake) when the team is struggling offensively. Further, his enabling of Machado has set a poor tone for this club. There is no accountability for his lack of hustle and lack of focus on the bases. I truly think that Machado will figure out an original way of getting thrown out at third base before the season is out. Yes, DD has put together a dumpster fire of a starting staff for Buck, but Buck has not done a good job of running this team this season.
  9. Here is an interesting article that was written about the Phillies shopping Hellickson about a week ago.The author referenced Jon Heyman. Based on their low payroll, the Phillies were going to include cash in any deal to either offset or pay Hellickson's salary for the remainder of the 2018 season. I believe that if the Orioles flip Hellickson, they can keep whatever cash they received from the Phillies. IMO, if this is true ( it was announced that the Orioles received cash considerations in the deal) it makes the trade more a bit more palatable.
  10. The Orioles basically traded two assets that they had little or no use for ( KIm & International Solt Money) and a left handed pitching prospect whom has slipped somewhat this season for a starting pitcher who gives up homers but can eat up some innings. In addition, I think Philadelphia sent some cash to offset some of the money that Hellickson is owed through the end of the season. In the best case scenario, the Orioles flip Hellickson over the weekend for a prospect or two that have more upside than Cleavinger. Worst case, Hellickson takes some of the workload off of Bundy. I think that this move is a precursor to a few more moves that happen over the weekend.
  11. It will come as no surprise if they don't sell. Especially since they announced that Manny and Adam Jones are not going to be moved. I don't expect a major sell off because of this, the core of Davis, Schoop, Jones, and Machado will be back to take a run in 2018.
  12. One cold hard fact is that Buck and DD are signed through next year. I figured that the Orioles would not be major sellers once they took the public stance that they were not moving Machado. If the Orioles were seriously considering a rebuild they would look to move their most valuable trade chip. Further, while I think that the Orioles would like to move either Britton or Brach, Britton's lack of effectiveness after his injury has put a damper on his trade value. I see the Orioles moving Castillo and Smith at the deadline. They both are pending free agents and they are pretty easy to replace on this year's roster. It is looking like the Orioles will most likely go into next season with their core intact ( Machado, Jones, Davis, etc.) to make one final run. I think that it is a flawed plan based on the weak starting pitching that the team currently has and the team's general reluctance to spend big on free agent starters.
  13. I doubt that either Buck or DD is fired. However, as another poster pointed out, ( mdrunning?) Duquette and Buck will be in the last year of their contracts in 2018. I think that it is likely that Buck will be offered a two year extension so that he does not enter 2018 as a lame duck manager. ( not so sure about DD) He may very well turn it down and stay with the organization in a front office role or resign. I think the Orioles are in a tough spot with DD and Buck's contracts running out while a rebuild is on the horizon.