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  1. Well-Dusty and Buck are both good managers. I just haven't seen Dusty have a brain fart. More just bad luck and past mismanagement of the pitching staff. He has been fine this series minus his love of Jayson Werth in the lineup tonight:)
  2. We all know Manny should be traded. The baseball gods know. GM's know it. But we have Dan Duquette. So...
  3. I love Dusty. 3 time MOY. We aren't hitting. This is what I don't get-people criticize Dusty, but Buck bringing in Ubaldo while leaving Britton in the BP? That is textbook implosion and ineptitude. The Nats just aren't hitting. Not Dusty's fault.
  4. Sigh..as a Nats fan...what a joke this has become. End our misery already LOL.
  5. a new gm?
  6. I am sure this message board of old white angry male republicans will get to the bottom of the issue, good time spent here fellas.
  7. Sigh..listen, you either resign him or you trade him. Letting him play out his year doesn't get you a chance to build for the future or continue competing. I like Manny but would NOT resign him. As discussed at length, much of this value tied to his defense...if he is hurt..it could cripple franchise for years. If they really wanted to sign Manny, they would have not signed Davis. DD has one year left and he is gone 100%. He doesn't want to be here any longer, so he probably doesn't care and is just going to compete as long as possible next year and then he doesn't have to deal with the long-term impact to the franchise. Who loses? Us. The Fans. We lose. http://m.mlb.com/news/article/255445384/orioles-not-planning-on-shopping-manny-machado/
  8. Hard to argue with that....poorly run. One thing has been proven of the history of sports ownership. You hire people to do a job and hold them accountable. You don't meddle. Pretty simple.
  9. Brewers coming on...only 1 back now.
  10. There are some REALLY REALLY strong teams in the playoffs this year. I cannot think back to a better setup for the playoffs..it should be a lot of fun. AL: Wildcard: Twins beat Yankees (upset pick! but really anyone can win 1 game..toss a coin) Indians beat Twins Sox beat Astros Indians beat Sox NL: Wildcard: Diamondbacks beat Brewers (upset pick =Rockies hold final spot currently) Nationals beat Cubs Diamondbacks beat Dodgers Nationals beat Diamondbacks (some wishful thinking here) Who does everyone like? Can't wait!
  11. Hays is definitely a nugget. And I am not ready to write off Sedlock or Akin yet. There is something very broken in the O's pitching development system-until we address it.... But nobody asks tough questions of the Orioles or their management, so things never change.
  12. I can see the play-by-play now... With 3 outs to go and the Indians up by 11, no way they could blow this lead...Francona turns to newly acquired Ubaldo Jimenz with only 3 outs needed and the Indians up 12 to 2.... (I know they couldn't actually use him or trade for him..but still..)
  13. the NL is LOADED this year. Honestly, I cannot remember so many strong teams headed into the playoffs...even the Brewers (who I picked and don't' currently hold a spot) are good. I agree with you on both (being a Nats fan too). Indians are absurdly hot right now. But so where Dodgers...and Nationals....Cubs are starting to get hot now too which scares me. It should be a lot of fun!
  14. To be honest Rob, with the Orioles fading and the Nats (who I also follow since I live in DC) and football starting....I haven't seen as much of him in CF. Mullings played CF in Bowie most of the time. How does he look in CF? My guess is Mullings starts in Bowie again and if he gets off to a hot start, goes to Norfolk (Mullings had some injuries and struggled in second half but looks legit). My guess is the first rounder Stewart starts in Norfolk because of his hot finish (I am honestly shocked he came on so strong-good to see though). Yaz might get lost in the rule 5 if not protected also (he doesn't project as a starter however). Seth Smith is definitely gone. My guess is they try to trade Trumbo....good luck. Santander I think will provide a lot of offense if they actually play him...
  15. Wow-Hays has looked impressive. Makes total sense why Buck played him 1 game in the first week upon recall. My goodness this franchise is lost...
  16. I stopped watching several games ago, are you serious? They are still trotting this sack of junk out there? Embarrassing organization.
  17. He has to be protected on the 40 man this offseason for the rule 5, so logical decision.
  18. About darn time! My lord!
  19. I love interleague personally. I think this is an age think. I have noticed most older people don't like interlegue (not saying everyone). I would love to see (never going to happen EVER though) the season broken into 2 different seasons so fans don't check out if their team is out of it half way through the season (this is done in lower level minor league leagues).
  20. Yeah...sadly is right. The Skins owner is worse though-I would take Angelos over Dan Snyder LOL. and definitely over Loria! (thank goodness he is going away)
  21. See-exactly. We agree there. You are right. Hays should be playing over Rickhard. That's on Buck....
  22. This is what I heard. And much of this was reported over at the OH as well. 3 deals were presented to Angelos from DD. Unclear if all 3 were diferent deals from one player but my understanding is at least 1 of them was for another player besides Britton (Seth Smith perhaps) so WHY they failed is up for interpretation. It could be: 1. Angelos didn't want to give up. OR 2. The prospects on the Britton deal would not pass the physicals (which makes a lot of sense because pieces of the deal were out for the year). I don't think anyone knows for sure why Angelos vetoed, but it was Angelos, not DD.
  23. It's just bad luck. We have bad luck. Poor Orioles. The fact that nearly everyone that leaves here succeeds and our homegrown guys fail at an alarming rate..just coincidence. It couldn't be because we have the least number of scouts or lack the proper player personnel. Just bad luck.
  24. Darn it. I didn't post a prediction but these are fun to read. The AL East is tough to predict honestly. One of the harder divisions because it is so close. How about playoff predictions?
  25. oh my, lol, I don't get you LOL okay-thanks for the apology. So you honestly believe recalling him to play him 1 game was worth it? It impacted the Baysox playoffs. It was just terrible decision making.