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#1 Slidemaster

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:26 PM

Bullet points:

-They've tried to resign Wieters twice and he wants no part of it.
-Trying to sign Davis now but nothing is developing.
-Hardy is a target to be resigned
-Machado "has some work to do," and is "a work in progress to come back." He sounded extremely unenthusiastic about how he was doing.
-The Orioles will be fine with their young pitching.
-When asked about what happened with Balfour he simply said "they've moved on."
-When asked if his hands were tied he laughed and changed the subject.
-He expects the Orioles to be "formidable."
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#2 weird-O

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:52 PM

Wieters is gone folks. start coming to terms with that now.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:10 PM

I wonder if they will trade Wieters during the season. May as well try to get something for him.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:19 PM

The Orioles are the butt of every joke the hosts are making. Now they're talking about how they could very well finish last in the division. The consensus is that Duquette didn't mean the things he said with regards to the O's being a formidable team, and they all think that the problem is at the top, with the owner.
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:50 PM

I wonder if they will trade Wieters during the season. May as well try to get something for him.

my guess is they won't trade him. Angelos doesn't like to move "fan favorite" players. that's why B-Rob was never traded, PGA wouldn't allow it. 


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:52 PM

The Orioles are the butt of every joke the hosts are making. Now they're talking about how they could very well finish last in the division. The consensus is that Duquette didn't mean the things he said with regards to the O's being a formidable team, and they all think that the problem is at the top, with the owner.

as I mentioned in another thread, I like DD. but I don't believe anything he says. that's not a slight against him, it's his job to lie to us.  


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 12:33 AM

Wieters is gone folks. start coming to terms with that now.

I wonder why. Maybe he's hoping to play for the Braves as he's originally from South Carolina?



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:38 AM

I wonder why. Maybe he's hoping to play for the Braves as he's originally from South Carolina?

 

Him and Boras need to get paid I guess.  But if he hits like he did in 2013 again, that pay will be dropping.

 

Or he wants to play for a team interested in competing.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:04 AM

I wonder if they will trade Wieters during the season. May as well try to get something for him.

Matt's signed through 2015.

Plenty of time.  :rolleyes:



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:21 AM

Matt's signed through 2015.

Plenty of time.  :rolleyes:

roll your eyes all you want, but this is something they've been trying to do for 2 years. players don't turn down contract extensions when they want to stay. from what's being reported, it isn't a matter of the offer not being big enough. Boras isn't countering their offer. MW is flat out saying "I'm not interested in extending with your club" 

 

he doesn't even want to talk to the O's about a contract extension. and this isn't just the warehouse putting their spin on it. this has been said on MLB radio multiple times. 


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:52 AM

I wonder why. Maybe he's hoping to play for the Braves as he's originally from South Carolina?

We have Evan Gattis and Christian Bethancourt in the system who is 22. We have BJ Upton and Uggla contracts around our necks now. 



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 01:22 PM

 

roll your eyes all you want, but this is something they've been trying to do for 2 years. players don't turn down contract extensions when they want to stay. from what's being reported, it isn't a matter of the offer not being big enough. Boras isn't countering their offer. MW is flat out saying "I'm not interested in extending with your club" 
 
he doesn't even want to talk to the O's about a contract extension. and this isn't just the warehouse putting their spin on it. this has been said on MLB radio multiple times. 


My guess is, they are wearing him out, and he's too proud to admit it.
So he instead says he doesn't want to work for them.
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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:04 PM

Oh please no.  The O's might lose a .245 hitting, pitch frame challenged, overhyped, soon to be 28 yr old backstop. 

 

Wieters will be hard to replace but his absence will not be critical. Both Davis and Hardy are more important. 



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:54 PM

Oh please no.  The O's might lose a .245 hitting, pitch frame challenged, overhyped, soon to be 28 yr old backstop. 

 

Wieters will be hard to replace but his absence will not be critical. Both Davis and Hardy are more important. 

Actually,

 

  Wieters is probably entering his prime and while put up some very good numbers over the next 5 years. In terms of offensive production, he's already one of the top catchers in the game.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:58 PM

The Orioles are the butt of every joke the hosts are making. Now they're talking about how they could very well finish last in the division. The consensus is that Duquette didn't mean the things he said with regards to the O's being a formidable team, and they all think that the problem is at the top, with the owner.

One of the great things about these Orioles is they don't give a rat's *** about what some radio hosts think of their team.

 

Actually, if I let doubters hold me back I would have never gotten anywhere in life so you can put me in the category of those who don't care what some hosts on mlb radio think as well.

 

And finally, despite your persistent doom and gloom, I happen to think two things.

 

1) They still have to play the games and the O's will play hard.

 

2) DD is trying to build a team that competes year in and year out. So far he's two for two so I am giving him a little slack.


Edited by JoyinMudville, 14 February 2014 - 05:58 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:13 PM

One of the great things about these Orioles is they don't give a rat's *** about what some radio hosts think of their team.

 

Actually, if I let doubters hold me back I would have never gotten anywhere in life so you can put me in the category of those who don't care what some hosts on mlb radio think as well.

 

And finally, despite your persistent doom and gloom, I happen to think two things.

 

1) They still have to play the games and the O's will play hard.

 

2) DD is trying to build a team that competes year in and year out. So far he's two for two so I am giving him a little slack.

 

There were glaring holes in the team last year that kept them from the playoffs.  They did nothing to plug those holes and got potentially worse in some cases like LF.  Hard to be optimistic.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 07:11 PM

There were glaring holes in the team last year that kept them from the playoffs.  They did nothing to plug those holes and got potentially worse in some cases like LF.  Hard to be optimistic.

Lough is probably better defensively. Not sure about the offense but Mclouth, as much as I liked him, wasn't all that. If I recall, his post all star numbers were pretty lousy. He hit something like 230 in the 2nd half.

 

So, once Machado is back in form the O's will have a spectacular defense and a pretty intimidating lineup. 

 

Don't get me wrong, I thought the O's should have resigned Roberts as a one year bridge to Schoop and brought Beltran on board for his veteran and WS experience. I thought trading away the league's leader in saves was a risky move and it's tough for me to see if the bullpen is better or worse. Finally, I think we simply waited too long for 'the market to set' and lost out on a chance to bolster the bullpen.

 

Showalter seems to be very high on Flattery as a potential everyday 2nd baseman. I personally don't see it from an offensive standpoint but defensively he's very very good.



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:10 AM

 

So, once Machado is back in form the O's will have a spectacular defense and a pretty intimidating lineup. 

 

 

And they'll need it to bail out the rotation


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 10:57 AM

There were glaring holes in the team last year that kept them from the playoffs.  They did nothing to plug those holes and got potentially worse in some cases like LF.  Hard to be optimistic.


That is not true at all. They traded for two starters, a reliever and a power hitting DH/outfielder. The deals didn't work out as would have liked but they didn't do nothing.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:04 AM

Oh please no.  The O's might lose a .245 hitting, pitch frame challenged, overhyped, soon to be 28 yr old backstop. 
 
Wieters will be hard to replace but his absence will not be critical. Both Davis and Hardy are more important.

Wieters is another in a LONG long line of draft busts by the Orioles.




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