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#1 Struds

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:17 PM

After his breakout performance last year in which he became the first Orioles pitcher since 1999 to win at least 16 games in a season, right-hander Chris Tillman was the club's expected choice to start Opening Day, March 31, at Camden Yards against the world champion Boston Red Sox.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter made it official today, giving Tillman the somewhat ceremonial -- yet significant -- assignment.



Read more: http://www.baltimore...y#ixzz2wFVTaE4G

 

 

 

I think this is a well-deserved reward for his performance last year, and his strong spring to date.  Jimenez may turn out to be the O's true #1, but for now, this is as it should be.

 

Way to go Chris!!



#2 weird-O

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 03:12 PM

after the rocky road to get to this point, I think it's probable that he's only going to get better


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#3 Rael

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 04:10 PM

I was very excited when we got him and then became increasingly disappointed. Glad he turned it around and has started to become the pitcher I hoped he would.


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#4 bmore_ken

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:20 PM

Same here. I think I was the biggest Tillman critic in Baltimore. Thanks for making me look dumb dude  :D


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#5 Slidemaster

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:54 PM

The closest thing the Orioles have to a home grown starter who isn't an embarrassment. He deserves it.
The kids are alright.

#6 Far from home

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:23 PM

good for him. Hopefully this is the start of something special for him and the O's.
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#7 JoyinMudville

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:37 PM

Thank you Andy MacPhail.



#8 ivanbalt

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:32 AM

Thank you Andy MacPhail.

 

And thank you Mariners.



#9 bmore_ken

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

And thank you Mariners.

Yeah that trade was highway robbery


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#10 weird-O

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

Yeah that trade was highway robbery

and it's compounded by the fact that every time we play the M's, AJ & Tillman (when he pitches) just kills them. 


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:47 PM

Yeah that trade was highway robbery

 

It also eventually lead to Mark Reynolds (for Mickolio) and Steve Johnson (for Sherrill). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(and Josh Bell, but we won't talk about that)



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:13 PM

It also eventually lead to Mark Reynolds (for Mickolio) and Steve Johnson (for Sherrill).

(and Josh Bell, but we won't talk about that)

I believe they traded David Hernandez for Reynolds.

Edited by Slidemaster, 18 March 2014 - 11:14 PM.

The kids are alright.

#13 weird-O

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:18 AM

looking at Reynolds' stat sheet, he was traded for Mickolio & Hernandez.

 

two nothing pitchers given away for a 1 dimensional hitter, with hands of stone, who was already in steep decline while still in his late-20's. 


Edited by weird-O, 19 March 2014 - 07:26 AM.

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#14 Struds

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:33 AM

looking at Reynolds' stat sheet, he was traded for Mickolio & Hernandez.

 

two nothing pitchers given away for a 1 dimensional hitter, with hands of stone, who was already in steep decline while still in his late-20's. 

Too true, but for one very exciting late summer, that one dimension was a very welcome addition to the O's playoff hopes.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:35 AM

Too true, but for one very exciting late summer, that one dimension was a very welcome addition to the O's playoff hopes.

that's true. he had a 6 week stretch where he played like a HOFer.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:28 PM

Same here. I think I was the biggest Tillman critic in Baltimore. Thanks for making me look dumb dude  :D

He was God Awful for 2 or 3 years there. Couldn't be happier for him.  I'm excited!



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

One horse from the Calvary made it!

#18 TheJudgement

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

One horse from the Calvary made it!

#19 Struds

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

One horse from the Calvary made it!

 

Some of the predictions say more about the posters mental state than how the orioles will finish.

Perhaps that explains this nonsensical post about a horse from the hill Jesus was crucified on. 

 

(Hint: There's a reason we call the 1st Division, and the 2d, 3d and 11th Regiments Cav, not Cal.)



#20 TheJudgement

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:07 PM

Perhaps that explains this nonsensical post about a horse from the hill Jesus was crucified on.

(Hint: There's a reason we call the 1st Division, and the 2d, 3d and 11th Regiments Cav, not Cal.)


At one time the orioles young acquisitions were called the calvary. Tillman was one of those guys.

And yes I hate spellcheck at times. :)




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