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This team is in trouble

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4 minutes ago, CROUSEMAN said:

On third mojito at beach bar. So yeah things looking rosy. Did I tell u I'm also excited about Mike wright!

He did look good last night 

possible setup guy in the future?

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32 minutes ago, bleedingorangeandblack said:

He did look good last night 

possible setup guy in the future?

98mph heater. Cut it loose for one inning.

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I do have my limits. Not enough rum on this island to get excited about Tyler wilson, lol!!!

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Just now, CROUSEMAN said:

I do have my limits. Not enough rum on this island to get excited about Tyler wilson, lol!!!

Wilson throws as fast as my 6yr old

Ok maybe the 4yr old

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8 hours ago, ncbirdfan said:

You mean that fans are not supposed to be happy when their teams win? Who knew? :lol:

To the contrary. Fans are supposed to be honest when the team is in trouble. I've already gone "on record" as saying that this team will win ball games. I've also gone on record as saying that this team is not balanced/consistent enough to be an authentic competitor. You, OTOH, are on record as saying that you don't care if the team is in trouble, you're going to root for them. Fine. Nobody is saying don't root for the team. You, OTOH, lack the honesty and integrity to openly acknowledge that this team is in trouble, because it doesn't fit with your one-dimensional shill "fan" definition. You're a classic shill/poser. And your posts prove it.

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22-10 to start...

...9-21 since.

Gave that great start right back.

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Posted (edited)

16 hours ago, Pickle20 said:

22-10 to start...

...9-21 since.

Gave that great start right back.

We've now tied the 1954 Orioles for the longest road losing streak in franchise history at 11 games.

In other news, the Cubs just broke a 10-game road losing streak tonight against the Mets. I had no idea they had been that Oriole-esque on the road of late.

Edited by mdrunning

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Posted (edited)

This team is so screwed.

They're "deer in headlights" frozen because everyone who matters is signed through 2018. Very doubtful they nuke the organization before then, especially when they've got built-in excuses like injuries and players not performing to career averages so everyone keeps their job. Maybe Buck steps down. But aside from that, business as usual.

But it's much deeper than that. It goes to the GM, the coaching, the development of players, the owner.

Nothing changes in Baltimore.

Edited by Pickle20

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1 hour ago, Pickle20 said:

This team is so screwed.

They're "deer in headlights" frozen because everyone who matters is signed through 2018. Very doubtful they nuke the organization before then, especially when they've got built-in excuses like injuries and players not performing to career averages so everyone keeps their job. Maybe Buck steps down. But aside from that, business as usual.

But it's much deeper than that. It goes to the GM, the coaching, the development of players, the owner.

Nothing changes in Baltimore.

It was a good 5 year run, but they've pretty much run out of gas.

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The reoccurring theme throughout the years that they've been competitive is they just don't have enough starting pitching.  And they've done very little to address the problem.  They can't develop pitchers and the ones they do sign usually bomb out in an Oriole uniform.  We keep wondering when the Ravens will ever draft a game changing receiver....well, with the Orioles it's pitching.  They just don't have a clue.  None. 

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14 minutes ago, jamesdean said:

The reoccurring theme throughout the years that they've been competitive is they just don't have enough starting pitching.  And they've done very little to address the problem.  They can't develop pitchers and the ones they do sign usually bomb out in an Oriole uniform.  We keep wondering when the Ravens will ever draft a game changing receiver....well, with the Orioles it's pitching.  They just don't have a clue.  None. 

The stuff is there. A rotation of Tillman, Bundy, Gausman, and Harvey seemed pretty cool but Tillman has never moved beyond good (I'm convinced he's injured this year), Harvey's been injured, and they completely screwed up Gausman.

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59 minutes ago, JoyinMudville said:

The stuff is there. A rotation of Tillman, Bundy, Gausman, and Harvey seemed pretty cool but Tillman has never moved beyond good (I'm convinced he's injured this year), Harvey's been injured, and they completely screwed up Gausman.

Gausman-Ben McDonald

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Posted (edited)

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Edited by Pickle20

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YAY!!! they won a road game. Problem solved, thee season is saved 

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On 6/14/2017 at 8:57 AM, Pickle20 said:

Maybe Buck steps down. But aside from that, business as usual.

But it's much deeper than that. It goes to the GM, the coaching, the development of players, the owner.

Nothing changes in Baltimore.

?????

That would be the absolute LAST thing that should happen.

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Posted (edited)

Worst than trouble..... Its more like the titanic and no life boats.

Edited by UTAH RAVEN

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On 6/13/2017 at 8:06 AM, Pickle20 said:

22-10 to start...

...9-21 since.

Gave that great start right back.

Almost symmetrical in the turnaround, which I'd imagine is pretty unusual.

 

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And so...

 Now that the ASB has come and gone...

The prophetic Pickle20 thread comes right into focus. Spot on. Trouble with a capital "T".

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Even when they were 22-10 they weren't good. Just shows you that teams can skate by with luck for a little bit but sooner or later you're going to be as good or as bad as the numbers say you are.

11th in hitting, 15th in pitching.

 

Sell, baby, sell.

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Its time to use the Trading Places line, get in there and sell, sell .......

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37 minutes ago, Pickle20 said:

Even when they were 22-10 they weren't good. Just shows you that teams can skate by with luck for a little bit but sooner or later you're going to be as good or as bad as the numbers say you are.

11th in hitting, 15th in pitching.

 

Sell, baby, sell.

Showing that, sometimes, you are NOT what your record says you are.

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4 minutes ago, stevez51 said:

Its time to use the Trading Places line, get in there and sell, sell .......

LOL. Perfect.

(Is there a problem, officers?)

:D

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3 hours ago, Pickle20 said:

Even when they were 22-10 they weren't good. Just shows you that teams can skate by with luck for a little bit but sooner or later you're going to be as good or as bad as the numbers say you are.

11th in hitting, 15th in pitching.

 

Sell, baby, sell.

When they were winning at the beginning of the season they had very good pitching (remember how poorly the batting was?). The staff has done a complete 180 since then. The staff never was one with future Hall-of-Famers but if the pitchers would have held close to their normal years the Orioles would be right up there with Boston and NY. With that being said, the pitching has been horrific. Nothing takes the optimism out of a ball club than when the pitching staff gives up 6 runs or more in far too many games. Words cannot describe the psychological impact that has on a team.

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4 hours ago, ncbirdfan said:

When they were winning at the beginning of the season they had very good pitching (remember how poorly the batting was?). The staff has done a complete 180 since then. The staff never was one with future Hall-of-Famers but if the pitchers would have held close to their normal years the Orioles would be right up there with Boston and NY. With that being said, the pitching has been horrific. Nothing takes the optimism out of a ball club than when the pitching staff gives up 6 runs or more in far too many games. Words cannot describe the psychological impact that has on a team.

Translation: "I can't man up but this is the best I can offer up".

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1 hour ago, OriginalColtsFan said:

Translation: "I can't man up but this is the best I can offer up".

Lol!

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