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22 minutes ago, CROUSEMAN said:

I'm on board.  UJ and Miley stinking again in 2017 was just a fluke.  And Wright is right on the verge of breaking through after his stellar 5.86 ERA out of the pen/DL last year.  Bundy, Gaus, UJ, Miley and Wright!!!   Just think of all the dollars DD/Buck would then have to sign a power RF that strikes out one out of 3 times.  Perfect complement to Davis and Trumbo. Yeah that's the ticket, :lol:

See, it's so obvious. Did we just construct the roster for the 2018 WS champions? I think we did :P

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1 minute ago, weird-O said:

See, it's so obvious. Did we just construct the roster for the 2018 WS champions? I think we did :P

Yeah we probably aren't far off.   Pete/DD/Buck just cant change their spots.  They are who we think they are.  Obsessed with power and no stomach for investing in decent starting pitching.  I could really see our three new starters to be Vargas, Wright and Ynoa along with signing Cargo for RF.  Whoopee.  

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Looks like another hot shot O's pitching prospect falling off radar.  They are now talking about leaving Chris Lee in the bullpen.  He was supposed to of been in rotation sometime last year.  Same ole story.

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16 minutes ago, CROUSEMAN said:

Looks like another hot shot O's pitching prospect falling off radar.  They are now talking about leaving Chris Lee in the bullpen.  He was supposed to of been in rotation sometime last year.  Same ole story.

Hunter Harvey is the O's top prospect. Not top pitching prospect, but their overall #1 prospect. The kid has pitched less than 32 innings over his 3 year career, and he's still outclassing the entire O's farm system. 

The future is bright B)

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1 hour ago, CROUSEMAN said:

Looks like another hot shot O's pitching prospect falling off radar.  They are now talking about leaving Chris Lee in the bullpen.  He was supposed to of been in rotation sometime last year.  Same ole story.

They have a long track record of ruining pitching. There were several years before Buck when they drafted in the single digits (often five or below) and most of those guys didn't amount to much.

They are the Cleveland Browns of baseball.

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23 minutes ago, Evil Yoda said:

They have a long track record of ruining pitching. There were several years before Buck when they drafted in the single digits (often five or below) and most of those guys didn't amount to much.

They are the Cleveland Browns of baseball.

I never made that connection, but it's spot on. DD has had drafting success, but AM was terrible. DD is terrible at trades, AM was very good at trades for the O's. Too bad we can't meld those two into one competent GM

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Roch is on that tweet. He's defending the O's, even when there's nothing that needs to be defended. Even Tigers fans think that signing him was a bad decision.

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7 hours ago, bleedingorangeandblack said:

 

So the O's thought he was was worth 5-5.5 a yr and the Tigers offered 6. Well if he has a good yr he can get more next.

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On 12/7/2017 at 7:26 AM, ivanbalt said:

I think Wright will figure it out in 2018.  Ubaldo had a strong finish to 2017 so bring him back too on 1 year deal to prove himself.

Were you drinking when you made this post? :D

Or are you employed in the front office?

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23 hours ago, bleedingorangeandblack said:

 

There goes the World Series! He was the key.

Edited by ncbirdfan

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On ‎12‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 8:36 AM, stevez51 said:

I just saw Chatwood signed with the Cubs.

Well this deal is so typical. The price of pitching always goes up.  Chatwood got almost double what was predicted, 3/38mil vs predicted 3/21mil.  Add on the Minor deal of 4yr/28mil and whoa Nellie.  The O's have their typical googly eyed sticker shock face right now.  Its no wonder they tried to swoop in and get Mike Fiers on a relatively cheap 2 yr deal.  Fiers is nothing more than a 5th starter innings eater type with a 5 ERA.  Sadly, that description is better than all but 2 of our starters last year.  Cobb getting 90-100mil looks like a real possibility now.

I fully expect DD to do his typical late season bargain bin shopping for pitching - expired dairy products at half price.  Hello Wright, Ynoa and Asher.

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Tommy Hunter to Philly 2 years $18M. Yowza!!!

It didn't take long for the age of the relief pitcher to go supersonic 

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2 hours ago, weird-O said:

Tommy Hunter to Philly 2 years $18M. Yowza!!!

It didn't take long for the age of the relief pitcher to go supersonic 

Id rather have DD sit on his hands all week long than make an idiotic signing like this.  Good luck Phils.  You obviously have more money available than brains.  Hope you have a couple bucks left to purchase some white flags.  You'll need them with Hunter, ;).  No wonder DD said he was floored and stunned on some of the relief contracts given out.  There is no way on this earth that Hunter is worth 9mil/yr.  

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5 hours ago, weird-O said:

Tommy Hunter to Philly 2 years $18M. Yowza!!!

It didn't take long for the age of the relief pitcher to go supersonic 

That’s a complete joke 

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5 hours ago, weird-O said:

Tommy Hunter to Philly 2 years $18M. Yowza!!!

It didn't take long for the age of the relief pitcher to go supersonic 

If the Feds are looking to shutdown the East Coast cocaine pipeline, they ought to check the Philly offices for clues. Clearly there's a lot of it in use up there.

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Tommy had a career year last season. And boy did he pick the best time to do that. Cha-ching!!!

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13 hours ago, CROUSEMAN said:

Id rather have DD sit on his hands all week long than make an idiotic signing like this.  Good luck Phils.  You obviously have more money available than brains.  Hope you have a couple bucks left to purchase some white flags.  You'll need them with Hunter, ;).  No wonder DD said he was floored and stunned on some of the relief contracts given out.  There is no way on this earth that Hunter is worth 9mil/yr.  

I'm a fan of Hunter, but not that much of a fan :D

 

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1 hour ago, weird-O said:

Tommy had a career year last season. And boy did he pick the best time to do that. Cha-ching!!!

Tommy is a decent piece as a 6th or 7th inning guy, but they paid him at the top of the scale for a shut down set up guy like Andrew Miller.  Its laughable.  

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Is Philly a pitcher's park?  Because Big Game Tommy isn't afraid of giving up the long ball.

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4 minutes ago, ivanbalt said:

Is Philly a pitcher's park?  Because Big Game Tommy isn't afraid of giving up the long ball.

Nope :D

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On 12/9/2017 at 9:49 AM, CROUSEMAN said:

  Fiers is nothing more than a 5th starter innings eater type with a 5 ERA.

Correct, so he would have fit in nicely with a rotation that would have had at least two other #5 starters.

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