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post #46 of 253
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As much as I love Buck as a manager, as long as Angelos is heading this luxury liner it'll always be headed straight for the iceberg.

Such a shame too.

+1

Angelos doesnt care enough about sport to go the distance. he only cares about $ and he is making shit tons (this is slightly more than fuk loads) of it. he has some insanely lucrative deals going on. untill winning becomes important from a sporting perspective the o's have an uphill battle regardless of who is at the helm or on the field.
post #47 of 253
I just got back from the Yankees game. The Orioles' fielding is pretty good. Unfortunately, their hitting is weak and their pitching (particularly middle relief) is horrendous. It's going to be a long season.
post #48 of 253
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I just got back from the Yankees game. The Orioles' fielding is pretty good. Unfortunately, their hitting is weak and their pitching (particularly middle relief) is horrendous. It's going to be a long season.

Yeah. My Co-worker who is a Yankee fan was out there last night too. Josh Rupe and Kevin Gregg both suck.
post #49 of 253
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Yeah. My Co-worker who is a Yankee fan was out there last night too. Josh Rupe and Kevin Gregg both suck.
I was sitting in the middle deck along the left-field line. I thought I was in Yankee Stadium. Where are the O's fans?
post #50 of 253
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I was sitting in the middle deck along the left-field line. I thought I was in Yankee Stadium. Where are the O's fans?

I was just talking to a friend of mine about what I thought was a distinctive difference between Red Sox and Yankee fans. That being Yankee fans don't really travel up and down the coast following their team like Red Sox fans do because Red Sox fans are so use to losing that they want to see their team beat up on weaker teams in the division just to see the win. I was surprised by the amount of Yankee fans I saw on TV.

Some people have vowed not to come to a game until Peter sells the team. In any event, Douglas was supposed to try to organize something but I'm either out of the loop of it or he's too busy with the baby.
post #51 of 253
Matt Weiters is going to have a huge season. Now he's hitting lefties, too.
post #52 of 253
I"m calling it, either Tillman or Britton will throw a no hitter or a perfect game with in the next 2 years.
post #53 of 253
The Os have perfected the rare art of turning strikeouts into runs!
post #54 of 253
This has got to be the shittiest bullpen I've ever seen. Worse than the shitty Mariners bullpen of the late 90's with Charlton and Slocomb. There isn't a single guy I have faith in when a starter has to bow out before the 8th inning with a 5 run lead. Gregg and Gonzalez should be unemployed tomorrow. I'll take Alan Mills, Jessie Orosco and Jorge Julio over them 6 days a week and twice on Sunday.
post #55 of 253
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Originally Posted by Slopho View Post
This has got to be the shittiest bullpen I've ever seen. Worse than the shitty Mariners bullpen of the late 90's with Charlton and Slocomb. There isn't a single guy I have faith in when a starter has to bow out before the 8th inning with a 5 run lead. Gregg and Gonzalez should be unemployed tomorrow. I'll take Alan Mills, Jessie Orosco and Jorge Julio over them 6 days a week and twice on Sunday.

O's should not have lost that game with DiceK stinking up the place and Sox stranding all those runners. Is there anyone close to being ready in the minors? I don't think they should chase anything at the trade deadline bacause they still have too many missing pieces for a serious run this year. But you would think scouring the waiver wire for guys that are out of minor league options would get them something a little better than what they have out there now in the pen.
post #56 of 253
Nick Markakis is playing first base today. This move will become permanate at some point next season. His arm cannon is gone. He's also hitting like shit this season. This horrible season can be traced to the following things:

1. Markakis is batting .230 with no XBH is over 60AB. This is our number 3 hitter.

2. Brian Roberts is injured. I remember a few years ago I didn't think Roberts would even be a Major Leaguer let alone an All Star. He was in AAA actually racing a horse. Not riding on one, but actually running next to one in a race. His concussion issues are serious I don't know if he'll ever be 100% again honestly.

3. Kevin Gregg. This guy has 2 yrs and 10 million dollars. He has to go. Mike Gonzalez. He also has to go.

4. Mark Reynolds for David Hernandez trade - We lost probably the second best bullpen guy we had for a guy who can't even hit his weight. This was a stupid trade. What they wanted from a guy who was hitting in the high .100 and who strikes out a lot is beyond me.
post #57 of 253
^^ Why you so mad?
post #58 of 253
I invite everyone who posts regularly in this thread to switch their allegiances to the Nationals. After Strasburg and Harper become regulars, Washington will be competing for the NL East title.
post #59 of 253
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I invite everyone who posts regularly in this thread to switch their allegiances to the Nationals. After Strasburg and Harper become regulars, Washington will be competing for the NL East title.
I invite you to send me some of whatever it is that's gotten you high enough to post the statement "Washington will be competing for the NL East title."
post #60 of 253
Bump.

Baltimore Orioles lose to community college team

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter termed the event a "controlled scrimmage." The opponent used pitchers (including left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada) and a catcher from the Orioles roster. Major league stars such as J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters took only a couple of turns apiece at the plate and played about five innings. And the adversaries played for eight innings total, not a full regulation game.

With that context — perhaps you call it "spin" — understood, there's no other way to put this: A community college team beat the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota chapter, edged the O's 2-1 in a charity game at Ed Smith Stadium. The O's look like a charity case, all right. If this were European soccer, or if baseball did relegation, Nick Markakis might be carrying a book bag and a class schedule around Camden Yards this spring. And he didn't even play!
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