Rising O's wrote:My excitement level is dependent upon what the Orioles will do with Britton, Matusz, Arrieta and to a lesser extent Tillman. The starting rotation could provide us with a solid group of pitchers all capable of being # 2s and 3s. But we could see some fall back for Hammel, Chen and Gonzalez as the MLs is all about adjustments. So hopefully our depth guys are prepared and ready to contribute if someone struggles. Our wildcard is Jurrjens, if healthy and any delivery issues are corrected he will be a steal and put us right there for 90+ wins.
steve wrote:I cant wait til MASN televises games again. Now the O's are good. Theres no reason why MASN cant televise at least 14 spring training games
steve wrote:Theres no reason why MASN cant televise at least 14 spring training games
Rising O's wrote:we could see some fall back for Hammel, Chen and Gonzalez as the MLs is all about adjustments.
Rising O's wrote:hopefully our depth guys are prepared and ready to contribute if someone struggles.
Rising O's wrote:Our wildcard is Jurrjens, if healthy and any delivery issues are corrected he will be a steal and put us right there for 90+ wins.
A_K wrote:I think there's a pretty small chance that they're a playoff team.
A_K wrote:if they had gone out and signed Hamilton and Grienke and traded for Stanton, I'd think we had a better chance of making the playoffs
From Roch's Blog: http://www.masnsports.com/masn_news_inf ... ioles.html
MASN HD will televise six exhibition games, all from Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, beginning with the Monday, Feb. 25 clash with the New York Yankees at 1 p.m.
MASN HD also will air the Thursday, March 7 game against the Toronto Blue Jays at 1 p.m.; the Thursday, March 14 game against the Tampa Bay Rays at 1 p.m.; the Sunday, March 17 game against the Minnesota Twins at 1 p.m.; the Saturday, March 23 game against the Philadelphia Phillies at 1 p.m.; and the Wednesday, March 27 game against the Yankees at 7 p.m.
The afternoon games will be replayed at 7 p.m., in case you don't have a television at work and an understanding boss.
The radio schedule can be found hear: http://www.masnsports.com/school_of_roc ... games.html
Why do you feel that way?
I'm sorry, but I would have considered signing those players for what they finally were paid as disaster of Biblical proportions. Hamilton MIGHT have been an asset this year and next, but that's NOT a guarantee and he most certainly will be a bad contract the last three years. Greinke's contract was LUDICROUS. He's had issues with pressure and bringing him into an environment where he's being counted on to deliver at least a pennant may be more than he can handle. We'll see if he can handle the pressure in LA.
I saw a Stanton trade for the 2013 season to be about a zero sum transaction, and maybe less than that in the out years. It's not that his price was unreasonable, it's that WE DIDN'T HAVE THE SURPLUS TO MAKE THE TRADE. He would have cost at least Bundy, Machado, and Schoop; and maybe Eduardo Rodriguez. This year we would have been creating one hole (3b) to fill another. In the out years we would gutted our farm system to fill one position.
If he's still on the market this fall, and we develop enough surplus prospects that would interest MIami, I would be all for making the trade.
thezeroes wrote:While doing a little statistical research I found the following trend since Buck Showalter has taken the reigns as manager.
A_K wrote:You misunderstand me (or I poorly expressed myself). My intention was to say that while I think signing/trading for those players would have made it more likely that we made the playoffs this season, I nonetheless would not have wanted them to make those moves.
A_K wrote:I think you can see where I'm coming from. Essentially: maximizing the odds of making the playoffs this season isn't the most important thing in the world, and similarly, the team's likelihood of making the playoffs in this season is not at the center of my interest or lack of interest in the coming season.
A_K wrote:As for the team's outlook for this season, and why I consider us a long shot for the playoffs. I think we overperformed last year in a way that cannot be expected to be repeated, and that isn't even close to mitigated by whatever hypothetical improvements we might have from players returning from injury or improving on their own performance. So, I suspect we'll regress to something resembling our true talent level from last year (85 wins or so).
A_K wrote:On paper, I'd say we're the worst team in the division. I think there's a better chance we finish in last place than there is that we make the playoffs.
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