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Trollgarden starting early
Wtf just realized I hadn't posted in the thread yet. These guys are pretty much all I have right now.
Even that pitch was down in the zone. Sometimes you just tip your cap.
Jurrjens starts today and will throw 2-3 innings. 2-3 innings for Hunter and 2 innings for Gausman also.
Roberts looks a lot better than he did last year. Can't believe I'm getting sucked into this.
Yeah well how does Casilla look?
I, for one, am glad that Roberts did not go gentle into that good night last year. He looked death in the eye and lived to tell about it and what not. But I'm not getting sucked in.
If I were an Oriole, after winning 93 games, beating Texas and doing so with professionalism , I'd consider "fluke" a four-letter word
I turned off the MD game last night with about 6 minutes left to watch the inning Patton pitched. Then when Buck took him out and I saw the entire infield had numbers in the 80s or 90s I decided I should probably go to bed
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
Now, I don’t think the Orioles are a 96-win team, anymore than I believe they’re a 74-win team. Their +7 run differential is troubling, but, from the moment they added Manny Machado to the lineup, they outscored their opponents by 54 runs in 51 games. How do you marry that with the rest of the data?
In scouting, comps are used for projection. If a player looks like, or has the same arm action, or swing path as someone else, it reasons that it gives the scout a rough idea of how a player can develop. But there are always outliers. While PECOTA is modest in its assessment of Machado, it’s tough to find many 19-year-olds to compare his numbers to at the big-league level. The same could be said for any number of players on the Orioles roster. Was last year’s Chris Tillman with improved velocity and command a turning point? Or was it a fluke given his career numbers? Or was last year’s 30-homer season for Chris Davis the forebear of things to come, or just a fluky coincidence for a player with big power and contact issues? Trying to assess what this team is going to do is trickier than most. Guys develop at different rates, and with so many players holding a checkered major league history, but still entering their primes, it can be easy to convince yourself that either point is possible.
Projection is one of the things GM Dan Duquette is banking on. “I thought Chris Davis had a breakout year. Adam Jones, obviously has had some good years but had a really good year last year, Matt Wieters continues to improve and obviously we like what we saw from [Machado]. These guys are determined ballplayers. They want to be consistent major league ballplayers. I think they’ve developed a lot of really good habits that will help them, repeat and in some cases improve their production, and they’re serious about being good this year.”
We’re getting ready, likely a month from today, to do our own predictions. The AL East, and particularly the Orioles, are what I’m least looking forward to guessing on. To paraphrase Adam Jones, there’s a good chance I’ll end up looking like a fool, no matter which way I go.
The Orioles are confounding for projection season. - Keywords: Chris Davis, Manny Machado, Adam Jones, Jim Johnson
who wants a retro O's shirt?
Red Jacket Clothing
Extremely fair and solid analysis.
Red Jacket, Brass Tacks, and Brand 47 are all good stuff.
Love it. $45 is just so much for a tshirt.
I wish the sleeves were an inch or two longer....love the logo.
why would anyone be "modest" in their assessment of Machado? How many 19 year olds have started at 3B in the post-season in the last 50 years? I'm guessing less than can fit on one hand.
*guess he turned 20 last July. Same difference.
This post was edited by BCiB 14 months ago
Because he's 20 years old.
FTR, they're talking about this year, not his career.
This post was edited by jsh 14 months ago
Yeah its a crapload to spend on a t-shirt
can anyone find video of the davis HR last night?
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
Here you go.
2/27/13: Chris Davis laces a pitch over the left-field wall for a two-run shot to give the O's a one-run lead in the bottom of the sixth
Why would you even think about buying that?
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