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#41 McNulty

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 01:12 PM

Rather have him than Drake.


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:00 PM

Assonance in this case, I think.

 

Who you calling an Assonance?



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:19 PM

Rather have him than Drake.


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Lemme get two claps and a Ric Flair


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 03:28 PM

I haven't read any of your posts, like, ever.

 

I just think the vast majority of what you and others complain about DD traces back to Angelos and is cognitive dissonance.

There is no doubt in my mind that the majority of blame for the ills of the Oriole organization resides on Angelos and his son's.  I am not a fan of DD, because I think he inherited an excellent core of players and has shown very little creativity in augmenting it with the piece or two that may have brought a title.


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 03:37 PM

There is no doubt in my mind that the majority of blame for the ills of the Oriole organization resides on Angelos and his son's.  I am not a fan of DD, because I think he inherited an excellent core of players and has shown very little creativity in augmenting it with the piece or two that may have brought a title.

 

I think for the most part, only better pitching would've gotten us one. We haven't had the farm to get one, or the money to land a big FA P (plus it's risky as hell). They banked on Bundy/Gausman/Harvey and while still too early on all three, none have turned out to be precisely what we were hoping for.


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 06:29 PM

I think for the most part, only better pitching would've gotten us one. We haven't had the farm to get one, or the money to land a big FA P (plus it's risky as hell). They banked on Bundy/Gausman/Harvey and while still too early on all three, none have turned out to be precisely what we were hoping for.

Agreed, my problem is the short sightedness of the organization, mainly Angelos, in regards to starting pitching.  

My problem with DD is spending money on poor starting pitching....guys like UJ, Miley, Gallardo etc.    Wasting 30 million on poor talent hurts a franchise especially one who is clearly reluctant to spend on pitching.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 01:19 PM

Asher gets first crack as the 5th starter this weekend.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 01:48 PM

Screw it. It'll be hard for him to be worse than Wright, Wilson or Ubaldo.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:11 PM

4.1 shutout in his lone AAA start on Monday night.  4 H 0 BB 6 K on 74 pitches.

 

Doubt it carries over but I guess it's better than had he gotten rocked.  Plus he's a righty unlike Aquino, Bleier, Ynoa, or Lee so better suited against the Jays.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:32 PM

Screw it. It'll be hard for him to be worse than Wright, Wilson or Ubaldo.

 

Every year people say this, as if there is some floor to being terrible in the majors. I want to see this guy, but "it can't be worse" is not true. 


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:24 PM

4.1 shutout in his lone AAA start on Monday night.  4 H 0 BB 6 K on 74 pitches.

 

Doubt it carries over but I guess it's better than had he gotten rocked.  Plus he's a righty unlike Aquino, Bleier, Ynoa, or Lee so better suited against the Jays.

For the record, Ynoa is a righty. 


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:26 PM

For the record, Ynoa is a righty. 

 

You know it!

 

 

I'm thinking of Nuno.  My bad.  Thanks for the correction.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:26 PM

Every year people say this, as if there is some floor to being terrible in the majors. I want to see this guy, but "it can't be worse" is not true. 

That's why I said it'll be hard for him to worse.

 

Sure he can be.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:29 PM

Every year people say this, as if there is some floor to being terrible in the majors. I want to see this guy, but "it can't be worse" is not true. 

 

Kind of a diminishing returns thing, though.  Your record probably won't be any worse in a collection of starts made by Matusz with a 10.50 ERA than it would if started by Trachsel with a 8.50 ERA.



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:31 AM

Balt Sun: Embracing sinker led to Alec Asher's success last year. Will that carry over with Orioles?
http://www.baltimore...0414-story.html

 

Balt Baseball: Scouting report: Looking deeper into Asher and the Orioles’ fifth starter candidates
http://www.baltimore...ter-candidates/

 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:58 PM

4/15 at Toronto: 6.1ip, 3 hits, 1 er, 1 bb, 5 k's



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:00 PM

Can the DDDD guys at least tip their caps?   


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:10 PM

Can the DDDD guys at least tip their caps?


Hey I said he did a great job.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:25 PM

4/15 at Toronto: 6.1ip, 3 hits, 1 er, 1 bb, 5 k's

 

I got my MLB TV back on today so I got to watch a lot of the game.

 

He did good,...but I think it's going to over-expose him if he's anything more than a spot starter.

 

Hard to survive in MLB with a 89-90 FB (anyone...not unique to him)

 

....but great first effort and kept the Orioles squarely in the game.



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:33 PM

Should at least be a better arm for the team than Tyler Wilson.




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