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#1741 fishteacher

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 08:04 AM

Urias, Hays, Kjerstad are all guys I would consider trading to upgrade the bullpen NOW.  Absolutely atrocious lately, and guys like Akin should have never truly been on this team from the get-go.  Just my $0.02.


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Posted 29 May 2024 - 08:13 AM

Akin has looked dominant and he has looked awful.

 

I guess that's just baseball.


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Posted 29 May 2024 - 08:29 AM

Urias, Hays, Kjerstad are all guys I would consider trading to upgrade the bullpen NOW.  Absolutely atrocious lately, and guys like Akin should have never truly been on this team from the get-go.  Just my $0.02.


I don’t feel like I got my two cents worth from this post. You over promised and under delivered.

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 08:32 AM

Akin has looked dominant and he has looked awful.

I guess that's just baseball.

He has an option.

Being awful several times will likely cause you to be replaced.

I think it's coming.
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Posted 29 May 2024 - 08:48 AM

Akin has looked dominant and he has looked awful.

 

I guess that's just baseball.

 

It is.  But just my opinion, is that the bad version of him is closer to his true talent level than the good version.  I think he's a useful guy in the organization when he has options, but I'd be less enthused about him if we have to keep him on the active roster.  Basically a left-handed Baumann.


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Posted 29 May 2024 - 10:17 AM

#45 is distracted from the goings ons in the ice box of a courtroom in NYC. Get him out of here.

Bullpen needs a lot of work.


I heard he’s contesting the results of his most recent outings.
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#1747 Slidemaster

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 12:44 PM

I heard he’s contesting the results of his most recent outings.

I think I'm lost.

I get the 45 reference. I just don't get how it's related to the Orioles.

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 12:49 PM

I think I'm lost.

I get the 45 reference. I just don't get how it's related to the Orioles.

 

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 01:00 PM

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Oh, I didn't even make that connection.

Very clever.

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 02:38 PM

Fingers crossed Means won't have such issues on his plate. Guy's endured enough already.



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Posted 29 May 2024 - 08:38 PM


Fingers crossed Means won't have such issues on his plate. Guy's endured enough already.

That Roch article on both he and Wells just sounds ominous. We will see what happens. Means became one of my favorite Os over the last 20 years or so. Just knows how to pitch and does it in a way unlike so many in todays game.

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 08:40 PM

Os schedule through the AS break is pretty tough. Can see where we stand over the next month or so. Figure out where we are and what we need in trades. You obviously aim higher but .500 over the next 6 weeks or so would be ok.

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 08:44 PM

Os schedule through the AS break is pretty tough. Can see where we stand over the next month or so. Figure out where we are and what we need in trades. You obviously aim higher but .500 over the next 6 weeks or so would be ok.


We said the same thing about last year during a tough stretch. They have to play tough teams but tough teams have to play them. I'd expect over .500.

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 08:54 PM

That Roch article on both he and Wells just sounds ominous. We will see what happens. Means became one of my favorite Os over the last 20 years or so. Just knows how to pitch and does it in a way unlike so many in todays game.

 

Yeah, like Roch said, you probably aren't seeking a second opinion when the first opinion is good news. He's probably going to consult with James Andrews.



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Posted 29 May 2024 - 09:27 PM

Yeah, like Roch said, you probably aren't seeking a second opinion when the first opinion is good news. He's probably going to consult with James Andrews.

Has Andrews not retired? I feel like he was in his mid 70s 10 years ago and you can't be a surgeon forever.

Edit: he's 80, and retired this year.

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 09:33 PM

Has Andrews not retired? I feel like he was in his mid 70s 10 years ago and you can't be a surgeon forever.

Edit: he's 80, and retired this year.

 

He did, though I read he will still be involved with his clinic and would consult with recent patients, of which I would think Means counts. But yeah, if Means has another TJS it would surely be performed by someone else.


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Posted 29 May 2024 - 09:47 PM

He did, though I read he will still be involved with his clinic and would consult with recent patients, of which I would think Means counts. But yeah, if Means has another TJS it would surely be performed by someone else.

 

I believe Dr. Neal ElAttrache is the current big name in high profile athlete procedures 



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Posted 30 May 2024 - 11:55 AM

A NOTE ON JORDAN MONTGOMERY;

Jordan Montgomery 2024 Pitching Game Logs | Baseball-Reference.com

 

3-2, 4.69 ERA w/Diamondbacks

On a 1-yr.deal for $25 million w/option for 2025.

Still a so-so performer; luckily, Ariz. didn't sign him long-term, AND THE ORIOLES DIDN'T SIGN HIM AT ALL.



#1759 Mackus

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 12:25 PM

Lol, ok. I'd take Montgomery right now in a heartbeat. Long-term, too.
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Posted 30 May 2024 - 12:26 PM

It would appear that waiting until the last possible minute was a mistake for Snell and Montgomery. Hopefully it's a lesson learned to FA pitchers. Didn't Montgomery fire Boras after the offseason debacle?

I'd still take Montgomery, though.




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