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#41 Mike B

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 10:16 PM

I don't think this is true.

 

They start with

Cobb

Means

Wojo

Stewart

Bailey

Hess

Rucker

 

...and they'll certainly be considering guys like Akin, Kremer, Lowther and Zimmerman soon enough in the 2020 season.  Akin and Kremer are the 2 you likely want to get to the most at some point.

 

...you have guys like Castro (and there will be others at AAA) that you can throw in there and you can always straight bullpen a game (and the Orioles have plenty of relievers to work through)

 

If you are worried about winning...sure, it's a challenge. 

Can they drag through another poor 100+ loss season?  Easily.

They have a lot of bodies, but how many actually belong in the major leagues and are capable enough to actually compete on a nightly basis.


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 10:17 PM

Roch says a deal with a 4th catcher may be close. Caleb Joseph? With the recent run on backup catchers, I assumed a signing would be happening sometime this week. 

 

Roch's piece- https://www.masnspor...ith-givens.html

Bryon Holaday.  Probably the same as Caleb.


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 10:24 PM

They have a lot of bodies, but how many actually belong in the major leagues and are capable enough to actually compete on a nightly basis.


Who said they're trying to compete? Dude's response was to you saying they had to add pitchers to get through the season, They actually don't. Those bodies will get you through the losing season that's coming.



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:05 PM


Who said they're trying to compete? Dude's response was to you saying they had to add pitchers to get through the season, They actually don't. Those bodies will get you through the losing season that's coming.

I understand they really don't care if they compete.  Don't agree with it, but understand it.  Even taken for granted that they are fine with losing another 100-110 games, don't they at least have a responsibility to staff, competent players.  The guys Dude mention IMO are basically not competent.


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:29 AM

I understand they really don't care if they compete.  Don't agree with it, but understand it.  Even taken for granted that they are fine with losing another 100-110 games, don't they at least have a responsibility to staff, competent players.  The guys Dude mention IMO are basically not competent.

I'm not starting that argument again   :mrgreen:  The whole, "their responsibility" thing is a useless argument IMO



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Posted 26 January 2020 - 10:45 AM

https://www.masnspor...n-delmarva.html


Cashner coming back?

Probably as likely a scenario as anyone else.

Figure he can at least take the ball every 5th day, keep you in most games and eat some innings.
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Posted 26 January 2020 - 11:00 AM

https://www.masnspor...n-delmarva.html


Cashner coming back?

Probably as likely a scenario as anyone else.

Figure he can at least take the ball every 5th day, keep you in most games and eat some innings.


Would have liked Wood and McHugh...   at this point, McHugh and Cashner would be okay. 



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Posted 26 January 2020 - 11:04 AM


Would have liked Wood and McHugh... at this point, McHugh and Cashner would be okay.

Hasn’t been one mention about McHugh.

Maybe the elbow injury is something they are concerned about?

For what you can probably get him for at this point, I think it’s worth the risk.


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 11:12 AM

Hasn’t been one mention about McHugh.

Maybe the elbow injury is something they are concerned about?

For what you can probably get him for at this point, I think it’s worth the risk.


He could easily give you absolutely nothing.  That's always been a possibility.  Completely worth the cost to find out.



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Posted 26 January 2020 - 11:22 AM

He could easily give you absolutely nothing.  That's always been a possibility.  Completely worth the cost to find out.


Yea..I can’t imagine he would cost more than 4M.

I would like to see some kind of 1/4 type deal with a 4-7M dollar team Option.
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Posted 26 January 2020 - 01:12 PM


Would have liked Wood and McHugh...   at this point, McHugh and Cashner would be okay. 

I think they sign one pitcher.  I would be surprised at 2.


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 08:59 PM

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 10:14 PM

Roch says we’re still looking for a starter.

No real downside here. Get some competition going at least.




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