Hersh

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  1. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Some further interesting developments tonight. Apparently DD is on the radio talking about how the O's actually have a plan moving forward and trading Manny was step one. The team is now committing to spend on international FAs, they are going to be adding to scouting departments, and adding to the front office including with more analytics. I'll believe it when I see it, but this team has lacked a plan for years.
  2. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    I'm pretty happy with the haul. The two interesting guys not named Diaz are both in the first full pro seasons, advanced A ball, and putting up excellent numbers. Bannon, 8th round pick last season, is batting .296/402 with 20 home runs, 59 walks and 103 Ks in 89 games. Supposedly good defensively at 3rd. Zac Pop, 7th round last season, has a 0.33 ERA in 27 innings with 23 Ks and 6 BB and a 0.70 WHIP. It'll be interesting to see where all these guys go. They should send Diaz to Norfolk immediately while promoting Mullins to Baltimore. Definitely going to have an all-rookie outfield next season. Apparently all the young guys in this deal were sent to Bowie. So promotions for Pop and Bannon
  3. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    O’s outfield is going to be so much better over the next few years.
  4. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    If the O’s doctors are scaring away injured players, good by me.
  5. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    O’s doctors have been pretty good. Got a lot more right than wrong.
  6. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    I think Mullins will be a solid player. Not a superstar, but a guy that will fill up the stat sheet with doubles, triples, an occasional home run and some stolen bases and will play solid defense. McKenna is a young guy, drafted out of HS in 2015, who has turned the corner offensively. Only 21 he destroyed high A ball this season and is doing alright in AA. Showing a good eye to go along with hitting the ball. Solid all-around. Apparently Keith Law views him as an MLB player. I think the O's OF will be entirely homegrown next season, which will be awesome. I forgot about Santander as well. Not sure what I think of him.
  7. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Don’t forget Stewart and McKenna as close OF prospects. It’s imperative the O’s trade Trumbo this off-season or release CD. Mancini has to be moved from the OF asap
  8. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Should be a pretty good haul for Manny today.
  9. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    I would definitely prefer to see this happen the making rules against the shift, but I think the analytics suggest that it's not the right play. Another reason to hate analytics in sports
  10. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    I don’t know. If the game continues to be bullpen guys being dominant and the shift playing a big role, something has to give at some point I sorta agree but hitting opposite field isn’t that easy. Do we really want to see the game turn into endless bunting? This is why I’m torn.
  11. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    I’m torn in whether baseball needs limit shifts in some way. Technically if you say only two guys can be on either side of second, it would be more in line with the history of baseball. Maybe have a line behind second base so an infielder knows he can’t cross it before the pitch. Maybe say an infielder has to be on the dirt. I don’t know. I do think the game is getting worse to watch. In sports in general, I get why analytics are used, but I think they are changing games for the worse. The NBA is near unwatchable with teams jacking up countless 3s. Infield shifts are crushing averages, which is making the game all homeruns, walks or strikeouts. I havent read the article yet but I think on ESPN I saw the title being something like “New pitchers are getting better and it’s bad for baseball.”
  12. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Was doing a fun/sad exercise of what the O’s cost themselves by not giving a 4th year to Markakis and Cruz. These are the moves I consider a direct result of not signing them: over spend to the tune of a combined $200 million on CD and Trumbo. Total waste $100 million which could have been used elsewhere. Traded Tarpley and another player for Snider in 2015. Traded Davies for Parra in 2016. Signed guys like Kim and Rasmus. (Maybe they sign Kim anyway). Probably cost the O’s at least one playoff appearance as well.
  13. You're right. I totally forgot about that aspect of it.