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10-13-2012, 08:25 PM
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Orioles should sign Raul Ibanez.

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10-14-2012, 01:30 PM
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Haren or Grienke sure, Raul no.

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10-14-2012, 05:50 PM
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Kyle Lohse or Shaun Marcum seems like a DD move.

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10-14-2012, 09:06 PM
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Wish there was a useful 2B on the market. The Yanks are all but guaranteed to pick up Cano's option, and in the off chance it happens his cost would be absurd. Just a bunch of utility guys out there, and Keppinger is basically the only quality bat.

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10-14-2012, 10:52 PM
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Wish there was a useful 2B on the market. The Yanks are all but guaranteed to pick up Cano's option, and in the off chance it happens his cost would be absurd. Just a bunch of utility guys out there, and Keppinger is basically the only quality bat.
Freddie Sanchez on a minor league deal could be a coup. Kennedy and Johnson, while not studs, would also be massive upgrades over the mountain of crap the O's had there this season.

Assuming Roberts is toast, the best option(outside of a trade) is probably just shifting Hardy and Machado over, and signing Chavez or Youkilis for 3B.

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10-14-2012, 11:21 PM
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Wish there was a useful 2B on the market. The Yanks are all but guaranteed to pick up Cano's option, and in the off chance it happens his cost would be absurd. Just a bunch of utility guys out there, and Keppinger is basically the only quality bat.
There are plenty of Nats fans who'd be willing to offer you Danny Espinosa for a bag of baseballs. You did say useful though, so I guess he isn't relevant.

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10-15-2012, 06:15 AM
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There are plenty of Nats fans who'd be willing to offer you Danny Espinosa for a bag of baseballs. You did say useful though, so I guess he isn't relevant.
Even if they do eventually prepare to move him, they likely don't do it until Rendon is ready. For now his D + his power make up for the strikeouts. Lombo is good, but he doesn't have the range or the arm of Espinosa.

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10-15-2012, 11:12 AM
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Even if they do eventually prepare to move him, they likely don't do it until Rendon is ready. For now his D + his power make up for the strikeouts. Lombo is good, but he doesn't have the range or the arm of Espinosa.
Well, infield D and overall power seem to be two things we have in abundance. Danny was 6th on the team in HRs, but he probably would've been 8th if Moore and Werth had played full seasons. Personally, I'd rather roll the dice on Rendon and Lombo at 2nd than watch Danny take a crack at a second straight NL strikeout title. A 1 to 11 HR to SO ratio is just ridiculous.

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10-15-2012, 11:24 AM
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His arm would be tough to replace at 2nd. Would really depend on whether he can make progress as a hitter (he was doing pretty well before his shoulder injury this season).

Rendon is still a ways off, given how much time he missed this year, and Lombo isn't likely to push anyone out of a job. Espinosa won't be forced out any time soon.

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10-15-2012, 04:34 PM
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Ray Lewis done for the year with a torn triceps. Crushing blow to the Crows. Could very well end Lewis career.

My dislike for the Crows aside, it has been my pleasure to watch Ray Lewis play. No question one of the all time NFL greats, period.

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10-20-2012, 03:56 PM
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John Walton is doing the Wizards game on radio today.

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10-20-2012, 09:07 PM
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10-28-2012, 06:07 PM
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Sucks for MD football as all of their scholly QB's are out for the season with knee or leg injuries. They are going to start a linebacker at QB in their next game.

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10-30-2012, 07:42 PM
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The Wiz play like a group of individuals rather than a team, even without the cancers(Blatche, McGee, Young).

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10-30-2012, 08:24 PM
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Well, that's what happens when you don't have someone competent to run your offense. Why EG didn't go out and get a vet PG this offseason, I have no clue.

Regardless, the Wiz were missing 3 of their 5 best players tonight. I'm not gonna read much of anything into it.

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10-30-2012, 08:30 PM
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Well, that's what happens when you don't have someone competent to run your offense. Why EG didn't go out and get a vet PG this offseason, I have no clue.

Regardless, the Wiz were missing 3 of their 5 best players tonight. I'm not gonna read much of anything into it.
Yeah, not going to read too much into it yet with the injuries, but even then Wall was never the best at running half court sets.

On a side note, I can't stand watching Jordan Crawford, ball movements dies when it gets to him.

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10-30-2012, 08:41 PM
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Yeah, not going to read too much into it yet with the injuries, but even then Wall was never the best at running half court sets.

On a side note, I can't stand watching Jordan Crawford, ball movements dies when it gets to him.
Both my Dad and myself pretty much hate crawford as a player. He's a little better than NY in that he'll pass more and will give you flashes of 'getting it' but sure enough he'll lapse and 'hero ball' it. Dude thinks he's better than he is so that his #1 enemy.

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Despite a horrendous fielding percentage until Machado was called up (and only finishing at league average) and spending most of the year leading the league in errors, three Orioles managed to take home gold gloves. And there's somewhat justified controversy around two of them.

Wieters absolutely deserved his. Nobody is questioning that.
Hardy had one hell of a season defensively and is one of the best defensive shortstops in the game. But Brendan Ryan is even better defensively and got snubbed.
Jones, while I don't think he's nearly as poor defensively as the sabrmetrics portray him, probably shouldn't have even been in the conversation for gold glove.

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10-31-2012, 12:25 PM
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I'll agree on Jones, but I don't buy that Brendan Ryan is necessarily better defensively than Hardy. Even the 'advanced' metrics are terrible measures of defensive ability. Hardy vs. Ryan is splitting hairs, IMO.

Case in point: Mark Reynolds was rated as the 3rd worst qualifying 1B in the league by UZR/150, and was rated worse than both Thome and Davis.

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10-31-2012, 09:23 PM
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DCU = Caps - Pens minus the dance show. Maybe they should consider playing the extra 30 minutes on a provisional basis Saturday to give DCU some sort of home field advantage?

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10-31-2012, 10:03 PM
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DCU = Caps - Pens minus the dance show. Maybe they should consider playing the extra 30 minutes on a provisional basis Saturday to give DCU some sort of home field advantage?
Still shows some class on DCU's part to switch like that. Good karma.

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I'll agree on Jones, but I don't buy that Brendan Ryan is necessarily better defensively than Hardy. Even the 'advanced' metrics are terrible measures of defensive ability. Hardy vs. Ryan is splitting hairs, IMO.
It's not just UZR or even just sabremetrics. His DRS was also leaps and bounds behind Ryan. The fielding bible and fan scouting report also ranked Ryan superior to Hardy. In fact, only Peter Gammons voted for Hardy above Ryan of the entire group of fielding bible voters.

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