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  1. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Sox.Orioles Game thread 5.23.18 The Return of Covey

    What if Covey turned into our Jake Arrieta? That would be both hilarious and remarkable at the same time.
  2. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    8 games back

    Well yes and the fact that Machado is a better all around player than JD. People can trash Manny's defense at SS all they want but even a below average defender at a premium position is much more valuable than a horrendous defender at a non-premium position. Plus Manny has the ability to play SS and 3B whereas JD was barely passable as an OF only (but really he's a DH).
  3. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    8 games back

    Seems there will be plenty of interest. I think you will surprised by the return. I can GUARANTEE he brings back considerably more than JD Martinez did last year (unless he's injured). https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/05/manny-machado-baltimore-orioles-trade-market-rumors-cubs-indians-red-sox-dodgers-mlb
  4. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    8 games back

    But Machado is playing shortstop this year while on pace for a 9 WAR season. There is no glut of premium shortstops available in this market. I can see just about every NL contender looking for an upgrade at shortstop outside of perhaps the Cardinals and Nationals. The Orioles are going to get a haul for Machado and a DH/OF defensive liability like JD Martinez is not a good comp.
  5. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    8 games back

    When exactly should the Orioles have traded Machado? They were an 89 win playoff team in 2016 and still trying to compete last year (can’t blame them for that). They will get more for Machado in season than they would have last winter so I don’t follow your logic that (1) they held on to him too long and (2) they will get pennies on the dollar for him (I think they will get a very nice haul this July with the way he’s playing). I think they absolutely made the right decision to let it play out until this trade deadline rather than accept a subpar package last winter.
  6. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    8 games back

    Doubt that
  7. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Trust the process

    Oh yeah, I could definitely see them winning 91 games after a 26-24 start type start but 100+ Wins? Nah, not again if they are still hanging around .500 at the end of this month.
  8. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Trust the process

    Winning 22 consecutive is still more remarkable. And yea, I don’t see them ripping off a 71% winning percentage the last 100 games of this season considering the 22 game win streak was a big part of it (49-29 excluding the win streak - still great but nothing extraordinary).
  9. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Trust the process

    Why do people continue saying this? Sanchez has been one of the few bright spots this year. To me, the pitching still needs plenty of reinforcements over the next two winters even after factoring in future contributions from prospects. That’s far and away the biggest need imo. The offense looks pretty good in the near future between Moncada, Anderson, Davidson, Sanchez, Abreu, Jimenez, Robert, Collins, etc. assuming they can keep those guys relatively healthy.
  10. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Trust the process

    They also won 22 consecutive games in the second half. That won’t happen again.
  11. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Top 5 OF Prospects

    Maybe I’m the only one but I’ve got Lubo #1 and Eloy #2
  12. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Trust the process

    I see you guys are finally coming around to the idea of bringing in veteran relief help via free agency.....
  13. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Trust the process

    Without a doubt. And that’s ok. On its own, it does not mean the rebuild is a “failure”.
  14. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Trust the process

    How so? When was the last time the WS signed free agents of the caliber of guys like Keuchel, Pollock, and Kimbrel? These guys might be considered "second-tier" to the Harpers and Machados of the world but in most free agent classes these are top 5 guys in their class.
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    Trust the process

    Well, I'm looking at this prospect list from 2014 and 11 of their top 20 prospects were pitchers. Oh yea, and Michael Fulmer was #20 while Jeurys Familia was listed in "others." So I'd say they had plenty of young pitching depth.... https://www.minorleagueball.com/2014/1/13/5303318/new-york-mets-top-20-prospects-for-2014
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