Nobody Knows Who The Hell Villar: THE 2019 BALTIMORE ORIOLES

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This is the thread where we ask: can Chris Davis clear the Mendoza Line? Do we get to see Yusniel Diaz? Do we miss Jonathan Schoop yet? Can we hold it to 99 losses? And of course, the eternal Baltimore question: Why Not?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 28 March 2019 14:44 (two months ago) Permalink

think they beat last year's win total

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 28 March 2019 14:51 (two months ago) Permalink

How acquired
1. Drafted 2015 (13th rd)
2. Acquired for int'l bonus pool money
3. Acquired in Jonathan Schoop trade
4. Drafted 2013 (8th rd)
5. Claimed on Waivers
6. Rule 5 2015
7. Trade with Rangers (2011)
8. Signed as FA after being non-tendered by Rays
9. Rule 5
Free agent https://t.co/24H2T5NMEE

— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) March 28, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 March 2019 15:36 (two months ago) Permalink

break em up

mookieproof, Monday, 1 April 2019 00:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Thoroughly satisfying series

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 1 April 2019 02:33 (two months ago) Permalink

can’t wait for the o’s-mariners ALCS

JoeStork, Monday, 1 April 2019 02:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Pull Hess, no/yes?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:50 (two months ago) Permalink

OPPO VILLAR

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 April 2019 19:18 (two months ago) Permalink

now with 2012 texas league all-star dan straily

mookieproof, Friday, 5 April 2019 20:59 (two months ago) Permalink

In Jane Leavy’s Ruth biography she writes of Davis dressing in coat and tie to visit Ruth’s bats. I feel badly for him. https://t.co/rDGKAbWi5M

— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) April 8, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 April 2019 20:06 (two months ago) Permalink

this is hard to watch, but feeling "badly"

shame on you Whittier college

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 8 April 2019 23:48 (two months ago) Permalink

0-47, new record.

I wouldn't cut Davis loose for that, but he's been terrible for two whole seasons, and he was half-terrible the year before that. He's a free agent in 2023...Is that just too much money (another $70M) for one team to eat?

clemenza, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 01:32 (two months ago) Permalink

few can say theyre setting a new mlb record w every at bat

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 01:34 (two months ago) Permalink

would you rather eat it with or without him playing, a la Chico Marx?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 02:07 (two months ago) Permalink

i can see myself putting up with a lot of shit for $23m a year, but chris davis has already made $120m. is he really prepared to be a laughingstock for the not-quite four years left on his deal?

mookieproof, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 02:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Is that just too much money (another $70M) for one team to eat?

not sure what the alternative is. best thing they can do right now is set him up as a hot dog vendor - that's the most value they're gonna get out of him right now

frogbs, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 02:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Davis 0-5 tonight but hit the ball hard several times; maybe I'm a ridiculous optimist but I see that as a big improvement of the guy we've been seeing who looked frankly scared to swing.

5-5 so far. I'll take it! This is the way this season was supposed to work. You throw all these no-names on the field and you see if any of them can play.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 03:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Rio Ruiz at first base tonight

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:33 (two months ago) Permalink

are they committed to Martin at SS?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:32 (two months ago) Permalink

they've now allowed 36 homers (in 12.5 games), 13 more than any other team

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:59 (two months ago) Permalink

0-for-2, Davis walked his 3rd time up

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:31 (two months ago) Permalink

it's kinda cool if you think about it

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Sooo, does the Oriole bird have his mouth open or closed in their logo? 🤔https://t.co/eRvzvF29IU pic.twitter.com/Ctu1LRSvvA

— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 11, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 12 April 2019 20:20 (two months ago) Permalink

Davis singled to right, Mancini scored and Smith Jr. scored, Ruiz to second.

Andy K, Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:19 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP legend...

...yet shouldn't count because it was against Porcello, arguable the worst starter in the majors.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:21 (two months ago) Permalink

There are ten Baltimore Orioles currently playing hacky-sack in left field. More updates as this story develops. #NewsYouCanUse

— Josh Kantor (@jtkantor) April 13, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 13 April 2019 22:58 (two months ago) Permalink

#stayloose

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 13 April 2019 22:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Davis OPS up to .294

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Davis homers! past & future All-Star

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Former Mets starter Gabriel Ynoa was called up to the Orioles for the first time since the conclusion of the 2017 season.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 22 April 2019 19:40 (two months ago) Permalink

back on pace for 108 losses

1-10 at home

pitching staff was at 6.21 ERA and -1.4 fWAR before giving up 12 runs tonight

mookieproof, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 02:38 (two months ago) Permalink

I really don't understand why we can't have better pitchers than these. Aren't there just a lot of pitchers floating around jobless who are better than this? Isn't that literally the definition of what it means when your staff as a whole is underwater in WAR?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 02:43 (two months ago) Permalink

I really don't understand why we can't have better pitchers than these.

I swear somebody said that at one point in Ball Four.

clemenza, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 03:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Aren't there just a lot of pitchers floating around jobless who are better than this? Isn't that literally the definition of what it means when your staff as a whole is underwater in WAR?

the 2019 baltimore orioles: redefining replacement value

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 03:31 (two months ago) Permalink

With that Yonder Alonso home run, the Orioles have now given up 72 home runs this year, a major league record for March/April. The old record coming into this season was....50.

— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) April 30, 2019

and they gave up no. 73 an inning later

mookieproof, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 14:26 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7DqLQOW0AAYhxi.jpg

mookieproof, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Bad loss but you know, most of the time you give Mychal Givens a 2-run lead you're gonna get the win.

Still enjoying this team! Cashner and Bundy have been pitching pretty well for a month, and -- John Means, who's John Means? Rotation definitely looks better than it did a month ago.

Orioles have 6 regulars with negative defensive WAR right now which has got to be some kind of record. But

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 14:23 (one month ago) Permalink

I forgot what I was going to say after that "But" so maybe I'll just let it stand.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 14:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Givens is excellent except against NYY.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 14:40 (one month ago) Permalink

why

Keon Broxton has been traded to Baltimore for $500,000 in international bonus pool money. #Mets

— New York Mets (@Mets) May 22, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:44 (one month ago) Permalink

I like this guy but boy can he not hit right now. Maybe Chris Davis can give him a talk about "what to do when you're slugging under .200" -- Davis seems to be finding his way back to replacement level, maybe Broxton can too.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:37 (one month ago) Permalink

i don't mind them picking him up, but (the authority to spend) $500,000 in bonus pool money is actually useful! especially for a rebuilding team! there's no reason to give that up for a below-replacement quad-a player who'd already been dfa'd

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:25 (one month ago) Permalink

2019 HOME RUN LEADERBOARD*

1. Gleyber Torres, 10
2. Gary Sanchez, 9
3. Clint Frazier, 5
4. Nelson Cruz, 4
Khris Davis, 4
Max Kepler, 4
Eddie Rosario, 4
8. Randal Grichuk, 3
C.J. Cron, 3

* Only vs. Baltimore, believe it or not

— patsfb (@patsfb) May 23, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:29 (one month ago) Permalink

visiting Denver this weekend

recordkeepers, bring your biggest eraser

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 May 2019 10:53 (one month ago) Permalink

excellent -- a pair of 2 HR games by Arenado and Story tonight.

omar little, Saturday, 25 May 2019 04:19 (four weeks ago) Permalink

big win for dan straily (srsly)

mookieproof, Monday, 27 May 2019 21:56 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Good win! Renatomania continues.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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