belcome to walltimore (a 2023 orioles thread)

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discussing adley rutschman, gunnar henderson and the other thrilling prospects in the orioles system...and big felix bautista, too.

j.q higgins, Thursday, 2 February 2023 21:34 (one month ago) link

anybody surprised to see jackson holliday as spring training nri?

j.q higgins, Thursday, 2 February 2023 21:35 (one month ago) link

Dillon Tate will spend April on the injured list with what Mike Elias said was a flexor/forearm strain he suffered in November. Félix Bautista, DL Hall and Nick Vespi will also have slow starts to spring training but remain candidates for opening day.

— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) February 16, 2023

j.q higgins, Thursday, 16 February 2023 19:28 (one month ago) link

That @RosenJordanBlum used Grayson Rodriguez's minor league Stuff+ from 2 starts, regressed them the proper amount for sample size, translated them to major leagues, park-adjusted them, & used them in a projection system, and it spit out a 3.00 ERA with a 29% k rate. WOW.

— Eno Sarris (@enosarris) February 17, 2023

j.q higgins, Saturday, 18 February 2023 00:15 (one month ago) link

Yay I didn't have to start it this year! Great thread title.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 18 February 2023 05:36 (one month ago) link

Orioles CEO and Chairman John Angelos: "I'm glad we were in a full rebuild because it was what was recommended and was the right thing. Also, we were fortunate that as the world hit a pandemic, we were stripped down to that [level]. That was just good luck, really."

— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) February 19, 2023

mookieproof, Monday, 20 February 2023 00:41 (one month ago) link

issuing correction on a previous post of mine, regarding the terror group ISIL. you do not, under any circumstances, "gotta hand it to them"

— wint (@dril) February 15, 2017

j.q higgins, Monday, 20 February 2023 00:50 (one month ago) link

They could surprise, but I don't think this is a .500 team we're putting on the field. And I think it could have been if they wanted it to be.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 20 February 2023 01:34 (one month ago) link

do you think they didn't improve enough relative to the division or just not a believer in their depth?

j.q higgins, Monday, 20 February 2023 20:48 (one month ago) link

I think depth is the main quality tbh, it's the lack of top end talent that worries me. Too much is riding on Adley and Gunnar and Grayson.

, Monday, 20 February 2023 21:02 (one month ago) link

I think they had some good luck last year to finish with the record they did, and I don't think they got that much better -- Grayson and Means will pitch and Gunnar and Adley will play full seasons instead of 1/3 and 2/3 respectively, but -- it won't be THAT different of a team. If it happens to be the case that the group of starters they have right now contains 5 people who can be average to above-average through 2023, they'll be pretty good. And that's not impossible. But I can't honestly say it's likely.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 20 February 2023 22:22 (one month ago) link

kjerstad 303 w/ two bombs and holliday w/ a 2B in their grapefruit league debuts. cowser walked twice.

j.q higgins, Sunday, 26 February 2023 01:35 (one month ago) link

[that's 3-3...whoops]

j.q higgins, Sunday, 26 February 2023 01:36 (one month ago) link

Cade Povich pitching in 7th & 8th for Os. FB at 94 mph, touched 95 and throwing a slider change up and curveball. Finishes with a line of 2 IP 1 H 0 R 3 SOs.
All 3 Ks on swinging strikes - 2 on FB and 1 on slider. 30 pitches 17 strikes. Nice spring debut for Cade.

— Orioles Fan Therapy (@OsFanTherapy) February 26, 2023

j.q higgins, Monday, 27 February 2023 14:45 (one month ago) link

No one can retire Heston Kjerstad

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 27 February 2023 14:47 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

will be curious to see where kjerstad is ultimately assigned to start the season. cowser should be first call if a starter goes down.

j.q higgins, Saturday, 25 March 2023 15:00 (four days ago) link

This team has a ridiculous amount of young talent

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 25 March 2023 15:57 (four days ago) link

every single time i see this thread i think of green day singing 'pelcome to waradise'

mookieproof, Sunday, 26 March 2023 05:24 (three days ago) link

waradise what it good foradise?

j.q higgins, Sunday, 26 March 2023 09:10 (three days ago) link

Why? WHY? What does Grayson Rodriguez have left to learn in AAA? What does he have left to prove?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 27 March 2023 16:58 (two days ago) link

i think we all know the answer to that

mookieproof, Monday, 27 March 2023 17:21 (two days ago) link

he had a 7.04 ERA over the spring and was walking over 4.1 dudes per 9. i mean, in that context i kinda get it.

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