One of the things I like about this joint is that we have plenty of old-school thinkers and a bunch of new-aged baseball philosophers. We can talk about advanced statistics and the way it used to be and meet somewhere in the middle. I like to think as I’ve progressed as a baseball writer, I’ve become a lot more open to advanced metrics.
We care about the environment here at Connolly’s. We like to recycle. So, let’s do this again. Let’s discuss what you would do with closer Zach Britton. Yep, we’ve been here before.
Not only did Orioles outfielder/first baseman Trey Mancini have a great rookie season in 2017 — .293/.338/.488 with 24 homers and 78 RBIs — but he did it under pretty difficult circumstances. Mancini was not supposed to make the 2017 Orioles out of spring training, especially once the club re-signed Mark Trumbo in January. There was no room at the inn for a first baseman/designated hitter type, not with Trumbo and Chris Davis getting big bucks to hold down those positions.
@RichBevenseeHS It probably is the best they can do. But I also caution on what you heard. He's gonna be expensive. They obviously have interest. They have interest in multiple pitchers. The report I saw stated only that -- the obvious. I'm not optimistic they afford him.
OK, I'm a crotchety old guy. I get it. But I still believe that if it is a close race, a MVP deciding factor should be if a candidate's team is in the playoff race. More intensity. Higher stakes. Am I alone here? My thoughts: https://t.co/aVOGEWB0GF
One of the things that gets missed with professional athletes is the stuff they do on their own time for causes close to their hearts. The Orioles have a lot of those guys. O'Day being one of the most active. Cool he gets his due. https://t.co/QuWB9SIrfZ
Nonbaseball tweet: My heart goes out to BPD Det. Sean Suiter, his family and his brothers in blue. Heartbreaking for so many reasons. Incomprehensible that some can view another's life as so expendable. https://t.co/VfOSaUCPRt
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