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James F

  • joined Dec 28, 2008
  • last login May 18, 2014
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Top-dollar free agents risky way to improve O's

Free agents at the top of the market are a risky bet with some probability of being a bust in both the short- and long-term. Can the Orioles afford to make those bets? James F argues that maybe...

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A look back at the MacPhail/Jordan drafts

With the publication of John Sickels' top 20 Orioles prospects for 2014 list, a couple things stood out to me: first, that the overwhelming number of the team's prospects have been acquired in the...

Projections for the 2014 Orioles: Ryan Flaherty

Under Dan Duquette, the Orioles have seen two consecutive winning seasons by bucking, on an individual and group level, the projection systems which are used by the (better) writers to predict each...

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Orioles 2013 Draft Review, Rounds 1-4

Well, this year I missed watching essentially the entire draft, and considering how it played out, I'm not entirely displeased. Had I been watching, I would have been very excited right up until...

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My O's First Round Draft Board

Well, the draft is nearly here. PBR has done a great job writing about the various names that the O's might select with the 22nd overall pick in the draft. Since I used to do a lot of draft stuff...

Some Observations About the Orioles' 2012 Draft Signings

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1100 words about the Orioles and the 2012 Rule 4 Draft now that the signing deadline has passed.

Orioles 2012 Draft Review

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Baltimore Orioles 2012 Draft in Review

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Some of my potential Day 2 draft targets

Some of the best players available on Day 2 of the MLB Draft

And With The Fourth Pick.... Draft Day!!!

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A final look at the candidates for the fourth overall pick in tonight's draft.

And With the Fourth Pick..... Kevin Gausman, RHP, LSU

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A look at the player every mock draft seems to have the Orioles taking, Kevin Gausman of LSU.

Should the Orioles Select a College Pitcher?

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A brief history of the success of college pitchers in the majors.

And With the Fourth Pick.... Deja Vu All Over Again

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The draft class is similar, but the rules have changed... what will the Orioles do with the fourth pick in the 2012 draft?

Fangraphs: Dylan Bundy - Too Good For A Ball

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Dave Cameron of Fangraphs went to see Dylan Bundy's second pro start, and came away believing that the Orioles should promote Bundy to Bowie immediately. I can hardly add to his commentary, but I will point out that Bundy hasn't merely been facing minor league filler, but has dominated while facing legit prospects like Trevor Story, Will Swanner, Kevan Smith, Rangel Ravelo and Keenyn Walker. Bundy's next scheduled opponent, Greensboro, doesn't have any hitting prospects of note currently on their roster.

Orioles trade Koji to the Rangers for Chris Davis and Tommy Hunter

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This move is expected to significantly increase the demand for ice water and air conditioning in the greater Arlington area.

What Does It Mean To Be A Fan Of A Team Going Nowhere?

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What Does It Mean To Be A Fan Of A Team Going Nowhere?

Orioles 2011 Draft Review Part Two: Rounds 6-12

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Orioles 2011 Draft Review Part Two: Rounds 6-12

Orioles 2011 Draft Review Part One: Rounds 1-5

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Orioles 2011 Draft Review Part One: Rounds 1-5

Draft Day Thread

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Well, the day is upon us.  Major League Baseball will conduct the beginning of the Rule IV Draft today, and the Orioles will make the fourth overall pick. As is fairly typical, the rumors are...

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Orioles MOD #3

This is just an FYI - while I anticipate that I will be here to make the Orioles' first pick and possibly the second, definitely pick three and possibly all picks will be made by Stacey, editor in...

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Orioles' draft board down to four: Jim Callis of Baseball America

@jimcallisBA Jim Callis Looks like it, as of today. @jsh2185: Do the #Orioles take whichever one of Cole/Rendon/Bundy/Hultzen slips to 4? #mlbdraft If Callis is correct, then some of the names...

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Orioles MOD #2

Well, my thinking on the fourth overall pick has solidified some.  As much as I like the idea of the Orioles taking Bubba Starling, I don't think it is particularly realistic.  I also am having a...

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MOD Baltimore Orioles #1

So... There are two ways to look at the probable Orioles' drafting strategy with their top pick.  One is to look at the recent history, where in three of the last four years, they took the best...

And With the Fourth Pick...

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Who are the candidates that the Orioles are looking at with the fourth pick in the upcoming amateur draft? And who should the Orioles take?

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It Isn't About "Hope"

It isn't about a divide between fans of traditional stats and sabermetric stats either; by the light of traditional stats, Mark Reynolds sucks, which is something that pretty much everyone here...

Understanding How Little We Know: Thoughts on Player Payroll in Baseball

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Understanding How Little We Know: Thoughts on Player Payroll in Baseball

Is the Baltimore System Falling Behind?

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Baseball America recently published their top 20 prospects from the two Rookie-level leagues where the Orioles fielded affiliates in 2010, the Appy League and the Gulf Coast League.  No Oriole...

Reviewing the Draft: Joe Jordan Year Three - 2007

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Reviewing the Draft: Joe Jordan Year Three - 2007

Reviewing the Draft: Joe Jordan Year Two - 2006

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Reviewing the Draft: Joe Jordan Year Two - 2006

Showalter hired; Announcement Monday

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Signed for the rest of the season and through 2013. The Windmill goes back to third; Kranitz and the Crow expected to remain through the 2010 season at least. Feels weird to actually have a manager. (Edit by Stacey) Quote from Buck Showalter on his new gig: "My job with ESPN allowed me to follow this organization closely over the last several years, and although the current record may seem to indicate otherwise, I see enormous potential with this club. I look forward to the challenge of competing in the American League East. Baltimore is a tremendous baseball town with passion and pride in its club and my family and I look forward to making it our new home."

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