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The Gray Eagle

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The Orioles have far more talent than we do, but they are also much more fundamentally sound as well, which shouldn't be the case every year, yet it keeps happening.
 

mauidano

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It's an early day and rain here on Maui.

I have nothing else better to do at the moment so let's watch the train wreck.
 

Joe Shlabotnick

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The Orioles have far more talent than we do, but they are also much more fundamentally sound as well, which shouldn't be the case every year, yet it keeps happening.
The Orioles sucked for several years and took advantage by drafting excellent talent. Plus they know how to develop it. That may have to be the blueprint the Sox use, because they are going nowhere for the foreseeable future.
 

The Gray Eagle

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The Orioles sucked for several years and took advantage by drafting excellent talent. Plus they know how to develop it. Thst may have to be the blueprint the Sox use, because they are going nowhere for the foreseeable future.
The tanking and drafting explains the talent but does NOT explain the vast difference in teachable fundamentals.
 

Ale Xander

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Need an M Day miracle

F the schedule
This should be a home series (swapped with Sept 9-11)
 

E5 Yaz

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Given the mediocrity around the league, the Sox are in the same spot they've been in at this stage the past two years ... looking at a slight chance at a WC spot as the trade deadline starts to come into view.
 

mauidano

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The Orioles sucked for several years and took advantage by drafting excellent talent. Plus they know how to develop it. Thst may have to be the blueprint the Sox use, because they are going nowhere for the foreseeable future.
This is absolutely correct. They will be solid for the next five years or so barring any serious injuries. The Sox have some pretty good depth and will be good (hopefully) in that "foreseeable future".
 

dynomite

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Given the mediocrity around the league, the Sox are in the same spot they've been in at this stage the past two years ... looking at a slight chance at a WC spot as the trade deadline starts to come into view.
I continue to think that if they get Casas back, trade for an upgrade to Criswell (Flaherty?), and get a better RHH (JD Martinez?) this team makes the playoffs.
 

Al Zarilla

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That has been a strike all morning, though
I don’t believe in that old saw. It’s like, if my butcher gives me, and every other customer, 15 ounces of meat when a pound is requested, it doesn’t make it right. Get umpires that can see, or hasten the development of robot umps.

Rant off.
 

budcrew08

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The Orioles have far more talent than we do, but they are also much more fundamentally sound as well, which shouldn't be the case every year, yet it keeps happening.
All you have to do:
1. Be bad for five years, like horrible.
2. pick in the first 5-10 picks every year in the first round.
3. Hope those picks are sure things.
4. profit
 

Joe Shlabotnick

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With Rodriguez and Burns scheduled to pitch the next two games for the Orioles, a sweep is likely. The only question is whether the Sox will even score a run in this series.