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  1. #13

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    I'm going to guess they flirt with 100 losses and then flirting gets to kissing and then heavy petting and then you know the rest.

    60-102
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  2. #14

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    With all of the off-season moves geared at winning 81 games this year with no real regard for the future, I could see 80-85 games as a possibility this season before sinking back to the bottom of the barrel.




  3. #15

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    62-100. This team could be the worst team in franchise history.

    PP




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    I wish I could be more optimistic but Im just too tired of turning wishful thinking into blind expectations.
    With the expansion of the playoffs, you would expect to be a postseason player but.....

    75 wins and no postseason....but PA makes alot of money (again)




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    The Orioles have some pieces to build around they just have a horrible front office and a worthless owner. I think their lineup can put runs on the board the question is can they do with the AL East?

    Pitching is a big question mark for this team. McPhail wanted to grow the arms and buy the bats. Well I think Bundy is going to be an ace in a few years. I think he will be a star. This year is key for some young guys like Arrieta, Matusz and Britton. Tillman is still young but he needs to turn that corner as well. Hunter needs to stay healthy.

    I think this is a big year for the Orioles. We need to see what our pitching can do. If these guys can pitch we can fill in a few weak spots and make a run in the next year or two.

    I'm wishing for the best but I'm thinking it has to turn around at some point. Don't it?

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    Re: Orioles prediction thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bmorebirds_24 View Post
    The Orioles have some pieces to build around they just have a horrible front office and a worthless owner. I think their lineup can put runs on the board the question is can they do with the AL East?

    Pitching is a big question mark for this team. McPhail wanted to grow the arms and buy the bats. Well I think Bundy is going to be an ace in a few years. I think he will be a star. This year is key for some young guys like Arrieta, Matusz and Britton. Tillman is still young but he needs to turn that corner as well. Hunter needs to stay healthy.

    I think this is a big year for the Orioles. We need to see what our pitching can do. If these guys can pitch we can fill in a few weak spots and make a run in the next year or two.

    I'm wishing for the best but I'm thinking it has to turn around at some point. Don't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Americanmade2012 View Post
    Moneyball time
    I just watched that movie last night for the first time. I'm all in. I'm Looking forward to the start of games today.

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    Re: Orioles prediction thread

    62-100




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    Re: Orioles prediction thread

    78-84

    I predicted 90-72 last season (fooled by Showalter's first two months as manager in 2010; starting rotation turned into a disaster area). Have faith in Duquette (returning from his 'sabattical'). Duquette + Showalter = eventual success (i.e., sufficient improvement to compete in the AL East which is the best 'testing ground' for building a contender).




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    Re: Orioles prediction thread

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterB58 View Post
    68-94

    Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
    And with last night's win...they have meet my projected victory total. I have never been so thoroughly, amazingly, shockingly and disbelieving to be so HAPPY to be so WRONG.

    Territory uncharted in years, heck decades, now awaits: 70 wins, .500 season, playoffs....and beyond? WHY NOT!!!

    Go Os!!!!




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    Re: Orioles prediction thread

    88-74 is very realistic.

    If they keep playing like they have for this past week and if Hammel can come back at all, maybe even 90 wins?
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    Re: Orioles prediction thread

    The most exciting aspect of this team is the current rotation - a makeshift one at that. The back-to-back quality starts of Zach Britton and Steve Johnson (together AND separately) is a huge boost of confidence for this team. And adding Matusz to the bullpen as a lefthander specialist is a very smart move. This starting rotation appears to be solid(?) even without Hammel - not to mention Hunter or Arrieta. FOUR of the original five starters are missing, yet it is actually working.

    When Arrieta, Matusz and Hunter were suddenly demoted along with Hammel's injury it looked very bleak - especially when the Twins were scoring runs against them in double digits. That was 1-1/2 months ago. The 'handwriting was on the wall'; the annual collapse had commenced.

    BUT the collapse did NOT happen (big surprise) - thanks in large part to Gonzales, Tillman and, yes, Hunter who made an unheralded comeback. Chen has been solid all season - although he has struggled some of late. There is almost no significant MLB experience among them. Tillman is the veteran(?).

    The big question is, of course, can they sustain their success? I have a hard time believing they can win 90 games which I believe is the minimum required to capture a wildcard berth. But the 14 consecutive losing seasons APPEARS to be ending fast.

    CC




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