The Winter Meetings are in full swing, which means it’s time for the Orioles to do what they do best: sit on their hands and wait for the other teams to wear themselves out. That’s right. Dan Duquette will stick to his modus operandi and play the long con. Mainly, he’s going to con us into thinking that the O’s will make moves.
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This Week on the Twitters
Yoenis Cespedes will make more money by the 5th inning on Opening Day than what the #Mets just got in cash ($50K) for Logan Verrett.
— Rich MacLeod (@richmacleod) November 30, 2016
— Jim Palmer (@Jim22Palmer) December 3, 2016
That 2014 O's pen that had Miller/Britton/O'Day & good years from like 5 other guys was absurd. They should have won 20 titles that season. pic.twitter.com/J5ffNGsViE
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) November 9, 2016
I assume the contract has a clause about his obligatory trade to Baltimore mid-season, but the details of that are not yet public.
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) December 5, 2016
If the Orioles don't like Granderson at $15M, let's all stop pretending like they might improve the team via FA or trade this offseason.
— Camden Chat (@CamdenChat) December 5, 2016
Auditions, Round 1
With Scott declaring free agency, Jake looks to the new market inefficiency of Orioles podcasting: the Korean market. Jake is joined by Dong-Sun Park, who brings his own lack of insight and baseless opinion, sharing in the international language of baseball.
Scott, on the other hand, did… something. He showed up, do to a contractual obligation from his 2015 agreement.
While he was here, Scott was good enough to spend some time opining on Orioles items, such as:
- Steve Pearce
- The Orioles’ shopping
- Mark Trumbo
- Michael Saunders
- Manny Machado extension talk
Blowing the Save
Most podcasts try to end on a high note – the perfect coda to a quality program. That’s just not our style. Each week, we’ll end on a weak note, blowing the save with an item that didn’t quite fit into the episode, or something they simply need to get off their chests. It’s our version of taking the ball and pulling a Kevin Gregg.
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