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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Must read on the failure of the O's
« Topic Start: November 14, 2011, 11:17:02 AM »
http://www.mrdestructo.com/2011/11/man-who-wouldnt-learn.html

Personally, I think one reason they're so bad is there hatred of sabermetrics. In conversations I've had with their scouts, the organization don't believe in the use of advanced metrics. When you've got your head buried in the sand about advanced stats... you're going to get left behind when forward thinking teams like the Rays come along.

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Must read on the failure of the O's
« Reply #1: November 14, 2011, 11:52:29 AM »
the twins and giants also supposedly hate advanced metrics- the giants just won a ring, and until very recently, the twins were pretty good .

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Re: Must read on the failure of the O's
« Reply #2: November 14, 2011, 12:27:07 PM »
Regardless of the focus on stats, Angelos repeatedly blocks moves that would help the franchise improve itself.  They should have dealt Roberts long ago, and Markakas would probably bring a solid return too.  However, they are no doubt "untouchables" in Angelos' world.


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Re: Must read on the failure of the O's
« Reply #3: November 14, 2011, 12:55:00 PM »
...Markakiswould probably bring a solid return too.  However, they are no doubt "untouchables" in Angelos' world.

Uh, that's one is pretty much a given, if you know what I'm sayin'...

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« Reply #4: November 14, 2011, 01:36:24 PM »
Uh, that's one is pretty much a given, if you know what I'm sayin'...

Yeah, the Greek thing, for sure.

Offline blue911

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Re: Must read on the failure of the O's
« Reply #5: November 14, 2011, 01:43:45 PM »
The Manager was one of the people that interviewed the GM candidates. Everything about the Orioles front office is so totally freaked up that they can't even get the chain of command correct.