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In O’s news: non-tender candidates

Edgar Martinez Jersey , an internal managerial option and a new podcast!"Morning, Birdland!Is the lack of chatter surrounding the Orioles vacant manager and executive roles concerning anyone else? As soon as it was announced that Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette were not being retained beyond 2018, every publication put out a list of potential successors. Since then: crickets.There have been no rumored meetings, no handshake deals, no word on what the future holds for this team. For a club that was booted out of the playoff discussion about a month into the season, this is a tad concerning. It’s not possible that they didn’t develop some sort of plan, right?The optimistic part of my brain tells me that this is a discussion being held between the tight-lipped members of the organization. Hiring a manager and GM-type is a big deal. They need to get these moves right. Talking to the press about it would do little to further the process. Maybe they want someone from a playoff team. It would be poor form to announce a move while the target’s current team is competing, I say.But even that is something we would have heard rumbles about. No one is perfect. People talk to their friends and family. Something would have slipped through the cracks. Heck, a fan would have seen a potential candidate at BWI. Instead, we have silence.LinksWould the Orioles consider Gary Kendall as manager? - Baltimore BaseballFor me, the O’s need to go completely outside of the organization to find their new manager. Get a fresh perspective. That said Ryon Healy Jersey , a current minor league manager is not a bad idea. They know how to handle young players, which this team is almost guaranteed to have for a few years.Five questions swirling around the Orioles - The AthleticWhat sort of hair product does Brady Anderson use? This is not one of the question posed in this piece, but I’m still interested.The Warehouse Podcast Episode 27: The End of the Road - Eutaw Street ReportNeed a podcast in these dark times? Well, I have one! We are now over at Eutaw Street Report, but you can also subscribe on your favorite podcast app. This week we talk possible managers and GMs, and Marcus sings Boyz II Men. Orioles won’t leave their tender moments alone - MASN SportsAs is the case every offseason, the O’s have a handful of players that they can either offer contracts for 2019 or non-tender them and allow them to become free agents. Dylan Bundy, Mychal Givens and Jonathan Villar will be given deals. But some other well-know names, like Joey Rickard, Caleb Joseph and Tim Beckham may have played their last game in the black and orange.Orioles birthdays and historyIs it your birthday? Happy Birthday! You have just one Birdland birthday buddy. The late Gordie Sundin (b. 1937, d. 2016) appeared in one game as a right-handed pitcher for the 1956 Orioles.1979 - The Orioles defeat the Pirates 5-4 in Game 1 of the World Series after scoring all five runs off of Bruce Kison in the first inning.1996 - The O’s even up the ALCS at one game apiece after beating the Yankees 5-3.2012 - Raul Ibanez comes off of the bench for Joe Girardi to pinch hit for Alex Rodriguez. Ibanez hits a game-tying home run off of Jim Johnson in the ninth inning to send game three of the ALDS to extras. Ibanez then gives the Yankees a walk-off 3-2 win with another home run in the 12th inning off of Brian Matusz. 2014 - Darren O’Day gives up two home runs in the top of the 10th inning and the Orioles lost 8-6 to the Royals in game one of the ALCS. Converting to a "submarine" delivery in his mid-20s allowed Ziegler to thrive against the best players in the world for more than a decade."On Wednesday http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authentic-edgar-martinez-jersey , his 39th birthday, former Marlins right-hander BradZiegler announced his retirement from baseball. The note posted to Ziegler’s Twitter account reflects on the adversity he faced early on. A 20th-round draft pick of the Phillies in 2003, he was released after just six innings of game action. The journey to his eventual major league debut in 2008 involved a stint in the independent leagues, surviving a skull fracture and completely reinventing his delivery to compensate for a lack of fastball velocity.@BradZiegler/TwitterZiegler led the league in relief appearances this past season, so he could surely secure a contract for 2019 if interested. This paragraph explains why he has decided to hang up his cleats:At times, Ziegler was unpopular among Marlins fans. Previous ownership gave him a two-year, $16 million deal and (irresponsibly) advertised him as a key component to the “super bullpen” that would make Miami a postseason contender. He endured significant slumps early in the 2017 and 2018 seasons while battling through injury. At least they got Tommy Eveld out of it!However, don’t let your perception of Ziegler get distorted by his most vulnerable moments: he belongs on the Mount Rushmore of MLB ground ball specialists.Not only did he go out on top......Few other relievers have ever matched his combination of durability and run prevention.In the goodbye letter, Ziegler takes pride in topping 100 career saves (a milestone he reached with the Marlins), but that severely downplays his production. Of the 13 other relievers with 700-plus innings and an earned run average at least 40 percent better than league average (140 ERA+), all except MarkEichhorn were put in position to finish games on a regular basis. This guy was elite http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authentic-edgar-martinez-jersey , regardless of which inning(s) he was assigned to work.Ziegler maintained an unusual disparity between his earned run average (2.75) and Fielder Independent Pitching (3.50). Especially out of the bullpen, we’re accustomed to seeing pitchers rely on strikeouts to escape jams, but he was below average in that regard (16.3 K% from 2008-2018 compared to MLB-wide 19.8 K%).Instead, Ziegler found consistent success by inducing weak contact, moving his pitches in such a way that they couldn’t be squared up or elevated. During each of his major league seasons, according to Quality of Pitch calculations, he ranked in the 100th percentile in terms of late break. Opponents simply couldn’t get their bats underneath it.Since 2008, here are the most valuable fastballs among qualified MLB relievers:Kenley Jansen, 136.8 runs above averageAroldis Chapman, 89.0Craig Kimbrel, 87.6Brad Ziegler Felix Hernandez Jersey , 82.0Baseball, to me, is so entertaining in part because of its diversity of cultures, skills, styles and strategies. We’ve gradually lost some of that as MLB front offices try to optimize their rosters to be as efficient as possible. For more than a decade, Ziegler was a refreshing change of pace.


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