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  1. ADLC
    ADLC August 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm |

    Really surprised. It sounded like we werent going to get Narron done.

  2. philly o's
    philly o's August 5, 2010 at 9:35 am |

    assuming Narron moves to 3rd and we sign Machado – the left side of the infield will be sick coming up through the minors. Any word on if Narron will be assigned to a team? Also I am curious how this effects Givens? With the late signing and the injury he is on the backburner right now. Although there is nothing wrong with depth.

    1. qbsillest1
      qbsillest1 August 5, 2010 at 10:39 am |

      Yeah, I’d say Givens is on the backburner at this point. I mean, I am sure they will figure out a way to do something with him, but right now Machado and Narron will be of higher priority IMO.

      I do agree though, the left side of our IF is gonna be pretty sick coming through the minors. We will also have Schoop(SS), Leonora(3B), Veloz(3B) and possibly even Hoes(2B/3B), though I’d like Hoes to stay at 2B.

      Our positional depth is beginning to look pretty strong IMO….

      1. Jordan
        Jordan August 6, 2010 at 2:55 am |

        It’s amazing how they’ve turned it around in about a year.

    2. Jordan
      Jordan August 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm |

      Narron will go to the GCL, along with Bridwell. The Orioles definitely have some thinking to do on how they want to handle Schoop, Givens, Narron, Rosa, Machado.

  3. john phillips
    john phillips August 7, 2010 at 5:27 am |

    Is it possible that the Orioles may be debating if they want to sign Machado? If the plan is to grow arms and buy bats, would it make sense to let Machado walk and then get the replacement pick next year, when there are some bigtime college pitchers around? I feel that the O’s wanted Taillion and were never really excited about Machado. With this scenario they would probably have 2 of the first 4 or 5 picks next year,depending on how well they play the rest of the year. They could get some big arms.Of course I may be wrong. Maybe they like Machado more than I think. What’s your take?

    1. Jordan
      Jordan August 7, 2010 at 1:22 pm |

      I don’t think so. Next year’s pick would be unprotected and there’s no reason to lose developmental time with Machado. Usually, the elite talents in every draft don’t sign until hours before the deadline, and that’s exactly what Machado is.

      1. Charles Brown
        Charles Brown August 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm |

        I have heard the baseball America crew say the same thing. They would like Machado, at the O’s price. If not then Cole, Matszuk or Armstrong would be a “better” prospect and closer to the bigs than Machado would be going into 2012. Although, any of the four would be nice.

        1. Jordan
          Jordan August 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm |

          True, but the only problem is our comp. pick (#4 overall) next year would be unprotected. As draft eligible sophomores, Cole and Purke have a lot of power in the negotiations.

          That facts that Purke and Cole are in the draft makes it a little easier if we do end up with the #2 or #3 overall pick.

          1. Charles Brown
            Charles Brown August 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm |

            Got my lefties confused.