12 Responses

  1. Tim
    Tim August 10, 2010 at 1:23 am |

    I’m sure he’ll struggle at the next level, as all youngsters seem to do, but September can’t get here soon enough. I want to see Angle in the bigs!

    1. Jordan
      Jordan August 10, 2010 at 1:34 am |

      I agree, I’m waiting for a call up! I get asked when he’s coming up 2-3 times per day on twitter. I think Angle is about as polished as they come. The way he hustles every play combined with his knowledge of the game will make a very good ball player. He’ll make a very good example for some of the other young players.

      1. Don
        Don August 10, 2010 at 10:10 am |

        He is not going to see a great deal of time this season if he is called up. He should spend as much time in Norfolk. It would be nice to see a September call up, but I would not expect to see him in the lineup more than one or two days a week.

        He is still a fourth outfielder on this team, but has made strides to suggest that he could be an everyday contact hitting center fielder. If I were making the choices for the organization, he would be a player I would package to gain something they need.

        The added players of Hudson, Mummey, Avery, etc… is making a log jam of speed, contact, and toolsy players in the minors and he is expendable. Not every player you produce is geared for the Orioles and with the organization rising in all ranks, it is time to cash in some chips for other talent.

        1. Don
          Don August 10, 2010 at 10:20 am |

          The one other player to consider is Tyler Henson. While he would be limited to corner outfield in the perfect world, he would be at least athletic enough to be decent in centerfield as he has speed.

          I do not see him beating Adam Jones and you want all backups to maximize your bench. Angle is limited to center with his arm be so-so. He provides contact and speed, but no pop. Your bench is usually speed and contact from the middle infielder backup, while the 4th outfielder needs pop in most lineups. In my opinion, Tyler Henson fills this role a bit better than Matt Angle, even though Angle is showing everyday player skills now.

          1. Jordan
            Jordan August 10, 2010 at 11:05 am |

            Henson would be the perfect utility player. He can play 3B, SS, 2B, 1B, CF, LF, RF. With all his strikeouts I don’t see him as anything more than a utility player.

        2. Jordan
          Jordan August 10, 2010 at 11:02 am |

          I agree, I’d move one of Hudson, Angle or Mummey (we’d have to wait a year).

          Do we really think Pie or Reimold is the future in LF? I know there have been talks of moving Adam Jones to LF. If Avery establishes himself as a top prospect with a breakout season next year we need to hold onto him.

  2. J.Adams
    J.Adams August 10, 2010 at 8:38 am |

    When and if Matt Angle is called up, do you see him getting regular playing time or just a bench role? Now, if he gets playing time does he take over the CF spot and move Adam Jones to LF? I personally believe this move would be the best for the team with Angle’s elite speed and defense

    1. Jordan
      Jordan August 10, 2010 at 11:03 am |

      Most likely a bench role. The more I think about it the more I believe he’ll be sent to the AFL again. He missed some time at the beginning of the season so he could make up for that by going to the AFL.

      Whether it’s Angle or Avery I think one of them will eventually move Jones to LF.

  3. owumd
    owumd August 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm |

    Seems like no matter who our preference is, some of these outfielders need to be moved. If Reimold could finish out August well in Norfolk and then look something like the guy he was in Baltimore last year, maybe he’d make the most sense as a trade chip? Or would other teams have more interest in the upside of one of the younger guys?

    1. Jordan
      Jordan August 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm |

      If Reimold plays well I’m sure the Orioles would like to hold onto him until they find a better option. I think they know what they have in Avery, he’s one year away from being a top 30 prospect. Next year all of this will become more clear as we’ll see what Angle does in the bigs.(?), we’ll see how Avery handles Bowie and we’ll see how Reimold comes back.

  4. slob
    slob August 11, 2010 at 12:09 am |

    i like them all.reimold,angle,avery,mummy and even shuttz but pie is putting it all together now.he needs to play every day no matter where you put him.still makes boneheaded mistakes but the 5 tool guy could be worth the risk and wait which i think is around the corner.

  5. slob
    slob August 11, 2010 at 2:29 am |

    watching the o’s right now that i taped.he’s making me look good.