Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Nate McLouth as an Oriole this year:
- 0.8 fWAR
- .341 wOBA
- 10.2 BB%
- .152 ISO
I wouldn't mind going into 2013 with him as our LFer.
Matt P wrote:I'd look into resigning him but if some team is going to overpay for him based on half a seasons worth of production let them have him.
TuckerBlair89 wrote:Nate has been a good find, but he is not worth the 2.5MM + contract he probably is going to get.
Old Sneakers wrote:I wanted to expand on what I had above. When I look at Nate McLouth's career numbers I just do not see a lead off type hitter. I do not know if L.J. Hoes is or not but he did look to at least be solid this past season in AAA. Honestly, I would rather go with a platoon at LF next year with Hoes, Reimold and one other each pushing each other for playing time. Also see more money go into starting pitching than LF. I feel its a position much easier to fill.
I do not really care about power for the lead off hitter. Doubles and being a run producing machine matter a great deal more.
osforlife wrote:Reimold getting at-bats as DH, pinch hitting, 4th OF
I think all of the parties would be better off if Riemold spent as little time in the OF as possible. He's an AVERAGE fielder, but he's a bigger health risk. Where that man excels is when you put a bat in his hands. He's a natural.
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