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Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

Re: Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

PostPost #16 by ofahn » November 12th, 2012, 5:44 pm

steve wrote:get BJ Upton who can supply speed and power


If it was arbitration or a one year contract I might agree, but you're looking at a probably 80M investment on a player that simply hasn't been able to harness his substantial potential and has multiple holes in his game. I would suggest you consider that before you propose contracts that might harm the future of this team.
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Re: Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

PostPost #17 by Matt P » November 12th, 2012, 8:47 pm

steve wrote:Get Kelly Johnson from Toronto.And get BJ Upton who can supply speed and power

The last thing the lineup needs is some more low on base high strike out players.
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Re: Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

PostPost #18 by mikezpen » November 13th, 2012, 8:11 am

I'd like them to re-sign Saunders for a year plus maybe a mutual option year. He's only 31, and I was thinking that he mite go for a short contract like that to get his stats up and make it more likely he'll be given a lucrative multi-year deal down the pike.He was a combined 9-13 w/a 4.07 ERA last season.The O's had a bunch of first-year starters, and the sophomore jinx could cut thru that rotation like a scythe. Saunders gives them a proven commodity who provides insurance.
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Re: Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

PostPost #19 by Rising O's » November 13th, 2012, 12:25 pm

He likes the internal options at 2nd? What? What did our options show us in 2012 that makes him believe they are ML starters? There should only be room for one of these guys, and that's likely Flaherty since he's left handed and younger than Andino.
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Re: Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

PostPost #20 by ofahn » November 13th, 2012, 12:59 pm

Rising O's wrote:He likes the internal options at 2nd? What? What did our options show us in 2012 that makes him believe they are ML starters? There should only be room for one of these guys, and that's likely Flaherty since he's left handed and younger than Andino.


I can understand your skepticism, but just remember we DID win 93 games last year with basically the same group at 2B.
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Re: Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

PostPost #21 by steve » November 13th, 2012, 1:40 pm

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Why do you feel he would be an improvement over what we already have?


Cause Brian Roberts isnt gonna last to long. His career is done.
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Re: Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

PostPost #22 by steve » November 13th, 2012, 1:41 pm

Matt P wrote:The last thing the lineup needs is some more low on base high strike out players.


We could use more home run power and speed on the basepaths
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Re: Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

PostPost #23 by ofahn » November 13th, 2012, 2:02 pm

steve wrote:
We could use more home run power and speed on the basepaths


Yes, as long as that player has a high OBA and knows how to produce a quality AB.
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Re: Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

PostPost #24 by steve » November 13th, 2012, 2:28 pm

Striking out is part of the game. When you get dangerous hitter in the line up striking out comes with it. But it also can pay off when he hits it out to the bleachers.
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Re: Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

PostPost #25 by ofahn » November 13th, 2012, 2:54 pm

steve wrote:Striking out is part of the game. When you get dangerous hitter in the line up striking out comes with it. But it also can pay off when he hits it out to the bleachers.


What you're describing is more common with LOSING teams than winning ones.
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Re: Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

PostPost #26 by Matt P » November 13th, 2012, 2:58 pm

steve wrote:
We could use more home run power and speed on the basepaths

They hit the 2nd most HR in the AL last year. They don't need more power. They need more people who can get on base so that when they do hit HR they are 2 or 3 run HR not solo HR. His speed would be nice but it's negated by the fact he doesn't get on base enough. No need to spend 80 or so million over the next 5 years for another bottom of the batting order player.
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Re: Duquette On Free Agency, Second Base

PostPost #27 by ofahn » November 13th, 2012, 4:40 pm

steve wrote:Cause Brian Roberts isnt gonna last to long. His career is done.


Your answer doesn't address my question.
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