OriolesRedskins28 wrote:My question is then: Why in the world is Avery or Hoes not playing LF????? Are you seriously telling me Ford/Mclouth are better options there than Avery (he has been slumping since his most recent demotion) or Hoes??? Ridiculous...
I wonder if some of these personnel decisions are being made WITH Buck's input, and some WITHOUT.
Buck seems to be loyal to his veterans which is why I was so shocked that they brought up Machado. Was that DD's decision and Buck was the loyal trooper by saying all the right things?
If DD wants to DFA Gregg or another under performing contract but is constrained by an Angelos policy to not eat a contract; then if Machado is successful at the ML level DD would have an example to give Angelos that the team is better with some of the younger players instead of the vets. Once DD feels that he can shape the roster the way he feels is best Buck would have no choice but to use the players in his dugout. Think Billy Beane and Art Howe in Money Ball but with less tension.