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Could Manny Machado be the O's solution at 3b??

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PostPost #31 by A_K » August 31st, 2012, 4:05 pm

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Players generally perform at their highest level when they are playing for their next contract.


That's hardly a settled matter. The evidence I've seen suggests that if anything, it's been proven as nothing more than a popular fallacy.
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Re: Could Manny Machado be the O's solution at 3b??

PostPost #32 by ofahn » August 31st, 2012, 5:47 pm

A_K wrote:
That's hardly a settled matter. The evidence I've seen suggests that if anything, it's been proven as nothing more than a popular fallacy.


I'd be interested in seeing that data.
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Re: Could Manny Machado be the O's solution at 3b??

PostPost #33 by A_K » August 31st, 2012, 7:17 pm

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Re: Could Manny Machado be the O's solution at 3b??

PostPost #34 by ofahn » August 31st, 2012, 7:18 pm

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Re: Could Manny Machado be the O's solution at 3b??

PostPost #35 by birdwatcher55 » September 4th, 2012, 12:40 pm

I really hope we take a run at Headley this offseason. Machado really could use another season in the minors. Hopefully Matusz and Arrieta get it done or some combination with one of them 8-)
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Re: Could Manny Machado be the O's solution at 3b??

PostPost #36 by ofahn » September 4th, 2012, 9:33 pm

There's absolutely no question that Machado is ready to play at this level. His magical first four games were against a AAA (KC) pitching staff and should be discounted. Since then, despite playing against much better pitching with informed scouting reports, he has just gotten better. You can see the adjustments in almost every AB.

He's REALLY going to be something.
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Re: Could Manny Machado be the O's solution at 3b??

PostPost #37 by birdwatcher55 » September 5th, 2012, 11:12 am

I think he will be something in time but this is a kid two years out of HS!!! He needs more minor league seasoning from this vantage point 8-)
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Re: Could Manny Machado be the O's solution at 3b??

PostPost #38 by Tucker Blair » September 5th, 2012, 12:54 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:I think he will be something in time but this is a kid two years out of HS!!! He needs more minor league seasoning from this vantage point 8-)

As someone who watched him countless of times in the minors, I can safely say he has nothing left to learn down there.
It's all about making the adjustments at the MLB level, and he is doing a fine job with that so far.
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Re: Could Manny Machado be the O's solution at 3b??

PostPost #39 by ofahn » September 5th, 2012, 12:59 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:It's all about making the adjustments at the MLB level, and he is doing a fine job with that so far.


He's been just a joy to watch.
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Re: Could Manny Machado be the O's solution at 3b??

PostPost #40 by Matt P » September 6th, 2012, 5:10 pm

Ripken says he thinks playing 3B in Baltimore is going to help his future at SS.
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Re: Could Manny Machado be the O's solution at 3b??

PostPost #41 by Tucker Blair » September 6th, 2012, 5:22 pm

Matt P wrote:Ripken says he thinks playing 3B in Baltimore is going to help his future at SS.


He did the same thing haha.
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Re: Could Manny Machado be the O's solution at 3b??

PostPost #42 by ofahn » September 13th, 2012, 5:02 pm

Does anyone REALLY still think this kid isn't ready to stay in the ML?

He goes 0 for 5 leaving a platoon of runners on base but still plays excellent defense and then comes up one more time with the game on the line and gets the job done.

THANK YOU JOE JORDAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPost #43 by birdwatcher55 » September 17th, 2012, 2:43 pm

Big hit for Manny on Sunday to help break the game open and gets us a MUCH-NEEDED win
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