Rising O's wrote:I would trade Wilson Betemit as I believe Chris Davis is a better overall fit.
I would Betemit but it would be because I don't think his bat makes up enough for his glove, and we can do better at DH.
Rising O's wrote:I nontender Andino, Flaherty, Teagarden.
Andino might go, but there's enough time before we need to make that decision that we might be able to get something for him in trade. Flaherty has options left so there's no reason to get rid of him. Teagarden was brought in for his glove. He's cheap, young, and we don't have anyone in our farm system to replace him so he's not going anywhere.
Rising O's wrote:I decline Reynolds option. I think he's just too one dimensional to give 11m, and would not even offer arbitration if he's looking to get 9m. I year deal, 5-6m plus incentives. If the Orioles improve their offense at 2nd and LF I'm okay with him at 1st.
I could see Reynolds future with the team connected with our decision in LF. If the team believes it can add enough CONSISTENT offense there then I could see them gambling on Chris Davis improving enough that he becomes league average or better on defense. We already know he can hit. The name Kevin Youklis may also come up in discussion for 1B OR 3B.
Rising O's wrote:Release Brian Roberts
NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. There's a better chance that Maryland will criminalize crab cakes than the Orioles release Brian Roberts this winter. If he can't play next season then I could see him go, but he would probably just finish his acreer with us on the 60 Day DL.
Rising O's wrote:DFA Reimold, I just feel at certain points you need to move on. If he passes waivers, and he might given the spinal surgery, I try to do a minor league deal. I think if you keep playing this guessing game you put the organization behind in its ability to prepare a workable 25 man roster.
Why would you give up on what might be the best natural hitter in this organization? If he can't play in ST THEN I could see him being let go, but he would probably go on the 60 Man too.
Rising O's wrote:Wada will be on the 40, then moved to the 60 day DL.
Let's see what he looks like in February.
Rising O's wrote:I'd love to see the team sign Torii Hunter to play LF. McClouth as the back-up in LF/CF. I'm a little worried, not sure if Hunter is cheating to keep up with the fastball these days. But also going with another RH platoon hitter to go with McClouth works.
It would be a GREAT signing IF
he's willing to take a ONE YEAR DEAL. I wouldn't sign him for anything longer.
Rising O's wrote:Scuttoro or Keppinger at 2nd. Both are very good hitters and I believe the team needs better production at 2nd if they are going to win the AL East.
Both would be solid players, but Scutaro probably stays in SF.
Rising O's wrote:Tommy Hunter is on the bubble, it really depends on what he can get in arbitration. He might cost too much for a middle reliever, even if he can start a couple of games.
IMO Hunter has lock down closer potential. He's a keeper.