LA Detective wrote:Jordan- do you think Reimold will be ready opening day? I have heard nothing about him doing anything physically. Im concerned ecspecially with his type of injuyr. I certainly hope so...If he proves 100% by the end of ST and has a very good ST I might make him the full time DH and spot OF duty. He could be the middle of the order bat we are looking for. At that time Betermit might have to be traded. If Reimold didnt have a good spring then a platoon with McClouth.
OriolesRedskins28 wrote:I do think Britton would also benefit from some more time in AAA. I would expect a Saunders type pitcher (if not Saunders himself) to hold down the 5th spot in the rotation out of spring training so Britton and Arrieta can spend more time in AAA. IMO they should both dominate at AAA and have to force their promotion despite their age and ML experience. Look how it worked out for Tillman and both of their upsides are at least as high as his.
Is this because you see Reimold as a better defender than Pearce?
osforlife wrote:If Roberts is ready to play, Casilla is the utility man and Flaherty is in AAA playing everyday at multiple positions.
osforlife wrote:Reimold complements Betemit @ DH and Pearce complements McLouth in LF instead of the other way around.
osforlife wrote:Matusz, Britton, and Arrieta are all starting in the minors.
osforlife wrote:Saunders is signed to man the 5th spot in the order.
osforlife wrote:Steve Johnson is the leading candidate for the 7th bullpen arm, but there will be a competition.
osforlife wrote:Manny Machado is at SS and JJ Hardy is at 3B.
osforlife wrote:Hardy is gonna be at SS and Machado is gonna be at 3rd but I'd like it to be the other way around.
At this point in their careers Hardy is so much better then Machado at short. There's a reason he won the gold glove....
Matt P wrote:I agree Hardy is better at SS but the reason he won the Gold Glove is because Brendan Ryan hit under .200 for a last place team and for some reason voters look at other things not just defense to decide who wins the Gold Glove. Gold Gloves, IMO, are a bad way to judge a players defense. It's typically a popularity contest.