Seafordeagles wrote:Nolan Reimold is the big"IF". IF he squanders this opportunity either through injury or non-production I feel it's time to move on with a different right handed hitting outfielder.
Seafordeagles wrote:The team was not going to bring in a really good 2nd baseman as long as Roberts is still under contract. Peter Angelos would have none of that. A lot of the Orioles success will hinge on Roberts and Reimold. With none of us having a clue how they will produce and that's why I rated the off season "so far" a C.
Old Sneakers wrote:Yes, certainly Reimold has a huge amount of talent batting and could be a big producer. However, the waiting game is getting tiresome. If he doesn't have a very good year it's time to move on.
Old Sneakers wrote:As for 1B, what can I say. How many years has this position been discussed? By now the team should have landed a decent fit that suited the teams needs for multiple years. I don't expect a 35 HR guy. I have expected a league average player for the position though. It simply hasn't happened. The only real hope is that someone come September emerges in the minors that makes me eat crow on the subject or we draft a talent.
ofahn wrote:We may already have that guy. Let's see if Chris Davis can play an average or better defense at 1B. If not, then we need to put 1B on our 2013 Christmas List.
Old Sneakers wrote:I know draft discussions has it's own section and I won't go off on a tangent. I will say though that this team must do better than it has.
A_K wrote: I think it's within the realm of possibility that Davis can be productive enough at the plate to compensate for the virtual certainty that he'll be comfortably below average in the field.
A_K wrote:Chris Davis has put up a negative defensive performance in 4 of the 5 seasons he's been in major league baseball.
Expecting him to suddenly become an above average 1B is nothing more than blind faith. Folks can feel free to blindly expect him to do something that he's shown zero ability to do as a professional baseball player, but just know you're doing so. Expectations that aren't supported by any legitimate evidence are just setting yourself up for disappointment. I won't be joining you.
That said, I think it's within the realm of possibility that Davis can be productive enough at the plate to compensate for the virtual certainty that he'll be comfortably below average in the field.