is playing a solid 2B for the Tides this season. According to Baseball-Reference.com, he has committed 5 errors on the season at SS position, while playing 13 errorless games at 2B.
Does anyone think the O's should bring him up for some major league experience at 2B? Not sure how much of an upgrade at the plate he would be over Ryan Flaherty, but I can't imagine him being much worse. I have always been a Ryan Flaherty
supporter, but something's got to give with his offense.
Flaherty has been very good defensively this year for the Birds. He's not going to wow you with his glove, but you have to love his consistency.
With Brian Roberts
meeting with a specialist on his hamstring injury yesterday, one has to wonder what the O's will do about their 2B dilemma. Who knows, maybe giving Ryan Flaherty as many ABs as possible will start to help. But at the same time, I'm starting to wonder if our long term answer at 2B is the 21 year old Schoop. Okay, I know that bringing him up to play 2B probably won't result in the same kind of outcome as Machado last year, but you have to admit that it is pretty exciting thought.
I truely believe that defense wins championships. It showed last year down the stretch for the Birds. Maybe that is the reason Flaherty is in the lineup everynight. They are getting great defense as of late (minus a few mishaps), which is resulting in more visits to the Win column. And right now, getting the W is all that matters.