Seafordeagles wrote:I never thought I would say this but here goes, I miss Ayala and ever since he's been gone the bullpen has mostly been a shambles with the exception of O'Day and Johnson.
Seafordeagles wrote:The DH spot is atrocious which I stated a week into the season.
Seafordeagles wrote:We need a 2nd baseman that can hit .250, hit behind the runners and steal a base.
Seafordeagles wrote:We need a DH that can hit .275 and drive in some runs.
Jordan Tuwiner wrote:I disagree. Over the last 14 games, the O's bullpen has a 2.51 ERA in 46 IP, and has only given up .56 HR/9 in that span. They've been quite good without Ayala.
While Ayala has pitched well for the Braves (4.2 IP, 9.64 K/9, 0 HR, 3.86 ERA, 2.81 FIP), McFarland has actually been better. I don't think McFardland would be here without dealing Ayala. Plus, McFarland is a lefty.
Ayala: 4.2 IP, 9.64 K/9, 0 HR, 3.86 ERA, 2.81 FIP
McFa: 12.2 IP, 12 K/9, 0 HR, 2.13 ERA, 1.29 FIP
Justin, The difference between Ayala and McFarland is that Buck would call on Ayala in any situation (I know about inherited runners with Ayala). With McFarland, Buck is babying him and putting him in games that are not on the line (he may be our best 5th starter, who knows). They are 2 totally different pitchers as far as when and how they are used, and for that reason there should be no comparison between the two of them.
Also we need another RIGHT HANDED short man. This is where Strop is really hurting the Orioles. I'm sure if Buck and DD knew that Strop was going to implode they never would have dealt Ayala because salary wasn't the reason for trading him. My choice for right handed short man besides O'Day would be Tommy Hunter now.
Rising O's wrote:I don't miss Mark Reynolds...yet.
dan72 wrote:Could someone in the Orioles system please work on Wieters swing?
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